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Program Information

School:Fanshawe College
Faculty:School of Applied Science & Technology
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Biotechnology
Description:Stem cells, xenobiotics, and molecular biology are among the most in-demand fields of scientific study today. With Fanshawe's honours bachelor degree in Biotechnology, you'll have eight semesters of academic study and at least four months of co-op experience to prepare you for work in these exciting areas. As a biotech degree student, you'll develop skills in experimental design, statistical data analysis, bioinformatics and handling microbial, plant, and animal material for genetic analysis. Throughout the biotechnology degree program, there will be a strong focus on how biotechnology relates to regulatory affairs, quality assurance, bioethics, and biohazard management. During your four-month biotechnology degree co-op, you'll hone your research skills and develop the interpersonal and communication expertise necessary for life beyond Fanshawe. As a graduate, your career opportunities will be numerous and diverse. You may choose to join this high-growth sector with a career in medical or agricultural research, pharmaceuticals, bioremediation, the fermentation industry, or developing a biotechnology business opportunity.
URL:Biotechnology at Fanshawe College
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $16,939

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*65
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions  or  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
OSSD with courses from the University (U) or University/College (M) stream WITH:

-Mathematics ONE OF:

- Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)

- Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)

- Grade 12 Biology (U)

- Grade 12 Chemistry (U)

- Plus three additional Grade 12 University (U) or University/College (M) courses

- Final minimum average of 65.0% based on the highest six Grade 12 University (U) or University/College (M) courses OR

Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses stated above


Post-Secondary Standing* (if applicable)
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on March 07, 2023