|Field of Study:||Biology/Biological Sciences, General
|Description:||Biotechnology applies the principles of biochemistry and biology to the study and manipulation of living organisms for industrial, medical, agricultural and environmental applications. Some areas of biotechnology include genetic engineering, metabolic engineering, personalized medicine, drug development, applied microbiology and fermentation techniques, and biological control of insect pests. In the Ottawa area, local companies and government agencies are involved in projects such as biofuel production from agricultural waste, the development of medical diagnostic screening devices, and the development of new anti-cancer and antimicrobial therapies.
The extensive laboratory training provided in this program will give you the experience you need to work in a laboratory environment. A co-op option is also available to develop your skills in some of the varied employment settings within the National Capital Region, across Canada and around the world. Biotechnology is offered as a specialized Honours program in conjunction with Biology or Biochemistry.