About this Program
Level: Bachelor of Science - Biotechnology (Honours) (Co-op)
Length: 8 semestersCheck My Eligibility
Niagara Region Campus
In the Biotechnology program you will be on the forefront of research in this exciting and knowledge-based industry. You’ll take courses in biological sciences, chemistry, biochemistry and biotechnology to explore the use of living organisms to produce goods and services for practical and industrial purposes. Career opportunities in biotechnology are expanding rapidly due to a dramatic increase in global market demands for biotechnology products. Biotechnology has been around us for years; for example, in the fermentation of wine and beer, and the making of bread and cheese. As a modern biotechnologist, you’ll learn new applications using new scientific tools, including recombinant DNA technology, genetic and protein engineering, cell fusion, and gene cloning and expression.
Study and Work in Canada
Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.