What will I learn?

Biotechnology is the application of the principles of chemistry, biochemistry and microbiology to the development of new technologies. Both Microbiology and Chemistry share in the teaching and administration of the program, The Honors and cooperative work-study (co-op) programs provide experience in government, private sector and research laboratories.

Degree option:

Bachelor of Science, Major in Biotechnology (Co-op) – 5 years

Interesting courses

  • Industrial Bioprocesses
  • Biological Energy Transduction
  • Drug Design and Drug Discovery

Research opportunities

Research opportunities are available in the department during the summer or as part of an Honours program.

Co-op options

Cooperative-work study options for Major and Honours Programs

Professional opportunities

  • Research
  • Public health
  • Industrial microbiology or chemistry: producing antibiotics, vaccines, bioethanol, enzymes and antibodies
  • Basic research
  • Graduate studies

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAN $597.66 per credit hour.
Start date

17 January 2022

Venue

University of Manitoba

Fort Garry Campus,

400 UMSU University Centre,

WINNIPEG,

Manitoba (MB),

R3T 2N2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English language requirements accepted: TOEFL paper based score of 550; Achieve minimum scores of 4.5 in Reading, 4.5 in Listening, and 4.0 in Writing on the CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees); Achieve a minimum score of 6.5 based upon the Academic Module on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System); Achieve a minimum score of 80 on the MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) offered by the University of Michigan; Achieve a minimum grade of C in the University of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.Achieve a score of 60 or more in the CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment); Achieve a minimum of 58% in the Pearson Test of English.Achieve a minimum of 65% in Level 5 of the direct entry English program (also known as Intensive Academic English Program orIAEP), as taught by the English Language Centre of the University of Manitoba.

For international students

Direct Entry (high school applicants) or Advanced Entry (post-secondary applicants)

English Language Requirements:

  • Internet-Based TOEFL: Overall score of 86 (20 in Reading, 20 in Writing, 20 in Listening, 20 in Speaking)
  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall
  • Pearson Test of English: 58

The application deadline:

  • For direct entry: March 1 for September intake; October 1 for January intake.
  • Advanced Entry: June 1 for September intake; October 1 for January intake.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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