Bachelor of Applied Biotechnology (Honours)

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Program description - September 2023

The Bachelor of Applied Biotechnology (Honours) is an innovative four-year degree (including two co-op work terms, equaling eight months of work experience) that provides graduates with an employer-desired blend of applied laboratory skills, instrumental analysis skills, and the theoretical and technical knowledge for careers in biotechnology and life sciences industries.As a student attending Conestoga's Bachelor of Applied Biotechnology, you will experience an integrated curriculum and applied learning environment that focuses on knowledge and skills relevant to current innovations in the growing field of biotechnology. You will acquire theoretical, practical, and technical knowledge in biotechnology emphasizing biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, instrumental chemistry, molecular analysis, regulatory affairs, and bioinformatics. This unique degree aims to give you independent and collaborative opportunities to develop personally and professionally. You will engage in performing laboratory techniques and analysis with a wide variety of instrumentation currently used in fields such as forensics, pharmaceuticals, agricultural and food sciences, environmental sciences, cannabis production and quality, and more. The program will offer opportunities to develop critical thinking, professional communication, and leadership skills that will enable you to work successfully in a team environment.

Program details

Code: 1560C
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 4 years
Start: September 2023
Campus: Kitchener – Doon
Credential: Bachelor of Applied Biotechnology (Honours)

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Tuition and fee details for the 2022-2023 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional. Tuition and fee details for terms starting September 2023 and later will be available Spring 2023.



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The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

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Co-op information

  • Co-op programs add value to your education. Earn money while you apply what you've learned in a real workplace environment. Visit Co-operative education for more information.
  • The College cannot guarantee co-op employment. All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the supports and services provided by the Department of Co-op Education.
  • Students are responsible for their own transportation and associated costs in order to complete work term requirements. Work locations may not always be readily accessible by public transportation.
  • In order to participate in a WIL experience/Co-op work term, students must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

Delivery sequence - September 2023 - Kitchener – Doon

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