Trinity Western University

Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences


Department of Biology

Dr. Dennis Venema, Chair;
Dr. Julia Mills, Coordinator

The Biotechnology program offers:

  1. An honours program, leading to a B.Sc. (Honours) degree;
  2. A major, leading to a B.Sc. degree;
  3. A multidisciplinary major in Biotechnology and Chemistry, leading to a B.Sc. degree;
  4. An interdisciplinary major in Biotechnology and Business Administration, leading to a B.Sc. degree.

The TWU Biotechnology Program is comprised of a basic life sciences core together with biotechnology courses offered within the Departments of Biology and Chemistry. Business courses offered by the School of Business are also available for students intending a management career in biotechnology. Standard entry requirements for medical school and other professional schools are met by the basic life sciences core while biotechnology courses provide an understanding of the component technologies together with applications of biotechnology in health care, agriculture, forestry, food processing, marine sciences, and the environment. The program approaches ethical concerns from both a scientific and Christian perspective enabling students to contribute reasoned, ethical interpretations to the discourse of the biotechnology marketplace. The program includes required intern (for credit) and co-op (paid) placements in biotechnology industries in North America to provide hands-on, supervised work experience.

Note: This program is offered under the written consent of the Minister of Advanced Education effective March 9, 2006, having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the Minister. Nevertheless, prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree are appropriate to their needs (for example, acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions).

Program Checklists and Requirements:

Honours Program in Biotechnology, B.Sc. (Honours) Degree

Major in Biotechnology, B.Sc. Degree

Interdisciplinary Major in Biotechnology and Business Administration, B.Sc. Degree

Multidisciplinary Major in Biotechnology and Chemistry, B.Sc. Degree

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