Why Biotechnology?

Biotechnology equips you for various career options in the life sciences while meeting the standard entry requirements for medical school and other professional schools.

Why Biotechnology?

Biotechnology equips you for various career options in the life sciences while meeting the standard entry requirements for medical school and other professional schools.

Canada is developing a global reputation for its Biotechnology industry. And BC – specifically the Lower Mainland – has emerged as a heartland for fast-growing enterprises. There is now close to 100 respected biotechnological companies in this region alone.

A degree in biotechnology equips students with the knowledge, experience, ethical expertise, and contacts required to forge their way into this exciting and innovative field. Biotechnology students have the opportunity to not only study science and business courses in the classroom but also can do research alongside biotechnology experts. What’s more, students can access to our new biology and analytical chemistry laboratories, our confocal microscopy suite and our on-campus Ecosystem Study Area and participate in internships and co-op placements. Together these combined opportunities give students marketable skills and an employment advantage.

However, what really sets this program apart is our faith and the values it promotes. Crucially, this degree approaches ethical concerns from both a scientific and Christian perspective, allowing students to contribute reasoned and ethical interpretations to the discourse of the biotechnological marketplace.

Degrees

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

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Financial Aid

Investing in your future may require some help along the way. We offer merit and need-based awards to help offset the cost of tuition. Planning early is key and we are here to help get you started.

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Admission Requirements

The admissions process at TWU is designed to be simple and convenient. Once we receive your application and transcripts, you will be contacted by your admissions counsellor within two weeks on your admittance.

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Laboratory Facilities

Trinity Western University boasts state of the art laboratories and facilities that provide students with "hands-on" experience on a range of modern instrumental techniques.

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Careers in Biotechnology

Biotechnology students can pursue career opportunities in:

  • Health care (i.e,Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary practice)
  • “Omics” disciplines (i.e., genomics, proteomics, metabolomics)
  • Agriculture
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Food processing
  • Marine science
  • Forestry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Computerized mapping and remote sensing
  • Natural science and medical research

Faculty Profiles

Julia Mills, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology and Director of Biotechnology