Why Biotechnology?

Biotechnology fast-tracks you for careers in life science while meeting the standard entry requirements for medical school and other professional schools.

Why Biotechnology?

Biotechnology fast-tracks you for careers in life science 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, and contacts required to forge their way into this exciting and innovative field. Biotechnology students have the opportunity to not only study science and its application in the classroom but can also explore various career options through practicums and co-ops. On campus, students can access our new biology and analytical chemistry laboratories, our confocal microscopy suite and our on-campus Ecosystem Study Area. Off-campus students can work alongside Life Science professionals in their field of choice including healthcare, veterinary medicine, forensic science and nanotechnology. Together these combined opportunities give students marketable skills and an employment advantage.

Ethical concerns are approached from both a scientific and Christian perspective, allowing students to contribute reasoned interpretations to the discourse of the biotechnological marketplace.

Degrees

Bachelor of Science (BSc) - Honours
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.

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
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Faculty Profiles

Julia Mills, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology and Director of Biotechnology