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Applied Biotechnology - Science and Engineering

The Department of Biology at York University and the School of Biological Sciences and Applied Chemistry at Seneca College offer a joint BSc (Tech) degree program in Applied Biotechnology. Students will enter the four year program by beginning their studies at Seneca College's School of Biological Sciences and Applied Chemistry. Following the successful completion of the first two and a half years of the curricula at the Biotechnology Technologist (Research) program at Seneca, students will transfer to the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Engineering where they will complete the last year and a half of the program at York. Upon completion of this program, students will receive a York University BSc (Tech) degree in applied biotechnology. This program will prepare students to enter the workforce in the biotechnology industry, government laboratories and university research laboratories.

For Seneca College course requirements, consult the Biotechnology Technologist (Research) program in the Seneca College Calendar.

The York University course requirements are as follows:

BSc (Tech): 90 credits including:

i) 45 transfer credits for successful completion of the first two and a half years of the program at the approved joint program partner Seneca College.

ii) All students must complete the following core: AS/ECON 1900 3.00, AS/PHIL 2070 3.00 or AS/PHIL 2075 3.00, SC/MATH 1505 6.00, SC/CSE 1520 3.00, SC/BIOL 2010 4.00, SC/BIOL 2030 4.00, SC/BIOL 2040 4.00, SC/BIOL 3010 3.00, SC/BIOL 3110 3.00, SC/BIOL 3130 3.00.

iii) All students must complete a minimum of nine credits from the following list of courses: SC/BIOL 3160 4.00, SC/BIOL 4020 3.00, SC/BIOL 4040 3.00, SC/BIOL 4050 3.00, SC/BIOL 4061 3.00, SC/BIOL 4150 3.00, SC/BIOL 4151 3.00, SC/BIOL 4160 3.00, SC/BIOL 4220 4.00, SC/BIOL 4270 3.00, SC/BIOL 4285 3.00, SC/BIOL 4320 3.00, SC/BIOL 4330 3.00, SC/BIOL 4350 4.00, SC/BIOL 4370 3.00, SC/BIOL 4450 4.00, SC/BIOL 4510 3.00, SC/CHEM 3051 3.00, SC/CHEM 3070 3.00, SC/CHEM 3071 3.00, SC/CHEM 4050 3.00.

iv) Based on the requirements noted in ii) and iii) above, students must take a minimum of 45 credits of which 30 credits must be taken at York as a minimum residency requirement.

To graduate in this program, students must have a minimum overall York grade point average of 4.00 (C).