Bachelor of Science majoring in Biotechnology, for students enrolled prior to 2019
If you are enrolling for the first time this year, visit the Biotechnology pathway page.
Some courses offered prior to 2019 may no longer be available. If you began your degree prior to 2019 we strongly recommend you seek advice to ensure you are taking the correct courses.
For your BSc in Biotechnology you must complete the following courses:
- BIOSCI 101 Essential Biology: From Genomes to Organisms
- BIOSCI 106 Foundations of Biochemistry
- BIOSCI 107 Biology for Biomedical Science: Cellular Processes and Development
- CHEM 110 Chemistry of the Living World or CHEM 120 Chemistry of the Material World
- BIOSCI 201 Cellular and Molecular Biology
- BIOSCI 202 Genetics
- BIOSCI 203 Biochemistry
- BIOSCI 204 Principles of Microbiology
- SCIGEN 201 Innovating for a Knowledge Society
- STATS 101 Introduction to Statistics or STATS 108 Statistics for Commerce or BIOSCI 209 Biometry
- BIOSCI 350 Protein Structure and Function
- BIOSCI 351 Molecular Genetics
- BIOSCI 349 Biomedical Microbiology or BIOSCI 356 Developmental Biology and Cancer
- BIOSCI 353 Molecular and Cellular Regulation or BIOSCI 354 Gene Expression and Gene Transfer
30 points from:
- BIOSCI 340 Plant Cell Biology and Biotechnology
- BIOSCI 347 Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology
- BIOSCI 348 Food and Industrial Microbiology
- MEDSCI 314 Immunology
Doing a double major with Biotechnology
If you choose to do a double major in your BSc, we recommend the following subjects to complement Biotechnology: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Marine Science and Statistics.
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