Molecular Biology and Biotechnology focuses down to the levels of the molecules that support life and uses cutting-edge technology to understand mechanisms driving cell division and disease.
The Molecular Biology and Biotechnology program investigates biological systems at the cellular and molecular levels. This involves the use of living cells and the materials they produce to create products for pharmaceutical, diagnostic, agricultural and environmental applications.
Our program includes hands-on learning of sophisticated laboratory techniques and addresses ecological, medical and ethical aspects of this field. You will acquire the tools and skills necessary to successfully compete for positions in industry, government, education or any one of several professional programs including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, just to name a few.
Extensive training is provided in both the theory and practice of biotechnology including the development of first-rate biotechnology laboratory techniques. The program is similar in most respects to the biochemistry program, but it has a more biological focus.
- Quality control
- Clinical research
- Manufacturing and production
- Government and regulatory affairs
- Information systems
- Marketing and sales
Courses are available to provide the necessary preparation for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary, chiropractic and other health-based areas.
Minimum admission average of 70% (plus 70% secondary average). ENG4U, MHF4U, SCH4U and SBI4U are required. MCV4U is strongly recommended. SPH4U is recommended.