The BCIT Honours in Biotechnology program gives students the best of two educational leaders: the University of British Columbia's (UBC's) theoretical and research expertise and BCIT's hands-on laboratory training and high calibre, foundational courses. We've partnered with U BC's department of Microbiology and Immunology to offer a unique and comprehensive learning experience.
For more than 10 years, this joint program has prepared students with current scientific and technical expertise and the business and communication skills to start their biotechnology careers as soon as they graduate.
See Program Details for more information on BCIT and UBC's Honours in Biotechnology program.
This program is for individuals who:
Find out more about entrance requirements and how to apply. Visit Program Entry.
From research and business, to law and medicine, our grads are finding biotechnology careers in many industries. Discover more at Graduating and Jobs.
Watch the Biotechnology program video.
Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.
The joint program is intended to produce students with strong scientific and technical backgrounds and who are also well schooled in business and communications. As a new initiative, this unique Joint Degree program underwent extensive scrutiny to ensure that it met the technical and academic requirements mandated by both institutions. To ensure the excellence of the program, it is annually reviewed by a Program Advisory Committee.
The program addresses the documented need for people who can combine technical experience and training with expertise in other areas such as management, production, regulations and intellectual property. It provides a core set of skills required for all levels of employment in a typical biotechnology company.
The joint program recognizes the need for cross-discipline training and fosters collaborative interactions that will strengthen undergraduate education.
The program is specifically designed to:
Science. Innovation. Business. Three of the many paths grads can take with a career in biotechnology. With this combined, cutting edge education, you will graduate ready to work in a multitude of life science opportunities.
On their career path, our grads can choose from a variety of areas, including:
Continue to advance your education. Honours in Biotechnology grads can go on to get an MSc, PhD, MD, or MBA.
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