The Bachelor of Science, Honours in Biotechnology is a joint initiative of the University of British Columbia department of Microbiology and Immunology and the BCIT Biotechnology program. This unique Bachelor of Science program combines the extensive training in science theory available at UBC with the extensive laboratory training available in the BCIT Biotechnology program.
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:
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BCIT provides an industry-relevant core set of skills that are directly applicable to three target employment areas:
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