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Biotechnology and Genomics Graduate Diploma

Admission Requirements

  • BSc degree from an accredited university with at least 15 credits in courses at the 200 or 300 level in the following subjects: genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and 3 credits of laboratory in one or more of these subjects.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (on a scale with a maximum of 4.30).
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits.

Please see the Biology Courses page for course descriptions.

Biotechnology and Genomics Graduate Diploma (30 credits)


credits of Core Courses:

BIOL 510 Bioinformatics (3.00)
BIOL 511 Genome Structure (3.00)
BIOL 512 Functional Genomics (3.00)
BIOL 515 Biotechnology and Genomics Laboratory (3.00)
BIOL 516 Project in Biotechnology and Genomics (6.00)
BIOL 529 Values and Biotechnology (3.00)


credits of Elective Courses:

BIOL 521 Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology (3.00)
BIOL 523 Agriculture and Agri-Food Biotechnology (3.00)
BIOL 524 High-throughput Instrumentation (3.00)
BIOL 525 Biological Computing and Synthetic Biology (3.00)
CHEM 678 Protein Engineering and Design (3.00)

Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
  2. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulation Academic Regulations page for further details regarding the Time Limits.
  3. Graduation Requirement. To graduate, students must have completed all course requirements with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.70

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