Biology & Biotechnology

This program is under review. Please note that no new students will be accepted into this program in 2014-15. Students already accepted as majors in this program will be allowed to complete the program. Please consult with the Department of Biology and/or the Undergraduate Student Office for more information.

Biotechnology is the application of the principles of biology, biochemistry, microbiology and molecular biology for medical, industrial, agricultural and environmental uses. The undergraduate program in Biology & Biotechnology provides students with an understanding of these principles through hands-on laboratories and opportunities for summer and project-based research laboratory experience. As well, this interdisciplinary program offers the opportunity to enhance entrepreneurial, social and philosophical understanding of the business of biotechnology. Faculty are enthusiastic about our undergraduate teaching and actively encourage students to engage with us in our research through undergraduate research project.   The Honours program is specifically designed to provide students with preparation for more advanced graduate level training in Biology, Biotechnology or a related discipline.  Interested students are invited to contact a student advisor through the Department of Biology.

Students interested in Biology & Biotechnology may also want to consider related programs in Biology or Environmental Biology.

Major Average

The major average in Biology & Biotechnology programs includes the grades earned in:

  • All BIOL and all courses listed in the Major Requirement C6.

Residency Requirements in the Major

To receive a degree in Biology & Biotechnology, students must complete at least two-thirds of the following coursework (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units) from the University of Saskatchewan.

  • BIOL 120.3 and BIOL 121.3
  • Minimum requirements in Major Requirement C6.

See Residency for additional details.

Bachelor of Science Four-year (B.Sc. Four-year) - Biology & Biotechnology

Bachelor of Science Honours (B.Sc. Honours) - Biology & Biotechnology