The Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology (Honours, Co-op) is a joint initiative of the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Biotechnology Program and the University of British Columbia, Department of Microbiology and Immunology. This unique Bachelor of Science program combines the world-class science curriculum available at University of British Columbia (UBC) with the extensive industry-focused laboratory training available at BCIT.
The program is structured to emphasize processes such as critical thinking, communication, leadership, business skills, and professionalism, as well as discipline-specific theoretical and practical training.
The program goals are to:
- blend the strengths of BCIT and UBC to offer the practical, broad, interdisciplinary program needed by the biotechnology industry to sustain its growth
- provide the graduate with breadth and depth in the areas of analytical chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, molecular genetics and bioprocessing
- include practical training at BCIT and in the four compulsory work terms
- provide graduates with an understanding of the biotechnology corporate environment.
To learn more about co-ops at BCIT, contact the Centre For Workplace Education (Co-op).