Lakehead University - Thunder Bay

Bioinformatics

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Program Information

School:Lakehead University - Thunder Bay
Faculty:Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Bioinformatics
Description:Bioinformatics is the application of information technology to the field of molecular biology. As a relatively new area of study, we are one of the very few universities in Canada that offer this program from year one. Our Department of Bioinformatics integrates tools and theories from several disciplines including: Mathematics, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

Whether designing a new life-saving drug, decoding a genome sequence or developing algorithms to analyze medical images, Bioinformaticians solve problems that arise from the analysis of biological data. As a student skilled in Bioinformatics, you will be at the forefront of this newly emerging field which has a widespread impact on the way we approach important global issues and topics including healthcare and sustainability.
URL:Bioinformatics at Lakehead University - Thunder Bay
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,446

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70 to 100
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •   Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 

Completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent high school diploma; Gr. 12 U English, Gr. 12 U Advanced Functions, Gr. 12 U Biology, Gr. 12 U Chemistry; 2 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits; A minimum 70% overall final average is required for admission consideration.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

Applicants whose first language is not English will need to satisfy Lakehead University’s English language proficiency requirements. Applicants can complete one of the following recognized language tests with the required minimum scores: TOEFL PBT-550, CBT-213, or iBT-80; IELTS-6.5; MELAB-85; CAEL-60.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 25, 2017

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