University of Waterloo

Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy

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Program Information

School:University of Waterloo
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Accounting
Description:In today's competitive marketplace, companies look for professionals who can use scientific and business knowledge to transform research ideas into products and services. Become one of these sought-after professionals by joining the only accountancy program in Canada to combine biotechnology and accounting along with paid co-op work terms. You'll take courses in biology, biochemistry, and biotechnology along with accounting, auditing, financial management, and taxation. You'll also explore possible career areas and gain 16 months of paid work experience through the world's largest co-op program.

With just 10 students in first year, get to know your classmates and benefit from the specialized labs and classes of the larger Faculty of Science. This program leads to the Master of Accountancy program, which will qualify you to write the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants exam required to become a Chartered Professional Accountant. As a graduate with a foundation in science and accounting, you'll be well prepared for careers in areas such as accounting, business development, and financial analysis.
URL:Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy at University of Waterloo
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,091
International: $32,675
Careers:AccountantsBookkeepersPayroll and Benefits Administrators

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*90

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Earth and Space Science  or  Grade12 Mathematics of Data Management 

6 Grade 12 U and/or M courses including: - English (minimum final grade of 70% is required) - Advanced Functions (minimum final grade of 70% is required) - Calculus and Vectors (minimum final grade of 70% is required) - Two of: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Mathematics of Data Management, Physics - Recommended courses: Chemistry, Biology, Principles of Financial Accounting

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 75]

* 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 July 30, 2018

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