University of Waterloo

Biotechnology/Economics

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Program Information

School:University of Waterloo
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Biotechnology
Economics, General
Description:Biotechnology is positioned to be a dominant technology in the next 50 years. Develop the skills of a scientist and an economist to take advantage of the excellent career opportunities in biotechnology and other science-based industries. Hands-on, workshop-style courses will develop your ability to apply business knowledge to industrial and scientific technologies.

Starting in second year, you'll alternate 4-month school and co-op work terms. You'll graduate with 20 months of paid work experience and be able to explore possible career areas while earning money to help pay for school. Career opportunities range from working for a pharmaceutical company to a brokerage house, from a bank or government agency to a research firm or consulting company.
URL:Biotechnology/Economics at University of Waterloo
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,991
International: $32,575
Scholarships:51
Careers:Securities Agents, Investment Dealers and BrokersFinancial Planners, Investigators, and UnderwritersBanking, Credit and Other Investment ManagersSee More...

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*84
Prerequisites:*

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%) - 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 - The following courses are recommended: Biology and Chemistry

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 12, 2018

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