Langara College

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Langara College

Faculty:Science & Technology
Degree:Associate; Co-op; University Transfer
Field of Study:Bioinformatics
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,139

This cost estimate is for Year 1 (2 semesters) of the program.


The Biology Department and the Computing Science and Information Systems Department offers two bioinformatics programs: Associate of Science Degree in Bioinformatics and Diploma in Bioinformatics. Both programs have a Co-operative Education option. The two-year bioinformatics programs at Langara provide students with a strong knowledge of computer science and biology and gives students basic bioinformatics skills necessary to succeed in upper level courses while pursuing a university degree. Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary science dealing with the application of computer science and information technology to biological information in order to solve complex biological problems. Biological information, especially in the form of DNA or protein sequence data, is very amenable to digitization and information in biological databases has been growing at an exponential rate.


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    Applicants are required to have successfully completed a BC secondary program (Grade 12) or the equivalent, or be at least 19 years of age by the first day of the first semester of attendance, or have successfully completed an A.B.E. (Adult Basic Education) or G.E.D. (General Educational Development) program.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      To be admitted and participate in a Co-operative Education option, students must: be enrolled in three program courses (minimum 9 credits) or more, not including EXPE 2300 (formerly BUSM 2300/COOP 2300); achieve and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.6 in each term; successfully complete an employability assessment interview with a Co-op Officer, and complete EXPE 2300 (formerly BUSM 2300/COOP 2300) with a "C" or higher.

      * 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 August 09, 2022