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Biological Science – Advanced Entry

General information

The Biological Science – Advanced Entry program enables graduates with a three-year Biotechnology – Advanced diploma from an Ontario college an opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biological Science within four semesters post-diploma.

Admission requirements

Graduates from most three-year Biotechnology – Advanced Ontario college diploma programs with an overall B average (73 per cent average) or better, will be considered for admission to the UOIT Complementary Studies in Biological Sciences. Please contact the Admissions department for a list of diploma programs which are eligible for admission to this pathway program.

Students approved for admission to this pathway program are accepted into the Biological Science - Complementary Studies  regular program only and do not have the option to transfer into other programs or specializations.

Program details and degree requirements

The requirements for the degree completion program are detailed in the following program map.

Year 1

Semester 2 (15 credit hours)

Year 2


No more than 42 credit hours may be taken at the first-year level.

*Electives and breadth requirements

Students must complete 12 elective credit hours. Of these 12 credit hours, at least 3 credit hours must be in courses offered by the Faculty of Science, and at least 3 credit hours must be in courses outside the Faculty of Science. Students must take the remaining 6 elective credit hours in a general elective (offered by the Faculty of Science or outside the Faculty of Science). No more than 9 elective credit hours may be taken at the first-year level.

**Third- and Fourth-year Biology electives:

All students must complete 15 credit hours in BIOL at the third- and fourth-year level, with at least 3 credit hours at the fourth-year level.