The world of biotechnology is booming, and if you intend to obtain a qualification in this field while studying in the vicinity of Toronto, there is certainly no shortage of courses to choose from. Between York University and the University of Toronto alone there are already a good selection of courses to choose from.
York University offers a Bachelor of Science programme in biotechnology, which covers cell biology, genetics, ethics, and business, amongst other things. You can follow up this bachelor’s degree with a relevant postgraduate degree, and cap it off with a doctorate in biosciences and biotechnologies from the same university.
The University of Toronto offers its biotechnology courses at its Mississauga campus. You can start with a bachelor’s degree in biology, with a specialisation in Genetics & Evolution, or Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, and then you can follow it up with a postgraduate master’s degree in biotechnology. This courses includes both science and business modules, and also includes a period of work experience.
You can also complete a diploma in biotechnology at Toronto’s Centennial College if you don’t quite meet the entrance requirements for a university. Centennial also offers an advanced diploma in biotechnology, which can be completed as a condensed fast-track option for holders of relevant bachelor’s degrees.
All of these courses will be the perfect preparation you need to pursue an exciting career in the cutting edge world of biotechnology. As an added bonus, you get to study in Toronto, and benefit from all the great things that a large major city has to offer. This includes access to lots of potential employers once you graduate, but there are other benefits to living in a big city. For one thing, there’s a lot of things to do, so you can be sure that boredom is not something that might kill you.