Honours Bachelor of Science in Applied Life Sciences Degree with Biotechnology – Health Diploma Georgian College
Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Life Sciences with Biotechnology-Health diploma program from Lakehead University and Georgian College (Lakehead-Georgian)
What you need to know
Program Format: Full-time, Four Year
Credential: Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Life Sciences (from Lakehead University), Biotechnology – Health Diploma (from Georgian College)
Degrees Offered: BSc (Honours), BSc
Academic area: Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies, Health, Wellness and Sciences
OUAC code: AA
Campuses: Years 1 and 2 – Georgian Barrie Campus, Years 3 and 4 – Lakehead Orillia Campus
Is the Applied Life Sciences Degree-Diploma Program for You?
This interdisciplinary applied life sciences degree-diploma combination is offered by Lakehead-Georgian. Upon completion, you will receive both an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Life Sciences from Lakehead University and the Biotechnology-Health Diploma from Georgian College.
Prepare for a career in biomedical research, forensics, diagnostic laboratories or the health sector. This degree-diploma program focuses on the study of living things from the molecular level to the organism level. The applied life sciences degree-diploma program blends theories and practices from anthropology, biology, chemistry and physics with hands-on learning through laboratory courses, application of experimental techniques and use of scientific equipment. You’ll explore diverse topics to understand the extent of biological diversity at the molecular level and develop critical thinking skills with respect to modern life sciences. Our focus on human health will give you an advantage if you plan to pursue a professional degree after graduation in medicine, veterinary science, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, or a related field.
Courses you’ll take in the Applied Life Sciences program
The majority of courses that you will be required to complete for the applied life sciences degree-diploma program will be science-based, including biology, chemistry and physics, with additional courses in math. Here are a few of the courses you will take during your four-year program:
- Animal Biology
- Plant Biology
- Human Physiology
- Biomedical Laboratory
Program Tuition Fee
What career can you get with an Applied Life Sciences degree?
The applied life sciences degree-diploma integrates knowledge from a variety of disciplines, including cell biology and genetics, microbiology and biochemistry, anthropology, and physics. After graduation, you’ll be prepared to pursue graduate studies (MSc and PhD) or move directly into a variety of health science disciplines. Graduates may also choose a career in professional disciplines, such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, optometry, law, and public policy.
Your Future Career
- Genetic counsellor
- Microbiology technician
- Pharmaceutical/medical researcher
- Physician assistant
- Public health inspector
*Note that some of these careers may require additional certification.
Your Future Career Setting
- Academic institutions
- Agricultural companies
- Environmental protection and consulting companies
- Food processing
- Health care agencies
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Research and development laboratories