Pathway Summary


Pathway ID
Pathway Title
Biotechnology Advanced Diploma to Bachelor of Science (Honours), Biology
Pathway Last Updated

Sending Institution Information

Sending Institution
Loyalist College
Science and Engineering Technology
Program Area
Biology/Bioinformatics/Chemistry/Chemical Technology/Laboratory Technology
Program Title
Biotechnology Advanced

Receiving Institution Information

Receiving Institution
Trent University
Science and Technology
Program Area
Core Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.)
Program Title

Contact Procedures

Recruitment and Admissions Office
Trent University

Pathway Details

Terms for renewal or cancellation

The agreement will be reviewed annually, or sooner in the event of major curriculum changes in either partner’s programs. This agreement may be terminated by either party. In this case, notice of one year is required. In the event of termination of the agreement, every effort will be made to ensure that students currently enrolled in the program will not be affected.

Eligibility for Pathway

To qualify for this agreement, students must have:
- successfully completed Loyalist College's Biotechnology Advanced Diploma program;
- a minimum overall average of 75%.

Credit transfer

Students will be granted 10.0 credits, including:

  • 0.5 BIOL 1020H - Foundations of Biodiversity
  • 0.5 BIOL 1030H - Foundations of Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • 0.5 BIOL 3250H - Microbiology
  • 0.5 CHEM 1000H - Introductory Chemistry I
  • 0.5 CHEM 2100H - Introductory Organic Chemistry I
  • 0.5 CHEM-BIOL 2300H - Biochemical Concepts
  • 0.5 CHEM 2400H - Analytical Chemistry
  • 0.5 CHEM-ERSC-FRSC 3410H - Methods of Spectral Analysis
  • 1.5 unassigned Biology credits at the 2000 level
  • 0.5 unassigned Chemistry credit at the 2000 level
  • 0.5 unassigned Math credit at the 1000 level
  • 2.0 unassigned Science credits at the 1000 level
  • 1.5 unassigned Science credits at the 2000 level.

Refer to the most recent version of the Undergraduate Academic Calendar for course descriptions:

Credits that must be achieved at the receiving institution

  • 0.5 BIOL 2000H - Methods of Biological Inquiry
  • 0.5 BIOL 2050H - Introduction to Genetics
  • 0.5 BIOL 2070H - Cell Biology
  • 0.5 BIOL 2260H - Introductory Ecology
  • 0.5 BIOL 2600H - Evolution
  • 4.5 Biology, Biochemistry or Biomedical Science credits at the 3000 level or above
  • 0.5 CHEM 1010H - Introductory Chemistry II
  • 0.5 credit from PHYS 1000H - Foundations of Physics; PHYS 1001H - Introductory Physics I; or PHYS-BIOL 1060H - Physics for Life Sciences
  • 0.5 credit in a humanities subject
  • 0.5 MATH 
  • 1.0 additional credit, including at least 0.5 credit from the Approved Indigenous Course List
    • Elective and other choice credits without specified year levels must include at least 1.5 credits at the 3000 level or above

Degree requirements are subject to change. Refer to the most recent version of the Academic Calendar for course descriptions and degree requirements, which apply to all undergraduate programs.

Anticipated normal schedule of student progression

Two years

Credential(s) to be granted on successful completion of all required components

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biology

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