Pathways from Ontario Colleges: Biotechnology - Advanced

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Diploma and Ministry Code:

  • Biotechnology – Advanced (MTCU Code: 61304)

Please see full list of eligible programs below.

U of G Program:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Science (OUAC Program Code: GSS)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (OUAC Program Code: GSS)
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology (OUAC Program Code: GSS)
  • Bachelor Science in Molecular Biology and Genetics (OUAC Program Code: GSS)

ONCAT Pathway ID: 2913 or 2914 or 2915 or 2916

Graduates of an Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Biotechnology may be eligible to apply to the University of Guelph’s Bachelor of Science program with one of four possible majors. Prospective applicants must have a minimum cumulative average of 75% (B), and must also have successfully completed 4U Advanced Functions (or an approved equivalent). Successful applicants will receive up to 10.0 transfer credits through this Pathway. 


Eligible Diplomas:

  • Algonquin College: Biotechnology – Advanced
  • Canadore College: Biotechnology – Advanced
  • Centennial College: Biotechnology – Advanced
  • Durham College: Biotechnology – Advanced
  • (Sir Sandford) Fleming College: Biotechnology - Advanced (formerly Biotechnology Technologist - Forensics)
  • Loyalist College: Biotechnology – Advanced
  • Mohawk College: Biotechnology – Advanced
  • Saint Lawrence College: Biotechnology – Advanced
  • Seneca College: Biotechnology – Advanced

Transfer Credits:

  • BIOL*1090 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • BIOC*2580 Introduction to Biochemistry
  • MICR*2420 Introduction to Microbiology
  • CHEM*1040 General Chemistry I
  • MBG*3350 Laboratory Methods in Molecular Biology
  • Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Sociology, Social Science and Free Electives

Program Information and Graduation Requirements:

View the Undergraduate Course Calendar

Transfer credits are determined by the Admission Committee of the program to which the student is admitted and where applicable, in accordance with any existing articulation agreement or pathway.  The application of transfer credits will vary depending on the degree and specialization.  All applicants must satisfy degree graduation requirements and residency requirement as outlined in the Undergraduate Calendar.  More information about advanced standing applications can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.