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If you have any questions regarding our club, events or other info on this website, please contact us at ubc.bcit.biotech@gmail.com, or leave a comment, and one of our execs will respond to you shortly.

Want to know more about the program? Contact BCIT_Biotech@bcit.ca.

Are you a potential employer interested in advertising a Co-op position? Get in touch with the program’s Co-op Coordinators: Earl Anderson at earl_anderson@bcit.ca or Chris McKinnon at mckinnon@phas.ubc.ca.

7 Comments

  1. Mardiana Sekaramadhani

    Hi, I’m just wondering what is the gpa ranges and minimum gpa to apply into biotechnology for this 2013 fall semester? And where should I apply into, bcit or ubc?

    Thanks,

    Mardiana

    • Hi Mardiana,

      I’ve replied your email, but I’ll just re-post my reply here as well:

      I’m glad you’re interested in biotechnology! The minimum gpa required is a 70%, and this mark must be maintained while you are in the program. I know that from my class, the gpa ranged from low 70s to high 80s (this was the gpa to get into biotech). If your mark is in the low 70s, you should still try because traditionally there have not been a lot of applicants just because this program is not very widely known.

      Are you currently a UBC student? If you are, you can apply directly through UBC, during the registration for majors (which I believe is around june?). If you are not a UBC student, I believe you apply through BCIT, but I’m not very sure since I applied through UBC so I suggest you to contact BCIT_Biotech@bcit.ca.

      I hope I was able to answer your questions! If you still have any questions, feel free to ask, but I do advise you to try asking BCIT_Biotech@bcit.ca as well because their answers may be better than mine.

      Cheers,

      Christine Sam

  2. Hi,

    I have sifted through a lot online material regarding the program, but I still don’t quite understand what the application process is like. What is the step-by-step application process for this program?

    Regards,

    Melina Huang

    • Hi Melina,

      Thanks for your interest in applying to the Biotechnology program!

      Information on applying for the Biotechnology program can be found at this website.

      If you are a UBC student, you can apply for the program by declaring “Biotechnology” as your specialization after your first year. If you are applying as a UBC student in 2nd year or above, you can apply through our program head Dr. Carol Fong by emailing biotech@bcit.ca. If you are applying from a different school or are not part of the Faculty of Science, you should apply through UBC Admissions.

      For more information on applying to the Biotech program, please email the program head Dr. Carol Fong at BCIT_Biotech@bcit.ca.

      Cheers!

      — Carly Wong

  3. Polina Beskrovnaya

    Hi,

    I’m a first year science student and have been thinking about applying to the Biotech program this summer. My current GPA is okay (I guess, around 90%), but I have just found out about the arts electives that are actually part of the entry requirements and which I was unaware of until now for some reason. So far, the only courses on my transcript, like, beyond what is already necessary are integral calculus and mechanics, but I have not completed any non-science courses, except 2 of the first year English ones. My question is, uhm, should I even consider applying to this program or there is probably no point in trying, since I am lacking these two non-science elective courses?

    Thanks.

  4. Hi Christine!!

    I saw your awesome post about FAAS and I have manyyy questions about it, I am a Master students part of the Marine Mammal Research Unit, and I need to measure Manganese in fish and scat samples in order to estimate digestive efficiency of northern fur seals (you may check my link to know more about my project). If I could please maybe meet with you sometime this week? No body here has ever done it and I need some insights on how to prepare my sample to be ready to go into the FAAS.
    Thank you very much and I am looking forward to hear from you 😀

  5. Srinderpal Singh Thind

    Hello Ma’am/ Sir
    I am a science student at Columbia College. I am in a UTP programme. So,i wanted to know that what are the acedemic requirements for me to opt for Biotechnology at UBC? What marks or percentage or gpa do i need to maintain to get my admission in Biotechnology at UBC.
    Thank you

    Srinderpal Singh Thind

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