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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Bioinformatics

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Bioinformatics

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    29,022 CAD

  • Application fee

    100 CAD

  • Years of study

    4 years

  • PGWP Duration

    3 years

  • Min required GPA

    78 out of 100

optional
Co-op

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-September 01-April-2022 01-April-2022

Overview

Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Bioinformatics

Modern biology in the postgenomic age is being greatly enriched by the infusion of ideas from computer science, information science, mathematics, systems research and statistics. 

Bioinformatics taps into the vast datasets accumulating in the life sciences, combining techniques from informatics and computer science to solve biological problems such as gene identification, drug interactions and protein structure, the answers to which will be at the forefront of the application of personalized medicine. 

At Carleton, you will take courses in several areas including bioinformatics, biology, biochemistry and computer science.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$41,670

Total costs

yearly

$7,404

Cost of living

1 person

$5,244

Accommodation

1 bed room

$29,022

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

  • Math
  • Two Science courses. Calculus strongly recommended

China:

  • Admission average will be calculated using all 9 academic subjects at the highest level taken. Prerequisites must be presented at grade 11 or 12.
  • Offers will be finalized on receipt of final grades and official graduation certificate. The graduation certificate should be verified by China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC).
  • Math
  • Two of: Chemistry, Physics, Biology. For majors in Physics: Physics strongly recommended

India:

  • You will need to complete one of the following Higher School Certificates: All India School Certificate (CBSE), Indian School Certificate (CISCE) or one of the state board certificates. Students must submit their mark sheets/exam scores from examinations taken in the X and XII level.
  • Your admission average will be calculated on 5-6 academic subjects completed in the XII level. The minimum entrance averages range between 67-85%, depending on the program.
  • Prerequisite subjects must be taken at the XII level.
  • Math XII
  • Two of: Chemistry XII, Physics XII, Biology XII. For majors in Physics: Physics XII strongly recommended

Required documents

  • Official/original transcript(s)
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Passport and Visa

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

86
20
listening
22
writing
22
speaking
20
reading

PTE

60
60
listening
60
writing
60
speaking
60
reading

Cambridge

176
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Duolingo English Test (DET) (*temporary testing solution for Winter, Summer and Fall 2022 applications only): 115 (with no subtest score below 90)

Students with scores shown in Table below may be admitted with an English as a Second Language Requirement (ESLR).  

When they first start in their program, these students will be required to take our ESL Foundation courses along with a limited number of courses from their degree program. 

This admission with an ESLR allows students to earn academic credits from degree courses taken while completing the English requirements.

English Language TestsScoreType of Offer
Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)Overall score between 40 and 69 (with a minimum score in each band of 30 and a minimum average of 40 over writing, reading, and listening)Offer to Degree Program with ESL requirement.
Must complete Foundation ESL courses.
Internet Based (iBT) TOEFL61-85
(min 15 each section)
IELTS (Academic)5.0 – 6.4 (min 4.5 each band and the average of writing+reading+listening divided by 3 must be a min. of 5)
Pearson Test of English (PTE) AcademicN/A
Duolingo English Test (DET) (*temporary testing solution for Winter, Summer and Fall 2022 applications only)85-110 (with no subtest score below 65)

Career Opportunities

  • Bioinformatics Scientist
  • Research Scientist
  • Biostatistician
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  • Bioinformatician
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