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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    19,800 CAD

  • Application fee

    120 CAD

  • Years of study

    3-5 years

  • PGWP Duration

    3 years

  • Min required GPA

    85 out of 100

optional
Co-op

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Winter-January 01-October-2021 01-October-2021
Summer-May 01-March-2022 01-March-2022
Fall-September 01-March-2022 01-March-2022
Winter-January 01-October-2022 01-October-2022

Overview

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology

Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms: bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa and algae. Programs provide a comprehensive study of modern microbiology ranging from environmental to medical to molecular microbiology. 

Many courses include laboratory components to develop skills in microbiological techniques. The Honors and cooperative work-study (co-op) programs provide experience in government, private sector and research laboratories.

Degree options

B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Honors in Microbiology – 4 years
B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Honors in Microbiology (Co-op) – 5 years
B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Major in Microbiology – 4 years 
B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Major in Microbiology (Co-op) – 5 years
B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, General – 3 years 

Program options

B.Sc. Joint Honors and Major programs, both with co-op options:
    Biochemistry
    Biotechnology
    Genetics

Interesting courses

Microbial molecular biology and molecular genetics

Medical microbiology

Environmental microbiology

Biochemistry of microorganisms

Applied microbiology

Co-op options
Cooperative-work study options for Major and Honors Programs

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$30,804

Total costs

yearly

$6,792

Cost of living

1 person

$4,212

Accommodation

1 bed room

$19,800

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

A minimum 85% average over the following, with no less than 60% in each course: 

  • English 40S
  • Applied Math 40S or Pre-Calculus 40S
  • One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Computer Science 40S

China:

Upper Middle School Graduation Certificate

India:

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) / Intermediate Certificate / All India Senior School Certificate

Iran:

Peesh-daneshgahii (Pre-University year certificate)

Required documents

1- Transcripts and course information from previous studies 
2- Proof of English language proficiency
3- A personal statement about your goals for the program
4- A portfolio of your previous work

5- An audition or interview (If required)

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

86
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

58
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

180
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

The English Language Centre (ELC) at the University of Manitoba (UM) offers the full-time Intensive Academic English Program (IAEP). 

If the student does not meet the English Language Proficiency requirement for their program of interest, the student can take advantage of this program to obtain the Academic English language skills needed to complete a degree.

Minimum score required: Pass Level 5/AEPUCE (Academic English Program for University and College Entrance)

Level 5

Also known as the Academic English Program for University and College Entrance (AEPUCE), Level 5 is designed to prepare students for admission to the University of Manitoba. 

Students who successfully pass Level 5 meet the English Language Proficiency requirements of most programs at the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg and Red River College.

If you have already achieved one of these minimum test scores, you may be eligible to enter Level 5 of the IAEP directly:

  • 5.5 (Academic) or higher in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • 5.5 (Academic) or higher in the International English Language Testing System Indicator (IELTS Indicator) for Spring/Summer and Fall 2021 applications
  • Minimum 16 in each component and 70 overall on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • 3.5 Listening, 3.5 Reading and 3.5 Writing in the Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST)*
  • 50 or higher in the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)

Career Opportunities

  • Researcher
  • Medical microbiology and public health
  • Microbial ecology
  • Biotechnology and industrial microbiology

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