Undergraduate Admissions

24 Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology

Admission Criteria:

Pathway 1, starting at Holland College (‘2+2’):

If students have received a Bioscience Technology diploma and achieved a minimum 70% average at Holland College (or another recognized CTAB accredited technologist program that has an OJT or co-op component), they are eligible to apply to UPEI for formal entry into the BBT degree program. Once accepted to UPEI, students will undertake a rigorous program of 20 courses, 13 of which will be required, 3 will be upper level science electives, and 4 will be general electives. Once accepted, students are subject to all of the Academic Regulations of the University.

Pathway 2, starting at UPEI (‘2+1+1’):

Students apply to start at UPEI in the Faculty of Science directly out of high school, following standard application procedures at UPEI. Once accepted, students undertake one year of science courses similar to a first year biology or chemistry student (8 required courses, 2 electives). During the first year of study at UPEI, students apply to Holland College to do the Bioscience Technology diploma program by the deadline of May 1st. (Note: only 4 seats available in this program each year).

Once accepted, they complete their second year of science at UPEI (7 required courses, 3 electives), and then one full year at Holland College in the Bioscience Technology diploma program (includes 2 intersessions). Students then finish back at UPEI in their final year (4 required courses, 3 upper level science electives, 3 general electives).

Application Process

  • Your complete application package will include:
  • Create a UPEI account and apply for future study
  • Application Fee
  • Official transcripts from the post-secondary institution where you are enrolled or completed your diploma, and any other post-secondary institution where you have taken a course. If you are currently enrolled in a diploma program, you may be accepted into the degree program conditionally, and you will need to submit a final transcript when it is available.


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