Honours Bachelor of Science – Applied Life Sciences (Specialization in Biomedical Techniques) Degree with Biotechnology-Health Diploma

Get your degree and diploma in just four years! Prepare for a career in biotechnology, forensics, diagnostic laboratories and the health sector.


Duration: 8 semesters (4 years)

Credential: Honours Bachelor of Science Degree (from Lakehead University), Biotechnology – Health Diploma (from Georgian College)

Academic area: Degree Studies, Health, Wellness and Sciences

OUAC code: AA

Campuses: Years 1 and 2 – Georgian Barrie Campus, Years 3 and 4 – Lakehead Orillia Campus

Start date: Fall 2020

Have questions about Lakehead-Georgian degrees? Contact Courtney Duthie at 705.728.1968, ext. 5369


This interdisciplinary degree-diploma combination is offered by Lakehead University and Georgian College. Upon completion, you will receive both an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Life Sciences from Lakehead University and the Biotechnology Diploma from Georgian College.

The degree-diploma combination focuses on the study of living organisms at the bio-molecular (or cellular) level. This program blends theories and practices from anthropology, biology, chemistry and physics with hands-on learning through laboratory courses, application of experimental techniques and use of scientific equipment. Students will explore diverse topics to understand the extent of biological diversity at the molecular level and develop critical thinking skills with respect to modern life science. Topics include:

  • cell biology
  • genetics
  • microbiology
  • biochemistry
  • physiology
  • pharmacology

Our focus on the practical application of your skills provides you with valuable laboratory and data analysis training, as well as experience working as part of an interprofessional team. As a graduate, you will be well prepared for a career in a biomedical field.


Tuition fees

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Admission requirements

Program-specific requirements for Ontario high school students: Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, and two additional Grade 12 U or M credits.

For more information, please visit our Admissions page.

Admission details

To apply, please visit the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre at ouac.on.ca.

NOTE: Use the code AA when applying to the program through OUAC.


To view a full list of courses offered in this program, check out Lakehead’s Academic Calendar.


  • forensics
  • microbiology technician
  • pharmaceutical/medical researcher
  • public health inspector
  • genetic counsellor
  • physician assistant