Academic streams

Science and Business

In Science and Business, you can pursue your two passions – study science while you develop the business skills that put you on an unstoppable career path!  You can select from one of seven science specializations, or remain unspecialized and craft a personalized program to support your own career plans. 

A wide breadth of business courses, including marketing, economics and finance, equip you to go head to head with the best in business.  Add the experiential learning you get on co-op work placements and you will graduate work-ready and well equipped to pursue further education in either science or business related fields.

Specializations include:

  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics
  • No Specialization

Sample Co-op Positions

  • Business Analyst
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Research Technician
  • Marketing Research Analyst

Future Career Possibilities

  • Brand Manager
  • Equity Trader
  • Project Analyst
  • Research Scientist

Biotechnology and Chartered Professional Accountancy (BIOTECH/CPA)

Offered in cooperation with the School of Accounting and Finance, the Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy degree is for future accountants that demand more from their education. Biotech/CPA students pursue a rigorous study of biotechnology, in addition to their accounting and financial management courses.

Successful candidates graduates are eligible to write the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) or the Master of Accounting (MAcc) Degree, both of which lead to the Common Final Examination (CFE) needed to achieve the CPA designation. 

Sample Co-op positions

  • Financial Analyst
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Tax Consultant

Future Career Possibilities

  • Senior Accountant
  • Controller
  • Audit Associate

Biotechnology and Economics (BIOTECH/ECON)

Like all rapidly developing fields, new advances in biotechnology often pose questions that require further research or regulation. In the Biotechnology/Economics plan, students gain a solid foothold in economics which is well suited for careers in commerce, public policy and administration, along with in-depth knowledge of the biotechnology sector. This equips you for an in-demand career in a fast developing field that has huge impact for the future. Successful candidates graduate well-equipped to take the lead on issues management and provide consultation on best practices.

Sample Co-op positions

  • Research Ethics Board and Research Assistant
  • Business and Marketing Associate
  • Research Assistant
  • Network Planning Analyst

Future Career Possibilities

  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Environmental Advisor
  • Genetic Researcher
  • Project Manager

Why Biotechnology?

Today, developments in biotechnology are at the forefront of innovations such as gene therapy, medical devices, green energy, and bioremediation. With such potential for explosive growth, biotechnology anchors the unique Economics and CPA plans.