Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy program outline: Fall 2020 entry

There is an increasing involvement of business in the application of science and technology that is encouraged by a wide range of government incentives. As a result, there is a demand for professional accountants, who work in the public practice industry and government, and understand the specialized needs for services in these areas. The Faculty of Science, in co-operation with the School of Accounting and Finance, offers an Honours Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy program which combines courses in biotechnology with courses in accounting and business-related areas of study. This program provides a unique opportunity to prepare professional accountants with an integrated educational experience for a role in providing accounting and advisory services in the rapidly growing science and technology business sector of the economy. 

Students considering a Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation should be aware of all CPA requirements.

Students are admitted directly into the program from high school but must successfully complete a provisional first year to proceed into the program in second year.

Continuing in the Honours Biotechnology, Chartered Professional Accountancy program requires a cumulative Science average of 65%, a cumulative Accounting average of 70%, and a cumulative overall average of 70%.

1A Fall

1B Winter 2A Fall 2B Spring 3A Fall 3B Spring 4A Winter 4B Fall

AFM 101

AFM 102

AFM 212

AFM 291

AFM 341

AFM 311

AFM 433

AFM 401

BIOL 130

BIOL 239

AFM 273

AFM 231

AFM 362

AFM 351

AFM 491

AFM 462

CHEM 120/120L

CHEM 123/123L

BIOL 240/240L

AFM 274

AFM 373

AFM 363

BIOL 331

AFM 479


ECON 101

CHEM 266/266L

BIOL 309

AFM 391

AFM 481

BIOL 432

AFM 482

ENGL 193/



ECON 102

CHEM 237

BIOL 342

BIOL 241



BIOL 443


AFM Elective

ECON 221


Successful completion of this program requires:

  1. 22.0 total units distributed as follows:
  2. Co-operative program requirements that include:


  1. STAT 202 can substitute for ECON 221
  2. Fees for this program are higher than some honours BSc programs because it is a high-fee plan.