Master of Biotechnology is a professional graduate program that focuses on the science, communication, business strategies, entrepreneurship, and regulatory considerations associated with biotechnology. The program deals with biotechnology in the broadest sense: using living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify useful products.

The program is course-based but with a practical, experiential learning component. Students are required to complete 4.0 credits over one year (full time) or two years (part time).

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The program will provide the necessary tools for entrepreneurial activity and encourage the translation of life-science knowledge into practical applications and career opportunities. Students will develop practical skills in biotechnology that they can apply to agriculture, forestry, environment, food, health, industry, etc., depending on their individual interests.

The program integrates regional biotechnology companies and government agencies and thus builds on and develops new technology opportunities and business networks in eastern Ontario. Emphasis will be placed on providing students with the tools to establish their own start-up companies. Good technology is sustainable, and we promote an appreciation for long-range planning, off-target effects, ethical issues, and life-cycle analyses of technologies. Within the program there are opportunities for engaging Indigenous history, knowledge, and culture, and to promote an understanding of ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology, and a cosmocentric view of life to address modern problems such as global warming, overexploitation of resources, and widespread conversion and loss of wild areas.

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Please email Biology@Carleton.ca for questions related to this program.