Program Requirements

Students are expected to complete the following program requirements in Year 1:

  • Biotechnology Research Proposal and Seminar (BIOT6010)
  • One half-course selected from : 
    • Topics in Environmental Biotechnology (BIOT6230) 
    • Topics in Medical Biotechnology (BIOT6210)
  • Successfully complete the Comprehensive Examination
  • Give a public Thesis Proposal Presentation and have it approved by their Supervisory Committee

Students are expected to complete the following program requirements in their final year:

  • Prepare and successfully defend a PhD dissertation (BIOT6901) 
Completion Period

Students are expected to complete all requirements within a minimum of 3 years (9 terms) and up to a maximum of 4 years (12 terms) of continuous full-time registration. Candidates must meet a minimum residency of three terms, two of which must be consecutive.

For more information: phd.ses@lakeheadu.ca