HBSc (Applied Life Sciences) College Transfer Program Georgian College Biotechnology - Health Diploma to Honours Bachelor Degree in Applied Life Sciences

Program Information

This interdisciplinary program focuses on the study of living organisms at the bio-molecular or cellular level, and the human manipulation of molecular biological processes.

Students explore applications of bio-molecular research in biology, chemistry, anthropology, and physics. The program emphasizes hands-on learning through laboratory courses, research opportunities, and internships.

The Applied Life Sciences major can include a concentration in Biomedical Sciences, as well as specializations in Biotechnology or Experimental Life Sciences.

A combined degree-diploma program offered in partnership with Georgian College in Barrie allows students to graduate with both an Honours Bachelor of Science in Applied Life Science degree and a Biotechnology-Health diploma.

How the Transfer Program Works

You enter into Year 3 of the four-year Honours Bachelor of Science (Applied Life Sciences major) program, and can complete your degree in as little as two years. You will receive a block transfer of 7.5 non-transferable FCEs toward the 20FCEs required for the program.

To see the structure of the program, as well as a list of courses, refer to our Academic Calendar and select:

  1. Programs & Faculties from the menu,
  2. Undergraduate Programs from the Faculty of Science & Environmental Studies section, 
  3. Applied Life Sciences Programs from the list of programs, and the
  4. Honours Bachelor of Science (Applied Life Sciences Major) - Transfer - Georgian College Biotechnology - Health Diploma

Admission Requirements

Graduates of the 2-year diploma in Biotechnology - Health from Georgian College, with a minimum average of 75%, may be considered for admission into the Honours Bachelor of Science (Applied Life Sciences Major). Qualified applicants are eligible for entry to year three of the Honours Bachelor of Science (Applied Life Sciences Major) program and will receive a block transfer of 7.5 non-transferable FCEs toward the 20 FCEs required for the program. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to either the University or to a specific program. 

Application Process

To apply, please:

  1. Use the OUAC Undergraduate Application. You may need to create an account first, if you have never applied using the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) before. 
  2. Select the program Business (Pathways with All Ontario Colleges) (Thunder Bay & Orillia). The OUAC program code is AAT.
  3. As you proceed through the application process, use the Online Transcript Request to have your transcript(s) sent to us, if applicable: 
    1. We require all of your post-secondary transcripts (i.e. from all colleges and universities attended).
    2. We do not require your high school transcript.
    3. Some colleges do not add in progress courses to their transcripts. If you are currently completing courses, you are encouraged to upload a screenshot of your upcoming winter term courses to your student portal or email docs.admission@lakeheadu.ca. You will receive your student portal login credentials in an acknowledgement email from us upon receipt of your application (which can take a few days after you apply using the OUAC).

Who Can I Contact If I Need Assistance?

If you have questions about the transfer program, makeup courses, and/or your application status, contact Student Central.  

If you encounter issues with the application and/or requesting online transcripts, contact the OUAC

If you cannot access the student portal contact Help Desk or contact Student Central.  



Learn more about the fees (e.g. application, transcript, document evaluation, etc.) that the OUAC charges

Learn more about the tuition & student fees for your transfer program. Keep in mind that the upcoming school year's fees are not available until June. Before June, you will most likely see last year's amounts. Refer to the Academic Year field if you are unsure.  

To help fund your education, learn more about our scholarships, bursaries and awards

If you are interested in applying for the Ontario Student Assistance Program, learn more about the program and its criteria.

Other Important Information

Take a look at our College & University Transfer Guide

Check out our campus. You can take a virtual tour, or you can book a campus tour

We also host numerous events throughout the year. We encourage you to attend one of our events to learn more about the transfer program.