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Welcome to the Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology

Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology (GDB)

The Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology (GDB) is a graduate certification designed for students who hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Life Science, or related discipline, and have little/no work experience in Biotechnology, to enhance their competitiveness and employability in the biotechnology sector. The Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology is designed to provide professional preparation for our graduates to fill current labor needs in the biotechnology sector and strengthen the Canadian economy.


Our Diverse Approach to Biotechnology

Industry-informed Curriculum

Industry-context Laboratory Training

Interactions with Biotechnology Professionals

This program represents a subset of the courses taken by students in the Master’s in Biotechnology Management program, but unlike these master’s students, GDB students will not take the Graduate Diploma in Management (GDM) nor a work placement. The Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology is designed to augment the education and training that students have received past their undergraduate degrees. As the courses offered in the GDB are tailored to be industry-centric, the program is designed to increase access of students to the Biotech industry sector and to promote their success there.

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The Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Program Assistant to learn more.