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Biology (BA)

Biology (BA)

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Laurier's Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biology takes an integrative approach to biology and emphasizes commonalities of life principles and processes across the many levels of biological organization, from the molecular level to the biosphere.

Unleash your passion for the living world through a flexible program that allows you to develop your knowledge along with the practical skills that will carry you towards your chosen career.

We also offer a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biology.

Program Highlights

  • It's easy to work with faculty mentors on a wide range of projects that will stimulate your curiosity and develop your creativity.
  • Augment your knowledge through teamwork and problem solving in our diverse lab-based courses or in field studies that emphasize the function of organisms in their environments.
  • Internal and external funding makes it easy for students to work with faculty mentors on a wide range of projects.
  • You’ll gain hands-on experience that will show you biology is not only about technical skills, but also about attitude, passion and critical thinking.

First-Year Courses

  • Unifying Life Processes
  • Biological Diversity and Evolution
  • Practical Skills for Biologists
  • 3.5 elective credits

Choice may be offered for a selection of these courses. For detailed information, visit Program Requirements.

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range: mid 70s.
  • Competitive admission range, based on last year’s admitted students: mid 80s.
  • English at 60%.
  • Biology at 70%.
  • All prerequisite courses calculated in admission average.

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.


Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Research Specialization
  • Sustainability Option
  • Management Option
  • Environmental Science Option
  • Chemistry Minor
  • Environmental Studies Minor
  • Geography Minor
  • Psychology Minor

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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