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Biology (BSc)

Biology (BSc)


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Our integrative approach to biology emphasizes commonalities of life principles, forms, functions and processes from the molecular level to the biosphere.

Our Biology (BSc) program provides a firm foundation in biology, as well as in chemistry and math, preparing you for graduate work in biology or for professional postgraduate programs in environmental or health sciences.

We also offer a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biology).

Program Highlights

  • co-op-icon.jpgCo-op is available (apply after first year).
  • Learn from award-winning instructors who bring innovative practices to the classroom.
  • Acquire core skills in critical thinking and practical techniques.
  • Develop depth of knowledge with a specialized concentration of third- and fourth-year courses.
  • Gain hands-on experience through projects spearheaded by faculty mentors by participating in their research programs.
  • Realize your goals and define your passion for biology within a collegial and creative community.
  • Explore opportunities to build a double major with another science discipline if you wish.

Sample Courses

  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Life on Earth: Microbes
  • Animal Form and Function
  • Plants and People
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Origin of Life on Earth and Endosymbiotic Theory
  • Global Ecology and Biodiversity
  • Field Studies

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range in mid 70s.
  • Competitive admission range in mid 80s.
  • English, Chemistry and Advanced Functions at 60%.
  • Biology at 70%.Biology and Mathematics also requires Calculus and Vectors at 60%.
  • 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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