Our integrative approach to biology emphasizes commonalities of life principles, forms, functions and processes from the molecular level to the biosphere. We offer both a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a Bachelor of Science (BSc).
Our 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 post-degree programs in environmental sciences or the health sciences.
You will study molecular processes and cell structures, metabolic pathways, patterns of inheritance, physiological responses, life histories, strategies for survival, growth and reproduction, as well as biodiversity and conservation, across the three domains of life. Courses combine theoretical fundamentals with hands-on practices, allowing you to strengthen your proficiency in essential scientific skills and attitudes. Senior students can become involved in ongoing research programs at the cutting edge of our discipline.
Beginning in third year, single-major biology students – that is, students who are not in a double-major program – can choose to specialize in one of three streams:
Students may also choose to enter one of three double major science programs or one of two interdisciplinary BSc programs. Expand your horizons by considering:
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