RESEARCH. LIFE. EVOLUTION.
Welcome to the Department of Biological Sciences
Biological sciences delve into the world of living organisms — from microbes, to human beings, to entire ecosystems. It is the science of life on, under and above earth.
The Department of Biological Sciences provides you with hands-on learning, moving you beyond textbooks and lectures to engaging research projects. Biology is a research-intensive science that can lead to a wide range of study areas, like environmental work, medicine, microbiology or agriculture. Exploring the nature of life leads biologists out into the world where they study how organisms interact with their environment, how they function and how they evolved over time.
Future med student, Chad is immersed in world-class research
Fourth-year biological sciences student, Chad Beck has been fully immersed in research throughout his studies at uLethbridge. Using natural products, like plants, he’s been looking for a chemical that inhibits cancer cells from growing. At uLethbridge, undergraduate students have the opportunity to participate in world-class research that is most often reserved for graduate students at other institutions.
U of L researchers awarded more than $1.8 million in NSERC funding
Eleven University of Lethbridge researchers have been awarded Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery Grants worth approximately $1.8 million, payable in instalments of anywhere from one to five years. Congratulations to biology professors, Dr. Theresa Burg, Dr. Dmytro Yevtushenko, Dr. Stewart Rood, Dr. Lawrence Flanagan and Dr. Anthony Russell!
Research Internship Concentration
Imagine being the first to discover something about a gene, a cell, an organism or an ecosystem! The Research Internship Concentration allows you to make discovery through biological research an integral part of your university program.
In your first year, after an orientation to the tools necessary to conduct research in one of the many biological sub-fields, you will be participating in unique and current research projects. Each subsequent year will build on these skills with an emphasis on designing, carrying out, and presenting the results from research projects under the guidance of faculty and graduate students. You will also have the opportunity to carry out independent research by choosing to do Independent Studies or an Undergraduate Thesis in your final year.
Career Bridge | Co-operative Education & Applied Studies
Put Your Knowledge to Work
Whether you’re looking for a more in-depth learning experience by assisting with research projects on campus or by testing your knowledge in a real-life work setting, we can help! The programs available in the Career Bridge office will provide you with a solid foundation for further studies and an excellent framework for a challenging and rewarding career — whatever direction you decide to go. Explore career options, participate in research and develop skills that complement your degree.