Undergraduate Studies

What do you love?

Were you the kid who had to turn over every rock to see what was living under it? Did you ever wonder how a seed knew how to grow up to be a tree, or how a hummingbird’s wings beat so fast? Are you continually fascinated by the natural world? Uncover your passion in the Biological Sciences.

Program details and applications

  • For details about programs in Biological Sciences, see the Programs tab.

  • To apply to undergraduate studies, click here.

Skills acquired

In addition to developing exceptional problem-solving and communication skills, you will develop research and information management skills and improve your attention to detail. You will leave the program with a strong ability to assess current affairs dealing with biological and environmental issues. You’ll be able to summarize research findings, collect and analyze field data, and perform lab techniques such as microscopy, DNA isolation and gel electrophoresis.

Career prospects

Your education in Biological Sciences provides an excellent foundation for professional programs including:

  • Environmental Law
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Education

Here are just a few types of jobs open to you once you’ve earned your undergraduate degree:

  • Toxicologist
  • Drug Testing Technician
  • Molecular Lab Technician
  • Forensics Technician
  • Food Industry Quality Control Specialist
  • Agricultural Products Inspector
  • Water Quality Inspector
  • Ecologist / Conservationist
  • Naturalist / Park Interpreter
  • Wildlife and Fisheries Biologist
  • Environmental Protection Specialist
  • Environmental Consulting

Who Hires Biologists?

  • Biotech Research Companies
  • Dairy & Vegetable Producers
  • Brewers & Distillers
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Petroleum Producers
  • Mining & Forestry Companies
  • National & Provincial Parks
  • Environmental Consulting Firms
  • Federal & Provincial Regulators
  • Municipal Utility Companies
  • Agricultural Companies
  • Government Agencies