The School of Science and Technology offers four degree options:
- 4-year Major in Biology Degree (120 credits)
- 4-year Honours in Biology Degree (120 credits)
- 4-year Double Major Degree in Biology and another Science discipline (120 credits)
- 3-year General Biology Degree (90 credits)
All four degrees require the same six core biology courses that must be taken as part of your degree.
Other than the six Biology core courses, our program provides tremendous flexibility, so that students can choose to take Biology courses that fall within their areas of interest and career objectives. These courses can be grouped into three areas of study: ecology and evolutionary biology, cell and molecular biology and health/medical sciences.
All of our degree options also provide the possibility of practical work experience through co-op work terms which, when available, are awarded to students on a competitive basis. A work term counts as a 3 credit course; two work terms (max. 6 credits) can be used towards a BSc degree.
Each degree option also has additional required core courses (in English, Math/Stats, Philosophy, Organic Chemistry), as well as a required number of Biology, Science and free-elective credits that must be completed to obtain a BSc degree.
Which degree option should I choose?
Students don’t need to declare which degree they plan to pursue until their third year. Your choice of degree will direct your career choices in the future, so it is important to understand the consequences of choosing one degree versus another.