Close to Home, Close to Opportunity [2min Read]

It is never an easy decision when determining which university to attend. After graduation, I had a number of options for school, but Cape Breton University stood out because it had the most to offer. Having the ability to stay close to my family and friends was also a big factor in my decision. CBU helped make the transition from high school to university smooth by providing a variety of resources. One of these resources I found most helpful was the First Year Advising Centre, which, provided me with all of the information I needed to start my education on the right foot.

When I started taking first-year biology, I knew that it would become my major. The professors and lab instructors in the Biology Department have a passion for the subject that they are teaching, which made me love it just as much as they do. They’re helpful when someone is having trouble with a tough subject and the lab instructors are always there to give support. With CBU having a wide variety of biology courses, I was able to choose the ones that were the most interesting to me. Some of these courses included Molecular Biology, Animal Biology and health science courses. With all of these options, the registration process was easy.

My favourite course so far at CBU has been Biology 1601, Organismal & Evolution, which was a first-year biology course that covered a variety of topics. Each section leads into its own course for second year. Biology 1601 was a course where everyone could find something they loved!

While completing my courses, small classes gave me the ability to interact closely with professors and lab instructors, which made the learning experience better than I thought was possible. I knew that I wanted to pursue a degree in science, but I wasn’t sure what I wanted my major to be until I started at CBU. I am so happy that I chose to pursue an education in biology at Cape Breton University, it was definitely the right choice for me. I look forward to continuing my journey here!

-Ryan Ferguson, Bachelor of Science student.