Department of Biology
Dr. Anthony Siame, Chair
The Department of Biology offers two programs in Biology:
- An honours program, leading to a B.Sc. (Honours) degree;
- A major, leading to a B.Sc. degree;
- An interdisciplinary major in Environmental Studies, leading to a B.Sc. degree;
- A concentration in Biology;
- A minor in Biology,
The Department provides students with a thorough understanding of the role of biology in modern society. Students are prepared for careers in ecology and environmental science, biotechnology, and medical science. Courses of study meet the requirements for professional schools—education, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, chiropractic, physiotherapy—as well as those for graduate school. The Department provides opportunities for further study in the spring and summer at the Au Sable Institute for Environmental Studies in Washington state, the Great Lakes area, Florida, Africa, and India. The Biology Department offers co-op programs that provide work experience in applied biology. The Department encourages students to participate in faculty research programs in ecology, marine biology, biotechnology, and medical science.
The Honours Program in Biology provides students with sufficient latitude to design an in-depth program of study tailored to a specific emphasis in Biology. The Biology Department currently offers four emphases in the Honours Program: Cell and Developmental Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Ecology, and General Biology.
The Department also contributes to the Biotechnology programs.
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