Why Biology?

TWU’s Department of Biology equips students to work and lead in areas such as biotechnology, the health sciences, ecology, and environmental stewardship.

Why Biology?

TWU’s Department of Biology equips students to work and lead in areas such as biotechnology, the health sciences, ecology, and environmental stewardship.

The biology program combines both theoretical and practical learning. In lectures, students gain knowledge from highly skilled professors who are involved in their areas of research. In addition, students are presented with many work and practicum opportunities through TWU.

Degrees

Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Minor
Concentration

Related Programs

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Financial Aid

Investing in your future may require some help along the way. We offer merit and need-based awards to help offset the cost of tuition. Planning early is key and we are here to help get you started.

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Admission Requirements

The admissions process at TWU is designed to be simple and convenient. Once we receive your application and transcripts, you will be contacted by your admissions counsellor within two weeks on your admittance.

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Field Study Sites

TWU’s Ecosystem Study Area (ESA) and Crow's Nest Ecological Research Area are diverse and sensitive habitats dedicated to the study, preservation, and proper management of the environment.

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Careers in Biology

Students who obtain their degree in biology continue with careers in:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Veterinary science
  • Scientific research
  • Laboratory technology

A biology degree also prepares students for medical school, masters programs, and a PhD

Faculty Profiles

Paul Brown, Ph.D.

Chair of Chemistry
Professor of Chemistry

David Clements, Ph.D.

Co-Chair of Geography and Environment
Professor of Biology

Ka Yin Leung, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology, Dean, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences

Julia Mills, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology and Director of Biotechnology

Anthony Siame, Ph.D.

Chair of Biology
Professor of Biology

Karen Steensma, M.Sc.

Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies

Eve Stringham-Durovic, Ph.D.

Former Canada Research Chair in Developmental Genetics and Disease, Professor of Biology

Dennis Venema, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biology