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

Becoming a student of our Biology program will allow you to engage your curiosity and use your degree to meaningfully contribute to society.

Emerging diseases, environmental sustainability, and genomics are just a few topics that you will investigate. At TWU, you will be prepared for a career in the health sciences, research, or education, with solid training in science and ethics from a Christian worldview.

Our biology faculty are experts in their fields who integrate research, love for teaching, and Christian faith in the classroom. As a biology student, you will have the opportunity to work with faculty on cutting-edge research in cell biology and genetics, ecology and environmental biology, and applied and medical microbiology. This valuable research experience, coupled with our rigorous curriculum, can lead you to high-profile medical, dental, veterinary, and graduate programs around the world.

Our small class sizes mean you receive more individual attention, as well as mentoring opportunities to work with faculty on research. We are committed to providing you with hands-on instruction at all year-levels, so you will be in the lab more—and sooner. As a biology student, you will have the opportunity to participate in travel studies courses, such as botany and ecology, in BC’s Gulf Islands and Hawaii.

Degrees

Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Minor
Concentration

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Alumni Perspective

“My Honours Biology degree gave me the skills and smarts to do cancer and diabetes research at TWU—and to work as a hospital clinic lab technician in Tanzania—while also training me to scientifically discover the world as God’s creation. I’ve now been accepted to medical school at Western University, and I’m so pumped to start!”
AREND STRIKWERDA, 2011
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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.

Careers in Biology
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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