2020-2021 Academic Year
Dr. Gavin Kernaghan, Professor
Health, Veterinary and Plant Sciences
Evolution, Ecology and Environment
Neuroscience and Biological Psychology
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Consult the department for advice on following one of these paths or see the large poster on the departmental website and bulletin board.
Graduates can pursue careers in the animal and human health professions, environmental sciences, resource and wildlife management, journalism, public relations, library science, biotechnology, epidemiology and public health, education, public service, conservation and research.
Students interested in research can satisfy their curiosity and learn about scientific culture and communication by becoming involved in faculty research. This may take the form of one or more 4000-level courses in directed literature, laboratory or field research extending over a single term or a full academic year (BSc Honours). Alternatively, students can be part-time or full-time research assistants.
The department’s objectives for students in biology and non-biology programs are the same: (1) to include students in our community of biology scholars and to teach them about scientific philosophy and culture; (2) to share up-to-date fundamental and specialized biological knowledge; (3) to satisfy your personal interests and support the career ambitions of students; (4) to develop the analytical, critical and creative intellectual skills od students; (5) to make students effective communicators of science; (6) to develop in students some degree of personal responsibility for social welfare as it relates to biology.
Students seeking admission to biology programs and courses are advised to have knowledge of basic chemistry and facility in mathematics and oral and written English.
Any student wishing to complete a major, concentration or minor in Biology should consult a faculty member or contact the Centre for Academic Advising and Student Success for help with planning an academic program.