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Biological Science Major

Biological Science

Admission Requirements

Biology From Molecules to Populations

 Build a Strong Science Foundation

Gain the skills to create a solid foundation in Biological Science with courses cover molecular biology and genetics, biochemistry, evolution, physiology, ecology and statistics.

 Gain Flexible, Hands-on Experience

Pursue an international exchange and/or add a minor in the arts, social sciences, sciences, or business to diversify your experiences and skills.

 Preparation For Diverse Career Paths

The skills gained in our Biological Science (BIOS) degree will prepare you for a diverse set of career pathways, connecting your interests to your goals for work or further studies.

Why Biological Sciences?

The Honours B.Sc. major in Biological Sciences is designed specifically to suit your interests and your career goals – your way.

Biological Science allows you to explore, discover and understand biology from a variety of perspectives – from molecules to populations. Your studies will focus on the study of living organisms, their evolution, interactions with other organisms and the ecosystems that they live and rely on. The many areas of study under the umbrella of biological science allows for flexibility within the major and allows you to tailor the major to your interest.

Students in the Biological Science (BIOS) major at the University of Guelph might also be interested in studying Animal Biology, Environmental Biology, Marine and Freshwater Biology, Plant Science, Wildlife Biology and Conservation, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, or other majors.

What You Will Learn

Semester 1
  • Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • General Chemistry I
  • Elements of Calculus I
  • Physics for Life Sciences
Semester 2
  • Discovering Biodiversity
  • Biological Concepts of Health
  • General Chemistry II
  • Physics for Life Sciences II

Semester 3
  • Evolution
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Foundations in Molecular Biology and Genetics or Liberal Education electives
Semester 4
  • Statistics I
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Foundations in Molecular Biology and Genetics

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