Biological Science Major

Biological Science

Why Biological Science?

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

Biological Science allows you to explore, discover and understand biology from a variety of perspectives, from molecules to populations. You will examine 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 allow you to tailor the major to your interests.

If you're interested in studying Biological Sciences, you may also be interested in Animal Biology, Marine and Freshwater BiologyWildlife Biology and Conservation, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, or other majors.

To see all courses offered in this degree, visit our 2024-2025 Academic Calendar.

 Build a Strong Foundation in Science

Gain the skills to create a solid foundation in the biological sciences with courses covering molecular biology and genetics, biochemistry, evolution, physiology, ecology and statistics.

 Gain Flexible, Hands-on Experience

Study in the lab or the field with internationally renowned researchers. 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.

What Can You Do with a Degree in Biological Sciences?

The breadth of courses offered at the University of Guelph provides BIOS students with a unique opportunity to discover what fields of biology truly connect with their interests and professional goals. Our graduates are sought after for their skills and excel at problem-solving, critical thinking, communication and teamwork. They land careers in academia, human and animal medicine, government, and for-profit and not-for-profit industries.

Here are a few careers our graduates have successfully pursued: 

  • Bio-prospector 
  • Conservation biologist 
  • Public health
  • Medical sales
  • Professor
  • Health Product Research and Development
Arielle Ramnath
Hi everyone! My name is Arielle, and I’m from Trinidad and Tobago. As an incoming international student, I wanted to be able to explore the various fields and career paths that U of G offers. The BIOS program was the best choice; with all my required courses ending mid-second year, I could choose my courses for future semesters. This allowed me to take courses in multiple program streams, including pharmacology, evolution, genetics, chemistry, etc. Using this, I could trial which areas were a good fit for me.

Arielle Ramnath, Alumni
Biological Science (BSc '24)

Krish Tangri
Choosing the Biological Science program at the University of Guelph was the best decision I made for myself. It provides me with a flexible course plan to explore all my interests and grow into a well-rounded professional. The support from the Biological Science community has always been immense - and as the president of the Biological Science Student Association and a Cluster Leader in a Biology cluster, I can't wait to give back to future Bio Sci students!

Krish Tangri, Undergraduate Student
Biological Science

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