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
I chose U of G for its high rankings in biological sciences and the beautiful campus. The community here has been so supportive and I have no doubt that I made the right decision.I love the biological sciences major because of its flexibility. The program allows you to browse different categories within biology, and figure out what truly inspires you. I have gained hands-on experience through fieldwork and data analysis, and have learned how to share that learning through research papers and public speaking.

Jade, Undergraduate Student
Biological Science

Amanda Reynolds
I chose this program beause I love all aspects of Biology, especially with structured courses for Biological Sciences in the first two years and the later years diving into Neuroscience and other electives.

Amanda Reynolds
Biological Science
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