Biology is the study of life as it has evolved and is evolving on earth. All aspects of life are examined, from molecular processes inside cells, to large-scale ecological interactions between organisms in their environment, and how the changing environment shapes these interactions.
- B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Honours in Biological Sciences – 4 years
- B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Honours in Biological Sciences (Co-op) – 5 years
- B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Major in Biological Sciences – 4 years
- B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Major in Biological Sciences (Co-op) – 5 years
- B. Sc. Biological Sciences Focus General Degree - 3 Years
- B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, General – 3 years
- Vascular Flora of Manitoba
- Biology of Mammals
- Medicinal and Hallucinogenic Plants
- Genes and Development
- Principles of Ecology
- Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology
- Environmental and Integrative Physiology
- Evolution and Biodiversity
- Ecology and Environmental Biology
- Integrative Biology
Co-op options available both locally and nationally in government, private industry and research facilities.
- Department of Fisheries and Oceans
- Environment Canada
- Parks Canada
- Manitoba Conservation
- Environmental consulting (e.g. Ducks Unlimited)
Note: a Biological Sciences degree can also be used as a stepping stone to professional programs such as Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Education, or to further opportunities in research through graduate programs at the University of Manitoba (in Biological Sciences, Agriculture, and Medicine).
What is unique about this program at the U of M?
The number of different course offerings and diverse array of research conducted by faculty members makes the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba unique in Manitoba. Local, national and international collaborations by faculty members in the Department of Biological Sciences provides an integrated and relevant approach to world problems today. The breadth in research expertise provides teaching excellence in areas of biological science including gene regulation and development, microscopy, evolution, environmental physiology, animal behaviour, food web dynamics, invertebrate biology and population ecology. The Biological Science program at the University of Manitoba allows students to specialize in Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology; Environmental and Integrative Physiology; Evolution and Biodiversity; and Ecology and Environmental Biology and the unique integrative theme allow students to utilize courses in both Biological Sciences and Microbiology.
About the School
To create, preserve, communicate and apply knowledge,contributing to the cultural, social and economic well-being of the people of Manitoba, Canada and the world.