Biological Science

The Honours B.Sc. major in Biological Science (BIOS) will provide you with opportunities to acquire the skills you need to be successful in a variety of careers. Starting in first year, you will not only learn laboratory techniques, but gain valuable presentation, research and team building skills. In your second year and beyond you will have the opportunity to tailor a degree to your own interests by selecting courses from such diverse areas such as nutrition, molecular biology, ecology, biochemistry, microbiology, biomechanics or zoology. From there you can build the major and create own your niche or obtain skills from a broad range of biological science. You also have the ability to add a minor in the fields of science or arts and social science to complement the degree. As you continue into your senior years, there are multiple opportunities for hands-on experience through field, lab or technique courses and research projects, working with nationally and internationally renowned researchers. Our Biological Science alumni can be found in a variety of careers in universities, government, and private industry settings or have continued their studies in a number of different graduate or professional programs.

Further information about the College of Biological Science can be found at:

Students interested in this major are encouraged to check out a number of Departments within the College Biological Science, Ontario Agricultural College, or the Ontario Veterinary College.

Information about what students have done with the Biological Science major can be found on the Career Services website.

A complete listing of all courses required for this major can be found in the Schedule of Studies located in the Undergraduate Calendar.