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Marine and Freshwater Biology

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Program Information

School:University of Guelph
Faculty:Department of Integrative Biology
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Description:The Marine and Freshwater Biology major capitalizes on Guelph’s recognized excellence in aquatic research and provides a broad perspective on aquatic environments based on the physical as well as biological sciences. In this major, you will build upon core courses in ecology, evolution, genetics, and physiology of aquatic biota as you study freshwater and marine environments and work with aquatic organisms experimentally in the field and in the lab. You will have the opportunity to perform independent research projects under a variety of field and laboratory conditions to enhance your learning experience. Work placements enable students to gain knowledge, skills and values appropriate for work with individuals and groups in a variety of settings. The major prepares students for post-graduate work in the aquatic sciences, and provides a sound scientific background for students wishing to pursue careers in academia, government service, private sector (e.g., NGOs, fisheries, aquaculture, biotechnology, consulting), conservation, education and research.
URL:Marine and Freshwater Biology at University of Guelph
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,937
International: $28,296
Scholarships:1
Careers:Biologists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80 to 83
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 

Applicants are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), with ENG4U, Advanced Functions, 2 courses from: biology, chemistry, physics, and 2 additional courses. Two of three 4U high school science courses (i.e. Biology, Chemistry and Physics) are required for admission; completion of all three is highly recommended. Applicants who lack the third science course will take a replacement course in their first semester.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)

To view all accepted English language proficiency standardized tests, please visit: https://admission.uoguelph.ca/englprof

Application Notes : To view all accepted English language proficiency standardized tests, please visit: https://admission.uoguelph.ca/englprof
Additional Admission Requirements:
    High school students must have a minimum average of 80% to apply to the co-op program. To be eligible to continue in the Co-op program, students must meet a minimum 70% cumulative average requirement after second semester, as well as meet all work term requirements. Please refer to the Co-operative Education program policy with respect to work term performance grading, work term report grading and program completion requirements.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on January 04, 2021

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