Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo
|Faculty of Science
|Field of Study:
|Biology/Biological Sciences, General
|Cost per year:*
This cost estimate represents the tuition for the first year.
|Biology is the study of living organisms: their structure, function, organization, origin, and evolution. As a biologist, you’ll have career options that span a wide range of professions, including laboratory and field research, environmental assessment, the health professions, education, and industry. By choosing one of our areas of specialization, such as Animal Physiology, Ecology and Environmental Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, or Plant Biology, you can better prepare yourself for these exciting career opportunities.
Our Biology program is versatile, allowing you to complement your Genetics, Cell Biology, Physiology, Ecology, Plant Biology, and Human Anatomy courses with studies from the arts, humanities, languages, and mathematics areas. Related labs, tutorial sessions, and field trips provide hands-on experience in a wide range of biological disciplines. The Department of Biology offers undergraduate degrees in Bioinformatics, Biomedical Sciences (formerly Pre-Optometry/Pre-Health), Honours Biochemistry, Honours Biochemistry/Biotechnology (Regular and Co-op), Honours Environmental Sciences (Ecology Specialization) and Honours Biology (Regular and Co-op). View the academic plans. More information about our graduate programs is available on our graduate program site.
|These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
A 75% overall standing, or equivalent in a Master of Science (MSc) degree in a relevant field.
Students holding degrees from institutions outside Canada may be required to submit Graduate Record Examination scores (GRE, Analytical and Quantitative) with their application.
Before applying to the program, students are strongly advised to establish contact with potential supervisors. It is a good strategy to identify whether the potential supervisors that students would like to undertake research with have available positions and funding.
There is also an option of transferring from the Master's program to the Doctoral program. This is not a routine option but can be approved on a case-by-case basis for suitably qualified individuals. Further information is available from the Department Graduate Officer.
|Application Notes :
Supplementary information form
3 references, at least 2 academic.
English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)
* 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.