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School:Lakehead University - Thunder Bay
Faculty:Science and Environmental Studies
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Description:Biology is the study of plants, animals and the diversity of life in an evolutionary context. As a Biology student you will gain insight into how organisms interact, how genes are inherited, how creatures evolve and much more. Our programs are practical and hands-on with research and fieldwork opportunities in almost every course to enhance in-class learning. You have the freedom to study Biology in a way that suits your career aspirations. You may choose courses that will prepare you to become a professional biologist, or you can combine your biological studies with a major in Chemistry, Geography, Environmental Studies or Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism. Our program also offers 4 areas of concentration that will allow you to further study a particular area of interest including: Animal Sciences, Biodiversity & Conservation, Plant Sciences, and Neuroscience.

You will be exposed to the central aspects of Biology including:

  • Form and Function
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Evolution
  • Biodiversity
  • Systematics
  • Ecology and Environmental Biology
URL:Biology at Lakehead University - Thunder Bay
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,985

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program.
Scholarships:15
Careers:Biologists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70 to 100
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 

Completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent high school diploma; Gr. 12 U English and 5 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits (including prerequisite courses). A minimum 70% overall final average. Admission averages are calculated using the top 6 Grade 12 U or M courses.
Program Specific Prerequisites: English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), 2 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), Data Management (MDM4U), Earth & Space Science (SES4U), or Physics (SPH4U), 2 additional grade 12 U/M credits.
For more information, please visit: lakeheadu.ca/admissions.

Test Scores:
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 58] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

For a full listing of English Language Proficiency Requirements and accepted tests with minimum scores, please visit: lakeheadu.ca/studentcentral/applying/english-language-proficiency-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 October 28, 2020

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