Why study biology?

Get inspired by life. Immerse yourself in the study of life at all levels: from the edge of biochemistry through cell biology and the physiology of multicellular organisms to the interactions between organisms and their environment.  Build a strong basis in the essentials, then choose the right topics for your chosen path.

Concordia's Biology department features teaching labs with state-of-the-art equipment that introduce you to the various techniques used in biology research. Small class sizes foster strong student-professor relationships.  As a biology student, you'll follow the biology core curriculum and additional biology courses based on your interest. Through labs, lectures and tutorials you will:

  • Study genes and how they control cellular and organismal function
  • Addresses fundamental and applied research problems
  • Study the chemical and cellular basis of living systems
  • Explore the evolution, biodiversity and ecology of organisms and their physiology and morphology
  • Receive extensive training in research methodology
  • Perform original research as an undergraduate (honours and specialization students only)

Concordia’s hands-on approach provides a solid foundation for a career in the life sciences or environmental sciences, or paves the way for future graduate studies.

Program Details

A Bachelor of Science degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.

Concentrations:

  • Honours in Biology (72 credits)
  • Specialization in Biology (60 credits)
  • Major in Biology (45 credits)
  • Minor in Biology (24 credits)

Read more about our Biology programs.

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