Concordia’s Biology students study life at all levels, from cell biology and the physiology of multicellular organisms to the interactions between organisms and their environment. Through labs, lectures and tutorials, students study genes and how they control cellular and organismal function and learn about the evolution, biodiversity and ecology of organisms and their physiology and morphology. They also study the chemical and cellular basis of living systems and receive extensive training in research methodology. 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.
As a student in Biology, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills some of which are listed below. Your transferrable skills can be applied to many different jobs and situations that go beyond your field of study.
Analyze and evaluate conflicting information to make a good judgement or conclusion
Understand complex problems and identify solutions
Potential work settings
Below are examples of work settings where you can gain experience and develop your skills in your field of study. For more information about employers hiring in your field, visit the Student Success Resource Centre.
Environmental regulatory agencies
Fitness / wellness centres
Health science / health care
Medical Supply Companies
Medical & Science Supply Companies
Non-profit organizations / NGOs
Parks, zoos, aquariums
Scientiﬁc journals and magazines
Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree
Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.
Medical Science Liaison (Ph.D. in health related field)
Nursing (MSc. Nursing)
Pharmaceutical industries, Health Science, Medical Devices, Food industry, Environmental Science, etc.
Pharmacist (Pharm. D)
Project Manager in different industries
Scientists / Technicians in various disciplines (M.Sc. or Ph.D.)
University / College / CEGEP Professors (Ph.D. recommended)
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Explore career options
Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:
Occupation - Government of Canada Job Bank: Find out about job prospects, wages and skills for specific job titles. You can use the job titles listed in the Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree and Career Possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree for your search.
To get help with your career exploration and goal setting, book an appointment with a career counsellor. For job search tips on finding the job you want, book an appointment with a career advisor.
To book an appointment with either professional, please call 514-848-2424 ext. 7345
*Only current Concordia students and recent alumni can access this service
Networking and professional associations
Connect with professionals in the field and professional associations to find out what a day in your career of choice looks like. Professional associations websites also provide useful career descriptions and job hunting tips, and sometimes list job openings and potential employers. You can also attend one of our career workshops, career fairs or career panels to get a head start.