Apply what you learn in lectures, labs and fieldwork to our planet’s most significant biological challenges.

Biology is central to comprehending today’s most pressing concerns, from managing the spread of infectious diseases to how to sustainably feed a planet of seven billion people. In this leading program, you will study and research alongside faculty in cutting-edge labs and collaborate with leading scientists in the field.

Accelerated Master's Degree

Earn your M.Sc. in Environmental and Life Sciences (ELS) within one year of graduation from your B.Sc. in Biology.

Degrees Offered:

  • B.Sc.
  • B.Sc. (Honours)


  • Peterborough

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  • Take immersive field courses held in Canada or around the world, through the Ontario Universities Program in Field Biology
  • Undertake multiple internship or placement opportunities with collaborating organizations such as the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Parks Canada, local hospitals, pharmacies, and more
  • Pursue opportunities to undertake and lead your own independent research project
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"There are so many opportunities to go outside and take samples for a lab, it's very interactive and hands-on."

Juan Urzua Perez

Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

  • Veterinarian
  • Bioinformation Specialist
  • BioMedical Sales Rep
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Physician
  • Pathologist
  • Genetic Counsellor
  • Zoologist
  • Toxicologist

Popular Courses:

  • Conservation Biology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Medical Entomology
  • Pharmacology
  • Fish Ecology
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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%

Program Requirements:

  • SBI4U and SCH4U
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