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Future Students

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The study of biology probes the entire diversity of life, from molecules to global ecosystems. Biology is central to understanding the most pressing of today’s concerns, from managing the spread of infectious diseases to feeding a planet of seven billion people. Through lectures, labs and fieldwork on Trent’s ecologically diverse campus, you will learn the underlying theories and concepts of biology and apply them to real questions and challenges, gaining the knowledge to solve the problems we face every day.


Degree Type

  • B.Sc.
  • B.Sc. (Honours)

The Trent Advantage

  • Choose to specialize in Health Sciences or Conservation Biology
  • Work alongside faculty in the department and collaborating scientists at the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
  • Participate in the Ontario Universities Program in Field Biology, in which you may choose to engage in a varied selection of field courses held in Canada or around the world

Ontario Secondary School Requirements

General Admission 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 Specific Prerequisites:


Popular Courses

Career Paths

  • Veterinarian
  • Bioinformation Specialist
  • Bio- Medical Sales Representative
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Physician
  • Dentist
  • Pathologist
  • Genetic Counsellor
  • Research Scientist
  • Biotechnology