Biology is central to comprehending today’s most pressing concerns, from managing the spread of infectious diseases to sustainably feeding a planet of more than seven billion people to revitalizing biodiversity in habitats around the world. Explore the fascinating interconnectedness among living things while exploring practical applications in agriculture, medicine, biotechnology, environmental protection, and conservation. In collaboration with expert faculty, you will develop career-ready transferable skills for a wide variety of careers by studying current and emerging topics and leading novel research in modern labs.
Fast-track your education, by earning your M.Sc. in Environmental & Life Sciences in only 12-16 months after graduating from your honours B.Sc.
- B.Sc. (Honours)
- Undertake multiple internship or placement opportunities in Conservation Biology or Health Sciences with collaborating organizations such as the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Parks Canada and conservation authorities
- Take immersive field courses held in Canada and around the world, through the Ontario Universities Program in Field Biology
- Take skills and research methods learned in lectures, labs and fieldwork and apply them to our planet's most significant biological challenges in wildlife conservation, and health sciences
- Pursue opportunities to undertake and lead your own independent research project, and engage with faculty experts through the Trent Centre for Communicating Conservation or the Molecules, Cells and Systems Research Group
- Access top labs and research facilities, including advanced microscopes and histology equipment in Trent’s Biology Imaging Suite and DNA profiling facilities
- Learn alongside world-renowned faculty in a small-group environment – giving you the advantage for that personal reference for grad school or your first career after graduation
"There are so many opportunities to go outside and take samples for a lab, it's very interactive and hands-on."
Biologists and related scientists conduct basic and applied research to extend knowledge of living organisms, to manage natural resources, and to develop new practices and products related to medicine and agriculture. They are employed in both laboratory and field settings by governments, environmental consulting companies, resource and utilities companies, chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnical companies and health and educational institutions.
- Conservation Biologist
- Genetic Counsellor
- Fish and Wildlife Technician
- Bioinformation Specialist
- Pathophysiology of Disease
- Behavioural Ecology
- Infectious Disease Biology
- Biology of Invasions
- Species-at-Risk Biology and Policy
Ontario Secondary School Requirements:
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
- A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
- SBI4U and SCH4U
- A minimum 70% overall final average
- ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
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