|Field of Study:||Biology/Biological Sciences, General
|Description:||Biology at Brandon University is about much more than the scientific study of animals, plants and microbes. First-year introduces the diversity of life on the planet and explains how genes and cells function. Second-year courses further explore diversity and fundamental biological and ecological processes, leading to third- and fourth-year courses with greater specialization. Students can pursue degrees in two different streams: Biology or Biomedical.
The Biomedical stream is designed for Biology students to gain successful entry into health professional programs. Students often choose this stream when they plan to apply for programs in dentistry, medicine, optometry, physiotherapy, genetic counseling, veterinary medicine, or as a physician assistant. The success rate is high for Biology students applying to professional programs, particularly medicine. There are two reasons for this success. First, our course curriculum prepares students for admission exams such as MCAT. Second, the Biology Department and the Office of Rural and Northern Health run jointly an outreach program of workshops to support professional entry. The Biology stream offers courses to provide a broad base of training and prepares outstanding students for a range of graduate programs. Undergraduate research is encouraged in the Biology stream and is especially valuable in preparation of students for graduate school. We have a proud record of our 4-year majors (both streams) being accepted into Masters programs across Canada and internationally. Additionally, our students have found success in careers in agriculture, wildlife and life science careers across Canada.
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Cost estimate is per 30 credit hours.