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School:Brandon University
Faculty:Faculty of Science
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.
URL:Biology at Brandon University
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $7,824

Cost estimate is per 30 credit hours.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*60 to 100

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Precalculus 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Physics 

Grade 12 with a minimum of 60% average on six Grade 12 U/M courses including English, Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, and Mathematics 40S (Applied or Pre-Calculus). Physics 40S and Pre-Calculus 40S are strongly recommended. In general, students from outside the province who apply for admission to Brandon University as regular students are required to have met the minimum requirements for admission to a University in the province or territory in which they graduated from High School.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 22, 2018