University of Calgary

Plant Biology

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Program Information

School:University of Calgary
Faculty:Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Botany/Plant Biology
Description:

Plant Biologists ask questions such as: How do harsh environmental conditions affect gene expression in crop plants? How and why do plants make important medicinal compounds? How have plants evolved to adapt to specific geographical regions?



Plant Biology is a challenging, dynamic, and broad branch of biology. During the course of your studies, much of your learning will occur while actively working on problems in class, during tutorials, and in the field or laboratory. As a Plant Biology major, you will have the opportunity to participate in a two-term independent research project in a plant biology laboratory supervised by faculty member where you will gain hands-on research experience.
URL:Plant Biology at University of Calgary
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $20,172

The calculated estimated cost is for first year tuition with a full course load (5 courses) for both fall and spring semesters.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*90
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Computer and Information Science  

Note that for the third prerequisite, grade 12 physics can also count towards filling the category. Only one of Art, Dance, Drama or Music can be used in calculating the admission average. Equivalent International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP) courses or SAT2 subject tests are accepted. High school direct entry to Biochemistry, Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology, Ecology, Plant Biology, and Zoology are all in the Honours stream. To enter the regular stream, seek a change of program from a different Faculty of Science program.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Please see the link above for up-to-date program requirements.

    * 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 20, 2020