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and computer laboratories. and extensive greenhouses. fluorescence and light microscopes. the ecology and wildlife of Ontario lakes. working alongside a faculty advisor. you will be able to choose optional. Combined Honours and General) Biology and Biotechnology – BSc (Honours) Biology and Earth Sciences – BSc (Combined Honours) Biology and Physical Geography – BSc (Combined Honours) Biology and Physics – BSc (Combined Honours) Computational Biology – BSc (Honours) Neuroscience – BSc (Combined Honours) Humanities and Biology – BHum (Combined Honours) Zoom in Zoom out Print . bacterial culture facilities. sophisticated electronic sensors for physiological and behavioural studies. The capital advantage The Carleton advantage Laboratory. as well as a defined area of expertise. In addition. we have made amazing progress in understanding the workings of cells. field and laboratory experiences are an integral part of our Biology courses. a wide range of molecular biology equipment. You will graduate with valuable experience using some of the most up-to-date methodology. the ecology of wetlands and woodlots. In the past century. including a mass spectrometer. At Carleton. As a result. All Honours students have the opportunity to develop research projects. will be increasingly understood in their biological contexts. most Biology programs are offered as a Bachelor of Science (BSc) program. our graduates are recognized for their excellence in laboratory and field skills. biologists identify and classify the world’s organisms and study the unique relationships of these organisms to their environments. cell. The Nesbitt Biology Building. Collaborations with these organizations. and ecological features of the Amazon rainforest or the Sonoran Desert. the development of marine organisms. biologists continue to unlock the DNA codes of all organisms and develop new tools for DNA manipulation and analysis. The future of biology promises to be even more exciting. In order to understand and measure the impact of human behaviour. pollution and urbanization. and over 100 local companies are conducting research in medical. though we do offer a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biology and a Bachelor of Humanities (BHum) in Humanities and Biology. tissue and Bioinformatics – BSc (Honours) Biology – BSc (Honours and General) Biology – BA (Honours. northern ecosystems. Co-op opportunities The Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biology program includes a flexible co-op option. Today. Environment Canada. These tools have a broad range of uses. and the tools needed to meet them. Students can gain at least 12 months of practical work experience in settings such as government laboratories. Many challenges of the future. independent research and field course opportunities Many of our courses feature instructional laboratories and extensive opportunities for hands-on laboratory work. biotech companies and museums in the Ottawa area. national museums and the National Research Council Canada. Research facilities The biology department is well-equipped with the latest technology. Several government departments based in Ottawa are involved with the research that leads to environmental legislation and regulations. agricultural and environmental biotechnology. as well as with the National Capital Commission. intensive field courses. The study of biodiversity is also becoming increasingly important as human activity encroaches on the natural habitats of other organisms. the ecology of bats at local and tropical sites. houses controlledenvironment rooms and growth chambers. The National Wildlife Research Centre laboratories are also situated nearby on Carleton’s campus. organisms and populations. provide an unparalleled background for your study in Biology. which serves as the central hub of the Biology program. Choosing the right program At Carleton. from police applications of forensic science to the diagnosis of disease and the development of gene therapies. where you live on location and study topics such as: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ The Ottawa area is home to numerous environmental and biotechnology companies.These are exciting times for biologists.

biochemistry and computer science.5 credit in Introductory Biology I (BIOL 1003) 0. The Combined Honours in Biology and Physical Geography is for those interested in topics such as land-use management and reclamation. The four-year Honours program is strongly recommended if you are planning to continue studies at the graduate level.Bachelor of Science program in Bioinformatics Bioinformatics involves the use of techniques from computer science to solve biological problems such as gene identification. and gene expression profiling. a program designed especially for those interested in both arts and sciences. This program consists of twelve courses in humanities and eight courses in biology.5 credit in Seminar in Science (NSCI 1000) 0.5 credit in Elementary University Physics II (PHYS 1008) 0. pharmacy. designed specifically to introduce you to the latest scientific issues and to help you develop the kind of communication. The Combined Honours in Biology and Physics is an excellent choice for students interested in fields such as biomechanics. biogeography and evolution. First-year Seminar in Science course First-year Bachelor of Science students are encouraged to enrol in our unique seminar course Seminar in Science (NSCI 1000).5 credit in an approved arts and social sciences elective Bachelor of Humanities program Students can take a Combined Honours program in Humanities and Biology. while allowing for a limited number of optional courses in arts and social sciences. writing and study skills. veterinary sciences or teaching. biology. You will take courses in several areas including bioinformatics. The Combined Honours program in Biology and Earth Sciences offers another group of interdisciplinary interests such as paleontology. soil ecology and ecological climatology. will attend several special lectures given by prominent Canadian researchers. Experienced instructors teach small groups (a maximum of 30 students) and provide instruction in research.5 credit in Elementary University Physics I (PHYS 1007) 0. The Computational Biology program is designed to meet the growing demand for biologists with advanced training in computer science and mathematical modelling. The program has a minimal requirement for courses from the physical sciences and mathematics. If you choose this elective. ■ ■ 0. First-year Seminar for Bachelor of Arts students As a first-year Bachelor of Arts student at Carleton. analytical thinking and research skills you will need for your science studies and your career.0 credit in General Chemistry (CHEM 1000) 0. Bachelor of Arts program in Biology This program combines a liberal education in the arts and social sciences with increased depth in the life sciences. as well as small group seminars led by a professor who acts as both your mentor and teacher. Our popular Honours BSc degree in Neuroscience is a Combined Honours program in Biology and Psychology. you Zoom in Zoom out Print .5 credit in Elementary Calculus I (MATH 1007) 0. biophysics or medical physics. physiotherapy. chemistry and biochemistry. you will benefit from one of our First-year Seminars.5 credit in Introductory Biology II (BIOL 1004) 1.  A sample first year (BSc) ■ Bachelor of Science programs in Biology Our science programs concentrate on courses in biology and other sciences. protein structure determination.5 credit in Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Biology (BIOL 1005) 0. or for careers in biology. The department also offers a number of combined programs. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ The Honours program in Biology and Biotechnology offers a basic grounding in biology and biochemistry with additional specialization in courses related to biotechnology. allowing students to relate their special knowledge of biology to other disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. and is particularly appropriate for entry into professional programs in medicine.

which was created specifically to address the needs of science students. including a minimum of six 4 U/M courses.0 credit in any First-year Seminar 2. which offers a range of services including academic advising and free study-skill development workshops. where thousands of new jobs are anticipated in the next decade. forestry. Some work as research technologists in a wide range of government and industrial research laboratories. Graduate studies Graduates of any of our Honours programs are well qualified to go on to graduate studies. FAQs 1. They also are available to meet one-on-one with students to help them draft an individual study plan. you can arrange to meet with an academic advisor from the Department of Biology or you can visit our Student Academic Success Centre. or Physics.about the Biology programs at Carleton. For admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Biology program.0 credit in General Chemistry (CHEM 1000) 1. including medicine.A sample first year (BA) ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 0. and employment.0 credit in a science faculty elective. you must have the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. including agriculture and horticulture. as well as providing a more laboratory intensive curriculum that prepares you for graduate studies. Advanced Functions and Calculus are recommended. and study for exams. An emerging area of high demand in the life sciences is bioinformatics. If you think that you may wish to pursue an advanced degree. health and food sciences. take good notes. wildlife and fisheries. Why would I choose an Honours program? Honours or four-year programs have many advantages including offering more courses in your chosen field and access to co-op and internship opportunities where available. Earth and Space Science.. For admission to the Bachelor of Humanities and Biology program. you are encouraged to investigate graduate programs early in order to ensure that your program is suited to meet the relevant graduate-level requirements. Your six 4 U/M courses must include Advanced Functions and two of Biology. wildlife and resource managers. It is Carleton University policy to consider your best performance in any eligible course in the admissions assessment. Personnel from the Centre advise students on how to manage their workload. teaching and veterinary sciences. Since the number of qualified applicants may be greater than the number of available spaces.0 credit in arts and social sciences 1. Where can I go for academic advice? Once you are studying at Carleton. cut-off averages and required marks may vary. Many of our students go on to careers as biological consultants. veterinary science. and for the current admission requirements. professional programs.5 credit in Introductory Biology I (BIOL 1003) 0. you must have the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including a minimum of six 4 U/M courses. Your six 4 U/M courses must include 4U English (or Anglais) and Chemistry. discuss career goals. Professional programs A Biology degree provides a strong foundation for many professional Future opportunities The workplace Carleton Biology graduates are well prepared for direct entry into careers in the life sciences. Chemistry. carleton. including a minimum of six 4 U/M courses. dentistry. carleton. prepare for Zoom in Zoom out Print . You can also take advantage of our new Science Student Success Centre. Admission requirements For admission to the Bachelor of Science program in Biology. For more information .ca/biology or consult the Carleton University Undergraduate Calendar website at carleton. Calculus and Vectors is also strongly recommended. Please refer to our website at admissions. Your six 4 U/M courses must include 4U Chemistry. or answer any questions.5 credit in Introductory Biology II (BIOL 1004) 1. please visit carleton. not in Biology 1. you must have the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent..carleton.

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