Biological Sciences

Undergraduate Studies

The Department of Biological Sciences offers more than 100 courses to undergraduate students with areas of concentration in Animal Biology, Bioinformatics, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Physiology and Developmental Biology, and Plant Biology. These areas of concentration may be pursued through either an honors or specialization program within the Department. In collaboration with other departments, we also offer honors and specialization programs in Immunology and Infection, Marine Science, and Paleontology. In addition, general program students in the Faculty of Science may choose from our rich selection of courses to pursue a major or minor in Biological Sciences.

Pages in this part of our web site offer more information about the above programs of study. You should also consult the University of Alberta calendar or the Student Services office located at CW 405, Biological Sciences Centre, for further information, or contact an advisor in your area of interest.

Consider one or more of the many facets of biology for serious study in your undergraduate years. Recent exciting discoveries across all branches of biology touch nearly every aspect of today's society. Career opportunities for graduates with a solid understanding of biology are numerous, highly varied, and constantly expanding. Biologists work in the laboratory, field, and classroom, and are employed by industry, government, and educational institutions.  A degree in biology can open doors to a wide range of professional programs in the health industry.