Animal Biology

Effective September 2017, there will be no further admissions to BSc Honors or BSc Specialization in Animal Biology. Students who entered this program prior to September 2017 must complete all program requirements by April 30, 2024. Refer to the Calendar in effect at the time you were admitted or readmitted for the regulations governing the degree program requirements. The last BSc Honors or BSc Specialization in Animal Biology will be granted at Spring Convocation 2024.

Our program in Animal Biology includes both invertebrate and vertebrate animals. This program addresses three general questions about animals:

  1. How do they work (form, function, behavior, physiology, ecology)? 
  2. How do they develop (gene expression, cell biology, morphogenesis)? and 
  3. How do they evolve (genetics, diversity, phylogeny)?   

Students will develop a comprehensive overview of how the different levels of biology relate to one another, from molecules to behaviour, from physiology to ecology.  

The Animal Biology program has been captured in our newly named programs (effective 2018), please click the link below to explore options.

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Program Admissions

Career Options

There are many routes you can take with your degree in Animal Biology. Here are a few of them with some examples:

Animal Welfare

Corporate Biology (greenification of industry)


Environmental Consulting

Environmental Interpretation/Communication

Environmental Law

Further Education

Pest and Disease Management

Population Conservation and Management

Protected Areas Management and Environmental Law Enforcement


Science Journalism

Veterinary Medicine