Undergraduate Program

The Department of Cell Biology, in conjunction with the Faculty of Science offers a B.Sc. Honors or Major in Cell Biology. The goal of modern cell biology is to establish a molecular understanding of cells exploiting techniques drawn from molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, microscopy and biophysics.

Admission to programs in the Faculty of Science is competitive. Specific yearly admission information, including competitive averages, can be found here.

The Department of Cell Biology is committed to building upon its research strengths. Students are strongly encouraged to register in CELL 398, 498 or 499 so that they may participate in supervised individual research projects. The goal is to give students a broad and practical knowledge base to cultivate independent and productive future researchers. Steps to enroll in and complete a CELL 398, 498 or 499 research project can be found here.

Many of our Honors and Major students have received awards from Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions (AIHS) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for summer research internships.

For information about the Undergraduate program in Cell Biology please contact the Undergraduate Director Dr. Gary Eitzen at gary.eitzen@ualberta.ca.  

See links below for detailed course requirements for the Honors, Major and Minor programs (as of September 2024)