What am I going to learn?
I will learn about:
- Ecological theory
- Basic science and environmental biology
- Applied ecology
- How to address complex environmental issues through the lens of biology
- Selected topics in four theme areas:
- Environmental contamination
- Ecological processes from genes to landscapes
- Biodiversity conservation and management
- Phylogeny and field identification of plants or animals
What experiences will I have?
- I will learn about real world issues, and will complete a community-based learning project with a nongovernmental organization or another organization outside of campus in the capstone course.
- I will gain practical experience in the lab or in the field.
- I will learn about and develop skills in computer modelling.
What can I do with this after I graduate?
- I can work in population modelling
- I can work as a conservation biologist
- I can work as a government biologist
- I can use this degree as a stepping stone to the Registered Professional Biologist certification
- I can work in wildlife conservation and management
- I can work in plant restoration and remediation
- I can work in invasive plant management
- I can use this degree to lead to further studies in veterinary medicine, medicine, or graduate studies
What lens will I use to see the world?
- I will be a biologist with curiosity about the natural world.
- I will be interested in getting on the ground and looking at how organisms function in their natural environment.
Looking for more?
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- Degree and course requirements
Note that additional science and/or mathematics prerequisites not required for admission are needed to study some university-level courses. For more information, contact an academic advisor.
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- Looking for something to help ease your transition into university? Consider a Learning Community.
- For Aboriginal students with an interest in accessing STEM Degrees learn more about the ASAP STEM Pathways program
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