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Bachelor of Science (B.S c.)

4 years

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Program highlights

Hands-on experience — laboratory and field work encourages hands-on and practical learning

Research opportunities ― get engaged in innovative research projects

Get graduate study ready — acquire the experience necessary to pursue a master's degree or doctorate

Well-rounded foundation — discover a wide range of ideas beyond your area of study

Study living systems by exploring the structure and function of cells and the lifecycles, adaptations and habitats of organisms. Pursue your interests through courses in genetics, cell biology, microbiology, molecular biology, ecology, evolution, anatomy and physiology.

Enhance your biology major through hands-on, practical learning experiences. Enjoy the flexibility to specialize your degree further by completing concentrations in cellular and molecular biology, anatomy and physiology, or ecology and evolution.

Career possibilities

  • Veterinarian, physician or dentist*
  • Genetic counsellor*
  • Laboratory technician
  • Food quality inspector
  • Professional biologist*
  • Field research assistant
  • Ecologist
  • Biotechnologist

* additional education, experience and/or training required

Admission requirements and costs

Curriculum and courses


Information about program offerings, admission requirements and the application process can be answered by an admissions and recruitment specialist.

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Faculty of Science and Technology

Mount Royal offers two bachelor's degrees in Science and Technology: The Bachelor of Computer Information Systems and the Bachelor of Science with majors in General Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science and Geology.

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