Biology is the study of life as it has evolved and is evolving on earth. All aspects of life are examined, from molecular processes inside cells, to large scale ecological interactions between organisms in their environment, and how the changing environment shapes these interactions.
B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Honours in Biological Sciences – 4 years
B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Honours in Biological Sciences (Co-op) – 5 years
B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Major in Biological Sciences – 4 years
B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Major in Biological Sciences (Co-op) – 5 years
B. Sc. Biological Sciences Focus General Degree - 3 Years
B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, General – 3 years
Interesting courses and unique opportunities
Co-op options available both locally and nationally in government, private industry and research facilities.
A Biological Sciences degree can also be used as a stepping stone to professional programs such as Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Education, or to further opportunities in research through graduate programs at the University of Manitoba (in Biological Sciences, Agriculture, and Medicine).
Admission requirements & prerequisites
Direct entry option
This entry option is open to high school students or high school graduates who have not completed any university or college courses. Specific program requirements will vary; details of these requirements are available on each program’s application page.
Advanced entry option
24 credit hours in U1 (or an approved bachelors program)
This entry option is open to students who have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours of university level study. Specific program requirements will vary; details of these requirements are available on each program’s application page.
High school prerequisites
High school prerequisites: Depending on major, may include Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, Physics 40S, Pre-Calculus Math or Applied Math 40S
Many programs will require or recommend specific high school courses over and above their admission requirements. These high school prerequisites are not always required to enter the program, but they must be completed to enrol in certain university courses within it. If a student does not have a particular prerequisite when they enter the program, they may complete an equivalent upgrading course at university that will satisfy the prerequisite requirement.
More details on admission requirements, application dates and the application process are available on the Faculty of Science apply for admission page.
What is unique about this program at the U of M?
The number of different course offerings and diverse array of research conducted by faculty members makes the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba unique in Manitoba. Local, national and international collaborations by faculty members in the Department of Biological Sciences provides an integrated and relevant approach to world problems today. The breadth in research expertise provides teaching excellence in areas of biological science including gene regulation and development, microscopy, evolution, environmental physiology, animal behaviour, food web dynamics, invertebrate biology and population ecology. The Biological Science program at the University of Manitoba allows students to specialize in Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology; Environmental and Integrative Physiology; Evolution and Biodiversity; and Ecology and Environmental Biology and the unique integrative theme allows students to utilize courses in both Biological Sciences and Microbiology.