Which Biology program is right for you?

Carleton undergraduate Biology student conducting honours thesis research on plant development.

Carleton undergraduate Biology student conducting honours thesis research on plant development.

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Bachelor of Science

Our science programs concentrate on courses in Biolgoy and other sciences, while allowing for a limited number of optional courses in arts and social sciences.  The four-year Honours program is strongly recommended if you are planning to continue studies at the graduate level, and is particularly appropriate for entry into professional programs in medicine, pharmacy, physiotherapy, veterinary sciences or teaching, or for careers in biology. We have four exciting concentrations that will help you focus your studies in particular areas.

Biology – B.Sc. Honours

Biology – B.Sc. Major and General

Bioinformatics – B.Sc. Honours

Biotechnology – B.Sc. Honours

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Bachelor of Science – Combined Honours

Neuroscience – B.Sc. Combined Honours

Biology and Physics – B.Sc. Combined Honours

Biology and Earth Sciences – B.Sc. Combined Honours

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Bachelor of Arts

These programs combine a liberal education in the arts and social sciences with increased depth in the life sciences.  The programs have a minimal requirement for courses from the physical sciences and mathematics allowing students to relate their special knowledge of biology to other disciplines in the social sciences and humanities.

Biology – B.A. General

Biology – B.A. Honours

Biology – B.A. Combined Honours

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Bachelor of Humanities – Combined Honours

Students can take a Combined Honours in Humanities and Biology, a program designed especially for those interested in both the arts and sciences. This program consists of twelve courses in Humanities and eight courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry.

Biology and Humanities – B.Hum. Combined Honours

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Minor in Biology

Minor in Biology

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Co-op

The Department of Biology offers a flexible co-op option for the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) students.  You can gain at least 12 months of practical work experience in settings such as government laboratories, Environment Canada, biotech companies, and museums in the Ottawa area. To learn more about Carleton’s Co-operative Education program visit the undergraduate calendar.

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