The Department of Biology offers a flexible Co-operative Education option for B.Sc. Honours students. You can gain at least 12 months of practical work experience in settings such as:

  • government laboratories
  • Environment Canada
  • biotech companies
  • museums


The workplace

Carleton Biology graduates are well prepared for direct entry into careers in the life sciences.

Many of our students go on to careers as:

  • biological consultants
  • wildlife and resource managers
  • teachers
  • research technologists in a wide range of government and industrial research laboratories, including agriculture and horticulture, wildlife and fisheries, veterinary science, forestry, pharmaceutical, health, and food sciences.

An emerging area of high demand in the life sciences is bioinformatics, where thousands of new jobs are anticipated in the next decade.

Graduate studies

Graduates of any of our Honours programs are well qualified to go on to graduate studies. If you think that you may wish to pursue an advanced degree, you are encouraged to investigate graduate programs early to ensure that your program is suited to meet the relevant graduate-level requirements.

Professional programs

Many professional programs encourage applicants from a variety of backgrounds to apply.  Biology provides a strong foundation for many of these programs:

  • medicine
  • dentistry
  • teaching
  • veterinary sciences