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Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #151 (ARWU) Waterloo, Canada
At the University of Waterloo, you’ll dive into your Biology major right from day one. And with more than 80 biology courses available, you’ve got plenty of options.
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Overview

Keep your Biology degree broad, or go deeper with one of six possible specializations offered by the University of Waterloo.

You’ll graduate ready for a career in laboratory or field research, environmental assessment, education, the health professions, or industry. If you enrol in co-op, you'll also have up to two years of paid work experience to add to your resume.

Sample co-op job titles

  • Genetic counselling assistant
  • Field and lab technician
  • Plant pathology research assistant
  • Bioinformatics assistant
  • Animal care & research assistant

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Zoology
  • Introductory Cell Biology/Lab
  • Organismal and Evolutionary Ecology
  • Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter/Lab
  • Diversity of Life

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Complete the Admission Information Form once you've applied. (online)

Ontario students: six Grade 12 U and/or M courses including:

  • English (ENG4U) (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • Advanced Functions (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • Calculus and Vecators (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • Two of Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Mathematics of Data Management, Physics (Biology, Chemistry, and/or Physics are recommended)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36700 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36700 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    7200 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7200 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Waterloo

  • 810 - 1450 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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