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Restoration Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Pursue a fulfilling career enhancing ecosystems and protecting them from further harm in Northern Ontario and around the globe, with this Restoration Biology program at Laurentian University.


Today's changing climate, decline in global biodiversity, ecosystem health, and ecosystem recovery are major environmental and social challenges leading to a demand for biologists with knowledge and skills in restoration. 

Graduates of this Restoration Biology program at Laurentian University are prepared for graduate school, teaching, government services, environmental consulting, non-governmental conservation agencies, mining companies and other sectors seeking to restore the environment. 

Gain hands-on experience through field investigations in Greater Sudbury, a city which plays an international role as a center for aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem recovery and restoration.

As a mining and smelting centre, and with a successful unesco-recognized regreening program, Sudbury is an appropriate setting for the study of environmental degradation and rehabilitation. Global biodiversity and ecosystem health are of supreme importance: ecologists with knowledge and skills in conservation and restoration are in demand.


Graduates of specialization in Restoration Biology are being employed by environmental consulting companies, federal and provincial ministries, graduate studies, mining companies, nongovernmental conservation agencies, etc. the option also gives a solid background to start graduate studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Course include:
  • Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Physics for the Life Science
  • Genetics
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Cell Biology
  • Diversity of Plants
  • Principles of Ecology
  • Diversity of Animals
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Statistics

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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Academic Requirements

  • Official high school transcripts. If documents are in your native language, please provide a notarized and officially translated copy in either English or French
  • Official high school diploma. If documents are in your native language, please provide a notarized and officially translated copy in either English or French
  • Proof of language skill:English for English language programs or
  • French for French language programs
  • Applicants must meet both language requirements for bilingual programs
  • A resume or CV specifying current education and work experience 
  • A copy of a valid passport (both sides)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25960 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25960 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Greater Sudbury

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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