B.Sc. On Campus


University of Prince Edward Island

48 months
6450 CAD/year
6450 CAD/year
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The Biology Department at University of Prince Edward Island has a strong tradition of helping people realize their potential through deep consideration of the biological world. A scientific understanding of the plants and animals is, in many ways, its own reward. But it is also a pathway to a large number of exciting and fulfilling career opportunities. 


Students in the Biology program at the University of Prince Edward Island may apply for a particular specialization any time before the end of their third year. Those that have not specified a specialization must meet the requirements for the General Biology Stream.

  • The Life Sciences specialization may be of interest to students who intend to pursue careers or graduate studies related to veterinary medicine ('pre-vet'), human health professions, or research/innovation in biomedical or biotechnological sciences.
  • The Environmental Biology specialization may be of interest to students interested in careers or graduate studies related to biodiversity and conservation, or wildlife biology in the modern context of climate change and human interactions.
  • The General Biology stream will give students a broad background in biology, with good preparation for all areas of Modern Biology.


  • A biology program is a common route toward the health professions (human and veterinary medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy, etc.), for which we offer strong pre-professional programs.
  • It can also lead to careers in environmental analysis, biotechnology, laboratory diagnostics, and many other things.
  • Biology graduates also often establish other sorts of careers (lawyer, business professional) for which the knowledge of biology can be a strong personal and professional asset.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Microbiology
  • History of Biology
  • Molecular Biology Research Techniques
  • Design and Analysis of Biological Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ecology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits
  • 126 for Honours


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Grade 12 Academic English
  • Grade 12 Academic Mathematics
  • Two Grade 12 Academic Science subjects (acceptable subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Computer Science, Oceanography, Animal Science, Environmental Science)
  • One additional Grade 12 Academic course

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6450 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6450 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    6450 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6450 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • International fee: $7,548 per year in addition to full-time course tuition

Living costs for Charlottetown

1080 - 1710 CAD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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