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Natural Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Thunder Bay, Canada
Our three-year Natural Science program Lakehead University is within the Department of Biology, yet does not require Chemistry and Mathematics prerequisites and contains less theory-based courses when compared to our traditional Biology programs.

Overview

 If you wish to apply, and acquire a basic knowledge of Biology, without pursuing the "career-scientist" route, Natural Science is for you.

Following the completion of your Natural Science studies, you will:

  • Understand the basic principles of life systems and biological diversity
  • Demonstrate a high level of biological literacy
  • Understand the role and relationship of organisms in the environment
  • Exhibit advanced critical thinking and reflective experience skills 

Our Natural Science program Lakehead University emphasizes field biology, and integrates many experiential learning opportunities including lab work and research internships. Each year you will have the flexibility to choose electives from other Faculties to supplement your Biology education, and gain a well-rounded and multidisciplinary understanding of living organisms and the environment.

Future Careers

Many career opportunities exist for you as a graduate. Our students have gone into the workforce directly after graduation, while others have pursued graduate and/or professional school. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • January 15 (for Ontario High School Applicants) 
    • March 1 (for College Transfer Applicants) 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Animal Biology
  • Plant Biology
  • The balance of your courses will be Science and Social Sciences courses, and an elective from a Faculty of your choice. 
  • The flexibility of the program allows you to discover and pursue your individual interests, in both the sciences and the humanities, starting in first year.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent (For most countries, the same academic preparation as is required for university entrance in that country is required for consideration. Refer to Admission Requirements by Country.)
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23731 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23731 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5984 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5984 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Thunder Bay

  • 1149 - 1720 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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