Integrative Biology - Undergraduate Program - University of Windsor - Windsor, Ontario, Canada
 

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Program Highlights & Admission Requirements

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Study the fundamentals of life in this flexible program that lets you blaze your own trail. Specialize in microbiology, cellular development, environmental and evolutionary biology, population and ecosystem ecology, or any combination of these areas. You’ll learn research techniques in our new labs and out in the field that will prepare you for a wide range of career paths, ranging from interests at the molecular level, to whole organism (including humans) and/or the more complex community and ecosystem levels.


Sample Courses: Biological Diversity, Cell Biology, Ecology, Economic Botany, Evolution, Genetics, Human Physiology, Microbiology


Career Tracks: Professional schools (medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine), conservation officer, ecologist, entomologist, agricultural scientist, animal care specialist, laboratory supervisor

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U, Chemistry/SCH4U, Biology/SBI4U. English/ENG4U.
Recommended: Physics/SPH4U, Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
Minimum Average: 70% (70% average of all attempted science and math courses, excluding Math of Data Management/MDM4U)
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 86%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies
  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General 3-year program
  • H Honours 4-year program
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available

Functional Knowledge

  • Understanding and analyzing biological systems from the level of DNA up to and including ecosystem processes
  • Operating advanced scientific laboratory equipment and instruments
  • Taking careful measurements and recording precise observations using best practices/field techniques
  • Communicating interpreted technical and scientific data to various audiences

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Number of Graduates (2019)

93%


Employment Rate of Graduates

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion (OUGS Biological Sciences, 2018)

Megan Mickle

"The Biology department at the University of Windsor is an outstanding organization to be a part of, in terms of both learning and research. The professors are passionate about their jobs and are willing to go the extra mile to facilitate a great learning experience. The department is also representative of a tight knit community, which allows for numerous collaborative opportunities."

Megan Mickle
BSc (Honours) in Biological Sciences with Thesis MSc in Biological Sciences

Career Tracks*


  • Agricultural scientist
  • Animal care specialist
  • Audiologist
  • Chiropractor
  • Conservation officer
  • Dentist
  • Ecologist
  • Entomologist
  • Environmental assessor
  • Fisheries scientist
  • Food inspector
  • Laboratory technician/supervisor
  • Medical director
  • Medical Doctor
  • Nutritionist
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Policy advisor
  • Professional biologist
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Public health educator
  • Quality assurance supervisor
  • Radiation therapy
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Research scientist
  • Teacher
  • Veterinarian

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.


Common sectors for graduates

  • Academia: Advanced biological research
  • Education: Curriculum design, teaching
  • Food sciences, production, and regulation
  • Government: Research and policy development
  • Industry: Consultation, product development/testing
  • Medicine and dentistry
  • Other health-care professions
  • Veterinary science
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HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration, such as:

  • Co-op, internship or field experiences
  • Research with faculty
  • Culminating senior experience
  • Capstone courses
  • Service-learning
  • Learning communities
  • Study abroad

Career Planning Cycle

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

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Co-Curricular

Co-Curricular

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurricular

Extracurricular

Activities falling outside the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics)