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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
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.
Course Requirements: Grade 12 Advanced Functions, Grade 12 Chemistry, Grade 12 Biology. Grade 12 English.
Recommended: Grade 12 Physics, Grade 12 Calculus & Vectors
Minimum Average: 70% (70% average of all attempted science and math courses, excluding Grade 12 Math of Data Management)
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 86%
* Applicants educated outside of Canada must submit evidence of education equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six Grade 12 academic courses. Grades will be converted to Ontario equivalent grades.
Number of Graduates (2019)
Employment Rate of Graduates
Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion (OUGS Biological Sciences, 2018)
"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
* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.
With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that’s sure to set you on a journey to a future you’ll be proud of.
Explore a selection of opportunities recommended for students in your program. This chart shows some of your many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities
from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.
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:
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.
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.
Courses of study specific to each program
Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)
Activities falling outside the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics)
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