What Does the Biology Department at Brandon University Offer?

We offer 3-Year, 4-Year, and 4-Year Honours B.Sc. programs in Biology.

A 3-year or 4-year degree in an area of biology can meet the academic requirements for admission into the University of Manitoba School of Medicine and other professional programs such as Dentistry, Optometry or Veterinary Medicine

Information about pre-professional programs can be found in section 9 of the BU General Calendar.

If you are considering a career in the biological sciences we suggest that you take the 4-Year program. If you plan to enter a professional school such as Dentistry, Medicine, Optometry or Veterinary Medicine we suggest that you consult the advisor for the program you want to pursue.

Students entering the Biology program must have completed Senior 4 Biology, English, Mathematics and Chemistry or their equivalents. Applications for exemption from these requirements may be made to the Biology Department.  Students wishing to major or minor in Biology must obtain a grade of “C” or better in both 15:162 and 15:163 before proceeding to the second year of the Biology program.

Environmental Science program

Some members of the Biology Department teach courses in the Environmental Science program, and may be available to supervise Topics projects in Environmental Science.

Please visit the Environmental Science web pages for more information about that program.

Interdisciplinary Masters of Science in Environmental and Life Sciences program (MELS)

Members of the Biology Department teach courses in the MELS program, and are available to supervise Thesis projects in their research areas for MSc students.

Please visit the MELS web page for more information about that program, and visit individual Biology members’ webpages to find out about their research programs and thesis opportunities working with them.