We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.
We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.
This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.
The Biological Science – Advanced Entry program enables graduates with a three-year Biotechnology – Advanced diploma from an Ontario college an opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biological Science within four semesters, post-diploma.
Graduates from most three-year Biotechnology – Advanced Ontario college diploma programs with an overall B average (73 per cent average) or better, will be considered for admission to the university’s Biological Science program. Please contact the Admissions department for a list of diploma programs which are eligible for admission to this pathway program.
Students approved for admission to this pathway program are accepted into the regular Biological Science program only and do not have the option to transfer into other programs or specializations.
Program details and degree requirements
The requirements for the degree completion program are detailed in the following program map.
No more than 42 credit hours may be taken at the first-year level.
*Electives and breadth requirements
Students must complete 12 elective credit hours. Of these 12 credit hours, at least 3 credit hours must be in courses offered by the Faculty of Science, and at least 3 credit hours must be in courses outside the Faculty of Science. Students must take the remaining 6 elective credit hours in a general elective (offered by the Faculty of Science or outside the Faculty of Science). No more than 9 elective credit hours may be taken at the first-year level.
**Third- and Fourth-year Biology electives:
All students must complete 21 credit hours in BIOL at the third- and fourth-year level, with at least 6 credit hours at the fourth-year level.
Recommended List of 3000- and 4000-level BIOL courses: