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Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc) / Bachelor of Education (BEd) - Biology Lakehead University




Course info


Biology is the study of plants, animals and the diversity of life in an evolutionary context. As a Biology student you will gain insight into how organisms interact, how genes are inherited, how creatures evolve and much more. Our programs are practical and hands-on with research and fieldwork opportunities in almost every course to enhance in-class learning.

You will be exposed to the central aspects of Biology including:

  • Form and Function
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Evolution
  • Biodiversity
  • Systematic
  • Ecology and Environmental Biology

You have the freedom to study Biology in a way that suits your career aspirations. You may choose courses that will prepare you to become a professional biologist, or you can combine your biological studies with a major in Chemistry, Geography, Environmental Studies or Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism.

Our program also offers 4 areas of concentration that will allow you to further study a particular area of interest including:

  • Animal Sciences
  • Biodiversity & Conservation
  • Plant Sciences
  • Neuroscience

The small size of our department allows you to become involved with ongoing faculty research, ranging from ecology to bio-refining. Exciting professional opportunities exist for you post-graduation with further study in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine or graduate school.

Future Careers

Molecular Biology

  • Cytotechnologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Medical Geneticist
  • Forensic Laboratory Analyst

Ecology and Evolution

  • Conservation Biologist
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Biochemist
  • Botanist
  • Zoologist
  • Marine Biologist


  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Bioinformatics Specialist/Programmer
  • Computer Scientist

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc) / Bachelor of Education (BEd) - Biology.

Full Time (6 years)

Tuition fees

CAD$23,731.00 (12,72,779) per year

Ancillary Fee - Year 1: CAN $1,154.37; Year 2 - 4: CAN $1,134.37

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


01-May-20, 08-Sep-20, 04-Jan-21


Lakehead University

Thunder Bay Campus,

955 Oliver Road,


Ontario (ON),

P7B 5E1, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent.

Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian).

English Language Proficiency Requirements

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language (paper based): Minimum Score: 550 (no component score less than 50); TOEFL (computer based): Minimum Score: 213 (no component score less than 17); TOEFL (internet based): Minimum Score: 80 (no component score less than 19); IELTS (academic test) - International English Language Testing System: Minimum Score: 6.5 (no individual score less than 6.0); MELAB - Michigan English Language Assessment Battery: Minimum Score: 85; CAEL - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment, CAEL CE - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (Computer Edition): Minimum Score: 60.

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