Welcome to the Department of Biological Sciences

Brock University is ranked highly among undergraduate Canadian universities in medical and science research grants. Through the Biological Sciences department, you’ll have access to modern labs and the teaching and research knowledge of professors who have received provincial, national and international acclaim for their work.

Research and teaching interests

In the Department of Biological Sciences, research and teaching interests range from molecular biology and physiology to ecology and behaviour. The main themes of research are:

  • Evolution and Ecology: The patterns of life in time and space.
  • Development and Function: The mechanisms by which living things are formed and maintain themselves.

Why is Biology important?

Biology is the study of life. Biology teaches us to understand and appreciate humanity’s place in nature and our relationship to the rest of the living world. It also helps us to understand ourselves — both in health and in sickness — and so assists the art of medicine.