Undergraduate Programs

The Biological Sciences program at Brock is designed to provide you with a broad base in modern biological thought, and prepare you for further studies or careers in the biological sciences and related fields.

What are my study options?

  • Our program offers a strong core of courses that provide an overview of important concepts and problems in modern biology.
  • Biological Sciences is the most general and fundamental of the life sciences, and will provide you with maximum flexibility for career planning.
  • Flexibility allows you to select elective courses to reflect your individual interests and skills.
  • Labs are an integral component of your studies, and will allow you to gain hands-on experience in modern, well-equipped facilities.
  • The faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences have demonstrated strengths in many key areas including: Cell and Molecular biology, Animal Physiology and Neurobiology, Plant Sciences, and Ecology and Evolution. This offers you a great selection of possible research areas in year four, and excellent opportunities for gaining skills and in-depth knowledge in a variety of areas.
  • Faculty within the Biological Sciences program have been highly successful in securing external research funding. In 2003/2004 funding reached $7 million dollars.
  • Brock faculty are recognized on a provincial, national and international level. Within the department there are two Canada Research Chairs, three winners of the Premier’s Research Excellence Award, one Chancellor’s Chair and the recipient of a special award from the National Research Council for innovation in molecular biology.
  • Research in year four of an Honours degree will provide you with the opportunity to conduct your own original research under the supervision of our award winning faculty.
AgronomistEnvironmental AnalystMedical Record TechnicianPlant Geneticist
BiochemistFisheries BiologistMedical Social WorkerProfessor
BiologistFlavour ChemistMedical TechnicianPublic Health Asst.
BiophysicistFood & Drug InspectorMicrobiologistQuality Control
BiostatisticianForesterMycologistResearch Assistant
BiotechnologistGenetic CounsellorNatural Resources ManagerSchool Teacher
ConsultantHorticulturistParasitologistScientific Librarian
Crop PhysiologistHospital AdministratorPark RangerScientific Reporter
CytotechnologistIndustrial HygienistPatent SpecialistTechnical Writer
DentistLaboratory TechnicianPathologistToxicologist
Development Asst.LawyerPest Control InspectorVeterinarian
EcologistLobbyistPharmaceutical SalesWildlife Biologist
Education SpecialistMarine BiologistPharmacologistZoo Assistant
EmbryologistMedical Equipment SalesPhysicianZoologist
EntomologistMedical IllustratorPhysician Assistant

While most biology graduates work in a related occupation and eventually obtain an advanced degree, others choose another direction. Many careers do not require a specific major but rather a wide range of demonstrated skills and accomplishments. Regardless of your career choices, increase your marketability to employers through research assistantships, volunteer work in research labs, responsible work experience, good grades, and involvement in university activities .

Frequently asked questions

Visit the current undergraduate calendar for a complete listing of our currently offered courses.

Visit brocku.ca/programs for more information about our programs, and brocku.ca/admissions for information on how to apply to them. We look forward to doing biology with you.