Program Information

School: Queen’s University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Mathematics, General
Description: Specialization in Biology and Mathematics (BIMA) is an intensive course of study with approximately two-thirds of your courses within the discipline with a combination of courses within Biology and Mathematics.There has never been a more exciting time to study Biology, with subjects ranging as broadly as climate change and the conservation of biodiversity, the origin and evolution of life, the form and function of organisms, and the ongoing “omics” revolution at the molecular level. Our program emphasizes interactive learning with hands-on laboratories, small senior seminar modules and field courses. Our department also offers opportunities for field study around the globe — from Argentina to Africa. Understanding the evolution of drug resistant diseases draws upon knowledge of genetics, genomics, epidemiology and population ecology. These are all areas of study steeped in both Biology and Mathematics, and this example just one of many that could be used to highlight the growing need for quantitative literacy in academics, medicine, and industry. The Biology and Mathematics SSP incorporates courses from both departments and combines them with specialized courses in “BioMath” to provide an exceptional learning experience in this emerging field.

Mathematicians seek out patterns, construct rigorous arguments, articulate assumptions, appreciate the value of a precise definition, analyze mathematical models, and create beautiful structures. Statisticians produce trustworthy data, extract meaning and draw practical conclusions from data, test conjectures, provide mathematical evidence, and critique the reasoning of others. In both cases, these skills have a surprising ability to help make sense of the physical, biological, artistic, psychological, economic, social, and philosophical worlds. As a consequence, quantitative expertise is in high demand on the job market. Moreover, rankings of occupations invariably list multiple careers in mathematics and statistics among the very best.

URL: Biology and Mathematics at Queen’s University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $39,247

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Careers: Biologists,Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 85

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Chemistry 

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]