Program Information

School: Queen’s University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Description: 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. Let your interests evolve. The four year Honours BSc is a rigorous degree plan that will ground you in all of the major subdisciplines of Biology but still allow a degree of specialization in the upper years. Many students discover their strengths and passions in their first years of study, and this degree plan will allow you to build strength in one of several distinct areas of study, or follow a broader, more eclectic approach in the upper years. With opportunities for specialized seminar courses and independent research in the laboratory and the field, the Biology BScH is a rigorous preparation for postgrad life.

New to Biology is the Biotechnology program that works with living organisms and other biological systems to help us improve our lives by discovering new drugs, improving crop production, and helping to develop novel forms of sustainable energy. Recognizing the interdisciplinary nature of biotechnology, the program will encourage students to take courses from several departments at Queen’s, everything from law to civil engineering to biomechanical and molecular sciences. There is also an option to combine this degree with a diploma in Biotechnology from St. Lawrence College.

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

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Careers: Biologists

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 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 

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]