Program Information

School: Cape Breton University
Faculty: School of Science and Technology
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Description: Biology is also known as a natural science concerned with the study of all living organisms. Although living organisms share some unifying themes, such as their origin from the same basic cellular structure and their molecular basis of inheritance, they are diverse in many other aspects.

The diversity of life leads to many divisions in biological science involved with studying all aspects of living organisms. Biologists look at such topics as origins, structure, function, reproduction, growth and development, behaviour and evolution of different organisms. In addition, biologists consider how living organisms interact with each other, and the environment, on an individual as well as group basis.

URL: Biology (BSc) at Cape Breton University
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,024

This cost estimate is based on students taking five full-year undergraduate-level courses.

Careers: Biologists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 65
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Science 
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics 

Applicants are required to have English 12 (academic or advanced); 1 Math 12 (academic or advanced) course (Pre-Calculus 12 recommended); 2 Grade 12 Science (academic or advanced) courses (must include 1 of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics); and 1 additional Grade 12 academic or advanced level course, with a minimum overall average of 65%.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

Cape Breton University has strong relationships with several english language partners including, International Centre EAP, English School of Canada (ESC), EC English Language School and ILAC. If your first language is not English, you will need to provide documentation to show that CBU’s English language proficiency requirements have been met. If you have completed at least two years in a secondary school (as recognized by CBU) where English is the primary language of instruction, you do not require a language score. Official documentation, however, is needed. If you have completed at least 30 credit hours (or equivalent) at a post-secondary institution (as recognized by CBU) where English is the primary language of instruction, you do not require a language score. Official documentation is required.