About Program Admission Requirements

Glendon's biology program is perfect for those who are interested in conservation biology, biotechnology, ecology, and more. A worldwide focus on public health and environmental issues calls for more bilingual graduates who can work in the science professions. Glendon’s small classes offer a personalized experience with advanced hands-on research opportunities rarely offered before you reach grad school. Glendonites can also take biology courses at the Keele campus, the longest-established scientific program at York, home to internationally-recognized teaching and research professors.

Bilingual scientists needed in Ontario

As the first and only bilingual Biology BSc in Southern Ontario to offer courses in English and French, Glendon’s program helps address a provincial need for bilingual professionals in the sciences.

Ce programme est parfait pour ceux qui sont intéressés par la biologie de la conservation, la biotechnologie, l’écologie et d’autres domaines de la biologie. L’attention mondiale accordée aux questions de santé publique et d’environnement entraîne un besoin accru de diplômés en biologie et en science de la santé formés pour travailler dans des professions scientifiques. Les petites classes à Glendon vous offrent une expérience personnalisée et des possibilités de recherche de pointe qui sont rares pendant des études de premier cycle. En tant qu’étudiant de Glendon, vous pouvez aussi suivre des cours de biologie sur le campus Keele, dans le plus ancien programme scientifique de York, où œuvrent de nombreux professeurs, ayant une renommée mondiale pour leur enseignement et leur recherche.

L’Ontario a besoin de scientifiques bilingues

En tant que premier et seul programme de B.Sc. en Biologie dans le sud de l’Ontario à offrir des cours en français et en anglais, notre programme est bien placé pour répondre au besoin de professionnels scientifiques bilingues dans la province.

Sample First-year Schedule

  • Introduction to Biology
  • Statistics
  • a language course (depending on language level, you would take French as a second language course, an English as a second language course, or a discipline course taught in your second language)
  • Energy, Physical Sciences and the Environment
  • Computer Usage and Software Applications

Possible Career Paths

Explore what you can do with your degree
  • marine biologist
  • research associate
  • cardiac scientist

Internationalize your degree

The iBSc degree program reflects York's commitment to internationalization and requires you to acquire an international language and to gain international experience on exchange at one of York University's partner institutions abroad. You will benefit from enhanced interdisciplinary and cross-cultural knowledge, which are important components of the department's academic focus. Visit the International program page for more information.

You are required to provide official evidence of academic achievement in secondary education. This can be demonstrated through:

  • Final grades under the Ontario curriculum (obtained through correspondence, night school or through TVO)
  • Credentials through other curricula, such as results from Advanced Placement (AP) or Advanced-level courses in the General Certificate of Education (GCE). (Students may register to sit for the AP and GCE examinations as private candidates.)

In the absence of final grades in courses:

  • You must submit the results of standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum combined total of 1170 on the Critical Reading and Math components or a composite American College Testing (ACT) score of 24.
  • Your application will be reviewed by an admissions sub-committee. If admitted, you will not be eligible for entrance scholarships. You will be considered for continuing student scholarships at the end of your first year of study, if you satisfy those criteria.

You may also be required to provide proof of language proficiency. You will be considered for entrance scholarships on the basis of your overall averages in the six 4U/4M (Ontario curriculum) or equivalent courses.

We are adding to our database of admission requirements by country. Please check back in October for additional admission requirements by country. General requirements are currently available by country — note that program-specific requirements may apply in addition to general requirements.