Life Sciences

Biochemistry

Biochemistry is the study of the chemistry of living organisms, of physiology and the structures, properties and changes of biomatter. Applications include medical products and diagnostics, new food and its safety, crop improvement, cosmetics and forensic science.

Biology

Study life on scales ranging from the cellular to the global. Our program combines biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, zoology, animal physiology, molecular genetics, plant science, evolution and ecology with first-rate laboratory experiences and research opportunities.

Biomedical Science

Biomedical Science seeks to understand how the body functions at the cellular and molecular levels. The prevention and treatment of illness in people and in animals is based on this understanding. The field includes many areas of life science, including biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, physiology and biotechnology.

Biophysics

Biophysics is an exciting discipline at the intersection of physics and biology in which the methods and techniques of physics are applied to study organisms and biological processes. Learn how a laser can aid in drug delivery and how DNA can improve light-emitting diodes. Make your studies come alive in an internship or through our undergraduate research program. 

Biotechnology

Biotechnology is the application of science and engineering in the innovative use of living organisms to create new products that improve the quality of  our food, health and environment. Applications of this science include the diagnosis and treatment of disease, the genetic modification of agricultural crops and the increase of agricultural productivity.

Environmental Biology

Environmental Biology allows you to explore critical issues in conservation biology and biodiversity while making connections with areas such as human health, sustainability, environmental management and public policy. This program focuses on the biology of environmental issues, integrating ecological theory and practice to predict, quantify and address the impact of stressors such as habitat loss, pollutants, climate change, resource harvesting and invasive species on living systems. Career paths include: ecologist, invasive-species biologist, conservation biologist.

Environmental Science

Environmental Science focuses on the major interacting systems of the atmosphere, biosphere, water and landforms, as well as on the effect of human activity on these systems. The Life Sciences stream involves the incorporation of physical geography with ecology and population biology. The Physical Sciences stream integrates atmospheric science with surface-water hydrology and the study of landforms. You will gain hands-on experience in environmental research and develop strong technical skills.

Undecided Major

Take time to think about your future and begin your studies. Explore your interests and develop your strengths by taking courses in a variety of subjects before declaring your major.

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