Future Students


The Department of Biology at Memorial University is located in St. John’s, Newfoundland, on the eastern coast of Canada. We offer degrees at the Bachelors (B.Sc.), Honours (B.Sc. Hons.), Master's, (MSc.) and Doctoral (Ph.D.) level.

Our undergraduate and graduate students receive training in both fundamental and advanced topics in biology. From subcellular to large scale ecosystems, we prioritize providing our students with opportunities to get hands-on experience in research laboratories and field courses.

Our current programs of study include:

Major in Biology
• B.Sc. in Biology (Major or Major-Cooperative)
• B.Sc. in Biology (Honours or Honours-Cooperative)

Optional Concentrations

• Applied Ecology and Conservation
• Aquatic Life
• Biological Tools and Techniques
• Biology for Health Professions
• Comparative Biology
• Evolutionary Ecology
• Molecular, Microbial and Cell biology

Joint Degrees
• Biology/Behavioural Neuroscience (B.Sc. Honours)
• Biochemistry/Cell Biology (B.Sc. Honours)
• Biology/Earth Sciences (B.Sc. Honours)
• Biology/Psychology (B.Sc. Honours)
• Biology/Statistics (B.Sc. Honours)

The Marine Biology (B.Sc. and B.Sc. Honours programs) is jointly administered by the departments of Ocean Sciences and Biology.

Minor in Biology
Students can complete a Minor in Biology in conjunction with their major degree. Completing a minor in biology can provide students with a diverse skill set that will be beneficial in their post-degree pursuits.

Graduate Programs
The Department of Biology has a large and energetic graduate program (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) with access to excellent research facilities in both laboratory and field settings.

Biology is also part of the interdisciplinary Cognitive and Behavioural Ecology (CABE) program, which offers both the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. Interested students should apply directly to the CABE program.