Our department is home to award-winning faculty with research interests in, but not limited to, animal behaviour, cellular and molecular biology, ecology, environmental and conservation biology, evolution, genetics, marine biology, microbiology, physiology, plant biology and quantitative biology.

Working with our Academic Program Officer, students can design their Major program to acquire expertise in seven broad areas of study: Applied ecology and conservation, Aquatic life, Biological tools and techniques, Biology for health professions, Comparative biology, Evolutionary ecology, and Molecular, microbial and cell biology.

Within each area of study we offer our students the opportunity to gain practical, hands-on laboratory and field experiences, as well as optional cooperative education placements, to acquire the skills necessary to work within the discipline of Biology and to pursue careers in a broad range of areas, including education, environmental conservation, government, industry, medicine and related health professions.

While the majority of our undergraduate courses take place on the St. John's campus, students are encouraged to take advantage of Biology field courses offered at Memorial University’s Bonne Bay Marine Station and the Harlow Campus. The Bonne Bay Marine Station is located within Gros Morne National Park, a World Heritage Site, on Newfoundland's west coast. It offers students unparalleled opportunities to study marine and terrestrial science. Memorial University’s Harlow Campus, located in Essex, England, offers students the opportunity to live and study in England. Our courses at Harlow focus on vertebrate diversity and applied biology and include visits to the London and Whipsnade Zoos, the Natural History Museum in London, vertebrate collections at Cambridge University, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds conservation and restoration sites, and the John Innes Centre in Norwich.

For additional information on our undergraduate programs, please consult the menu to the left.