Bachelor of Science (BSc)
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What you will learn in this program
Ecology scholars ask questions such as: Why does New Brunswick have twice as many tree species as Alberta? How do bacteria become resistant to antibiotics? Why do male birds sing, but females don’t?
Ecology examines the relationship that living organism have with their environment. During the course of your studies, much of your learning will occur while actively working on problems in class, during tutorials, and in the laboratory. You'll also complete a two-term research project under the guidance of a faculty member, and gain hands-on experience conducting research at a field school held off our main campus.
Ecologists have global opportunities to work in areas such as conservation, mining, forestry, the public sector, and more. A degree in Ecology can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or a professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or architecture.
Courses you'll take:
Introduction to Biochemistry, Introduction to Marine Science, Principles of Ecology, Principles of Genetics, Energy Flow in Biological Systems
Admission requirements and information
Collaborative team work - Interact with your peers while learning to collaborate on projects.
Practical research opportunities - Gain hands-on experience learning techniques and using tools to address real-world issues.
Lab work - Learn how to use tools and develop techniques within a supervised laboratory setting.
Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.
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We'll be accepting applications to attend the University of Calgary in fall 2019 starting on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. You'll be able to submit an application until Friday, March 1, 2019. Check out our student experience page to find out more about what life is like on campus or consider visiting campus for a tour led by one of our current students.