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Environmental Biology

University of Guelph
Bachelor's degree
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Environmental Biology

Examine the impacts of climate change and learn about insect diversity, waterborne diseases, and plant pathology. Develop an understanding of the impact of interactions between humans and the environment at the molecular, population and community levels. Initiate solutions for a variety of environmental problems. Go on to further academic studies and careers in the public and private sectors.

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Admission requirements

Admission to semester one of a degree program and General Studies is available in the Fall semester only. A semester one degree applicant is defined as one who will receive fewer than 2.00 transfer credits upon admission.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Major (Honours Program)

Semester 1

  • Discovering Biodiversity
  • General Chemistry I
  • Fundamentals of Environmental Sciences
  • Elements of Calculus I
  • Physics for Life Sciences

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • General Chemistry II
  • Physics for Life Sciences II
  • Introduction to Computing
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Elements of Calculus II
  • Statistics I

Semester 3

  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Statistics I (if not taken in semester 2)
  • Principles of Toxicology

Semester 4

  • Ecology
  • Problem Solving in Environmental Biology
  • Foundations in Molecular Biology and Genetics

Semester 5

  • Electives or restricted electives chosen from lists A, B, C and/or D.

Semester 6

  • Electives or restricted electives chosen from lists A, B, C and/or D

Semester 7

  • Project in Environmental Sciences

Semester 8

  • Toxicological Risk Assessment
  • Project in Environmental Sciences

Restricted Electives

Scholarships & funding

We offer several scholarships, for more information please visit our website.


International fees - $30,500- $42,200CAD

Career paths

Sample Careers

  • Forest microbiologist
  • Plant pathologist
  • Entomologist

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University of Guelph

The University of Guelph is ranked as one of Canada’s top comprehensive universities, with top marks in student experience. No matter where you're from, once you enrol at U of G, you’re part of a community – a network of...

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Why study at University of Guelph

The city of Guelph was ranked in 2019 as one of the top 50 places to live in Canada.

The university campus boats a gorgeous walking campus, stunning greenery and beautiful building and facilities.

With over 200 student clubs, 7 dining halls, 19 intramural sports and a 25,000 sq. foot fitness centre, you can see why we are recognized as a Canadian leader in student experience.

There are so many ways for prospective international students to reach out to the university. Check out all our social media handles, as well as our university website and admission pages for up to date news. We also offer international students the ability to chat with current international students through our UniBuddy platform. Go onto our international admission webpages to find more details on how to get in touch with a student or staff UniBuddy and start chatting!

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University of Guelph

50 Stone Road East
N1G 2W1 Guelph Ontario

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