Biology field work at Fundy Research Station.

Biology is the scientific study of living things — their form, function, origin, and behavior. Disciplines include cell biology, ecology, genetics and evolution, and animal and plant diversity.
Program overview

Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree options: BSc honours or major; Any degree, minor

The Department of Biology at Mount Allison is committed to providing students with opportunities for hands-on learning, as well as research and laboratory experience.

First-year courses include studies of evolution, ecology, human biology, and cell biology, as well as biochemistry.

Upper-year courses allow students to explore topics such as:

  • marine biology
  • aquaculture
  • embryology
  • genetics
  • microbiology
  • ornithology
  • physiology
  • animal biology
  • plant biology

Faculty are actively involved in research and students are strongly encouraged to participate in research through faculty-supervised independent research projects during summers or during academic terms.

Research opportunities in the Department of Biology at Mount Allison include:

  • phytoplankton physiology
  • neurophysiology
  • environmental animal physiology
  • fish ecology
  • molecular genetics
  • marine botany
  • field ecology

Find a list of specific biology courses in the academic calendar – biology.

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