Western University BiologyWestern Science


New Course Offerings 2017-2018

Biology 3222F - Field Research in Biology

Biology 3224G - University Science Education

Biology 3224G - Global Change Biology

Biology 4260B - Cellular Systems Biology 

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Learning in a Biology lab

The study of life spans a tremendous scale of inquiry from individual molecules to whole organisms to entire ecosystems.  At each level exists a complexity that is both wonderful to observe and yet challenging to understand – and this is what makes biology one of the most dynamic and compelling of the sciences.  Whether it is the study of habitat loss due to climate change or developing an AIDS vaccine – both endeavors are built on the fundamental understanding of biological systems.

The overall goal of the Biology undergraduate program is firmly rooted in a liberal education where students develop into open-minded, skeptical and engaged citizens.  Within the framework of the study of biology emphasis is placed on developing critical thinking and communication skills, helping you prepare for a career in a wide range of areas including scientific research and the professions of law, medicine and education.