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Program Information

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The Department of Biology currently offers modules of study in Animal Behaviour, Biodiversity and Conservation, Biology, Ecosystem Health, Genetics, and Genetics and Biochemistry.

For more information on Western's module system see How Degrees are Constructed.

Regardless of the module, the teaching faculty of the Department of Biology have defined twelve learning outcomes that all students should acquire prior to their graduation.  Besides gaining an understanding of a wide range of biological concepts, the courses in the curriculum will help to develop your writing and oral communication skills as well as give you opportunities for independent research.