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bachelor

Degree

Honours Bachelor of Science in Marine and Freshwater Biology - Optional Co-op

bachelor

Degree

Honours Bachelor of Science in Marine and Freshwater Biology - Optional Co-op

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $28,296 CAD

  • Application fee

    $156 CAD

  • Duration

    4-5 years

  • PGWP

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    78 out of 100

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 15-February-2021 2021-02-15

Overview

Honours Bachelor of Science in Marine and Freshwater Biology - Optional Co-op

The Marine and Freshwater Biology major capitalizes on Guelph’s recognized excellence in aquatic research and provides a broad perspective on aquatic environments based on the physical as well as the biological sciences. In this major, students will build upon core courses in ecology, evolution, genetics, and physiology of aquatic bio-ta as they study freshwater and marine environments and work with aquatic organisms experimentally in the field and in the lab. They will have the opportunity to perform independent research projects under a variety of field and laboratory conditions to enhance their learning experience. The major prepares students for post-graduate work in the aquatic sciences, and provides a sound scientific background for students wishing to pursue careers in academia, government service, private sector (e.g., NGOs, fisheries, aquaculture, biotechnology, consulting), conservation, education and research.

Explore the ecology of freshwater and marine environments, and work with aquatic organisms in the state-of-the-art Hagan Aqua-lab. Examine management and conservation issues. Participate in field courses in arctic, tropical or temperate regions, and in exchange programs with universities in Europe, New Zealand, Australia and Fiji. Prepare for related post-graduate work, and pursue careers in biology, management and conservation, aquaculture, biotechnology, education, and research either in government or the private sector. 

Also available in co-op.

The Co-op program in Marine and Freshwater Biology is a five year program, including five work terms.

Note: A minimum of four Co-op work terms including a Summer, Fall, and Winter are necessary to complete the Co-op requirement. *A fifth Co-op work term is optional and if completed, the total number of credits will equal 22.50

Sample Careers

  • Marine biologist
  • Oceanographer
  • Aquaculture specialist
  • Conservation biologist

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$35,272

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,404
Accommodation 1 bed room $6,976
Tuition 1 person $28,296

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.50 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

All applicants must request official transcripts from any and all of the following institutions previously attended:

high school, including summer school
university
college
night school
online courses taken at a provincial approved high school or learning center
an accredited private school or organization officially recognized or authorized as an institution of learning.
Required Supplementary Forms
Personal Support Letter
Student Profile Form
Education Declaration

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

89
21
listening
21
writing
21
speaking
21
reading

PTE

60
60
listening
60
writing
60
speaking
60
reading

Cambridge

176
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
If your English proficiency and/or grades do not meet admission requirements, you may wish to be considered for the Guaranteed Admission Pathway (GAP). The combination of the English Language Certificate Program (ELCP) and the Open Learning program provides a flexible option for guaranteed admission to Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts degrees. Save time by completing online courses toward your degree while you are completing your Advanced Certificate.

Duolingo English Test:Minimum overall score of 110
*Please note that the University of Guelph will be accepting Duolingo English Test scores for Fall 2021 admission only and will re-evaluate the opportunity for future use

Academic background and requirement

English Advanced Math 2 courses from: Biology, Chemistry, Physics 2 additional courses

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