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undergraduate

Degree

Bachelor of Science - Marine and Freshwater Biology (Honours)

Course code: #GZ

undergraduate

Degree

Bachelor of Science - Marine and Freshwater Biology (Honours)

Quick facts

  • Annual tuition (2023)

    $35,439 CAD

  • Application fee

    $90 CAD

  • Duration

    4 years

  • PGWP

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    80 out of 100

Highlights
Practical laboratories

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Options
Co-op
Research Project

These items are optional and you can choose them as you wish after applying for the course.

Deadlines

Term start& deadline Deadline
Winter-January 31-December-2023 2023-12-31
Spring-May 30-April-2024 2024-04-30
Fall-September 01-March-2024 2024-03-01
Winter-January 31-December-2024 2024-12-31

Overview

Bachelor of Science - Marine and Freshwater Biology (Honours)

The University of Guelph offers general and honours programs leading to the B.Sc. degree. 

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 biota 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.

Note: Offered as regular and co-op programs. 

Students not admitted to co-op will automatically be considered for the regular program.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$42,285

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $8,340
Accommodation 1 bed room $6,846
Tuition 1 person $35,439

Hourly wage

Min wage

16.55 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (If Applicable)
  • Passport or Visa Documents

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

Integrated Admission Pathway (IAP)

Begin your University of Guelph degree while you study English, and start taking university degree-credit courses immediately. The combination of English language courses and selected degree-credit courses provides a simultaneous learning experience within a supported environment. Take advantage of a unique opportunity to apply your new English language skills to your academic studies right away.

Entry RequirementsFall SemesterWinter SemesterSummer SemesterFall SemesterLead toDate
  • IELTS 5.5, TOEFL iBT 56 or equivalent
  • Strong academic transcripts

English language courses

1 x 0.5 credit course

English language courses

2 x 0.5 credit courses

English language courses

2 x 0.5 credit courses

Begin full-time degree program study
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Commerce (undeclared)
  • Bachelor of Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences

Application Deadline with Campus Residence → June 1, 2023

Final Application Deadline  → August 11, 2023

Orientation   →  August 30, 2023

 

English Language Certificate Program (ELCP)

The English Language Certificate Program (ELCP) is an intensive academic English program designed to prepare you for academic success. You will learn the skills you need to succeed in university studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The 7-week terms include 20 instructional hours per week.

Entry RequirementsLanguage LevelsLead toDate
  • 18 years of age or older*
  • Completion of secondary school* with strong marks
  • Minimum high beginner level of English proficiency
  • Academic goal to study at university, either at the undergraduate or graduate level or to improve academic English
Levels 1 and 2 - High beginner levelEntry into undergraduate and graduate degree programsSeptember, October, January, March, May and July
Levels 3 and 4 - Low intermediate level
Levels 5 and 6 - Intermediate level - most students who have studied English in secondary school enter the program at this level or higher
Levels 7 and 8 - High intermediate level
Levels 9 and 10 - Advanced level. Completion of both Level 9 and Level 10 meets the English proficiency requirement for entry into undergraduate and graduate degree programs

*If you are 17 and/or still completing secondary school, please contact the English Language Programs office, as these requirements can be waived in some exceptional cases.


Academic background and requirement

Requirements:

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

India:

Completion of a Class 12 State Board Certificate in the required academic stream with strong First Division standing.

For example:

  • Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) OR Indian School Certificate (ISC)
  • Higher Secondary Certificate (ISC) OR
  • Punjab School Education Board (PSEB)

For early admission decisions, students may submit verified 10th standard board results accompanied by anticipated Class 12 grades listed by subject from the school, with a minimum average of 80%.

Iran:

Diploma Metevaseth/National High School Diploma (after 12 years) or Pre-university year + Diploma Metevaseth with a minimum of 16.

China: 

1. Students progressing through Upper Middle School: the Academic Proficiency Test (APT)/HuiKao from CHESICC-Parchment Portal Service with a minimum of 5 relevant required subjects for the degree and major, along with school documents for grades 10, 11, and first semester Grade 12 are required. 

Final official Upper Middle School Graduation Certificate will be required in August from the CHESICC-Parchment Portal Service.

2. Students who finished high school in a previous year are required to submit the Upper Middle School Graduation Certificate and the Chinese National University Entrance Examinations (NCEE) including a minimum of 5 relevant required subjects. 

All documents and English translations must be sent directly to Admission Services through CHESICC-Parchment Portal Service.

Career opportunities

  • Aquatic Biologist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Fisheries Biologist
  • Aquatic Ecologist
  • Conservation Scientist
  • Research Scientist (in aquatic biology)

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