Studying biology at CapU will prepare you for a career in life sciences, in areas including health, ecology and biotechnology, as well as conservation, education and resource management.
Why study biology at CapU?
Biology is the science of life, exploring how organisms develop, function and interact with other living things. It’s a wide-ranging area of study that extends from the microscopic to the global view.
This incredibly varied subject offers a rich diversity of sub-disciplines and many pathways for exploration. Biologists increase our knowledge of the natural world and human wellbeing, and their work is at the forefront of contemporary global issues ranging from gene therapy to climate change.
Small classes, hands-on experience
At Capilano University biology courses are taught in small, interactive classes that emphasize hands-on experience both in the laboratory and out in the field. Student-centred learning is enriched by one-on-one mentoring from instructors.
You’ll find additional opportunities to broaden your skills outside the classroom through CapU's EarthWorks program. A multidisciplinary organization for students and staff, EarthWorks addresses environmental issues on campus and across the wider community.
Career paths and further education
The Bachelor of Science degree prepares students for future careers in biology. The concentration in biomedical sciences is an ideal launchpad for a future in a wide variety of medical fields.
Students interested in tackling climate change and other pressing environmental issues could choose to complete the concentration in environmental science.
After completing CapU’s Associate of Science Degree – Biology, you may choose to further your studies by transferring to the third year of a Bachelor of Science degree program at CapU or another post-secondary institution. Find out more in the BC Transfer Guide's Biology Flexible Pre-Major Transfer Agreement.