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Please note: updated grade ranges for 2019/2020 will be added to the program pages as they become available.

Biology (BSc (Hons))

Is It for You?

Understand the nature of living organisms. Develop a solid foundation in biology – from bacteria and cells to plants and animals – to fully grasp cellular structure and function, the environment and bioinformatics. Integrate other disciplines, from chemistry to computers to management, and work at the leading edge of science and technology.

This is one of three bachelor of science programs that share a one-year foundation.

 Faculty
Faculty of Science

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year; Five-Year Co-op

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science (Honours)

 Grade Range

 Non-Academic Requirements

 Co-op Option

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2019 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

Distinctive Learning

Paid co-op option; industry-oriented research; independent thesis project; optional specializations in bioinformatics and computational biology, biophysics or environmental biology; optional designation in management science.

After Graduation

Use expertise in established principles and modern practices to contribute to biochemistry, environmental, health and molecular sciences; scientific sales and marketing; research or science management for government, academia or industry; agri-food, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals. Pursue a master’s or doctorate degree in this discipline or a professional degree in medicine, dentistry or another health-related field.

What You Need to Know

Domestic Fees Range: $7,044 - $9,586
International Fees Range: $27,279 - $27,659

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
  • Two of: Biology (SBI4U), Chemistry (SCH4U) or Physics (SPH4U)
  • Note: the minimum grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 65-70% range) will be determined subject to competition.
  • Completion of all three science courses is recommended. Biology (SBI4U) is strongly recommended.

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements.

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