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    SFU Biology Department

    Our Biology Department provides strong faculty mentoring, classroom instruction, laboratory experiences, undergraduate research opportunities, internships, professional affiliations, and extracurricular activities for our students. We help them to build valuable technical, analytical, and critical thinking skills, develop communication skills to effectively relate knowledge and ideas to both the scientific community and the general public, prepare for their futures in graduate and professional schools, or in the job market as professional biologists, teachers, or medical technologists, integrate their broad knowledge in biology and the liberal arts to make informed decisions as active, learned citizens in society. In addition, we support the liberal arts tradition by offering courses for non-majors that instill the ability to think and converse rationally on a wide diversity of current scientific topics. 

    Program Highlights

    • Small classes and a 20:1 student-to-teacher ratio, with opportunities to find mentors and develop strong working relationships with classmates.
    • Highly qualified faculty members, holding doctorates in fields such as anatomy, biology, cell biology, entomology, immunology, microbiology, physiology, and molecular biology.
    • A multidisciplinary approach that teaches the relationship between biology and society through courses such as philosophy, history, and political science.
    • A variety of concentrations that enable you to integrate your personal interests as you prepare for postgraduate study or employment.
    • A unique forestry and environmental management concentration, linked to graduate programs in resource and environmental studies.
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