The study of life
Biology helps us understand our world, from DNA and the microscopic to whole organisms and global ecosystems. If it is part of life, it’s Biology.
Why Study Biology?
The Biological sciences are at the forefront of cutting edge research in medicine, biotechnology and the environment. Through Biology we tackle key ecological issues and global challenges. As the study of life, Biology connects us with the world we live in. The study of Biology allows us to make informed decisions about our health and the health of our planet on issues such as use of antibiotics, personalized medicine, resource limitations and removal of invasive species.
Whether you decide to make a career in Biology or are interested in exciting electives, Biology is an excellent choice. Everyone benefits from Biology because of the skills it provides in literacy, numeracy, analytical thinking, social awareness and an ability to make connections between natural, social, economic, political and technological fields.
What you’ll learn
In Biology you’ll build research, problem solving, organisation and analytical skills. You’ll likely find yourself working on group projects, which will help build teamwork and communication skills all the while making new friends. Dedicated faculty and staff are committed to provide a hands-on, practical approach to education.
Camosun offers courses in molecular biology (cell biology and genetics) and microbiology. Health related areas such as infectious disease, anatomy and physiology. Other courses include survey courses in ecology, diversity and plant and animal physiology. We also offer upgrading and non-majors Biology.
Program or individual courses
You can take Biology courses within one of our 2-year programs or as individual courses within our university transfer program. If you plan to take individual courses at Camosun, when you apply online, you will select University Transfer as your program option.