Welcome to the Biology and Chemistry Department at Nipissing University
We offer the following degree options
- Biology (Bachelor of Science BSc)
- Environmental Biology and Technology (Bachelor of Science BSc)
- Minor in Biology
- Minor in Chemistry
- Minor in Environmental Science
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For example, you may pursue outdoor-field experience at one of several Field Camps; add to your research skills by doing a one-to-one thesis course; a directed study course in a project of your choice with a favourite Prof; or sample a future career choice through an internship course that allows you to apprentice in a professional workplace such as an environmental consulting firm, a veterinary clinic, or a hospital.
Our programs provide a comprehensive background as you investigate theoretical topics like evolution by natural selection, biological classification, inheritance, cells, bioenergetics, homeostasis, and ecosystems. Additional interdisciplinary and practical studies in health sciences, chemistry, environmental science, ecology, genetics, geography, human biology and technical statistics will satisfy learning outcomes from multiple perspectives.
Chemistry is the study of the composition, structure, properties and change of matter – both living and non-living. We developed our wide slate of Chemistry courses in order to build a strong foundation to support our focus on the many aspects of Biology – ranging from microscopic to global, and from ecological to medical. As a result, we have a rich assortment of Chemistry courses to offer. In addition to supporting our Biology programs, these courses also can be grouped to provide students with a Minor in Chemistry.