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Integrative Biology

Integrative Biology

  • Biology
  • Behaviour, Cognition and Neuroscience

Program Highlights & Admission Requirements

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Study the fundamentals of life in this flexible program that lets you blaze your own trail. Specialize in microbiology, cellular development, environmental and evolutionary biology, population and ecosystem ecology, or any combination of these areas. You’ll learn research techniques in our new labs and out in the field that will prepare you for a wide range of career paths.


Sample Courses: Cell Biology, Human Anatomy, Genetics, Fishes and Fisheries, Plant Ecology, Animal Behaviour, Organisms and the Environment


Career Tracks: Professional schools (medicine, pharmacy, dentistry), conservation officer, ecologist, entomologist, agricultural scientist, industrial hygienist, laboratory supervisor

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U, MHF4U, SCH4U and SBI4U. MCV4U is strongly recommended. SPH4U is recommended. A minimum 70% average of all attempted science and math courses is also required, excluding MDM4U.
Minimum Average: 75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

Why do we do what we do? Find out in this nationally recognized program that probes behaviour through the study of biology related to the brain and the biological aspects of psychology. If you’re interested in both biology and psychology, this research-based, elite program with a low faculty-to-student ratio is for you.


Sample Courses: Intro to Psychology as a Behavioural Science, Cell Biology, Biological Diversity, Human Physiology, Developmental Psychology


Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, pharmacy, dentistry), clinical psychologist, audiologist, biomedical and biotechnical research technician, neurologist

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U, MHF4U, SCH4U and SBI4U. MCV4U is strongly recommended. SPH4U is recommended. A minimum 70% average of all attempted science and math courses is also required, excluding MDM4U.
Minimum Average: 70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies
  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General
  • H Honours
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available
Megan Mickle

"The Biology department at the University of Windsor is an outstanding organization to be a part of, in terms of both learning and research. The professors are passionate about their jobs and are willing to go the extra mile to facilitate a great learning experience. The department is also representative of a tight knit community, which allows for numerous collaborative opportunities."

Megan Mickle
BSc (Honours) in Biological Sciences with Thesis [2015]
MSc in Biological Sciences [2017]

Functional Knowledge

  • Understanding and analyzing biological systems from the level of DNA up to and including ecosystem processes
  • Operating advanced scientific laboratory equipment and instruments
  • Taking careful measurements and recording precise observations using best practices/field techniques
  • Communicating interpreted technical and scientific data to various audiences

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Number of Graduates (2018)

93.6%


Employment Rate of Graduates

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion (OUGS Biological Sciences, 2017)

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Integrative Biology


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Career Tracks*


  • Agricultural scientist
  • Animal care specialist
  • Audiologist
  • Chiropractor
  • Conservation officer
  • Dentist
  • Doctor
  • Ecologist
  • Entomologist
  • Environmental assessor
  • Fisheries scientist
  • Food inspector
  • Lab technician
  • Laboratory supervisor
  • Medical director
  • Nutritionist
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Policy advisor
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Public health educator
  • Quality assurance supervisor
  • Radiation therapy
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Teacher
  • Veterinarian

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.


Common sectors for graduates

  • Academia: Advanced biological research
  • Education: Curriculum design, teaching
  • Food sciences, production, and regulation
  • Government: Research and policy development
  • Industry: Consultation, product development/testing
  • Medicine and dentistry
  • Other health-care professions
  • Veterinary science

Apply to UWindsor


With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that’s sure to set you on a journey to a future you’ll be proud of.


How to Apply

Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of opportunities recommended for students in your program. This chart shows some of your many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.


HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration, such as:

  • Co-op, internship or field experiences
  • Research with faculty
  • Culminating senior experience
  • Capstone courses
  • Service-learning
  • Learning communities
  • Study abroad

Career Planning Cycle

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curricular

Co-Curricular

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurricular

Extracurricular

Activities falling outside the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics)

Visit UWindsor


Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won’t want to leave.

you & your
family are invited to

Fall
Open House

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019

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Why you should attend Open House

  • Attend program presentations
  • Visit the Student Services Fair
  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
  • Learn about our Student Awards and Financial Aid program
  • See the campus including residence and our athletic facilities
  • Remember to sign-in for your chance to win free fall semester tuition!

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  • Learn more about Admissions, Awards, Student Experience and Residence
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you & your
family are invited to

Spring
Open House

Saturday, March 7, 2020
10 am - 4 pm

More About Open House

 

Why you should attend Open House

  • Attend program presentations
  • Visit the Student Services Fair
  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
  • Learn about our Student Awards and Financial Aid program
  • See the campus including residence and our athletic facilities
  • Remember to sign-in for your chance to win free fall semester tuition!

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family are invited to

Applicant
Receptions


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Why you should attend Open House

  • Attend program presentations
  • Visit the Student Services Fair
  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
  • Learn about our Student Awards and Financial Aid program
  • See the campus including residence and our athletic facilities
  • Remember to sign-in for your chance to win free fall semester tuition!

you & your
family are invited to the

Ontario Universities Fair

September 27 - 29, 2019

If you’re thinking about applying to UWindsor, don’t miss OUF.

Why you should attend OUF

  • The OUF draws more than 130,000 students, parents and educators over the 3-day event. Don’t miss out on the largest educational fair in Canada!
  • You can talk to students, professors and university reps, get answers about programs, admission requirements, student life and much more.
  • UWindsor will offer multiple info session throughout the OUF weekend.

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