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Begin your university studies in Biology with two years at Tyndale. Gain an academic insight in the life sciences while integrating your life of faith with your scientific passion. Continue your degree at Nipissing University, and graduate with either a BSc or BSc Honours degree in Biology.

Biology and Faith

Explore the mysteries of living things on our planet. This biology degree will help you discover how to be a faithful steward of God’s creation while examining and appreciating the earth’s diverse systems. As you pursue your scientific ambitions, discover how your Christian faith will equip you to be a biologist of excellence.

The Foundations of Science

Investigate the intricate web of living things as you study biology at the molecular, cellular and organismal levels. Take your scientific understanding to a new level. Learn about evolutionary biology in a university that probes philosophical and religious assumptions. Gain an appreciation of the insights of scientists who may work out of a belief system very different from your own. Discover how worldviews shape and motivate the discovery of knowledge in science and other disciplines.

Program Faculty

Prof. Joseph Bishay

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Possible Future Opportunities »

  • Environmental Engineer
  • Medical Doctor
  • Veterinarian
  • Ecologist
  • Naturopath

Program Requirements

Year One and Two

In their first two years of study at Tyndale, students will take up to eight courses (24 credits) in Biology and Chemistry, in addition to courses in Humanities (English, History, Philosophy, Biblical Studies and Theology, Fine Arts) and the Social Sciences (Economics, Psychology, Human Services), for a total of 60 credits, with a minimum overall average of 60% (Grade Point Average [GPA] 2.0) for the Bachelor of Science (four-year) degree, and a minimum overall average of 70% (GPA 3.0) for the Bachelor of Science (Honours).

Nipissing Biology majors must complete six credits in Humanities courses and an additional six credits in Social Sciences; ordinarily this requirement will be met in the first two years of the Tyndale/Nipissing program.

Major Requirements to be taken in your first 2 years at Tyndale (21 credit hours)

Year One

  • [BIOL 103] Introduction to Molecular and Cell Biology
  • [BIOL 104] Introduction to Organismal and Evolutionary Biology
  • [CHEM 101] General Chemistry I
  • [CHEM 102]   General Chemistry II

Year Two

  • One of
    • [BIOL 201] Biology of Seedless Plants
    • [BIOL 202] Biology of Seed Plants
  • [BIOL 221] Principles of Ecology
  • [BIOL 231] Genetics

Year Three and Four

Students will complete an additional 60 credits at Nipissing, fulfilling all of the remaining requirements of the Nipissing Bachelor of Science (four-year) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) degrees, as specified in the Nipissing University Calendar current in the year of their matriculation to Tyndale.

Program requirements subject to change.
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