Why Study Here


  • One of the largest department’s of its kind in North America, with internationally renowned and award-winning faculty

Undergraduate programs

  • Over 60 undergraduate courses, covering such areas as molecular evolution, population and quantitative genetics, genomics, animal behaviour, population, community, and landscape ecology, evolutionary and ecological theory, biodiversity, conservation biology, and systematics.
  • Over half of our undergraduate courses have a “hands-on” laboratory or field component.
  • Field courses in the New World tropics, Maritimes, California or at U of T’s Koffler Scientific Reserve.
  • Undergraduate students opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research in their second, third and fourth years, as well as the summer months.

Graduate programs

  • Graduate opportunities leading to both MSc and PhD degrees.
  • Learn and interact with a large diverse group of graduate students and faculty members from the downtown (St. George), Mississauga and Scarborough campuses, as well as by scientists at the Royal Ontario Museum, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans.