Why Study Here

why study here.1One of the largest departments 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.
  • Get hands-on experience in the field, while getting to know your peers and professors better. EEB offers field courses in Algonquin, the Koffler Scientific Reserve, and the New World Tropics. You can also participate in the Ontario Universities Program in Field Biology, which allows students to participate in field courses offered by other universities. 
  • Participate in cutting-edge research

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.