|Study location||Canada, New Brunswick, Sackville|
|Type||Bachelor's Degree, University|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||CA$21,660 per year
The fees are for the 2022–2023 academic year and include tuition (CA$19,620), health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates only for and are subject to change.
|Registration fee||CA$350 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$50) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents) with an overall minimum average of 65 percent:
Note: You may be considered for early admission based on your final grade 11 courses. A minimum admissions average of 80% is required for consideration. Visit to learn the country-specific academic requirements.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, you must be from an English speaking country or, you must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:
Students with the equivalent of IELTS 6.0 may be invited to join the English Academic Bridging program (EAB). Students accepted to the EAB program will join Mount Allison as full-time students, enrolling in three academic courses while taking two English EAB classes per term.
Upon successful completion of the program (duration of one to two academic terms), students may transition to full, unconditional admission at Mount Allison. For more information, visit mta.ca/eab.
Biology is the scientific study of living things — their form, function, origin, and behaviour. Disciplines include cell biology, ecology, genetics and evolution, and animal and plant diversity.
The Department of Biology at Mount Allison is committed to providing students with opportunities for hands-on learning as well as research and laboratory experience.
Independent study and self-learning are encouraged and students interested in advanced studies are welcome to explore their own particular interests.
Small class sizes mean many students get to interact directly with faculty and develop close, collegial relationships. Many stay around for the summer and work side-by-side with their professors on research projects.
Our graduates can be found around the globe — our program is designed to get them there; providing them with the skills, abilities, and knowledge they need to find success in further studies or their chosen careers.
First-year courses include studies of evolution, ecology, human biology, and cell biology, as well as biochemistry.
Upper-year courses allow students to explore topics such as:
- marine biology
- animal biology
- plant biology
Faculty are actively involved in research and students are strongly encouraged to participate in research through faculty-supervised independent research projects during summers or during academic terms.
Research opportunities in the Department of Biology at Mount Allison include:
- phytoplankton physiology
- environmental animal physiology
- fish ecology
- molecular genetics
- marine botany
- field ecology
Popular career paths for biology graduates include:
- food scientist technologist
- product development specialist
- quality control analyst
- wildlife/aquatic biologist
- vaccine development specialist
- health policy analyst
- environmental health specialist
- museum/aquarium administrator
- medical professional