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Study Biology at King's

Dig deeper into biology by studying living organisms and their relationships. The Biology program at King's explores the origin, growth, reproduction, structure, and functions of living and non-living matter. By better understanding biology, you'll uncover what proper stewardship of creation looks like.

Biology students study wild and wonderful creatures in their natural habitats and explore the many mechanisms behind human health and heredity. Laboratory experience and hands-on field research are central parts of the program. Conduct field research in the Rocky Mountains, analyze DNA, grow plants, rear fish, or use biological proxies to reconstruct past climates. From human anatomy to plant ecology, biology courses take you deep into the makeup of God's creation.


Biology professors
who hold a PhD


Unique courses in Biology and Environmental Studies


Two year post-graduation
employment rate

Biology Program Highlights

  • Use advanced lab equipment from the beginning of your program.
  • Conduct research in the university's laboratory facilities and field research throughout the greater Edmonton area.
  • Learn applied skills through courses in human, animal and ecological biology.
  • Work in close proximity with your professors as you explore the origin, growth, reproduction, structure, function, and interrelationships of living organisms.
  • Discover connections between creation and human stewardship and why these relationships are so important.
  • Participate in a study abroad opportunity through the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies with field stations across North America.

Off-Campus Study

Enhance your study of biology by choosing to participate in an amazing off-campus study opportunity. These invaluable experiences offer internship placements, cross-cultural opportunities, fantastic work experience, and more. Take a look at partner organizations you could get involved with as a Biology student at King's.

Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies

With five campuses located around the world – Tiruchirappalli, India; Great Lakes in northern Michigan; Vera Blanca, CostaRica; Pacific Rim Institute, Whidbey Island; and Chicago, Illinois – the Au Sable institute is dedicated to inspiring and educating people to serve, protect, and restore God's earth.

Creation Care Study Program (CCSP) - New Zealand

This academically rigorous and spiritually transformative semester is offered through CCSP. The program involves studying God and nature, New Zealand's on-shore and off-shore ecosystems, and sustainable community development with a view to taking care of creation.

Creation Care Study Program (CCSP) - Belize

Home to one of the most diverse environments in the world, the CCSP program in Belieze will expose you to vast swaths of unspoiled tropical rain forest. As the only English speaking nation in the Caribbean, students have a unique opportunity to engage with local cultural groups and organizations that call this amazing tropical ecosystem home without language barriers.

Biology Program Options

Available as a major

  • 4-year Bachelor of Science

Available as a concentration

  • 3-year Bachelor of Science
  • 4-year Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies
  • 4-year Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies
  • 3-year Bachelor of Arts

Available as a minor

  • 3-year Bachelor of Arts
  • 4-year Bachelor of Arts
  • 4-year Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4-year Bachelor of Music
  • 4-year Bachelor of Science

Fall Program start date
September 8, 2020

Fall Application Deadline
August 15, 2020

Winter Program start date
January 7, 2020

Winter Application Deadline
December 15, 2019

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Admission Requirements

    Our Biology grads go on to study:

  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Veterinary Medicine
Biology Faculty