Biological Sciences

Knowledge & Skills Developed: 

  • Adaptability to different work environments
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Critical & inferential thinking
  • DNA extraction & amplification
  • Environmental sampling
  • Ethical practice
  • Experimental design
  • Laboratory equipment operation
  • Organization, analysis, & interpretation of scientific data
  • Physiological understanding of micro-organisms
  • Project management
  • Scientific writing
  • Species identification
  • Stamina & endurance for field work
  • Theory development

Potential Careers:

  • Bacteriologist
  • Biological Technician
  • Biologist
  • Botanist
  • Cancer Researcher
  • Conservationist
  • Cytologist
  • Ecologist
  • Entomologist
  • Environmental Education Specialist
  • Forensic Laboratory Analyst
  • Geneticist
  • Health Care Professions
  • Hydrologist
  • Ichthyologist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Medical Librarian
  • Microbiologist
  • Parasitologist
  • Professor/Teacher
  • Research Scientist
  • Virologist
  • Zoologist

Note: Additional education or specialized training is required for many occupations.

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Potential Employers:

  • Alberta Agriculture & Food-Food Safety Division*
  • Alberta Cancer Board*
  • Alberta Environment*
  • Alberta Fish & Wildlife-Forensic Lab*
  • Alberta Research Council*
  • Biomira Inc.*
  • Canadian Assn. of Petroleum Producers*
  • Canada West BioSciences*
  • CanBiocin Inc.*
  • Castle Rock Research Corp.*
  • Environment Canada*
  • Natural Resources Canada*
  • Parks Canada
  • University of Alberta*

*These companies have partnered with our Industrial Internship Program to offer you working experience during your undergraduate degree.

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