Integrative Biology (Specialist)

Integrative Biology (Specialist)

In today’s rapidly changing world, the development of solutions to combat some of the most pressing global challenges such as climate change, emerging diseases, hunger and species extinction, requires an integrative approach in which expertise is drawn from disparate biological and other disciplines. The specialist program in Integrative Biology provides the student with a solid knowledge base in key core and foundational areas of biology while also providing a breadth of knowledge to support more specialized studies and focused training in a range of disciplines (for examples, see below under "Routes to Specialization"). Students who complete this program will be well positioned for a career in many aspects of the biological sciences or to undertake further studies at the professional or graduate level.

Routes to Specialization

  • The Impact of Environment and Climate Change on the Biology of Ecosystems
  • The Conservation and Biodiversity of Organisms
  • Animal Physiology
  • Ecophysiology
  • Infection and Disease or clinically-oriented topics
  • Plant and Microbial Biology
  • Behavioural Biology
  • Behavioural Genetics
  • The Evolution of Development

Program Supervisor: Dr. Shelley Brunt


For more information, please refer to the Integrative Biology entry in the Course Calendar.