Carleton’s Master of Science (MSc) and PhD programs in Biology offer students a chance to engage in hands-on research. Students work closely with internationally recognized scientists in an academically enriching and collegial environment. Faculty members conduct cutting-edge research at all levels of biological organization, from genomics to landscape ecology.
Carleton biology students benefit from our membership in the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biology (OCIB), a joint research-intensive collaboration with the University of Ottawa. OCIB is one of the largest centres in Canada for graduate studies and research in the biological sciences. For more information, please visit the Joint Institute website.
The MSc program typically takes two years of full-time study to complete. The PhD program typically takes four to five years of full-time study to complete. Part-time study is available.
- MSc: Biology
- MSc: Biology with specialization in Biochemistry
- MSc: Biology with specialization in Bioinformatics
- MSc: Biology with specialization in Chemical and Environmental Toxicology
- MSc: Biology with specialization in Data Science
- PhD: Biology
- PhD: with specialization in Biochemistry
- PhD: with specialization in Chemical and Environmental Toxicology
All graduate programs in biology focus on hands-on research. Graduate students work closely with a faculty supervisor and can select from a wide array of possible research areas, including aspects of Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Cell biology, Conservation biology, Ecology, Evolutionary biology, Genetics, Genomics, Microbiology, Molecular biology, Neurobiology, Pathology and Physiology.
- Biochemistry and Physiology
- Bioinformatics and Genomics
- Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
- Molecular Biology and Genetics
- Neurobiology and Behaviour
Monday, November 23, 2020
Ontario’s Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve are Determined to Keep it Intact.
The heart of eastern North America's last, great forest corridor is threatened by development, but the people of Ontario's Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve are determined to keep it intact. Biosphere Reserves are a way to think about nature that includes people as part of the environment. Industry, landowners, residents, and First Nations are all...
Friday, November 13, 2020
Online Science Café – Watch Erin Vanzyl discuss her research on understanding how defects in pre-mRNA splicing affect cancer cells
Cancer is a class of related diseases that are associated with the uncontrolled growth of cells in different parts of the body. Changes in cells leading to cancer are caused by mutations in genes that lead to changes in important proteins in cancer. Understanding how genetic changes contribute to cancer is important in understanding...