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Faculty of Science
UNB Fredericton

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About Biology

Biology is the study of all living things and deals with everything from the origin and evolution of life to the environmental protection of our world. It examines the physical and biological processes that affect the life and death of:

  • genes
  • cells
  • individuals
  • populations
  • species
  • ecosystems

We have an academic staff of approximately thirty individuals whose research and teaching interests represent a substantial portion of the diverse disciplines included in modern biology.

Our multi-disciplinary department offers a comprehensive range of academic programs (undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate degrees).

Prospective undergraduate students can do a major in Biology, or may decide to do one of several double-major programs. Those interested in a future career in the Allied Health Professions may find the Biology or Biology-Chemistry Pre-Health Profession programs of interest.

We host over 20 dynamic research groups and offer research opportunities in a variety of fields:

  • wildlife biology
  • ecology
  • plant and animal physiology and evolution
  • functional and computational genomics
  • molecular biology
  • biochemistry

We are home to the Connell Memorial Herbarium which houses correctly identified and representative scientific specimens of the vascular plant flora of New Brunswick and algae from around the around. The facility serves as the official repository for specimens of endangered and threatened New Brunswick plants.

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