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What is Biology?
Biology is the study of life at all levels from molecules to ecosystems and the earth's biosphere.
The Biology Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is proud to announce the launching of 2 new Bachelor of Science degrees- A Major in Biology and a Major in Health Science. Both degrees started Year 1 in September 2013.
The Biology department will continue to offer an Associate of Science degree, which is recognized as completion of the first two years of a Bachelor of Science in Biology. The Associate Degree can then be transferred to any university for baccalauriate degree completion. Clicking on the following links provides: general details about Kwantlen's Associate Degree; specific information on the Associate of Science-Biology degree at Kwantlen;a list of Kwantlen courses required by specific universities for completion of a Biology degreeand an overview of offerings within Kwantlen's Faculty of Science, Mathematics and Applied Sciences.
In keeping with KPU's Mission and Mandate the Biology Department offers smaller class sizes which enable us to provide a learning environment in which the learners can interact directly with their instructors in the classroom and the laboratory as well as outside the classroom. Most of our courses include weekly labs. The lab activities provide a rigorous hands-on learning experience to complement the classroom theory.
The Biology Department provides support courses for the following programs; Nursing, Environmental Protection Technology, Sustainable Agriculture, Horticulture's Plant Health, and Horticulture's Urban Ecosystems, It also provides a biology course for non-science students called Biology 1112: Biology Today, which forcuses on hot topics in biology such as cloning, stem cell research, genetically modified foods, and DNA fingerprinting.
On Langley campus the biology courses are aimed at students in specialized programs such as Environmental Protection Technology, Horticulture, and Sustainable Agriculture; some seats are open to non-program student.
Biology courses are offered at KPU's Langley, Richmond and Surrey Campuses.