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Future studies

Studying Biology at Dal can lead you in any number of exciting career directions. You could follow the typical academic path and pursue graduate degrees in biology—first a Master of Science (MSc) and then a PhD. If you're thinking about going on to graduate studies—or medical school—you should consider doing an honours program.

Biology is also the ideal stepping stone to a career in medicine and a variety of other health professions. You could also pursue further studies in dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, opthamology, physiotherapy, or veterinary science.

Below are a few options for further study with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biology:

  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BScPharm)
  • Master of Science (MSc)
  • Occupational Therapy (MScOT)
  • Physiotherapy (MScPT)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • Juris Doctor (JD), or Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Bacehlor of Education (BEd)

Student story

Figuring out global food webs
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Now in her final year, honours student Alyssa Cirtwill is wrapping up the research for her thesis. Looking at food webs all around the world, Alyssa is hoping to get a better understanding of how ecosystems are put together over latitudes and the factors invovled in how ecosystems change. After she graduates, she hopes to continue her research at the master's level. Find out more about Alyssa's future plans.

"By understanding how food webs are put together ... we can prioritize conservation targets."