How does a Christian faithfully engage the study of living organisms?
From molecules to human bodies to ecosystems: investigate the complexity, diversity and intricacy of living organisms. Take your curiosity and awe of the natural world to the next level by digging deeper into the wonder of God’s creation to better understand the Creator. Redeemer's Biology program equips students to be informed and experienced contributors to the field, with a strong foundation on stewarding in caring for and cultivating creation.
Biology is a Bachelor of Science degree. It is offered as an honours major, a major and as a minor.
Right from the start, small class sizes allow for meaningful class discussion, led by professors who are actively researching in the field and excited to include students in their work.
First-year courses provide the scientific background of biology with courses focusing on ecology, cell biology, and organisms. Foundational skills and knowledge in multiple science disciplines give you an interdisciplinary understanding of the topics that you'll dig into later on in your studies. Many classes, already in your first year, include a lab component where you'll participate in real-world experiments and use professional-grade equipment.
The Core Curriculum is a set of 10 courses that every student takes. The courses are woven through every major and get you to think deeply and broadly about what you’re studying. Think about it this way…
In your classes, you will focus on developing critical thinking, analytical, and scientific writing skills in courses like Medicinal Botany, Cell and Molecular Biology, and Neurobiology. Small classes taught by dedicated professors who are experts in their field mean you will conduct and critically assess research as you review the methods, concepts and findings of contemporary biological researchers and experiments.
On Redeemer's campus, the Whaley Teaching Garden, the natural regeneration site, rooftop greenhouse, and fully-equipped science labs allow for students and faculty to safely and professionally study different areas of biology such as genetics, ecology, zoology and toxicology. Senior biology students have their own bench space and the equipment to run their final year research projects.
The Creation Care Studies Program offers you the chance to study for a term in either Belize or New Zealand to study God’s creation and human impact on the environment.
operates an OB-GYN practice and is a caring advocate for patients in rural Ontario and for the next generation of healthcare leaders.
A biology alumnus with a love of storytelling has founded his own science communications agency that caters to biotech companies.
Dr. Yong Fang Zhu is a biology and health sciences professor in natural sciences and mathematics.
A fourth-year art major is taking opportunities God places on her path to learn more about herself and discern his calling for her life.
In a partnership with EduDeo, Redeemer's retired microscopes are getting new homes and helping to support science education in Africa.
Two new Redeemer faculty members discuss integrating faith and learning.
The Science Research Fellowship, which allowed high school students to contribute to university-level research with Redeemer faculty, was a major success.
Dr. Rodney DeKoter '88, a member of Redeemer's third-ever graduating class, has built a career studying the connection between nuclear proteins and leukemia.
Dr. Dan Reilly '96, Redeemer's 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award winner, is a caring advocate for patients in rural Ontario and for the next generation of health-care...
Sisters and alumni — Elise, Maria, Carola and Loretta Vanderspek — have careers that span the professional sphere: an accountant, a lawyer, a doctor and a teacher.
Take that first step and experience Redeemer’s one-of-a-kind community like never before. Visiting campus — whether in-person or online — is the best way to figure out if Redeemer is the right fit for you.