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Biology
Program Intro

How does a Christian faithfully engage the study of living organisms?

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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 within the Biology Department. It is offered as an honours major, a major and as a minor.

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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.

Biology The Core

The Core Curriculum is a set of 10 courses that every student takes. The courses are woven through every major and gets you to think deeply and broadly about what you’re studying. Think about it this way…

  • Researchers can communicate their findings more clearly when they know how to write persuasively.
  • Scientists who are grounded in a biblical worldview, are able to discern the ethical implications of their work and research.
  • Biologists have a deeper sense of compassion when they ground themselves in a biblical understanding of caring for creation.

See how the Core fits into your degree

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In the Classroom

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.

Beyond Campus

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.

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After Redeemer

Alumni of Redeemer’s biology program are making a positive impact in our society and in our communities.

Dr. Dan Reilly '96

operates an OB-GYN practice and is a caring advocate for patients in rural Ontario and for the next generation of healthcare leaders.

Dr. David Speicher '03

is a researcher at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton where he has focused on the molecular diagnostics and epidemiology of viruses.

Alumni have gone on to careers as...

  • Lab technicians
  • Optometrists
  • Professors
  • Natural resource managers
  • Research assistants
  • Medical doctors
  • Clinical research managers
  • Veterinarians

Alumni have done further studies to earn...

  • MSc in Environmental Biology
  • MSc in Pharmacology
  • PhD in Virology
  • MHSc in Bioethics
  • MD

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Biology Stories

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Two new Redeemer faculty members discuss integrating faith and learning.

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Christ-Centred Researchers

The Science Research Fellowship, which allowed high school students to contribute to university-level research with Redeemer faculty, was a major success.

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Immanence and Immunity

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.

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Faith and Medicine

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...

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Four Sisters, Four Alumni, Four Professions

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.

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Redeemer expands and upgrades health and life sciences labs

$400,000 in donations dedicated to a new pathology research lab, a new aquatic toxicology lab, a renewed chemistry lab and an expanded human kinetics lab

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From Music to Medicine

Freshly designated medical doctor Kristin VanSligtenhorst switched majors in her first year at Redeemer and hasn’t looked back.

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Seeing God’s Hand at Work

Dr. David Speicher, a post-doc researcher at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, has stayed in touch with the Redeemer community for the last decade.

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Redeemer Alumnus Awarded Post-Doc Fellowship

Dr. David Speicher ’03 returns to Hamilton to research infectious disease at St. Joseph’s Healthcare

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