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Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

Biology Lab
Bachelor's Degree

4 Years

-Main Campus
The Program

The Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences at Red Deer Polytechnic is a four-year degree program.  The program emphasizes contemporary concepts in biology and practical scientific skills applicable to both field and laboratory settings.  Students registered in this program will explore topics ranging from the level of molecules and cells to that of organisms, communities, and populations.  The Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences is intended to prepare graduates for employment in biology-related fields or for continued education within graduate programs or at professional schools.

Program Outcomes

At the end of this program, graduating students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate competency in analytical methods.

2. Assess critically one's own strengths and weaknesses in relation to areas of study and future growth.

3. Develop and conduct a scientific research project using appropriate management tools, research tools, and methods.

4. Communicate scientific knowledge and results clearly and succinctly through oral, visual, and written formats to diverse audiences. 

5. Demonstrate collaborative, independent, and inclusive attitudes and practices integrating multidisciplinary perspectives and approaches.

6. Demonstrate professional conduct in all aspects of individual and team-based work.

7. Construct and implement creative solutions to problems that impact society by drawing from scientific and multidisciplinary theories, principles, and methods.

8. Evaluate scientific questions using the knowledge and skills from the biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences.

9. Integrate Indigenous knowledge and perspectives into scientific study with the recognition of indigenous histories, practices, and relationships.


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