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Information for Undergraduates

We offer many program options for undergraduate students, ranging from a general degree in Biology to more specialized degrees in either Cellular and Molecular Biology, or Ecology and Environmental Biology. We also offer cross-disciplinary degrees with other departments and institutions, providing students with opportunities to explore areas where biology intersects with other sciences.

Small class sizes (30 students or less for upper courses) combined with high quality laboratory components means every student gets superior hands on training and substantial student-professor interaction.

Biology Courses in Winter 2021 - Remote Delivery

The University of Regina has announced that the majority of courses in the Winter 2021 semester will be offered via the "remote delivery" model.  Check the UR Courses sites for individual courses for details about how the courses will run (e.g. synchronous versus asynchronous delivery of lectures and laboratories).  A list of onsite course offerings for Winter 2021 is available.  The only Biology courses with an onsite component in Winter 2021 are BIOL 385 (Vertebrate Animal Biology; only the laboratory is onsite, while the lectures will be "remote") and one section of BIOL 396 (Independent Research).

General information about the University of Regina's COVID-19 response is found at the University of Regina COVID-19 update page.

UR Courses - Overview of How Courses will Run

Most undergraduate Biology courses have an associated UR Courses site (it's sort of a course website). Please check the UR Courses sites for your courses for an overview of how each course will run in the Winter 2021 semester. Access to UR Courses is from the University's homepage (top of the page, beside the link for UR Self-Service), or click here.

BIOL 101 (Organisms in Their Environment) - Textbook

As for BIOL 100, the textbook for BIOL 101 is OpenStax Biology 2e, an open access (free of charge) Biology majors textbook. The combination of BIOL 100 & 101 constitute the two the first-year Biology majors courses and are a prerequisite for most 200-level Biology courses. Note that BIOL 100 is not a prequisite for BIOL 101, but it is recommended.

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Lab Report Help

Written by your U of R Biology lab instructors, this lab report help website is  a resource for writing research style biology lab reports. This site covers both accepted practices for scientific report writing, and simple tips for clear writing.