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Sault Ste. Marie, OntarioLOCATION
Estd 1965Established Year

Bachelor (Biology)

 3 years
 full time
 honours & on campus

Field of Study

$ 13,714 

1st Year

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • The Algoma University offers a Bachelor of Biology with a duration of 3 years.
  • This course is offered on a full-time basis.
  • This program is provided on-campus.
  • The program is designed to teach students how to be scientists.
  • The skills required in science, the careful use of research, experimentation, logic, with an understanding of statistics and parsimony, are those that our students can apply to many aspects of their lives.
  • Some of the courses in this program are:
    • Biology
    • Genetics 
    • Microbiology
    • Principles of Scientific Inquiry
    • Principles of Environmental Ethics
    • Principles of Biomedical Ethics
  • Student in the biology program have the option to specialize in Health Sciences.
  • The specialization consists of 30 credits from a list that includes courses in Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • In Algoma University, the student-faculty ratio is 14:1.
  • In this university, faculty members are well-experienced and provide students with ample knowledge.
  • Algoma University is in 74th position by UniRank out of selective 99 universities in Canada.
  • The specialization provides all of the courses students need to get into medical school, pharmacy, dentistry, epidemiology, optometry, nursing, physiotherapy, veterinary medicine, graduate school, and more
  • The average annual salary of University graduates is 70,618 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration3 years
Fees$ 61,116 for 3 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Program Url
Average Salary (USD)$35000

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • University undergraduate degree with a minimum of 70% or (B) overall average.
  • A minimum grade of 60% is required introductory courses and a 60% overall average in all courses required for the certificate.
  • Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants, whose first language is not English.
  • Students must be qualified in IELTS or TOEFL to get admission in this program.

Indian Student Eligibility:

  • The student has graduated from senior secondary school or equivalent (those applying for a postgraduate program must have graduated from a university or college).
  • Students completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a grade point average of 3.00 or 60% in the final years of the program.

Required Document List

Required Documents are:

  • Transcript: Students must submit the official marks statements or transcripts that are provided by the college.
  • Certificates: Certificates like High School or University/College Certificates are to be submitted of education qualification.
  • Resume/CV: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and volunteer experience.
  • Test Results: Provide proof of English proficiency, if English is not the first language in student country, as proof of IELTS/TOEFL result scores is to be submitted.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Scores Required

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

Year/headYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Tuition fees$13714$13714$13714$13714
Total fees$15279$15279$15279$15279

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Algoma dormitory$ 4,357
Meal plan$ 2,452

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
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VISA & Work Study


  • International Students will need to apply for a valid Student VISA before entering Canada.
  • A student visa is an immigration document that allows students to live and study in Canada.
  • The student must have a student visa to enroll in any degree, program, or course that takes more than 6 months to complete.
  • Whether students also need an Entry Visa depends on their country of citizenship.
  • The Temporary Resident Visa (Entry Visa) is a stamp placed on their passport that allows them to enter Canada.
  • In most cases, students Entry Visa will have the same expiry date as their Student VISA.
  • A student VISA is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. 
  • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

  • Students can work up to 15 hours per week, and a variety of jobs are posted each year on or near campus. 
  • Students can only work in one position at a time.
  • The application process runs for one month however early applications are encouraged as jobs fill fast.

International students working off-campus:

  • International students must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a work permit under the Off-Campus Work Permit:
    • Students must have a valid study permit.
    • Students must have studied full-time at Algoma University for at least six months of the last 12 months before apply.
    • Students must maintain satisfactory academic standing (as defined by Algoma University), and
    • Must be enrolled in an academic program of study (not including SPELL).
  • Students who hold a valid OCWP are permitted to work off-campus for a maximum of 20 hours a week during study periods and 40 hours a week during non-study periods.

Career and Placement after Course

Career opportunities are:

  • Research
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Environmental Management and conservation
  • Museums
  • Aquariums
  • Zoos
  • Parks
  • Nature Centres
  • Biotechnology
  • Forensic Science
  • Politics and Policy
  • Economics

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