Biology

Admission requirements
  • Be registered full-time in the Honours BSc in Biology program or the Honours with Major in Biology
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 6 in courses taken at the University of Ottawa
  • Have completed all your first-year course requirements, and be registered in your mandatory second-year fall and winter courses

CO-OP programs have limited enrolment. Meeting the admission criteria does not guarantee you a place. Admission is based on your CGPA. We admit those with the highest CGPA first.

Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - by default, all students follow this sequence

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudy-
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Work 3
4StudyStudyWork 4
5Study--

Sequence 2

Year of Study Fall Winter Summer
1 Study Study -
2 Study Study -
3 Study Work 1 Work 2
4 Work 3 Study Work 4
5 Study Study -

CO-OP fees

As a CO-OP student, you also pay CO-OP fees (announced every year by the Registrar) for the session before your first work term and then for every work term, up to and including your last one.

Some of our employers include
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • GDG Environment Ltée
  • Health Canada
  • National Capital Commission
  • Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
  • Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Spartan Bioscience Inc.
  • University of Ottawa
Examples of tasks at work
  • Communication of scientific results
  • Data analysis and management
  • Educational programs for schools and museums
  • Laboratory techniques and analysis
  • Research and analysis on issues related to biological systems, the environment and chemical products
  • Statistical modeling
Student salaries
Work term reports guidelines

You must submit your work term report through the CO-OP Navigator. The “Work Term Report” link can be found next to your work term, under the “My Evaluations” tab. The system will allow you to change or submit your report right up until the deadline for submission, and professors will be able to submit their comments and attach a corrected copy of your report online as well.

You must include a cover letter or letter of transmittal along with your CO-OP work-term report in one PDF file.

For confidential Work-Term Reports, please make sure to submit your cover letter or letter of transmittal through the CO-OP Navigator by the deadline for submission.

Academic coordinators
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