Biology

Biology is the study of living things, a science that explores the diversity and similarities of living things - and how they interact with each other and their environments. Biology is a very large science which encompasses many specialities - from botany to genetics and molecular biology, and from biochemistry to zoology, as well as dozens of others. Delving into relationships that affect living things, Biology is also linked to other sciences such as Chemistry, Geology and Physics.

At Douglas College, we offer university transfer courses at the first- and second-year levels. The courses explore subjects such as Human Anatomy, Marine Biology and Urban Ecology. Successful completion allows you to transfer into university studies in Biology and other laboratory-science programs. Human Biology courses are also linked to Douglas College programs such as Therapeutic Recreation, Health Information Systems, and General or Psychiatric Nursing.

For information on admission requirements, courses, intake dates and more, visit the Program and Course Catalogue.

 

 SPOTLIGHT ON BIOLOGY

 

DOUGLAS COLLEGE LAB ANIMALS VISIT A LOCAL CLASSROOM

Three of the resident animals from the Douglas College labs recently took a field trip to visit a local classroom.  Humphrey the red-eared slider turtle, Creamy the corn snake and Gandalf the bearded dragon (not pictured) helped Douglas College Biology Instructor Elinor Matheson teach Kindergarten students about the animals' habitats and their senses.  The students learned that the sensory receptors for smell and taste are very similar and so some animals (like the corn snake) will both taste and smell with their tongues.  Also, the students discussed how animals that don't use vocalization for communication might not detect sound waves in the air but instead "hear" vibrations in the ground. 

Of course, the most exciting part of the visit was getting to touch and hold the animals! 

 

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