Applied Life Sciences

Our Applied Life Sciences program (previously Applied Biomolecular Science) focuses on the study of living organisms at the bio-molecular, or cellular, level. This interdisciplinary program blends theories and practices from Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry and Physics with hands-on learning through laboratory courses, research opportunities and internships.

You will explore diverse topics in order to understand the extent of biological diversity at the molecular level and develop critical thinking skills with respect to modern life science. These topics include:

  • Cell Biology

  • Genetics

  • Microbiology

  • Biochemistry  

  • Evolution

  • Physiology

  • Pharmacology

Our focus on the practical application of your skills provides you with valuable laboratory and data analysis training, as well as experience working as part of an interprofessional team.

As a graduate, you will be well prepared for a career in biotechnology, forensics, diagnostic laboratories and the health sector.

Lakehead Advantage

We offer formalized research internships in Ancient DNA (Anthropology) and Biology, available as elective courses in third and fourth year. The Ancient DNA Internship is a three-week laboratory course, whereas the Biology Research Internship takes place in either the spring or summer session and consists of 120 hours of research. These courses are extremely beneficial to develop your lab skills, enhance your understanding of a particular topic and set yourself apart from students with a similar background.

We also welcome college Biotechnology graduates to apply for admission consideration. As a qualified applicant you are eligible for second year standing in the Applied Life Science program. For more information visit our Applied Life Sciences Transfer page.

Our small class sizes promote hands-on skill development and individual attention from professors. Our faculty is readily accessible and always willing to help. As an Honours student, you will have the opportunity to work very closely with a faculty member on your Honours thesis project, contributing to groundbreaking research within this evolving field of study.  

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