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O que eu aprenderei?

Paleontology is a basic science concerned with the evolutionary history of life. Students are required to have a broad knowledge base of biological and geological knowledge. Areas of detailed knowledge will include vertebrate and invertebrate paleobiology, evolutionary biology, systematics, functional morphology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, and plate tectonics.

UTM Biology is a dynamic community. With over two dozen active research scientists, more than forty graduate students and many post-doctoral fellows doing state-of-the-art research using the latest techniques, our students will have the opportunity to learn from the best. Our undergraduate research projects and summer student placements in research labs will give students valuable, first-hand experience working in a laboratory environment.

What can I do with my degree?

The career you choose will depend on your experience and interests.

Careers for Graduates: Curator; Survey technician; Taxidermist; Paleontologist; Research consultant; Field technician/director; Epidemiologist; Museum technician; Primatologist; University professor; Laboratory technician; Archivist; Preservationist/restorer.

Workplaces: Government; Scientific R&D; Non-profit agencies; Conservation authorities; Zoos, aquariums, national/ provincial parks; Academic medical centres/laboratories; Universities and colleges; Museums.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Faculty of Arts and Science

Opções de estudo

Período integral (4 anos)

CAD$59.320,00 (R$ 236.702) por ano
Data de início

8 Setembro 2022, 9 Janeiro 2023


Mississauga Campus (UTM)

3359 Mississauga Road North,


Ontario (ON),

L5L 1C6, Canada

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

Applicants must have Grade 12 Diploma in an accredited high school with a high grade point average and SAT Reasoning/ACT exams and two SAT Subject Tests/APs/IBs (or a combination of SAT Subject Tests/APs/IBs covering two different subjects). Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL Paper-based Test total score of 600 + 5.0 on TWE; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 85, with no part score below 80; Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) score of 70 and no part below 60; Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST) score of 4.5, and no part below 4; a minimum grade of C in the Cambridge English Proficiency/Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or a minimum grade of B in the Cambridge English Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).

Para estudantes internacionais

Students from different countries should have qualifications equivalent to Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Six 4U/M courses, including:

  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
  • Biology (SBI4U)
  • Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U) is recommended
  • Chemistry (SCH4U)
  • English (ENG4U) or equivalent qualifications

English language requirements

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): The minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The minimum scores required for the different TOEFL tests are:

Internet-based Test:

Minimum Requirement: total score of 100 + 22 on Writing

Discretionary Range: total score 89-99 + 22 on Writing

Cambridge Assessment English C1: Advanced or C2: Proficiency: A minimum overall score of 180, with at least 170 in each component.

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): The minimum score required to meet our English facility requirement is an overall score of 70 and no part below 60.

Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST): The minimum requirement is a total score of 4.5, and no part below 4.

Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.


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