About

Anatomy and Cell Biology is the study of the structure, function and development of organisms at the molecular, subcellular, cellular, tissue and organ levels.


Quick facts
  • 3 or 4 year degree
  • Full or part-time program
  • You can enter this program directly from high school
  • You can begin this program off-campus

What you will learn

You will study human anatomy, cell biology, neurobiology, skeletal biology, embryonic development, histology, and anatomical imaging. These fields can be used to advance medical science with clinical relevance to osteoarthritis, Alzheimer's disease, peripheral nerve damage and repair, multiple sclerosis, aging, cancer, and pain.

A first-year schedule sample

This degree program is flexible and offers you the opportunity to take courses in many different subject areas. Here’s what a typical first-year schedule might look like:

CourseDescription

Fall Term
BIOL 120 The Nature of Life
CHEM 112 General Chemistry I Structure Bonding and Properties of Materials
ENG 114* Literature and Composition Reading Culture
MATH 125* Mathematics for the Life Sciences
HIST 165* History Matters Health and Society

Winter Term
CHEM 115 General Chemistry II Chemical Processes
PHYS 115 Physics and the Universe
ARCH 112* The Human Journey Introduction to Archaeology and Biological Anthropology
PSY 120* Biological and Cognitive Bases of Psychology
STAT 245* Introduction to Statistical Methods

* These are elective courses. You will be able to choose from a variety of electives based on your interests.

The Course and Program Catalogue has the complete and official listing of required classes and their descriptions for this program.

  • ACB 310: Basic Human Anatomy
    This course covers the structure and functions of the human body. All major body systems are surveyed via lectures and practical laboratory sessions that focus on the direct study of human tissues.

  • ACB 325: Advanced Cell Biology
    Recent concepts in the regulation of cell signaling, development, motility and chromatin dynamics are discussed, with a focus on how these processes are regulated, and involved in select disease pathogenesis, aging, pain and therapeutic interventions. Consideration is also given to the experimental findings and approaches leading to these insights.

  • ACB 331: Methods in Cell and Developmental Biology
    This course will provide laboratory experience in cell and developmental biology. Instruction on, and use of, techniques such as cell culture, expression of proteins in cells, basic cytology, and immunofluorescence microscopy will be some of the areas covered.

Opportunities
This program provides an excellent foundation of knowledge in the biomedical sciences if you are seeking subsequent admission into health science professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, chiropractic medicine and optometry.

This program also prepares you to be well qualified to progress into more advanced biomedical research training at the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels at various academic institutions worldwide. 

Careers

Anatomy and Cell Biology is an excellent choice for students interested in gaining entrance to a health science program, including medicine, dentistry, nursing, and veterinary medicine. 

Some career opportunities include:

  • Anatomist
  • Cell biologist
  • Neuroscientist
  • Biomedical researcher
  • Biotechnologist
  • Health science educator
  • Pathology technician
  • Health policy developer and program administrator

Tuition estimates

Canadian studentsInternational students
Tuition $6,103 $15,867
Fees $835 $835
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total $8,438 $18,202

Tuition will vary depending on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enroll in a full course load (the maximum number of courses allowed).
Fees are used to fund specific student benefits, including health, vision and dental coverage, a bus pass, recreational programs and fitness centre access.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,000-$2,000 per year.

Program options

These Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Anatomy and Cell Biology degrees are offered by University of Saskatchewan's College of Arts and Science:

  • Bachelor of Science Four-year
  • Bachelor of Science Three-year
  • Bachelor of Science Honours
  • Bachelor of Science Double Honours

To decide which option is the right fit, you should consult with an academic advisor in the college when you begin your studies.

Admission requirements and deadlines

Deadlines

Start term Application DeadlineInternational Deadline
Winter
January 2018
Dec 1, 2017
Documents due: Dec 15, 2017
Sep 1, 2017
Documents due: Oct 1, 2017
Spring
May 2018
Apr 1, 2018
Documents due: May 1, 2018
Feb 1, 2018
Documents due: Mar 1, 2018
Summer
July 2018
May 1, 2018
Documents due: Jun 1, 2018
Mar 1, 2018
Documents due: Apr 1, 2018
Fall
September 2018
May 1, 2018
Documents due: Jun 1, 2018
Apr 1, 2018
Documents due: May 1, 2018

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A non-refundable application fee of $90 CDN is required before your application will be processed.

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