Anatomy and Cell Biology Undergraduate Program

Career Paths

Through Anatomy and Cell Biology, you can start a career in academic research, biotechnology, teaching, or the health professions.

Students with undergraduate training in Anatomy and Cell Biology and high academic standings can often gain admission to professional school programs in the various health sciences (Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Veterinary Medicine, Optometry, Chiropractics, etc).

Opportunities in research include technical positions in biomedical research laboratories in universities, government research institutes, and industrial biotechnology companies. Some entry level positions may still be obtained with a B.Sc. degree alone, but many positions now require more advanced research training at the M.Sc. (or Ph.D.) levels.

Graduates of 4-year Majors and Honours programs in Anatomy/Cell Biology may continue on to further studies leading to the Masters (M.Sc.) or Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in various disciplines of life sciences and health sciences at this university or other universities in Canada and abroad.  Advanced training at the post-graduate level is becoming increasingly important in today's high-technology workplace.

Anatomy and Cell Biology graduates with Ph.D. degrees have opportunities for academic research and teaching careers within universities and research institutions.  Teaching positions in colleges require advanced training at the M.Sc. or Ph.D. levels.

Academic Advising

It is strongly recommended that all students majoring in Anatomy & Cell Biology make an appointment to see the Academic Advisor even if they have visited their Degree Works page.

1. Access DegreeWorks:

  • Log into  PAWS with your NSID and password;
  • Click the Academics tab;
    • Locate the My Academic Profile channel;
    • Click the DegreeWorks button or link.

2. Do some advance research and have a list of classes you are interested in BEFORE your meeting.

During the official advising period from mid March to April 30, students enrolled in BSc degree programs Anatomy & Cell Biology or any students interested in the Department's undergraduate programs can book an academic advising appointment by contacting an academic advisor.

ACB BMSC Course Details

Listing of the courses in the common core curriculum.  This common Year 1/2 course platform provides students with an educational foundation and skill set in the various biomedical sciences disciplines that enables them make an informed choice as to which specific degree major including ACB they wish to pursue as they progress into Years 3 and 4 of their B.Sc. program.

Program requirements

Listing of the courses for each specific ACB degree programs.

Courses offered

Quick list of courses to search

ACB 310.3 — Basic Human Anatomy
ACB 325.3 — Advanced Cell Biology
ACB 330.3 — Principles of Development
ACB 331.3 — Methods in Cell and Developmental Biology
ACB 333.3 — Cellular Neurobiology
ACB 334.3 — Introductory Neuroanatomy
ACB 400.3 — Imaging and Anatomy
ACB 401.6 — Undergraduate Research Project
ACB 405.3 — Current Topics in Cell Biology
ACB 406.3 — Comparative Vertebrate Histology

ACB Club

The Anatomy and Cell Biology Club is a USSU-ratified student-run club. We host events throughout the year to foster faculty-department-student relationships. We have memberships for sale for $5.00, available to anyone. The perks include: access to our study-note bank, discounts on ACBC merchandise and events, and special deals at the Thirsty Scholar.
Executive members:
Co-Presidents Serena Liu & Daisy Ko
Treasurer Caitlin Lynch
Social Coordinators Renelle Humphreys, Chloe Johnson & Shivani Tauh
Graduate Rep Lisa Poon
4th Year Rep Benjamin McMillan
3rd Year Rep Valerie Rozwadowski
2nd Year Rep Gabrielle Mercier
1st Year Rep Avani Saxena

For inquiries regarding ACBC membership or events, please contact us via email or on Facebook