Biology (BIOL)

Biology (BIOL)

The Department offers a concentration, major, honours, and minor in Biology. A double major or double honours in Biology and another science can be completed. Students may pursue a cooperative education option. See the Cooperative Education Office for details.

The Department trains graduate students through the M.Sc. in Applied Science program. Consult the Graduate Academic Calendar for details.


Major in Biology - Requirements

The requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science with Major in Biology apply as listed in this Academic Calendar under the heading of Faculty of Science, Bachelor of Science – Major, in Section Three. The specific list of required forty-five (45) credit hours in BIOL required to satisfy 6(d) is contained in the following list of Science courses required for the program

  • BIOL 1201 Molecular and Cell Biology
  • BIOL 1202 Organismal and Ecological Biology
  • BIOL 2303 Plant Biology
  • BIOL 2304 Animal Biology
  • BIOL 2307 Genetics
  • BIOL 2321 Cell Biology
  • BIOL 2324 Ecology
  • Twenty-four (24) additional credit hours of BIOL courses* at the 3000 and 4000 level, with at least nine
  • (9) credit hours at each of the 3000 and 4000 levels.
  • CHEM 1210 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1211 or CHEM 1212 General Chemistry II (note specific MATH pre-requisites)
  • CHEM 2346 (Students may substitute 2344 plus 2345 in lieu of 2346)
  • Six (6) credit hours in MATH from: MATH 1210 and 1211; or MATH 1250 and 1251.
  • Nine (9) additional credit hours of Science Electives not in the major subject

*Note: Up to six (6) credit hours of BIOL electives may be substituted with any of the following:

Note that these courses cannot count simultaneously as Biology electives and “other Science electives” (Regulation 6e) or Arts electives (Regulation 6c) for the Bachelor of Science with major.

Students should consult the Faculty of Science Program Requirement Tables available online for recommended Science Electives, and a suggested sequence of courses for years 1 and 2. Students should consult with a Biology Program Advisor or a Science Advisor to chart their courses, and to determine the best sequence of courses for years 3 and 4.


Double Major in Biology and Other Science - Requirements

The requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science with Double Major apply as listed in this Academic Calendar under the heading of Faculty of Science, Bachelor of Science – Double Major, in Section Three. The specific list of BIOL courses required to satisfy 7 (a) are the same as the major requirements above,  except that they need only complete fifteen (15) credit hours of BIOL electives:

  • six (6) credit hours at the 3000 level.
  • six (6) credit hours at the 4000-level.
  • and three (3) additional credit hours at the 3000 or 4000-levels.

Honours in Biology - Requirements

 

The requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours apply as listed in this Academic Calendar under the heading of Faculty of Science, Bachelor of Science – Honours, in Section Three.  Students with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 are encouraged to apply for admission to the honours program.  Students must secure a supervisor for the honours thesis (BIOL 4500) before applying to the honours program.  The Department websie lists the researchy interests of faculty. The specific list of BIOL courses used to satisfy the honours requirements 11 (a) is contained in the following list of requirements for the program:

  • BIOL 4549 Honours Seminar
  • BIOL 4500 Honours Thesis
  • BIOL 3308 Biostatistics
  • Three (3) additional credit hours in BIOL at the 4000-level, for a total of 30 credit hours of BIOL electives(including BIOL 3308) at the 3000 and 4000-level, with at least 12 credit hours at each of the 3000 and 4000-levels.
  • Minimum DGPÂ of 3.00 (Faculty of Science regulation 13) 

 

Double Honours in Biology and Other Science - Requirements

The requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science with Double Honours apply as listed in this Academic Calendar under the heading of Faculty of Science, Bachelor of Science – Double Honours, in Section Three. The specific list of BIOL courses required to satisfy 11 (d) includes those requirements for the Major plus the following:

  • BIOL 4549 Honours Seminar
  • BIOL 4500 Honours Thesis
  • Minimum DGPÂ of 3.00 (Faculty of Science regulation 13)

Concentration in Biology:

The requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science – General - with Concentration apply as listed in this Academic Calendar under the heading of Faculty of Science, Bachelor of Science – General (with a Concentration), in Section Three. The specific list of courses required to satisfy 3(d) are contained in the following list of required Science courses for the program:


Minor in Biology - Requirements

The requirements for a Minor apply as listed in the Academic Calendar under the heading of Faculty of Science, Bachelor of Science – Major and Minor, in Section Three. The specific thirty (30) credit hours of BIOL courses required to satisfy 9(b) are the following: