Genetics Core Courses

Students interested in studying Genetics should note that Grade 12 mathematics and chemistry are prerequisite to CHEM 1300. Students will also require Biology 40S (or equivalent) and any Grade 12 mathematics course (or equivalent) for entry to BIOL 1020 (the required prerequisite for BIOL 1030). If a student does not have 40s biology successful completion of BIOL 1000 - Foundations of life, will allow for registration in BIOL 1020.

First Year
  • BIOL 1020 Biology I - Principles and Themes
  • BIOL 1030 Biology II - Biological Diversity, Function and Interactions

To enter the Honours program in Genetics, a student must have completed at least 24 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00, and also obtained a minimum grade of “B” in BIOL 1030, and a minimum grade of “C+” in CHEM 1310. STAT 1000, MATH 1500 and the additional 3 credit hours of specified Mathematics courses are program requirements and students are strongly encouraged to complete these courses in first year.

To enter the Major Degree program in Genetics, a student must have completed at least 24 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.00, and also obtained a minimum grade of “C+” in BIOL 1030, and a minimum grade of “C” in CHEM 1310. STAT 1000, MATH 1500 and the additional 3 credit hours of specified Mathematics courses are program requirements and students are strongly encouraged to complete these courses in first year.

Majors and Honours overviews ( CO-OP options are described under Majors and Honours):

For Majors or Honours approval in Genetics you may contact the Associate Head of the Department of Biological Sciences Dr. Mark Belmonte or the Associate Head of the Department of Microbiology Dr. Georg Hausner

Please fill out either the Major or Honours form linked below.

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Wesley Ogloff, MSc defense: “Climate change-related shifts in species interactions and diet in an Arctic marine ecosystem” — Tuesday, July 31 at 9 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Elise Couillard, MSc Defense: “Black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) awareness of neighbours' vigilance is spatially explicit” — Wednesday, August 1 at 8:45 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Muriel Magnaye, MSc Defense: “Growth and post-spawning survival in capelin (Mallotus villosus) on the northeast coast of Newfoundland” — Wednesday, August 15 at 11 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Gabrielle Grenier, MSc Defense: “Seasonal patterns of growth in Arctic Charr (Salvelinus alpinus L.); differences between morphs of Cumberland Sound populations” — Thursday, August 23 at noon, 304 Biological Sciences.