Entry into BIOL 1020 now requires 40s Chemistry, 40s Biology and one of the 40s Math courses from High School. 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 Biological Sciences Honours program a student must have completed at least 24 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00, and obtained a minimum grade of "B" in BIOL 1030. CHEM 1300, CHEM 1310, STAT 1000 and 3 credit hours of Mathematics (eg: MATH 1200, MATH 1300 or MATH 1500), Physics (eg: PHYS 1020 or PHYS 1050) or Statistics and six credit hours from the faculty of Arts, which should include a "W" course, are program requirements. Students are strongly urged to complete these courses in first year.
To enter the Biological Sciences four year Major program a student must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours with a minimum DGPA of 2.00, and obtained a minimum grade of “C+” in BIOL 1030. CHEM 1300, CHEM 1310, STAT 1000 and 3 credit hours of Mathematics (eg: MATH 1200, MATH 1300 or MATH 1500), Physics (eg: PHYS 1020 or PHYS 1050) or Statistics and six credit hours from the faculty of Arts, which should include a "W" course, are program requirements. Students are strongly urged to complete these courses in first year.
Majors or Honours students in the Department of Biological Sciences must complete the following core courses:
- BIOL 2300 Principles of Ecology
- BIOL 2500 Genetics I
- BIOL 2520 Cell Biology
Students must take one course from Group A (below) and one course from Group B, and a further course from either Group A or group B.
- Group A
- BIOL 2200 The Invertebrates
- BIOL 2210 The Chordates
- Group B
- BIOL 2240 The Non-Flowering Plants
- BIOL 2242 The Flowering Plants
- BIOL 2260 Biology of Fungi and Lichens
- BIOL 2262 Biology of Algae
- To fulfill the core requirements students must also complete
- BIOL 3300 Evolutionary Biology
- and one of:
- BIOL 3400 Plant Physiology
- BIOL 3470 Environmental Physiology of Animals I
- BIOL 3472 Environmental Physiology of Animals II
Majors, Honours and General overviews ( CO-OP options are described under Majors and Honours):
For Majors or Honours approval in any theme area you may contact the Associate Head (undergraduate programs: Dr. Margaret Docker ) or any one of the theme chairs; Ecology and Environmental Biology (Dr. Gail Davoren ); Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology (Dr. Steve Whyard ); Evolution and Biodiversity (Dr. Jeffrey Marcus ); Environmental and Integrative Physiology ( Dr. Kevin Campbell ) and Integrative Biology (Dr. Kevin Scott ).