Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Biology and Mathematics – Specialization (Science) – Bachelor of Science (Honours)

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Plans of study for students who were admitted to a Biology and Mathematics Specialization after May 1, 2016
Subject: Administered by the Departments of Biology and Mathematics and Statistics.
Plan: Consists of 84.0 units as described below.
Program: The Plan, with sufficient electives to total of 120.0 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2020-2021 Calendar for the previous requirements.

1. Core
A. Complete the following:6.00
Fundamentals of Biology: Molecular and Cell Biology
Fundamentals of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems
B. Complete the following:6.00
General Chemistry
C. Select 12.00 units from the following:12.00
Diversity Of Life
Mendelian and Molecular Genetics
Evolutionary Genetics
Scientific Methods in Biology
D. Complete the following:3.00
E. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Comparative Biochemistry
Animal Physiology
Plant Physiology
F. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Cell Biology
G. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Linear Algebra
Linear Algebra
H. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Differential and Integral Calculus
Differential and Integral Calculus
Differential and Integral Calculus I
Differential and Integral Calculus II
I. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Vector Calculus
Advanced Calculus
J. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Ordinary Differential Equations
Differential Equations
K. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Introductory Applied Probability
Statistics and Probability I
Probability I
L. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Introduction to Statistics
Statistics and Probability II
M. Complete the following:6.00
Modeling Techniques in Biology
Evolutionary Game Theory
2. Option
A. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
BIOL at the 300 level or above
B. BIOL3.00
C. Select 6.00 from the following:6.00
MATH at the 300 level or above
STAT at the 300 level or above
D. Select 6.00 units from the following6.00
Elective Courses36.00
Total Units120.00

3. Substitutions

A. BCHM 310/9.0 (or the combination of BCHM 315 Proteins and Enzymes and BCHM 316 Metabolism) may be substituted for 3.0 units from (BIOL 339 Animal Physiology or BIOL 341 Plant Physiology or BIOL 334 Comparative Biochemistry) with the remaining units applied toward Option Course requirements in the degree program.

B. Students registered in a BIOL Plan prior to May 1, 2016 may use BCHM 218 Molecular Biology as an alternative to BIOL 330 Cell Biology to satisfy requirement 1.F.

4. Note

A.  A maximum of 6.0 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan Requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, LAW, NURS and courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Biology and Mathematics Course Lists

The following lists contain courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.5 (Access to Classes), students do not have enrolment priority in all of these courses. Access to these courses may only be made available during the Open Enrolment period, and then only if space permits.


Biology Substitutions List A
ANAT at the 300 level or above
BCHM at the 300 level or above
LISC at the 300 level or above
MICR 221Basic Microbiology3.00
MICR 271Introduction to Microbiology3.00
MICR at the 300 level or above
PATH at the 300 level or above
PHGY at the 300 level or above


Biology Substitutions List B
APSC 400Technology, Engineering & Management (TEAM)7.00
CHEE 400Technology, Engineering & Management (TEAM)7.00
CHEM at the 200 level or above
ENSC 301Environmental Assessment3.00
ENSC 307Marine Environmental Issues3.00
ENSC 320Wildlife Issues in a Changing World3.00
ENSC 390Sustainability3.00
ENSC 425Ecotoxicology3.00
ENSC 471Environmental Analysis Methods3.00
EPID 301Principles of Epidemiology3.00
GEOL 337Paleontology3.00
GEOL 466Isotopes and the Environment3.00
GPHY 304Northern and Arctic Environments3.00
GPHY 306Natural Environmental Change3.00
GPHY 310Landscape Ecology3.00
GPHY 314Climate Change3.00
GPHY 315Advanced Field Measurements and their Analysis3.00
GPHY 318Advanced Biogeography3.00
GPHY 339Medical Geography3.00
HLTH 323Epidemiology3.00
PHAR 340Principles of General Pharmacology I3.00
PHAR 370Fundamentals of Pharmacology and Therapeutics3.00
PHIL 301Bioethics3.00
PSYC 236Introdution to Clinical Psychology3.00
PSYC 271Brain and Behaviour I3.00
PSYC 370Brain and Behaviour II3.00
PSYC 470Advanced Topics in Behavioural Neuroscience3.00
STAT 353Probability II3.00