Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Life Sciences – Major (Science) – Bachelor of Science (Honours)

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Plans of study for students who were admitted to a Life Sciences Plan after May 1, 2017
Subject:  Administered by the Associate Dean, (Life Sciences and Biochemistry)
Plan: Consists of 72.0 units as described below.
Program: The Plan, with sufficient electives to total 120.0 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree.

1. Core
A. Complete the following:
BIOL 102Fundamentals of Biology: Molecular and Cell Biology3.00
BIOL 103Fundamentals of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems3.00
B. Complete the following:
CHEM 112General Chemistry6.00
C. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Molecular Biology
Basic Microbiology
Introduction to Microbiology
D. Complete the following:
CHEM 281General Organic Chemistry I (with Virtual Laboratory)3.00
CHEM 282General Organic Chemistry II3.00
E. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Principles of Mammalian Physiology l
and Principles of Mammalian Physiology ll
2. Option
A. LISC_List_A at the 400 level or above3.00
B. LISC_List_A at the 300 level or above15.00
C. LISC_List_A at the 200 level or above6.00
D. LISC_List_A6.00
3. Supporting
A. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Fundamental Physics
General Physics
Introductory Physics
Basic Physics
B. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Differential and Integral Calculus
Differential and Integral Calculus
Differential and Integral Calculus I
and Differential and Integral Calculus II
Elective Courses48.00
Total Units120.00

4. Additional Requirements

A. No more than 15.0 units chosen from LISC_List_A may be in PSYC or BIOL

B. No more than 9.0 units from LISC_List_A may be BMED approved option courses

5. Notes

A. Students wishing to take upper-year PSYC courses as options should take PSYC 100 Principles of Psychology as an elective.

B. Students wishing to take 300- and 400- level BIOL courses as options should review the prerequisites for these courses.  Some upper year BIOL courses require BIOL 205 Mendelian and Molecular Genetics as a prerequisite which is an option under 2.C.

C. Students who have not previously taken any other courses from outside the Faculty of Arts and Science are able to take up to 9.0 units of approved BMED Options towards their LISC-M-BSH degree.  Students will be allowed to enrol in LISC equivalents of BMED courses.

D. Students in the LISC Specialization Plan will be given priority for all 499 courses (ANAT 499 Research Project in Anatomy and Cell Biology, CANC 499 Research Project in Cancer Biology and Genetics, EPID 499 Research Project in Epidemiology, , MICR 499 Research Project in Microbiology and Immunology, NSCI 499 Research Project in Neuroscience, PATH 499 Research Project in Pathology, , PHAR 499 Research Project in Pharmacology and Toxicology, and REPD 499 Research Project in Reproduction and Development). Permission to take any of these courses must be approved by the Associate Dean (Life Sciences and Biochemistry).

Life Sciences 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.


Options in the Life Science Major Plan
BIOL 205Mendelian and Molecular Genetics3.00
BIOL 243Introduction to Statistics3.00
BIOL 321Animal Behaviour3.00
BIOL 322Environmental Physiology of Animals3.00
BIOL 330Cell Biology3.00
BIOL 331Analytical Genomics3.00
BIOL 334Comparative Biochemistry3.00
BIOL 339Animal Physiology3.00
BIOL 350Evolution and Human Affairs3.00
BIOL 369Sex and Evolution3.00
BIOL 401Experimental Approaches to Animal Physiology3.00
BIOL 403Experimental Techniques in Biology3.00
BIOL 404Techniques in Molecular Biology3.00
BIOL 430Molecular Genetics of Development3.00
BIOL 441Molecular Genetics3.00
BIOM 300Modeling Techniques in Biology3.00
BMED 2703.00
BMED 370
BMED 380
BMED 381Clinical Biochemistry3.00
BMED 383
BMED 384Integrative Laboratory Course3.00
BMED 480Clinical Applications of Human Anatomy3.00
BMED 482
BMED 483Advanced Topics In Infectious Diseases3.00
CHEM 213Introduction to Chemical Analysis3.00
CHEM 221Material, Solutions, Interfaces3.00
CHEM 222Methods of Structure Determination3.00
CISC 271Linear Data Analysis3.00
HLTH 323Epidemiology3.00
MATH 221Vector Calculus3.00
MATH 225Ordinary Differential Equations3.00
MATH 228Complex Analysis3.00
MATH 272Applications of Numerical Methods3.00
PHYS 206Dynamics3.00
PHYS 216Introduction to Astrophysics3.00
PHYS 242Relativity and Quanta3.00
PSYC 100Principles of Psychology6.00
PSYC 235Abnormal Psychology6.00
PSYC 236Introdution to Clinical Psychology3.00
PSYC 251Developmental Psychology3.00
PSYC 271Brain and Behaviour I3.00
PSYC 305Introduction to Comparative Cognition3.00
PSYC 323Laboratory in Attention3.00
PSYC 333Human Sexuality3.00
PSYC 353Atypical Development3.00
PSYC 355Comparative Cognition: Cognitive Origins Laboratory3.00
PSYC 360The Neurobiology and Psychology of Sleep3.00
PSYC 370Brain and Behaviour II3.00
PSYC 398Selected Topics in Psychology I3.00
PSYC 420Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology3.00
PSYC 422Advanced Topics in Attention3.00
PSYC 435Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology3.00
PSYC 470Advanced Topics in Behavioural Neuroscience3.00
PSYC 471Behavioural Pharmacology3.00
PSYC 473Neurobiology of Psychiatric Disorders3.00
STAM 200Introduction to Statistics3.00
STAT 263Introduction to Statistics3.00
Excluding the following courses and any course numbered 499:
ANAT 270Human Anatomy and Morphology3.00
BCHM 270Biochemical Basis of Health and Disease3.00
CANC 497Current Topics in Cancer Biology and Genetics3.00
MICR 270Infection, Immunity and Inflammation3.00
PHGY 170Human Cell Physiology3.00
Any courses numbered 499