Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Biology – Major (Science) – Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Plans of study for students who were admitted to a Biology Plan after May 1, 2016
BIOL-M-BSH
Subject:  Administered by the Department of Biology.
Plan:  Consists of 72.0 units as described below.
Program:  The Plan, alone, or in combination with a Minor in another subject, and with sufficient electives to total 120.0 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree.

1. Core
Biology:
A. Complete the following:
BIOL 102Fundamentals of Biology: Molecular and Cell Biology3.00
BIOL 103Fundamentals of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems3.00
B. Select 12.00 units from the following:12.00
Diversity Of Life
Mendelian and Molecular Genetics
Evolutionary Genetics
Scientific Methods in Biology
C. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Ecology
D. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Animal Physiology
Comparative Biochemistry
Plant Physiology
E. Complete the following:3.00
Cell Biology
Other:
F. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Introduction to Statistics
Statistics and Probability II
2. Option
A. CHEM at the 200 level or above3.00
B. Select 27.0 units from the following seminar or research options:27.00
i. Seminar Option:
a. 6 units from BIOL at the 400 level or above
b. 12.00 units from the following:
BIOL at the 300 level or above
BIOL_Subs_A
c. Select 9.00 units from the following:
BIOL at the 300 level or above
BIOL_Subs_A
BIOL_Subs_B
ii. Research Option:
a. Complete the following:
Research in Biology
b. Select 6.00 units from the following:
BIOL at the 300 level or above
BIOL_Subs_A
c. Select 9.00 units from the following:
BIOL at the 300 level or above
BIOL_Subs_A
BIOL_Subs_B
3. Supporting
A. Complete the following:
CHEM 112General Chemistry6.00
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
Elective Courses48.00
Total Units120.00

4. Substitutions

A. BCHM 310 General Biochemistry (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. MATH 126 Differential and Integral Calculus may be substituted for Supporting Courses 3.B. with prior approval from the Chair of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Biology.
C. 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.E.

5. Notes

A. PHYS 117 Introductory Physics (or PHYS 104 Fundamental Physics or PHYS 106 General Physics or PHYS 118 Basic Physics  is highly recommended but not required.

B. 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 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.

BIOL_Subs_A

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

BIOL_Subs_B

Biology Substitutions List B
APSC 400Technology, Engineering & Management (TEAM)7.00
CHEE 400Technology, Engineering & Management (TEAM)7.00
CHEM at the 200 level and 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 235Abnormal Psychology6.00
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