Academic Calendar 2024-2025

Biology – Minor (Arts)


Subject: Administered by the Department of Biology.
Plan: Consists of 36.00 units as described below.
Program: The Plan, in combination with a Major plan in another subject, and with sufficient electives, will lead to an Honours Bachelors 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:
BIOL 200Diversity of Life3.00
BIOL 212Scientific Methods in Biology3.00
C. Complete 12.00 units from the following:12.00
Human Genetics and Evolution
Ecology and the Environment
Mendelian and Molecular Genetics
Evolutionary Genetics
Comparative Biochemistry
Sex and Evolution
2. Option
A. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
BIOL at the 300-level
3. Supporting
A. Complete the following:
CHEM 112General Chemistry6.00
Total Units36.00

4. Substitutions

A. 6.00 units from (PHGY 215 and PHGY 216) can be substituted for 6.00 units from BIOL 200; BIOL 212; BIOL 205; BIOL 206. This substitution is not allowed in any other Biology Plan.

B. Students registered in a BIOL Plan prior to May 1, 2016 may use BCHM 218 towards Option requirement 2.A.

5. Notes

A. BIOL 110 and BIOL 111 may not be used towards the requirements of any other Biology Plan.

B. All other out-of-Department substitutions must be approved by the Chair of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Biology

C. A maximum of 6.00 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, HSCI, LAW, NURS, and courses offered by Smith Engineering.