Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Environmental Biology – Specialization (Science) – Bachelor of Science (Honours)

EBIO-P-BSH
Subject:  Administered by the School of Environmental Studies in partnership with the Department of Biology.
Plan:  Consists of 102.0 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
Core Science:
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. Complete the following:
GPHY 101Human Geography3.00
GPHY 102Physical Geography and Natural Resources3.00
D. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
The Dynamic Earth
History of Life
E. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Linear Algebra
Differential and Integral Calculus
Differential and Integral Calculus
Differential and Integral Calculus I
Differential and Integral Calculus II
Environmental Biology Core:
F. Select 15.00 units from the following:15.00
Diversity Of Life
Scientific Methods in Biology
Mendelian and Molecular Genetics
Evolutionary Genetics
Introduction to Statistics
Statistics and Probability II
G. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
General Biochemistry
Comparative Biochemistry
Animal Physiology
Plant Physiology
H. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Ecology
I. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Core Social Sciences and Humanities:
J. Complete the following:3.00
Environment and Sustainability
K. Complete the following:
ENSC 390Sustainability3.00
2. Option
A. GEOL 3.00
B. ENSC_Specialization_Options_B3.00
C. ENSC_Interdisciplinary_SocSci/Huma3.00
D. ENSC_Interdisciplinary_Humanities3.00
E. CHEM at the 200 level or above3.00
F. Select 30.0 units from the following thesis and non-thesis options:30.00
i. Environmental Biology Research Thesis Option:
a. Select 12.00 units from the following:
Research in Biology
Research Project Sustainability
b. Select 6.00 units from the following:
BIOL at the 300 level or above
ENSC_Specialization_Options_B
BIOL_Subs_B
c. Select 12.00 units from BIOL at the 300-level or above
ii. Environmental Biology Non-thesis Option:
a. Select 6.00 units from the following:
Honours Projects in Environmental Sustainability
Independent Environmental Study
b. Select 12.00 units from the following:
BIOL at the 300 level or above
ENSC_Specialization_Options_B
c. Select 12.00 units from BIOL at the 300 level or above
Electives
Elective Courses18.00
Total Units120.00

3. Substitutions

A. ENSC 502 Research Project Sustainability may be substituted for requirement 2.F.ii.a. and a further 6.0 units in electives and/or Plan requirements as approved by the Chair of Undergraduate Studies.

B. 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 334 Comparative Biochemistry or BIOL 339 Animal Physiology or BIOL 341 Plant Physiology) with the remaining 6.0 units applied toward Option Course requirements in the degree program.

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. 

Environmental 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_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 318Advanced Biogeography3.00
GPHY 339Medical Geography3.00
PHAR 340Principles of General Pharmacology I3.00
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

ENSC_Specialization_Options_B

Options in the Environmental Science Specialization Plans, List B
BIOL 335Limnology and Aquatic Ecology3.00
ENSC 307Marine Environmental Issues3.00
ENSC 201Environmental Toxicology and Chemical Risks3.00
ENSC 301Environmental Assessment3.00
ENSC 320Wildlife Issues in a Changing World3.00
ENSC 407Global Water Issues3.00
ENSC 425Ecotoxicology3.00
ENSC 471Environmental Analysis Methods3.00
ENSC 480Special Topics in Environmental Science3.00
GEOL 106Environmental Geology and Natural Hazards3.00
GEOL 107History of Life3.00
GEOL 200Oceanography3.00
GPHY 207Principles Of Biogeography3.00
GPHY 209Weather and Climate3.00
GPHY 304Northern and Arctic Environments3.00
GPHY 306Natural Environmental Change3.00
GPHY 312Watershed Hydrology3.00
GPHY 314Climate Change3.00
GPHY 317Soil, Environment and Society3.00
GPHY 318Advanced Biogeography3.00
GPHY 319Contemporary Energy Resources3.00

ENSC_Interdisciplinary_Humanities

Environmental Science/Studies Interdisciplinary Humanities Options
CLST 214Ancient Science3.00
DEVS 220Introduction to Indigenous Studies3.00
DEVS 221Topics in Indigenous Human Ecology3.00
PHIL 203Science and Society3.00
PHIL 293Humans and the Natural World3.00
PHIL 310Development Ethics3.00
PHIL 493Ethics and the Environment3.00
RELS 235Religion and Environment3.00

ENSC_Interdisciplinary_SocSci/Huma

Environmental Science/Studies Interdisciplinary Social Science and Humanities Options
CHEE 342Environmental Biotechnology3.50
CLST 214Ancient Science3.00
DEVS 220Introduction to Indigenous Studies3.00
DEVS 221Topics in Indigenous Human Ecology3.00
DEVS 250Environmental Transformations3.00
ECON 290Environmental Economics and Assessment3.00
ENSC 200Environmental History3.00
ENSC 290Introduction to Ecological Economics3.00
ENSC 301Environmental Assessment3.00
ENSC 305Social Environments3.00
ENSC 307Marine Environmental Issues3.00
ENSC 310Environmental Policy3.00
ENSC 311Applied Environmental Policy3.00
ENSC 315Global Food Security, Agriculture, and Environment3.00
ENSC 320Wildlife Issues in a Changing World3.00
ENSC 321Environmental Justice in Global Context3.00
ENSC 391Practical Applications in Sustainability3.00
ENSC 407Global Water Issues3.00
ENSC 420Gender and Environments3.00
ENSC 482Special Topics in Environmental Studies3.00
ENSC 483Special Topics in Environmental Studies II3.00
GPHY 336Geography, the Environment and Human Health3.00
GPHY 339Medical Geography3.00
PHIL 203Science and Society3.00
PHIL 293Humans and the Natural World3.00
PHIL 310Development Ethics3.00
PHIL 493Ethics and the Environment3.00
RELS 235Religion and Environment3.00