Academic Calendar 2022-2023

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


Subject:  Administered by the Associate Dean, (Life Sciences and Biochemistry)
Plan: Consists of 75.00 units as described below.
Program: The Plan, with sufficient electives to total 120.00 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2021-2022 Calendar for the previous requirements.

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. Complete the following:
CISC 151Elements of Computing with Data Analytics3.00
D. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Introduction to Biochemistry
Understanding Human Disease in the 21st Century
E. Complete the following:
BCHM 218Molecular Biology3.00
F. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Fundamental Microbiology
Introduction to Microbiology
G. Complete the following:
CHEM 281General Organic Chemistry I (with Virtual Laboratory)3.00
CHEM 282General Organic Chemistry II3.00
H. Complete the following:
PHGY 215Principles of Mammalian Physiology l3.00
PHGY 216Principles of Mammalian Physiology ll3.00
2. Option
A. Complete 3.00 units from the following course list:3.00
LISC_List_A at the 400-level or above
B. Complete 15.00 units from the following course list:15.00
LISC_List_A at the 300-level or above
C. Complete 6.00 units from the following course list:6.00
LISC_List_A at the 200-level or above
D. Complete 6.00 units from the following course list:6.00
3. Supporting
A. Complete the following:
PHYS 115Introduction to Physics I3.00
B. Complete 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 Courses45.00
Total Units120.00

4. Additional Requirements

A. No more than 15.00 units chosen from LISC_List_A may be in PSYC or BIOL.

B. No more than 9.00 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 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 as a prerequisite which is an option under 2.C.

C. Students in the LISC Specialization Plan will be given priority for all 499 courses (ANAT 499, CANC 499, EPID 499MICR 499, NSCI 499, PATH 499,  PHAR 499, and REPD 499). Permission to take any of these courses must be approved by the Associate Dean (Life Sciences and Biochemistry).

D. Students who have completed PHYS 104PHYS 106 or PHYS 118 may count 3.00 units towards Supporting 3.A. The other 3.00 units will be counted towards the student's elective requirement. 

E. 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 COMM, LAW, NURS and courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

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 381
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 236Introduction 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