PROGRAMS IN BIOLOGY  


MINOR in Biology is 24 credits earned as follows:  


6

from BIOL 1001, 1501

3

from CHEM 1001, BIOC 1001

9

from BIOL 2101, 2201, 2301, 2401, 2701, 2811

6

from Biology at the 3/4000 level


MAJOR in Biology is 60 credits earned as follows:  


6

from BIOL 1001, 1501

3

from PHYS 1051, 1041

3

from MATH 1111 or 1151

3

from MATH 1121, 1251, 2211, 2221, or COMP 1631

3

from CHEM 1001

3

from BIOC 1001

9

from BIOL 2101, 2701, 2811

9

from BIOL 2201, 2301, 2401, BIOC 2001

21

additional credits from Biology at the 3/4000 level


Note:  BIOC 2001 is a prerequisite for several 3/4000 Biology courses.

Note:  Additional 3/4000 level courses are needed to fulfill Calendar Regulation 11.3.5

Note:  Courses with significant biological content offered by other departments may be approved as biology credits (to a maximum of 6 credits, by permission of the Biology Department). 

 

 

HONOURS in Biology is 75 credits earned as follows:  

 

 

60

as in the Major, including 3 credits from BIOL 2701 or 4711, plus:

9

from BIOL 4903, 4990

6

from Biology at the 3/4000 level, chosen in consultation with the Program Advisor


 

Note:  The thesis required will involve laboratory or field investigation, and unless the candidate shows satisfactory ability to carry on independent work, honours will not be recommended. With permission of the Biology Department, up to 6 credits from an approved list of courses given in other departments can be used as the equivalent of Biology courses in the Major or Honours.
 

 

BIOLOGY COURSES  


Note:   The listing of a course in the Calendar is not a guarantee that the course is offered every year.

Note:   Students must obtain a grade of at least C- in all courses used to fulfill prerequisite requirements. Otherwise, written permission of the appropriate Department Head or Program Co-ordinator must be obtained.

 

COURSES OFFERED IN BIOLOGY (2017-2018)

Please see the timetables for scheduling.
For additional or alternating courses offered by the department, please refer to the academic calendar .


1 st year- 1000 level courses
BIOL 1001- Foundations in Biology
BIOL 1201- Human Biology (non-science majors only)
BIOL 1501- Cell Biology; prereq: BIOC 1001
BIOL 1991- Special Topic in Biology

2 nd year- 2000 level courses
BIOL 2101- Introduction to Ecology; prereq: BIOL 1001, 1501 (strongly recommended)
BIOL 2201- Form and Function: Microorganisms; prereq: BIOL 1501, BIOC 2001
BIOL 2301- Form and Function: Plants; prereq: BIOL 1001, 1501 (strongly recommended)
BIOL 2401- Form and Function: Animals; prereq: BIOL 1001, 1501
BIOL 2811- Genetics & Evolution; prereq: BIOL 1001; BIOL 1501
BIOL 2701- Introductory Design & Statistical Analysis; prereq: 3 credits from BIOL 1001, 1501; 3 credits from MATH 1111, 1151
BIOL 2991- Special Topics in Biology
    
3 rd /4 th year- 3/4000 level courses
BIOL 3021- Palaeontology; prereq: BIOL 2301, 2401
BIOL 3031- Molecular Analyses; prereq: BIOC 2001
BIOL 3051- Molecular Immunology; prereq: BIOC2001
BIOL 3111- Environmental Microbiology; prereq: BIOL 2201, BIOC 2001
BIOL 3201- Animal Physiology: Adaptation & Environment; prereq: BIOL 2401, 2701
BIOL 3211- Human Physiology; prereq: 3rd-year standing, BIOL 1501
BIOL 3221- Human Anatomy; prereq: 3 credits from BIOL 2401, 3211
BIOL 3351- Marine Botany; prereq: BIOL 2301
BIOL 3361- Marine Biology I: Coastal systems; prereq: BIOL 2101, 2401
BIOL 3371- Principles of Aquaculture; prereq: BIOL 2401
BIOL 3401- Animal Behaviour; prereq: BIOL 2101, 2401
BIOL 3451- Entomology; prereq: BIOL 2401
BIOL 3601- Ecological Genetics; prereq: BIOL 2811
BIOL 3621- Applied Genetics; Prereq or coreq:BIOL 3661
BIOL 3661- Genetic Analysis; prereq: 3 credits from BIOL 2811, BIOC 2001
BIOL 3651- Ornithology; prereq: BIOL 2101, 2401
BIOL 3751- Comparative Chordate Anatomy; prereq: BIOL 2401
BIOL 3811- Conservation Biology; prereq: BIOL 2101
BIOL 3911- Plants and Human Society; prereq: third-year standing; 3 credits from BIOL
BIOL 3991- Special Topics in Biology
BIOL 4221- Exercise Physiology; prereq: 3 credits from BIOL 3201, 3211
BIOL 4311- Neurophysiology; prereq: BIOL 3211
BIOL 4711- Advanced Design and Statistical Analysis; prereq: 3 credits from MATH 2311, PSYCH 2001, BIOL 2701, GENS 2431
BIOL 4903- Current Advances in Biology; coreq: BIOL 4990
BIOL 4950- Independent study in Biology
BIOL 4951- Independent study in Biology
BIOL 4990- Honours Thesis; coreq: BIOL 4903
BIOL 4991- Special Topics in Biology