A 4-year Honours in Biology Degree requires:

 1.  Core Courses – 18 credits

  • 6 credits English at 1000 and/or 2000 level
  • 6 credits PHIL2221 and PHIL2223
  • 6 credits MATH: To fulfil the mathematics requirement students must include 3 credits from MATH1101, MATH1105, or MATH1109 PLUS 3 additional credits from any MATH course other than MATH1107, MATH1208, , MATH1114, MATH1215 and MATH1216.

2.  Biology Major – 54 credits

  • 24 credits BIOL1101, BIOL1601, BIOL2101, BIOL2211, BIOL2503, BIOL3601, BIOL4900
  • 30 credits additional BIOLcourses of which 15 credits must be at the 3000 level or higher, including at least 6 credits at the 4000 level.

3.  Area of Minor – 12 credits

  • From a second discipline of science:  CHEM, GEOL, MATH, MSIT, NUTR, PHYS, or PSYC.

4.  Science Electives – 12 credits

  • Generally courses from BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, MATH, MSIT, NUTR, PHYS, and PSYC are acceptable – some exceptions exist.

5.  Free Electives – 24 credits

6.  An average of 75% in courses in Biology major in last three years of program.

7.  An average of 70% over the entire 120-credit program.

8.  3 credits of Organic Chemistry must be included in one of the following categories:  area of minor, science electives, or free electives.

9.  3 credits of Statistics (one of MATH1109, MATH2106, or PSYC2101) are required. 

Please see the Academic Calendar to review specific course information.

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