Courses

Courses

This curriculum is subject to GFC approval and will be effective for the 2020/21 academic year.

 

Core courses

All students in the B.Sc. in Biology will take 18 core courses. Students have the option of completing eight courses from the list of approved options or they can choose one of the three Biology concentrations: Cellular Molecular Biology, Ecology and Evolution, or Anatomy & Physiology

BIOL 1202 - Introduction to Cell Biology
BIOL 1204 - Evolution of Eukaryotes
CHEM 1201 - General Chemistry
CHEM 1202 - General Chemistry II
PHYS 1201 - Classical Physics I
PHYS 1202 - Classical Physics II
MATH 1200 - Calculus I
BIOL 2101 - Genetics
BIOL 2105 - Microbiology
BIOL 2110 – Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy & Physiology
BIOL 2202 - Cellular and Molecular Biology
BIOL 2213 - Principles of Ecology & Evolution
BIOL 3xxx - Data Analysis for Biologists
CHEM 2101 - Organic Chemistry
MATH 2233 - Statistics for Biological Sciences
BCEM 2201 - General Biochemistry
10 General Education Courses
4 Electives Courses

One of:
PHIL 2223 - Bio Ethics
PHIL 2229 - Business Ethics
PHIL 2291 - Philosophy and the Environment
GEOG 2445 - Natural Resources and Environmental Problems, or
INST 3740 - Indigenous Research Ethics and Protocols

One of:
BIOL 5203 - Cellular and Molecular Biology Capstone
BIOL 5208 - Anatomy and Physiology Capstone
BIOL 5301 - Evolution and Ecology Capstone


Students have the option of completing eight courses from the list of approved options or eight courses from one of the Biology Concentrations


Cellular Molecular Biology Concentration:
BIOL 3101 - Molecular Genetics
BIOL 3102 - Intermediate CMB
BIOL 3203 - Genomes
BIOL 3105 - Microbiology II
BCEM 3201 - Protein Biochemistry
BIOL 4101 - Advanced CMB I
BIOL 4202 - Advanced CMB II
One Biology Approved Options

Ecology and Evolution Concentration:
BIOL 3106 - Evolutionary Biology
BIOL 3108 - Conservation Biology
BIOL 3301 - Animal Behaviour
BIOL 4310 - Molecular Ecology
BIOL 4XXX - Field Biology
BIOL 4XXX - Senior Ecology
Two Biology Approved Options

Anatomy & Physiology Concentration, choose six:
BIOL 2203 - Human Anatomy
BIOL 3104 - Human Physiology I
BIOL 3105 - Microbiology II
BIOL 3204 - Histology
BIOL 3205 - Human Physiology II
BIOL 4102 - Pathophysiology
BIOL 4207 - Embryology
BIOL 4209 - Neuroscience
BIOL 4211 - Applied Human Physiology
Two Biology Approved Options


Approved Options, choose eight courses:

BIOL 2203 - Human Anatomy
BIOL 2214 - Invertebrate Zoology
BIOL 3101 - Molecular Genetics
BIOL 3102 - Intermediate CMB
BIOL 3103 - Biophysics
BIOL 3104 - Human Physiology I
BIOL 3105 - Microbiology II
BIOL 3106 - Evolutionary Biology
BIOL 3108 - Conservation Biology
BIOL 3203 - Genomes
BIOL 3204 - Histology
BIOL 3205 - Human Physiology II
BIOL 3301 - Animal Behaviour
BIOL 4101 - Advanced CMB I
BIOL 4102 - Pathophysiology
BIOL 4202 - Advanced CMB II
BIOL 4207 - Embryology
BIOL 4209 - Neuroscience
BIOL 4211 - Applied Human Physiology
BIOL 3299/4299 - Directed Readings
BIOL 4310 - Molecular Ecology
BIOL 4XXX - Field Biology
BIOL 4XXX - Senior Ecology
BIOL 5201 - Independent Studies I
BIOL 5202 - Independent Studies II
BCEM 3201 - Protein Biochemistry
BCEM 3202 - Enzymes and Metabolic Systems
COMP 2001 - Introduction to Computer-Based Problem Solving for the Sciences
GEOG 2553 - GIS
GEOG 3553 - Spatial Analysis and GIS


Approved Options Restrictions:
Maximum of two courses at 2000-level
Maximum of two non-BIOL-prefixed courses
Minimum of two courses at the 4000-level or higher