Honours Specialization

Honours Specialization in Environmental Biology and Technology

Graduation Requirements:

In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must also satisfy the Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree requirements, including regulations on first year and subject maximum and breadth requirements.

Program Requirements:

Students must complete BIOL 1006, BIOL 1007, ENSC 1006, and ENSC 1007 with a minimum grade of 60% in each.

** The 30 credits required in Year 2 are offered in collaboration with the Environmental Protection and Compliance Technician Diploma Program at Canadore College. Students require a minimum overall average of 60% in order to be eligible to proceed into their Canadore year. Students require a minimum GPA of 2.0 at Canadore in order to earn the 30 credits included in the Year 2 Canadore Block.

Students will need to achieve a minimum 70% average in the 60 credits presented for the Honours Specialization in Environmental Biology and Technology.

Students must complete 120 credits including 60 credits in the Honours Specialization, as follows:
BIOL 1006 Introduction to Molecular and Cell Biology 3 cr.
BIOL 1007 Introduction to Organismal and Evolutionary Biology 3 cr.
ENSC 1006 Introduction to Environmental Science Part 1 3 cr.
ENSC 1007 Introduction to Environmental Science Part 2 3 cr.
BIOL 2446 Principles of Ecology 3 cr.
BIOL 2336 Biology of Seedless Plants  or  
BIOL 2337 Biology of Seed Plants 3 cr.
BIOL 2836 Invertebrate Zoology or  
BIOL 2837 Vertebrate Zoology 3 cr.
BIOL 3117 Biostatistics 3 cr.
BIOL Upper level  Upper level 18 cr.
BIOL  3000 level 9 cr.
BIOL  4000 level 9 cr.
Canadore Block**   30 cr.
Electives   9 cr.

Other Science Requirements

CHEM 1006 General Chemistry I 3 cr.
CHEM 1007 General Chemistry II 3 cr.
MATH 1000 level
(excluding MATH 1070, MATH 1911, MATH 1912 and MATH 1922)
3 cr.
GEOG 1017 3 cr

Breadth Requirements and Electives:

ACAD 1601   3 cr.
Humanities, Social Science and/or Professional Studies 6 cr.


Many courses in this program require the use of computers. Students with little or no computer background are therefore strongly encouraged to include an appropriate Computer Science course in their Electives in first year.

Students planning to apply to graduate studies are advised to include Physics or additional Mathematics and/or Computer Science courses among their 18 credits of Electives.

Students must be in the Honours Biology program or the Honours Environmental Biology and Technology program to enrol in the following courses: BIOL 4506, BIOL 4607, BIOL 4706, BIOL 4886, BIOL 4887, BIOL 4976, BIOL 4986, BIOL 4995, or BIOL 4997. Students pursuing a thesis must choose BIOL 4706 Literature Research and Seminar and BIOL 4995 Thesis.

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