Major in Biology

Graduation Requirements:

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

Program Requirements:

Students will need to achieve a minimum 60% average in the 36 credits presented for the Major in Biology.

Students must complete 36 credits in the Major as follows:
BIOL 1006 Introduction to Molecular and Cell Biology  3 cr.
BIOL 1007 Introduction to Organismal and Evolutionary Biology 3 cr.
BIOL 2446 Principles of Ecology 3 cr.
BIOL 2557 Genetics 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 Upper level 18 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.
(maximum 3cr. Biology)
  6 cr.

Breadth Requirements and Electives:

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


Students must be in the Honours Biology program or the Honours Environmental Biology and Technology program to enrol in the following courses: BIOL 4107, BIOL 4506, BIOL 4607, BIOL 4706, BIOL 4976, BIOL 4995, or BIOL 4997.

The department recommends that students who are doing an Honours Double Major in Biology take BIOL 3117.

Students may complete an Honours BSc double major if they obtain an overall average of 70% in each Major, and complete an additional three credits (minimum) at the 4000 level in each science Major. Please refer to the Degree Requirement section for further information.

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