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Honours BESc, BEd (Biology Major) I/S(TB)

Six Year program
The program requirements for the first three years are the same as for the HBESc (Biology Major) program; however, in order to remain in the program, students must maintain at least an overall 70% average in the major. 

Prior to Entry into the 2-Year Professional Program
In concurrent Education programs at the Intermediate/Senior level, students must meet and complete requirements of the partnering Bachelors degree program including all Pre-Professional Program Education requirements. (See Concurrent Degree Programs Information for Education requirements)

Note: Students must choose two teachable subjects, the first of which is Biology for students in the BESc4 (Biology Major) degree program. (See Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education, Levels and Teachables.)

First Year:
(a) Environmental Studies 1150, 1190
(b) Biology 1110, 1130
(c) Chemistry 1110, 1130
(d) One-half FCE in English, French or an Indigenous Language
(e) Mathematics 1151, 1152, or Physics 1113, 1133
(f) Education 1050

Second Year:
(a) Environmental Studies 2013, 2210
(b) One-half FCE in English, French or an Indigenous Language
(c) Two of: Chemistry 2111, 2211, 2231
(d) Two of: Biology 2171, 2230, 2711
(e) Mathematics 2310, 2311
(f) Education 2050

Third Year:
(a) Environmental Studies 3094
(b) Two FCEs Environmental Studies electives (Science Stream)
(c) Biology 3012
(d) Two FCEs Biology courses at the third or fourth year level selected from the list of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology stream courses in the Biology programs

Fourth Year:
(a) Three FCEs Biology courses at the third or fourth year level selected from the list of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology stream courses in the Biology programs
(b) Environmental Studies 4810
(c) One FCE elective|
(d) One-half FCE Education elective (see Electives in the Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education Courses list)
Note: Concurrent Education students should check the timetable for Pre-Professional Program course offerings.

Fifth and Sixth Years (2-Year Professional Program):
Concurrent Education (Intermediate/Senior) requirements

Note: This program fulfills the Indigenous Content Requirement by including Biology 3012.