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Thunder Bay • Orillia

BSc (Biology Major)(TB)

Three Year program

The Biology programs permit students to select courses according to their career aspirations. In addition to a variety of elective courses there is a set of core courses. Each student is required to take each of the following compulsory courses:

Biology 1110 - Animal Biology
Biology 1130 - Plant Biology
Biology 2171 - Genetics
Biology 2210 - Introductory Ecology
Biology 2230 - Cell Biology
Biology 3671 - Evolutionary Concepts
Biology 3012 - Aboriginal Ethnobotany

Students are encouraged to select elective courses that are congruent with one of the following two lists: (a) Cell and Molecular Biology, (b) Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology.

Students are advised to contact a Biology advisor regarding elective courses. See the Biology Elective Lists on the Biology Programs Information page.

First Year

(a) Biology 1110, 1130
(b) Chemistry 1110, 1130
(c) Mathematics 1151 and 1152, or Mathematics 1171 and 1172
(d) One FCE Type C course(s) not in Biology
(e) One-half FCE elective (excluding Type C courses)
(f) One-half FCE elective

Note: Students considering a career in the health sciences are advised to take Physics 1113 and 1133, or Physics 1211 and 1212.

Second Year

(a) Biology 2171, 2210, 2230
(b) One-half FCE elective in Biology
(c) Mathematics 2310 and 2311, or Mathematics 3332 and 3334
(d) Two of: Chemistry 2111, 2211, 2231
(e) One-half FCE Type C course not in Biology
(f) One-half FCE elective

Third Year

(a) Biology 3671, 3012
(b) One and one-half FCEs selected from courses in Biology Electives  List A
(c) One and one-half FCEs selected from courses in Biology Electives  List B
(d) One-half FCE Type C course not in Biology
(e) A one-half FCE elective

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