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Honours BSc (Biology Major)(TB)

Four Year program

A student may in consultation with the department, enter the Honours BSc program in biology in any year providing an overall 70% average has been attained in the biology courses of the preceding years.

 An overall average of at least 70% in all biology courses taken in the fourth year must be maintained. Should a 70% average not be attained, the student may apply for the BSc (Biology) Four Year degree.

At least ten Biology courses must be taken during the four years, six of which must be at the third year level or higher.

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

Fourth Year:

(a) Three FCEs in Biology at the third year level or higher
(b) One and one-half FCEs Type C courses at the third year level or higher
(c) One-half FCE elective (excluding Type C courses)

Notes:

1. Students considering graduate school are strongly encouraged to take Biology 4101 as 1.0 FCE towards the degree requirement of "3 FCEs in Biology at the third year level or higher" in Fourth Year.  Students must arrange for a faculty supervisor before the start of Fourth Year if they wish to register in Biology 4101.

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