Thunder Bay • Orillia

Honours BSc (Biology and Chemistry Majors)(TB)

Four Year program

First Year

(a) Biology 1110, 1130
(b) Chemistry 1111, 1131
(c) One FCE Type A and/or Type B course(s), excluding Mathematics and Computer Science
(d) Mathematics 1171, 1172
(e) Physics 1211, 1212

Second Year

(a) Biology 2171, 2210, 2230
(b) One-half FCE in Biology
(c) Chemistry 2211, 2231, 2351, 2411
(d) Mathematics 2111
(e) One-half FCE elective

Third Year

(a) Biology 3671, 3012
(b) One-half FCE in Biology at the third year level or higher
(c) Biology 3252/Chemistry 3251 and Biology 3272/Chemistry 3271
(d) Chemistry 2111, 2412
(e) One-half FCE in Chemistry (see note 2 below)
(f) Mathematics 2310, 2311

Fourth Year

(a) One FCE in Biology at the third year level or higher
(b) Two FCE electives in either Biology or Chemistry (see note 4)
(c) One FCE in Chemistry (see note 2)
(d) One FCE elective


1. The 1.5 FCE electives in Chemistry in the third and fourth years must be taken from the following list: Chemistry 3131, 3231, 3371, 3451, 3711, and 4455.

2. It is strongly recommended that the 2.0 FCEs in Fourth Year in either Chemistry or Biology include a research thesis if the student is considering graduate school. Students must have arranged for a faculty supervisor by the end of their third year if they wish to enroll in thesis courses (Biology 4101 or Chemistry 4111, 4901).

3. An overall average of at least 70% must be maintained through the degree. Should the B average not be attained, the student may apply for the BSc (Biology and Chemistry) Four Year degree.

4. A maximum of 2.0 FCEs in project-based courses (Biology 3990, 3991, 4101, and Chemistry 4111, 4901) is allowed.

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