Thunder Bay • Orillia

Honours BSc, BEd (Biology and Chemistry Major) I/S(TB)

Six Year program

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 Bachelor degree program including all Pre-Professional Program Education requirements. (See Concurrent Degree Programs Information for Education requirements.)

Note: Students will obtain two teachable subjects (Biology and Chemistry) in this program. See Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education, Levels and Teachables.

First Year:
(a) Biology 1110, 1130
(b) Chemistry 1111, 1131
(c) One-half FCE in English, French or an Indigenous Language
(d) Mathematics 1171, 1172
(e) Physics 1211, 1212
(f) Education 1050

Second Year:
(a) Biology 2171, 2210, 2230
(b) One-half FCE in English, French or an Indigenous Language
(c) Chemistry 2211, 2231, 2351, 2411
(d) Mathematics 2111
(e) Education 2050

Third Year:
(a) Biology 3671, 3012
(b) Chemistry 2111, 2412
(c) Biology 3252/Chemistry 3251, Biology 3272/Chemistry 3271
(d) One-half FCE in Biology at the second year level or above
(e) One-half FCE in Chemistry (see note 1 below)
(f) Mathematics 2310, 2311

Fourth Year:
(a) One-and one-half FCEs in Biology at the third year level or above
(b) One and one-half FCEs in either Biology or Chemistry (see note 2 below)
(c) One FCE in Chemistry (see note 1 below)
(d) One-half FCE elective
(e) 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 (Intermediate/Senior) requirements


1. The 1.5 FCEs 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 1.5 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 (70%) average not be attained, the student may apply for the BSc4, BEd (Biology and Chemistry Major) I/S 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.