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Bachelor of Science Biological Sciences Subject Area


General Information


The subject area requirements listed on this page are part of the Bachelor of Science  offered by the Faculty of Science. Students must ensure they are familiar with and follow all University Regulations  and Faculty of Science Regulations  in addition to the program requirements outlined below.

To find a description about this area of study, please visit Our Degrees of the Faculty of Science webpage.

Subject Area Courses


Biological Sciences subject area courses include all courses at the 200-level or higher that satisfy specific requirements or options in the respective Honors or Major requirements, as listed below, and all courses at the 200-level or above with course designators BIOCH, BIOIN, BIOL, BOT, CELL, ENT, IMIN, MA SC, MICRB, MMI, NEURO, PALEO, PHYSL, PMCOL, and ZOOL.

Subject area courses are used in various subject area GPA calculations. Please see Faculty of Science Admission Requirements , Academic Standing , Internal Changes to Program and/or Subject Area  and Graduation  for more information.

Honors in Biological Sciences Requirements


3 units from:


24 units from:


  • any 300- and 400-level Discipline course with the following course designators (with at least 9 units at the 400-level; see Note 3):
    • BIOCH
    • BIOIN
    • BIOL
    • BOT
    • CELL
    • ENT
    • GENET
    • IMIN
    • MA SC
    • MMI
    • MICRB
    • NEURO
    • PALEO
    • PHYSL
    • PMCOL
    • ZOOL

3 units from:


  • any 200-, 300- and 400-level course with the following course designators:
    • CHEM
    • CMPUT
    • EAS
    • MATH
    • PL SC
    • PHYS
    • REN R

Notes:


  1. MATH 134  is strongly recommended; however, it may be replaced with MATH 117  or MATH 144 .
  2. BIOL 107 , BIOL 108 , BIOL 207 , BIOL 208  and BIOL 221  may not be used to fulfill this program requirement.
  3. Students must complete at least 9 units in Discipline courses with a lab component (at the 200-, 300-, and 400-level; excluding BIOL 207 , BIOL 208 , BIOL 298 , BIOL 299 , BIOL 398 , BIOL 399 , BIOL 490 , BIOL 498 , BIOL 499 , MMI 499  or equivalent, and other research or independent study courses).
  4. Students should consult the Department of Biological Sciences for advice about course selection throughout the program.

Major in Biological Sciences Requirements


3 units from:


18 units from:


  • any 300- and 400-level Discipline course with the following course designators (with at least 6 units at the 400-level; See Note 3):
    • BIOCH
    • BIOIN
    • BIOL
    • BOT
    • CELL
    • ENT
    • GENET
    • IMIN
    • MA SC
    • MMI
    • MICRB
    • NEURO
    • PALEO
    • PHYSL
    • PMCOL
    • ZOOL

Notes:


  1. MATH 134  is strongly recommended; however, it may be replaced with MATH 117  or MATH 144 .
  2. BIOL 107 , BIOL 108 , BIOL 207  and BIOL 208  may not be used to fulfill this program requirement.
  3. Students must complete at least 9 units in Discipline courses with a lab component (at the 200-, 300-, and 400-level; excluding BIOL 207 , BIOL 208 , BIOL 298 , BIOL 299 , BIOL 398 , BIOL 399 , BIOL 490 , BIOL 498 , BIOL 499 , MMI 499  or equivalent, and other research or independent study courses).
  4. Students should consult the Department of Biological Sciences for advice about course selection throughout the program.

Minor in Biological Sciences Requirements


Senior Courses


3 units from:


6 units from:


  • any 300- and 400-level Discipline course with the following course designators:
    • BIOCH
    • BIOIN
    • BIOL
    • BOT
    • CELL
    • ENT
    • GENET
    • IMIN
    • MA SC
    • MMI
    • MICRB
    • NEURO
    • PALEO
    • PHYSL
    • PMCOL
    • ZOOL

Notes:


  1. BIOL 107 , BIOL 108 , BIOL 207  and BIOL 208  may not be used to fulfill this program requirement.