Academic Calendar

Biological Sciences Honours

Total credits required for Honours – 63 to 84 credits.

Note: Biological Sciences Honours are required to complete BIOL 207, BIOL 208, CHEM 101, CHEM 102, and STAT 151 prior to applying for the Honours program. A minimum grade of B- in BIOL 399 is required to progress in the Honours program.

Course ID Course Name Credits
Specific Honours Requirements
BIOL 107Introduction to Cell Biology3
BIOL 108Organisms in Their Environment3
BIOL 207Principles of Genetics3
BIOL 208Principles of Ecology3
CHEM 261Organic Chemistry I3
BICM 200Introductory Biochemistry3
BIOL 321Mechanisms of Evolution3
BIOL 337Biostatistics and Research Design3
BIOL 399Honours Proposal3
BIOL 499AHonours Thesis I3
BIOL 499BHonours Thesis II3
Select either: the Molecular/Cellular or Ecology and Diversity Streams30-51
Total Credits63-84

 Molecular/Cellular Honours Stream Requirements

Course ID Course Name Credits
Select 30 credits from the following:30
Intermediary Metabolism
Structure and Function of Biomolecules
Nucleic Acid Biochemistry
Eukaryotic Cellular Biology I
Principles of Molecular Biology
Introduction to Microbiology
Eukaryotic Cellular Biology II
Animal Developmental Biology
History of Biology
Introduction to Population Genetics
Advanced Animal Developmental Biology
Techniques in Molecular and Cellular Biology
Pathobiology: The Cellular Basis of Disease
Field Placement
Special Topics
Genetics and Society
Genetic Analysis of Bacteria
Genetic Analysis of Eukaryotes
Genome Organization
Investigations into Gene Regulation
Human Genetics
Animal Physiology I
Animal Physiology II
Select up to 21 credits of junior- and senior-level biological sciences courses 10-21
Total Credits30-51

 Ecology and Diversity Stream Requirements

Course ID Course Name Credits
Select 30 credits from the following:30
Freshwater Ecology
Terrestrial Ecology
Population Ecology
History of Biology
Community Ecology
Introduction to Population Genetics
Marine Biology
Tropical Rainforest Ecology
Conservation Biology
Animal Behaviour
Techniques in Field Ecology
Invasion Ecology and Management
Methods in Experimental Ecology
Field Placement
Special Topics
Fundamentals of Plant Biology
Plant Responses and Interactions
Vertebrate Adaptations and Evolution
Animal Physiology I
Animal Physiology II
Survey of the Invertebrates
Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates
Aquatic Vertebrates
Terrestrial Vertebrates
Entomology
Principles of Parasitism
Select up to 21 credits of junior- and senior-level biological sciences courses 10-21
Total Credits30-51