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
Choose either the Molecular/Cellular Honours Stream or the Ecology and Diversity Honours Stream30-51
Total Credits63-84

Molecular/Cellular Honours Stream Requirements

Course ID Course Name Credits
Choose 30 credits from the following with a minimum of 6 credits at the 400-level: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
Choose up to 21 credits from the following:0-21
Junior- and senior-level biological sciences – BICM, BIOL, BOTN, GENE, and ZOOL
Scientific Process: From Research Questions to Printed Manuscript
Total Credits30-51

Ecology and Diversity Honours Stream Requirements

Course ID Course Name Credits
Choose 30 credits from the following with a minimum of 6 credits at the 400-level: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
Choose up to 21 credits from the following:0-21
Junior- and senior-level biological sciences – BICM, BIOL, BOTN, GENE, and ZOOL
Scientific Process: From Research Questions to Printed Manuscript
Total Credits30-51