Major in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology
Graduates will obtain a grounding in theory, practical experience, and skills in laboratory, field work, and communications (both verbal and written). This program prepares students for graduate school and professional programs.
Electives to satisfy B.Sc. Degree Requirements should include a minimum of 12 credits of Arts electives (in addition to 6 credits in English) and 12 credits of other courses (chosen, if needed, to ensure prerequisites are met for third- and fourth-year elective courses).
A minimum of 42 upper-level credits are required, which include at least 36 credits of Science courses (including at least 30 credits of Biology courses).
|BIOL 116, 1251||6|
|CHEM 111 or CHEM 121||3|
|CHEM 113 or CHEM 123||3|
|ENGL 109, or two of ENGL 1122,3, 113, 1143, 150, 151, 153, 154, 155, or 156||6|
|MATH 101 OR 1031||3|
|BIOL 200, 201||6|
|BIOL 202, 265||6|
|Three of BIOL 204, 205, 209, 210, 228||9|
|CHEM 203, 204; or CHEM 213, 2142||6|
|Third and Fourth Years|
|Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology electives from the following courses: BIOL 306, 307, 309, 313, 354, 357, 358, 370, 371, 372, 375, 381, 401, 410, 414, 417, 4204, 424, 444, 4524, 459, 460, 468, 477, GISC 380, 381||21|
|Science electives numbered 300 or higher||6|
|Other electives numbered 300 or higher||6|
|Electives to satisfy B.Sc. credit requirements||18|
|Minimum credits for degree||120|
1BIOL 116, 125; CHEM 111, 113 or 121, 123; and MATH 100, 101 OR 103 should be taken in first year to ensure students have the prerequisites for second year.
3Credit will only be granted for one of ENGL 112 OR 114.
4If approved by the program advisor as appropriate to Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology.
Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology Honours Program
The Honours in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology is an intensive program of study based on coursework and research experience. Students who complete this program will have the ability to work independently and with a high level of competency.
The course requirements are the same as in the Major in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology, except that students must complete 6 credits of BIOL 440.
- Fourth-year standing;
- A minimum grade average of 75% over all courses completed; and
- Enrolment in BIOL 440 with a research project and research supervisor approved by the department head as appropriate to Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology.
- Completion of the course requirements for the Major in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology;
- A 75% overall grade average; and
- BIOL 440 (6 credits), with a minimum grade of 75%. A written thesis is required, with a public presentation in the form of a poster session or a seminar.