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Honours Biology and Environmental Sciences (B.Sc.)


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Honours Biology and Environmental Sciences is a flexible program that focuses on interdisciplinary studies among these two fields. Jointly offered by the Department of Biology and the School of Geography and Earth Sciences, this program enables students to select courses according to their interests; to develop broad knowledge, and understanding of the linkages between biological and environmental processes; and to apply these to questions of biological, biomedical, or environmental interests. This program prepares students for graduate studies, careers in industry or academic research laboratories.

Admission Note


Students are strongly recommended to take CHEM 1A03  and 1AA3  in Level I.

Admission


Enrolment in this program is limited and possession of the published minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Selection is based on academic achievement but requires, as a minimum, completion of any Level I program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including:

6 units


from the following courses, where an average of at least 6.0 (between the courses) is required

3 units


from the following courses, with a grade of at least C+

Program Notes


  1. The Biology and Environmental Sciences program allows students to choose Biology and Environmental Science courses that reflect their own interests. Students are strongly encouraged to discuss their course selections with an academic advisor in the Department of Biology or the School of Geography and Earth Sciences.
  2. Prerequisites for upper year courses must be checked carefully when selecting courses in Level II. Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry prerequisites exist in many upper year biology courses. Students are encouraged to take six units from CHEM 2E03 , 2OA3 , 2OB3 , 2OC3 , 2OD3 .
  3. Students interested in completing a thesis may take one of BIOLOGY 4C12 A/B S , 4F06 A/B S  or EARTHSC 4MT6 A/B  in Level IV, subject to meeting the prerequisites. Students considering graduate studies are recommended to complete a thesis course.
  4. Only one of BIOLOGY 4C12 A/B S , 4F06 A/B S  or EARTHSC 4MT6 A/B  may be completed as part of the program requirements. Completion of EARTHSC 3RD3  in Level III is required preparation for EARTHSC 4MT6 A/B .

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Requirements


120 units total (Levels I to IV), of which no more than 48 units may be Level I

Requirements for Students Who Entered Prior to September 2018


120 units total (Levels I to IV), of which no more than 48 units may be Level I

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