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Honours Life Sciences (B.Sc.)


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Admission


Completion of any Level I program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including:

Program Notes


  1. For students who enrol in Honours Life Sciences prior to September 2017, BIOLOGY 1A03 , 1M03 , and either PSYCH 1F03  or 1X03 , and 1XX3  must be completed by the end of Level II.
  2. Registration in an Honours Life Sciences program does not guarantee access to all courses. Some courses have program restrictions. Students should check prerequisites carefully.
  3. Students interested in completing a thesis or independent study course should consider completing LIFESCI 3RP3  in Level III.
  4. Students interested in graduate school may wish to consider completion of a thesis or independent study course (See LIFESCI 4A03 , 4B09 A/B S , 4C12 A/B S ). 
  5. Level IV Research Seminar topics may change from year to year. Research Seminar topics and descriptions are available on the program web site (http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/lifesciences). Honours Life Sciences students must complete at least 3 units of Knowledge Transfer/Seminar Experience (Course List E)

    Honours Life Sciences students must complete and submit a ballot by mid February for their first choice seminar. Students will be informed of the outcome by late April. Ballots can be obtained from the School of Interdisciplinary Science web site (http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/lifesciences).

     
  6. LIFESCI 2G03  does not substitute for BIOLOGY 2C03  or MOLBIOL 2C03  for prerequisite purposes.
  7. Students who entered the program prior to September 2016 may use the following courses to satisfy Life Sciences Course List requirements: ASTRON 2B03 ; Levels II, III, IV Environmental Sciences; Levels II, III, IV Geography; MATH 2E03; MEDPHYS 2A03, 2D03 , 3A03, 3R03 , 4A03, 4L03 , 4SZ3 , 4XX3; ORIGINS 2LU3 , 3D03 , 3E03 , 3F03 ; Levels II, III, IV Science; STATS 2B03 .
  8. For students who enrol in Honours Life Sciences prior to September 2017, one of BIOPHYS 1S03 , MEDPHYS 1E03 , PHYSICS 1A03 , 1C03  (or 1B03 or 1L03) is required by the end of Level III.
  9. Course planning is extremely important. Students must review and consider the requisites on Level II, III and IV courses when enrolling in the previous Levels.

 

Course List D - Life Sciences Course List


 

Astronomy ASTRON 2B03  
Biochemistry Levels II, III, IV*
Biology Levels II, III, IV*
Biophysics BIOPHYS 2A03 2S03 , 3D03 , 3G03  
Chemistry CHEM 2E03 , 2OA3 , 2OB3 , 2P03 , 3BC3 3RC3 
Chemical Biology CHEMBIO 2A03 , 2P03 , 3BM3 , 3OA3 , 4OA3 , 4OB3  
Environmental Science ENVIRSC 2EI3 , 2GI3 , 3B03 , 3EE3 , 3GI3 , 3GV3 , 3L03 , 3SR3 , 4HH3  
Geography GEOG 2EI3 , 2GI3 2HI3 , 2UI3 , 3EC3 , 3EE3 , 3ER3 , 3GI3 , 3GV3 , 3HH3 , 3HP3 , 3SR3 3UP3 , 4HH3  
Health Sciences HTHSCI 2G03 3DD3 , 3DD6 A/B , 3I03 , 3K03 , 4DM3 , 4II3 , 4O03  
Kinesiology KINESIOL 2Y03 , 2YY3  
Life Sciences Levels II, III, IV*
Mathematics MATH 2UU3 , 3MB3  
Medical Physics MEDPHYS 4B03 , 4F03 , 4U03  
Molecular Biology Levels III, IV*
Physics PHYSICS 2G03 , 3L03  
Psychology PSYCH Levels II, III, IV*
Science Levels II, III*
  * All Levels II, III, IV courses for which the prerequisites have been met are acceptable.

 

Requirements


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

Life Sciences Course List


Astronomy ASTRON 2B03  
Biochemistry Levels II, III, IV*
Biology Levels II, III, IV*
Biophysics BIOPHYS 2A03 , 2S03 , 3D03 3G03  
Chemistry CHEM 2E03 , 2OA3 , 2OB3 , 2P03 , 3BC3 3RC3 
Chemical Biology CHEMBIO 2A03 , 2P03 , 3BM3 , 3OA3 , 4OA3 , 4OB3  
Environmental Science ENVIRSC 2EI3 , 2GI3 , 3B03 , 3EE3 , 3GI3 , 3GV3 , 3L03, 3SR3 , 4HH3  
Geography GEOG 2EI3 , 2GI3 , 2HI3 , 2UI3 , 3EC3 , 3EE3 , 3ER3 , 3GI3 , 3GV3 , 3HH3 , 3HP3 , 3SR3 , 3UP3 , 4HH3  
Health Sciences HTHSCI 2G03 , 3DD3 , 3DD6 A/B , 3I03 , 3K03 , 4DM3 , 4II3 , 4O03  
Kinesiology KINESIOL 2Y03 , 2YY3  
Life Sciences Levels II, III, IV*
Mathematics MATH 3MB3  
Medical Physics MEDPHYS 2D03 , 4B03 , 4F03 , 4U03  
Molecular Biology Levels III, IV*
Origins Origins 2LU3, 3D03 , 3E03, 3F03
Physics PHYSICS 2G03 , 3L03  
Psychology PSYCH Levels II, III, IV*
Science Levels II, III*
* All Levels II, III, IV courses for which the prerequisites have been met are acceptable.

 

Requirements for Students Who Entered in September 2016


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

Level I: 30 Units


30 units


(See Admission above.)

Levels II-IV: 90 Units


39 units


  • Electives (See Program Notes 1 and 8 above.)

Note


Students who entered the program prior to September 2016 may refer to their Academic Advisement report or contact an Academic Advisor in the Office of the Associate Dean of Science (Academic) for program requirements.

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