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Honours Biology - Discovery Sub-Plan (B.Sc.)


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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:

Program Notes


  1. The Honours Biology - Discovery Sub-Plan program allows students to choose Biology courses which reflect their own interests and includes additional lab and/or field and research experience as compared to the Honours Biology program. Students are encouraged to discuss their course selections with a Biology undergraduate counsellor.
  2. Students who wish to take Level III or IV Biochemistry and Chemistry courses should take both CHEM 2OA3  and 2OB3 . Students are advised to check prerequisites carefully.
  3. Students must complete nine units from BIOLOGY 2A03 , 2B03 , 2D03 , 2EE3 , 2F03 . Additional units from this list may be used towards the Biology course list requirement.
  4. Completion of STATS 2B03  by the end of Level III is required.
  5. Students interested in microbiology and biotechnology and especially those considering postgraduate studies in this area should take the following courses: BIOLOGY 2EE3 , 4PP3 , MOL BIOL 3CC3, 3O03 , 3V03 , 4P03 .
  6. Students interested in biodiversity and especially those considering postgraduate studies in this area should take the following courses: BIOLOGY 2C03 , 2D03 , 2F03 , 3DD3 , 3FF3 , 3PG3 , 4AA3 , GEOG 2EI3 .
  7. Discovery Sub-Plan students are required to complete nine units from the list of lab and field offerings listed below, however, additional units are recommended. When completed, the additional units may be used towards the Level III and IV Biology and Molecular Biology program requirements.
  8. Effective September 2017, BIOLOGY 4C09 A/B S is replaced by BIOLOGY 4C12 A/B S .
  9. Discovery Sub-Plan students must complete one of BIOLOGY 4C12 A/B S  or 4F06 A/B S . Students who have not obtained the minimum Grade Point Average as stated in the prerequisite, may request a requisite waiver from the Undergraduate Associate Chair. Students denied permission may not continue in the program and must apply to transfer to the Honours Biology program.

Biology Course List


Requirements


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


3 units


12 units


from

  • the Biology Course List (See Program Notes 3, 7 and 8 above.)

18 units


from

  • Levels III, IV Biology and Molecular Biology courses
which must include one of

3 units


from

  • Level IV Biology and Molecular Biology courses

30 units


  • Electives (See Program Note 2 above.)

Requirements For Students Who Entered Prior to September 2017


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


3 units


15 units


from

  • the Biology Course List (See Program Note 3 above.)

18 units


from

  • Levels III, IV Biology and Molecular Biology courses, of which at least 12 units must be Level IV
and must include one of:

30 units


  • Electives (See Program Note 2 above.)

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