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Honours Biology Research Specialization (B.Sc.)


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This program has been renamed Honours Biology Research Specialization (B.Sc.). 

Students who enrolled prior to September 2022 will be given the choice to remain in Honours Biology - Discovery Sub-Plan or transfer into Honours Biology Research Specialization.

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 Research Specialization 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 Core program. Students are encouraged to discuss their course selections with a Biology academic program advisor.
  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. In addition, for students who enter Level II of the program as of September 2022, BIOLOGY 2L03  must be completed in Level II.
  5. Completion of STATS 2B03  by the end of Level III is required.
  6. Students interested in microbiology and biotechnology and especially those considering postgraduate studies in this area should take the following courses: BIOLOGY 2EE3 , 4PP3 MOLBIOL 3O03 , 3V03 , 4P03 .
  7. Students interested in biodiversity and especially those considering postgraduate studies in this area should take the following courses: BIOLOGY 2C03 , 2D03 , 2F03 , 3DD3 , 3ET3 , 3FF3 , 3PG3 , 4AA3 , ENVSOCTY 2EI3 .
  8. Honours Biology Research Specialization students who entered the program prior to September 2022 are required to complete nine units from the list of lab and field offerings listed below, however, additional units are recommended. Effective September 2022, Honours Biology Research Specialization students are required to complete BIOLOGY 2L03  and six 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.
  9. Honours Biology Research Specialization 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 Core program. Students who are not interested in completing BIOLOGY 4C12 A/B S  or 4F06 A/B S  may transfer to the Honours Biology Core 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


3 units


12 units


from

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

18 units


from

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

3 units


from

  • Level IV Biology, Molecular Biology courses

30 units


  • Electives (See Program Note 2 above.)

Requirements For Students Who Entered Prior To September 2022


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 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.)

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