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Honours Biology
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Advisors: See Faculty of Science, academic advisors.

Continuation in Honours Biology requires a cumulative overall average of 60%, a cumulative Science average of 60%, and a cumulative Biology average of 60%.

Successful completion of this program requires:
  1. 21.5 units distributed as follows:
  2. Completion of the English Language Proficiency Requirement
Additional Program Conditions:
  1. A maximum of 3.0 SCI units may be counted toward this program.
  2. A maximum of 5.0 failed units is permitted.
  3. A maximum of two unsuccessful attempts at any required course is normally permitted (See Faculty of Science policy on repeating courses).


  1. Science elective courses include BIOL, CHEM, EARTH, PHYS or SCI.
  2. Students are encouraged to take two elective courses (1.0 unit) from the Faculty of Arts, with one of these being from the Department of English Language and Literature.
  3. BIOL 361 is a recommended elective.


Recommended Course Sequence


Year One

BIOL 110, BIOL 120, BIOL 130, BIOL 130L, BIOL 150BIOL 165
CHEM 120/CHEM 120L
CHEM 123/CHEM 123L
One of MATH 114MATH 127 or PHYS 111
Two electives (1.0 unit) 

Year Two

BIOL 239, BIOL 240, BIOL 240LBIOL 273
CHEM 237/CHEM 237L
CHEM 266/CHEM 266L
STAT 202
One Science elective (0.5 unit)
Three electives (1.5 units)

Year Three

BIOL 308, BIOL 359
Five BIOL electives 300-level or higher (2.5 units)
One Science elective (0.5 unit)
Two electives (1.0 unit)

Year Four

Six BIOL electives 300-level or higher (3.0 units)
Four electives (2.0 units)


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