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

Successful completion of this program requires:
  1. 22.0 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. 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.
  2. 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 114, MATH 127 or PHYS 111
Two electives (1.0 unit)

Year Two

BIOL 211, BIOL 239, BIOL 240, BIOL 240L, BIOL 273, BIOL 273L, BIOL 310 
CHEM 237/CHEM 237L
CHEM 266/CHEM 266L
STAT 202
Two electives (1.0 unit)

Year Three

BIOL 302, BIOL 308, BIOL 331, BIOL 341, BIOL 359BIOL 373, BIOL 373L 
Two BIOL electives (1.0 unit) -specific for Animal Biology Specialization
Two electives (1.0 unit)

Year Four

BIOL 303, BIOL 370, BIOL 371, BIOL 477L 
Two BIOL electives (1.0 unit) -specific for Animal Biology Specialization 
Four electives (2.0 units)


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