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Honours Biology (Environmental Biology Specialization)
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Continuation in Honours Biology, Environmental Biology Specialization 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.

Recommended Course Sequence

Year One

BIOL 110, BIOL 120, BIOL 130, BIOL 130L, BIOL 150, BIOL 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 239, BIOL 240, BIOL 240L, BIOL 273
BIOL 211 or BIOL 241
CHEM 237/CHEM 237L
CHEM 266/CHEM 266L
STAT 202
Three electives (1.5 units)

Year Three

BIOL 308, BIOL 350, BIOL 351, BIOL 354, BIOL 359, BIOL 361
One BIOL elective (0.5 unit) - specific for Environmental Biology Specialization
One Science elective (0.5 unit)
Two electives (1.0 unit)

Year Four

BIOL 457, BIOL 458
Three BIOL electives (1.5 units) -specific for Environmental Biology Specialization
One BIOL elective 300-level or higher (0.5 unit)
Four electives (2.0 units)


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