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Honours Biology (Microbiology Specialization)
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Advisors: See Faculty of Science, academic advisors.

Continuation in Honours Biology, Microbiology 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. 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).


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 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 239, BIOL 240, BIOL 240L, BIOL 241, BIOL 273
CHEM 237/CHEM 237L
CHEM 266/CHEM 266L
STAT 202
Three electives (1.5 units)

Year Three

BIOL 308, BIOL 309, BIOL 331BIOL 346, BIOL 348L, BIOL 359
One BIOL elective (0.5 unit) -specific for Microbiology Specialization
One BIOL elective 300-level or higher (0.5 unit)
Two electives (1.0 unit)

Year Four

BIOL 431, BIOL 448
Four BIOL electives (2.0 units) -specific for Microbiology Specialization
Four electives (2.0 units)


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