Honours BSc in Biology - Ecology/Evolution/Behaviour Option (120 units)

Academic year 2017-2018

  Fall Winter
1st year (30 units)
  • BIO1109 (register to this course if 4U Biology not completed)*
  • BIO1130
  • CHM1311 (or CHM1301 if 4U Chemistry not completed)
  • MAT1330
  • PHY1321 (or PHY1331 if 4U Physics not completed)
  • 3 course units in English (ENG) at 1000 or 2000 level
  • BIO1140
  • CHM1321
  • GEO1111
  • MAT1332
  • 3 elective course units **
2nd year (30 units)
  • BIO2129
  • BIO2137
  • CHM2120
  • MAT2379
  • 3 elective course units**
  • BCH2333
  • BIO2133
  • BIO2135
  • 6 elective course units **
3rd year (30 units)
  • 6 optional course units from list below (Fall or Winter)
  • 3 optional course units in biology (BIO), biopharmaceutical science (BPS), environmental science (EVS), ITI1120, BCH3120, BCH3125, BCH3356, BCH4122, BCH4125 or BCH41881 (Fall or Winter)
  • 6 elective course units**
 
  • 3 optional course units in biology (BIO), biopharmaceutical science (BPS), environmental science (EVS), ITI1120, BCH3120, BCH3125, BCH3356, BCH4122, BCH4125 or BCH41881 (Fall or Winter)
  • 12 elective course units**
4th year (30 units)
  • BIO4009 (Fall and Winter)
  • BIO4920
  • BIO4158
  • 3 optional course units in biology (BIO), biopharmaceutical science (BPS), environmental science (EVS), ITI1120, BCH3120, BCH3125, BCH3356, BCH4122, BCH4125 or BCH41881 (Fall or Winter)
  • 3 elective course units **
  • BIO4009 (Fall and Winter)
  • BIO4921
  • 6 optional course units from list below (Fall or Winter)
  • 3 optional course units in biology (BIO), biopharmaceutical science (BPS), environmental science (EVS), ITI1120, BCH3120, BCH3125, BCH3356, BCH4122, BCH4125 or BCH41881

Notes

Optional courses in Ecology/Evolution/Behaviour - 12 course units from this list must be taken

BIO3102 BIO3103 BIO3115 BIO3117 BIO3119 BIO3122 BIO3146 BIO3154
BIO3176 BIO3310 BIO3360 BIO3924 BIO4101 BIO4111 BIO4122 BIO4146
BIO4148 BIO4150 BIO4156 BIO4159 BIO4162 BIO4537 BIO4551 BIO4910

Some 3000-4000 level lecture courses are offered in French and English in alternate years.

A minimum of 15 course units at the 3000 level or above must include a laboratory component.

1 Within your program of study, you must complete a minimum of 15 course units at the 3000 or 4000 level with a laboratory component. A complete list of courses having a laboratory component can be found below. Please note : if a course listed below has already been used to fulfill a compulsory or optional requirement in your program listed above, these course units count towards this total of 15 units.

List of Optional Courses with a Laboratory Component:

Course Code Course Name units
BIO3103 Field Biology 3
BIO3126 General Microbiology Laboratory 3
BIO3137 Experiments in Animal Physiology 3
BIO3146 Ecophysiology of Plants 3
BIO3151 Molecular Biology Laboratory 3
BIO3152 Cell Biology Laboratory 3
BIO3154 Population and Community Ecology 3
BIO3158 Vertebrate Zoology 3
BIO3310 Plant Systematics and Diversity 3
BIO3333 Entomology 3
BIO3334 Invertebrate Zoology 3
BIO3360 Computational Tools for Biological Sciences 3
BIO3924 Biologie des algues et des champignons / Biology of Algae and Fungi 3
BIO4004 Projet de recherche / Honours Research 3
BIO4009 Projet de recherche / Honours Research 9
BIO4122 Experiments in Animal Behaviour 3
BIO4148 Phylogenetic Systematics 3
BIO4150 Spatial Ecology 3
BIO4156 Freshwater Ecology 3
BIO4158 Applied Biostatistics 3
BIO4910 Travail sur le terrain en écologie / Field Course in Ecology 3
BPS4104 Bioinformatics Laboratory 3
BPS4127 Advanced Techniques in Biosciences 3

* This course is beyond the requirements of the programs in science.
** Minimum of 9 course units must be from the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences or the Telfer School of Management.

For students registered in the Faculty of Science: If the components of your program of study require common compulsory courses, you will have to replace the units as follows:
1) 1000-level courses must be replaced with electives;
2) 2000-level courses and above must be replaced with courses from either discipline at the same level or above.

Once you have decided on the replacement courses, please inform the Office of Undergraduate Programs of the Faculty of Science by email at infosci@uOttawa.ca so we may amend your Academic report accordingly.

Co-operative education is available with this program.
The extended French stream is available with this program.
The minimum CGPA required to be on good academic standing is 5.0

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