Honours BSc in Biology - Physiology Option (120 units)

Academic year 2018-2019

  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 the 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)
  • 3 course units from (Fall or Winter; may be taken in 3rd or 4th year):
    • BIO3147 (Fall)
    • BIO3152 (Winter)
    • BIO3153 (Fall)
    • BIO3170 (Fall)
  • 6 or 9 course units, depending on the block chosen (Fall or Winter; may be taken in 3rd or 4th year):
    • Block 1: Animal Physiology
      • BIO3137 (Fall)
      • Two of the following:
        • BIO3302 (Fall)
        • BIO3303 (Winter)
        • BIO3305 (Fall)
    • Block 2: Plant Physiology
      • Two of the following:
        • BIO3140 (Fall)
        • BIO3146
        • BIO4140 (Winter)
  • 3 elective course units **
  • 9 to 12 optional course units in biology (BIO), biopharmaceutical science (BPS), environmental science (EVS), BCH3120, BCH3125, BCH3356, BCH4122, BCH4125, BCH4188 or ITI1120 with at least 3 course units at the 3000 or 4000 level
  • 6 elective course units ** (Fall or Winter)
4th year (30 units)
  • BIO4009 (Fall and Winter)
  • BIO4920
  • 6 course units from (Fall or Winter; may be taken in 3rd or 4th year):
    • BCH3120
    • BIO3140
    • BIO3146
    • BIO3302
    • BIO3303
    • BIO3305
    • BIO3310
    • BIO3350
    • BIO3360
    • BIO4119
    • BIO4120
    • BIO4127
    • BIO4140
    • BIO4144
    • BIO4152
    • BIO4158
    • BIO4175
    • BIO4302
    • BIO4351
    • BIO4551
    • BPS3102
    • BPS4123
  • 3 elective course units **
  • BIO4009 (Fall and Winter)
  • BIO4921
  • 9 elective course units ** (Fall or Winter)


A minimum of 15 units at the 3000-level or above with laboratory component. These courses must be selected from the list of optional courses below.

BIO3103 BIO3126 BIO3137 BIO3146 BIO3151 BIO3152 BIO3154 BIO3158 BIO3310 BIO3333
BIO3334 BIO3360 BIO3924 BIO4004 BIO4009 BIO4122 BIO4148 BIO4150 BIO4156 BIO4158
BIO4910 BPS4104 BPS4127              

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

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

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 audit 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.
Please note that a maximum of 42 units at the 1000 level can be used towards your program.

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