- Honors Specialization in Biology, Requirements - This pdf form is a guide only, for complete information see the Academic Calendar.
Specialization in Biology
- Specialization in Biology, Requirements - This pdf form is a guide only,For complete information go to Academic Calendar.
Major in Biology
- Major in Biology, Requirements - This pdf form is a guide only, for complete information see the Academic Calendar.
Minor in Biology
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Why are frog populations shrinking worldwide? Why do some people get cancer and others not? When did the earliest mammals appear? Why does bamboo flower so infrequently? How do bees fly? How does climate change affect ants? How are nerve impulses transmitted? Why are vertebrate and octopi eyes so similar? How can bristlecone pine trees live so long? How do cells capture sunlight? How does nitrogen cycle through a forest? What color was T. rex?
Biologists are fascinated by life and the questions it evokes. Although the pace of the world-wide research effort is staggering, every answer generates new questions. There will always be plenty for you to wonder about.
The Honors Specialization in Biology program provides a wide open opportunity for you to find the answers to as many questions as possible. Some answers will come in your choice of classes, some will come from your independent study, some you may discover during your own independent research.
Biology can be studied at the level of molecules, cells, organisms and populations. Courses are available dealing with all levels of organization. As well, some courses are dedicated to specific groups of organisms such as the fungi, algae, plants, invertebrates, birds etc.
The program is flexible enough to allow you to specialize in the biology of animals, plants or microbes or to develop breadth by adding in courses from other Departments such as Earth Science, Psychology, Geography, Computer Science or any of the Basic Medical Science Departments in order to get just the right “flavoring” in your degree. Whatever your degree flavor, you will develop skills in experimentation, scientific writing, use of a research library and oral presentation.
Consultation with one of the Biology counsellors prior to registration into 4th year is advised.
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