Degrees

At Acadia we offer a wide range in options of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Biology.

The options include:

Bachelor of Science with Major in Biology

Biology Core
+ An additional 30h or 27h or 24h biology depending upon the minor
+ Math 2233 & 2243 Statistics for Life Sciences 1 & 2
+ 6h chemistry

All with a minimum grade of C-

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Biology

Biology Core
+ BIOL 4023 Intellectual Origins
+ BIOL 4996 Honours Thesis (6h)
+ 21h additional credit hours in biology
All above completed with a minimum grade of B-

+ Math 2233 & 2243 Statistics for Life Sciences 1 & 2
+ 6h chemistry
Both math and chemistry courses completed with a minimum grade of C-.

All Honours students will take an oral comprehensive examination and defend a thesis during the fourth year of study.

Bachelor of Science with Double Major

Biology as first major
Biology core
+ 24h additional biology
+ 6h chemistry
+ Math 2233/2243

Biology as second major
BIOL 1113 & 1123 Organisms and Their Environment 1 & 2
BIOL 2013 Cell Biology
BIOL 2073 Animal Diversity
BIOL 2043 Biodiversity of Plants and Algae or BIOL 2053 Microbiol Diversity
+ 15h additional biology

Biology as second major in nutrition
Biology core
+ 18h additional biology

Bachelor of Science with Double Major (Biology /Kinesiology)

Biology core
+ 24h additional biology
+ 6h chemistry
+ Math 1013/1023 or Math 2233/2243 (6h)
+ 30h kinesiology chosen in consultation with the kinesiology program director and the biology department (30h)

All of the above must be completed with a minimum grade of C-

The following table outlines the options listed above.

  Major (48hr)
+
12 hr minor
Major (45hr)
+
15 hr minor
Major (42hr)
+
18 hr minor
Honours Double Major
BIOL/Other
Double Major
Other/BIOL
Major (36hr)
+
Two 18 hr minors
BIOL 1113 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
BIOL 1123 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
BIOL 2013 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
BIOL 2043 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 2043 or 2053 Yes
BIOL 2053 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 2053 or 2043 Yes
BIOL 2073 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
BIOL 4023       Yes      
BIOL 4996       Yes      
CHEM 1013 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes
CHEM 1023 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes
MATH 2233 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes    Yes 
MATH 2243 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes
15 hr BIOL @ 3000/4000 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes
9 hr. BIOL @ 3000/4000           Yes  
3 hr. Biodiversity Stream Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
6 hr. English or other language or arts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
6 hr. Arts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
6 hr. Arts or Professional Studies Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
30 hr. Science Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes
30 hr. Electives
(12 hr not in Biology)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes