Courses and Degrees

Undergraduates majoring in biology take a series of courses called the Biology Core that introduces them to the core disciplines with biology. The Biology Core is completed by the end of year two and is taken in conjunction with other required courses in math and chemistry. Students round out their biology degree by choosing from courses on general and specific topics ranging from the very tiny microbes to the very large plants and mammals in terrestrial, aquatic, or aerial environments. Suggested courses for a liberal science degree or more specialized paths are presented under Themes.

For a complete list and descriptions of Biology courses visit MyAcadia Self-Service and select the Course Catalog.

Information below is taken directly from the Acadia Calendar.

Biology Core

All students beginning in 2021-22 and who major in biology will take these core courses upon which other courses build.

BIOL 1113 Organisms and Their Environment 1
BIOL 1123 Organisms and Their Environment 2
BIOL 2013 Cell Biology

Plus any two of:
BIOL 2043 Biodiversity of Plants and Algae
BIOL 2053 Microbial Diversity
BIOL 2073 Animal Diversity


Additional courses are required depending on degree (Major, Minor, Honours, etc.) requirements found in the Acadia Calendar.