Undergraduate Themes

The department has identified several themes of study. These are not modifications to the degree program; rather, they are intended to provide course selection guides for students with particular interests.

Each theme builds on the Biology Core.

 

Biology Core

Course Semester Laboratory
BIOL 1113 Organisms and Their Environment 1 FA Yes
BIOL 2043 Biodiversity of Plants and Algae FA Yes
BIOL 2053 Microbial Biodiversity FA Yes
BIOL 1123 Organisms and Their Environment 2 WI Yes
BIOL 2013 Cell and Molecular Biology WI Yes
BIOL 2073 Animal Biodiversity WI Yes

 

Biodiversity Theme

Course Semester Laboratory
BIOL 3033 Principles of Ecology FA Yes
BIOL 3143 Animal Behaviour FA Yes
BIOL 3153 Principles of Development FA Yes
BIOL 3193 Entomology FA Yes
BIOL 3373 Aquatic Ecology FA Yes
BIOL 3463 Evolution FA No
BIOL 3663 Introductory Mycology FA Yes
BIOL 4543 Coastal and Estuarine Ecology FA Yes
BIOL 3123 Parasitology WI Yes
BIOL 3243 Plant Growth and Development WI Yes
BIOL 3583 Eukaryotic Microbiology WI Yes
BIOL 3753 The Arctic Environment WI No
BIOL 4113 Fish Biology and Fisheries Science WI Yes
BIOL 4123 Mammalogy WI Yes
BIOL 4223 Conservation Biology WI Yes

 

Ecology and Evolution Theme

Course Semester Laboratory
BIOL 2563 Marine Biology FA No
BIOL 3013 Natural History and Field Biology
(Bon Portage Island Field Course)
FA Yes
BIOL 3033 Principles of Ecology FA Yes
BIOL 3143 Animal Behaviour FA Yes
BIOL 3153 Principles of Development FA Yes
BIOL 3373 Aquatic Ecology FA Yes
BIOL 3463 Evolution FA No
BIOL 3883 Chemical Ecology FA Yes
BIOL 4253 Applied Statistical Modeling FA No
BIOL 4543 Coastal and Estuarine Ecology FA Yes
BIOL 4673 DNA Barcoding in Ecology and Evolution FA Yes
BIOL 3753 The Arctic Environment WI No
BIOL 4423 Conservation Biology WI Yes

Genetics Theme

Course Semester Laboratory
BIOL 3613 Principles of Genetics FA Yes
BIOL 3633 Topics in Cell Biology FA No
BIOL 4673 DNA Barcoding in Ecology and Evolution FA Yes
CHEM 2713 Biochemistry WI Yes
BIOL 3623 Molecular Genetics and Genomics WI Yes
BIOL 4833 Conservation Genetics WI No

 

Health Science Theme

Course Semester Laboratory
BIOL 3123 Parasitology FA Yes
BIOL 3153 Principles of Development FA Yes
BIOL 3173 Vertebrate Physiology 1 FA Yes
BIOL 3423 Histology 1 FA Yes
BIOL 3553 Immunology FA Yes
BIOL 3613 Principles of Genetics FA Yes
BIOL 4443 Comparative Animal Physiology FA No
BIOL 3063 Introductory Neuroscience WI Yes
BIOL 3183 Vertebrate Physiology 2 WI Yes
BIOL 3433 Histology 2 WI Yes
BIOL 3583 Eukaryotic Microbiology WI Yes
BIOL 3623 Molecular Genetics and Genomics WI Yes
BIOL 4353 Pathogenic Microbiology WI Yes

 

Integrative Animal Biology Theme

Course Semester Laboratory
BIOL 3033 Principles of Ecology FA Yes
BIOL 3143 Animal Behaviour FA Yes
BIOL 3153 Principles of Development FA Yes
BIOL 3173 Vertebrate Physiology 1 FA Yes
BIOL 3193 Entomology FA Yes
BIOL 3423 Histology 1 FA Yes
BIOL 3463 Evolution FA No
BIOL 3613 Principles of Genetics FA Yes
BIOL 3883 Chemical Ecology FA Yes
BIOL 4543 Coastal and Estuarine Ecology FA Yes
BIOL 4443 Comparative Animal Physiology FA No
BIOL 3063 Introductory Neuroscience WI Yes
BIOL 3123 Parasitology WI Yes
BIOL 3183 Vertebrate Physiology 2 WI Yes
BIOL 3433 Histology 2 WI Yes
BIOL 3623 Molecular Genetics and Genomics WI Yes
BIOL 3753 The Arctic Environment WI No
BIOL 4113 Fish Biology and Fisheries Science WI Yes
BIOL 4123 Mammalogy WI Yes
BIOL 4423 Conservation Biology WI Yes

 

Marine Biology Theme

Course Semester Laboratory
BIOL 2563 Marine Biology FA No
BIOL 3373 Aquatic Ecology FA Yes
BIOL 4543 Coastal and Estuarine Ecology FA Yes
BIOL 3753 The Arctic Environment WI No
BIOL 3843 Marine Invertebrate Zoology WI Yes
BIOL 4113 Fish Biology and Fisheries Science WI Yes

 

Microbiology Theme

Course Semester Laboratory
BIOL 3553 Immunology FA Yes
BIOL 3573 Applied and Environmental Microbiology WI Yes
BIOL 3583 Eukaryotic Microbiology WI Yes
BIOL 4353 Pathogenic Microbiology WI Yes

Research Theme

Course Semester Laboratory
MATH 2233 Statistics for Life Sciences 1 FA Yes
BIOL 3413 Research Topics 1 FA or WI No
BIOL 4413 Research Topics 2 FA or WI No
BIOL 4253 Applied Statistical Modeling FA No
BIOL 4673 DNA Barcoding in Ecology and Evolution FA Yes
BIOL 4993 Honours Research
(Requires supervisor approval)
FA or WI No
BIOL 4996 Honours Thesis
(Requires supervisor approval)
FA & WI No
BIOL 4173 Specialized Microscopy Techniques WI Yes
BIOL 4523 Histochemistry WI Yes