First Year Program Guide - 2013/2014

Outlines for the Department of Biology



Biology (BSc)

Not sure what courses to take in first year? If you're interested in a biology degree, the following outline will put you on the right track:

Required coursesPrerequisites
BIOL 190A & 190B (3.0) One of:
CHEM 101 (1.5)
  • Chemistry 11
  • Principles of Math 12 or Pre-Calculus 12
CHEM 102 (1.5)
  • Chemistry 12 *
  • CHEM 101
  • Principles of Math 12 or Pre-Calculus 12
MATH 100 & 101 or One of:
  • Minimum grade of 73% in one of Principles of Mathematics 12, Pre-Calculus 12 or equivalent
  • Minimum grade of B in MATH 120
  • PASS on the MATH 100 pretest
MATH 102 & MATH 151 (3.0)
  • MATH 102: Principles of Math 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 or MATH 120
  • MATH 151: Principles of Math 11 or 12, Pre-Calculus 11 or 12, Foundations of Math 11 or 12 or 1.5 units of MATH
PHYS 102 or
  • 1.5 units of MATH (may be taken concurrently)
PHYS 110 and 111 or
PHYS 120 and 130 (3.0)
  • Grade of "B" or better in Physics 12
  • MATH 100 and 101 (may be taken concurrently)
Suggested courses
Electives (3.0)
Notes
* Students without Chemistry 12 must complete CHEM 091 and 101 prior to beginning CHEM 102.

Biology and Earth & Ocean Sciences (Combined) (BSc)

Not sure what courses to take in first year? If you're interested in a degree combining biology and earth & ocean sciences, the following outline will put you on the right track:

Required coursesPrerequisites
EOS 110 & 120 (3.0)  
BIOL 190A & 190B (3.0) One of:
CHEM 101 (1.5)
  • Chemistry 11
  • Principles of Math 12 or Pre-Calculus 12
CHEM 102 (1.5)
  • Chemistry 12 *
  • CHEM 101
  • Principles of Math 12 or Pre-Calculus 12
MATH 100 & 101 (3.0) One of:
  • Minimum grade of 73% in one of Principles of Mathematics 12, Pre-Calculus 12 or equivalent
  • Minimum grade of B in MATH 120
  • PASS on the MATH 100 pretest
PHYS 102 or
  • 1.5 units of MATH (may be taken concurrently)
PHYS 110 and 111 or
PHYS 120 & 130 (3.0)
  • "B" or better in Physics 12
  • MATH 100 & 101 (may be taken concurrently)
Notes
* Students without Chemistry 12 must complete CHEM 091 and 101 prior to beginning CHEM 102.

Biology and Psychology (Combined) (BSc)

Not sure what courses to take in first year? If you're interested in a degree combining biology and psychology, the following outline will put you on the right track:

Required coursesPrerequisites
PSYC 100A & 100B (3.0) 
BIOL 190A & 190B (3.0) One of:
CHEM 101 (1.5)
  • Chemistry 11
  • Principles of Math 12 or Pre-Calculus 12
CHEM 102 (1.5)
  • Chemistry 12 *
  • CHEM 101
  • Principles of Math 12 or Pre-Calculus 12
MATH 100 or One of:
  • Minimum grade of 73% in one of Principles of Mathematics 12, Pre-Calculus 12 or equivalent
  • Minimum grade of B in MATH 120
  • PASS on the MATH 100 pretest
MATH 102 or
  • Principles of Math 12 or Pre-Calculus 12
MATH 151 (1.5)
  • Principles of Math 11, Pre-Calculus 11 or Foundations of Math 12
PHYS 102 ** or
  • 1.5 units of MATH (may be taken concurrently)
PHYS 110 and 111** or
PHYS 120 & 130 ** (3.0)
  • Grade of "B" or better in Physics 12
  • MATH 100 & 101 (may be taken concurrently)
ENGL 135 (1.5)  
Notes
* Students without Chemistry 12 must complete CHEM 091 and 101 prior to beginning CHEM 102.
** Students may elect to leave PHYS until later in their program and replace it in first year with 1.5 units of English and/or electives.

Department Contacts

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