Faculty of Science : Department of Biology
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The prerequisite for BIOL 184 is one of Biology 11, Biology 12, BIOL 150A, 150B, 186, or passing a placement exam. The prerequisite for BIOL 186 is one of Biology 11, Biology 12, BIOL 150A, 150B, 184, or passing a placement exam. The placement exam will be given in the first week of classes in each term.
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Students from outside the Department of Biology wanting to take BIOL courses are encouraged to take BIOL 150A and B or BIOL 186 and 184, and as many as possible of BIOL 215, 225 and 230. Students who wish to take upper-level courses should contact the undergraduate adviser or instructor to determine which core courses are most suitable as prerequisites.
Honours students complete the program of required courses shown below and the Biology electives as described for the Major, and in addition take BIOL 460 (1.0) and BIOL 499A and 499B (3.0) in their fourth year. Of the remaining 9 units to complete the 61 unit degree requirement, at least 3 units must be from an additional course(s) in Biology chosen in consultation with the department.
A student who obtains a minimum GPA of 5.5 and a minimum grade of A- in BIOL 499A and 499B, will receive an Honours in Biology. A student with a GPA of less than 5.5 will receive a Major in Biology, regardless of the grade obtained in BIOL 499A and 499B. The submission date for the thesis is the last day of lectures.
Four of BIOL 321, 322, 323, 335, 336, 370, 438, 446, 461, 466, 490D, MRNE 410, 412, 415, 420, 425, 437, 440, 445; MRNE 400, 401, 402 with permission of the department.
BIOL 184 or 190B, and 186 or 190A
MATH 100 and 101, or 102 and 151
PHYS 102; or 110 and 111; or 120 and 130
CHEM 231, and 232 or 235
BIOL 184 or 190B, and 186 or 190A
MATH 100 and 101, or 102 and 151
PHYS 102; or 110 and 111; or 120 and 130
CHEM 231, and 232 or 235
BIOL 184 or 190B, and 186 or 190A
MATH 100 and 101, or 102 and 151
PHYS 102; or 110 and 111; or 120 and 130
BIOL 184 or 190B, and 186 or 190A
CHEM 101, and 102 or 231
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BIOC 300A or 300B may be used to fulfill the Biochemistry requirement in Biology programs; however, BIOC 299 is a prerequisite for some 300-level BIOL courses.
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Students should note that EOS 240 is a prerequisite for several upper-level EOS courses (EOS 316, 335, 403, 408, 416, 420, 425, 440, 450, 460).
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EOS 300 is strongly recommended for all students.
BIOL 184 or 190B, and 186 or 190A
PHYS 102; or 110 and 111; or 120 and 130
EOS 202 or 2601
EOS 300 or 4601
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EOS 202 and 300 are recommended for students interested in geologic field studies (202 is prerequisite for 300); EOS 260 and 460 are recommended for students interested in biosphere evolution (260 is prerequisite for 460).
2.
Students registering for BIOL 499A/B must also take BIOL 460 (Honours Seminar).
BIOL 184 or 190B, and 186 or 190A
PHYS 102; or 110 and 111; or 120 and 130
EOS 202 or 2601
EOS 300 or 4601
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EOS 202 and 300 are recommended for students interested in geologic field studies (202 is prerequisite for 300); EOS 260 and 460 are recommended for students interested in biosphere evolution (260 is prerequisite for 460).
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Recommended courses include EOS 311 or BIOL 311, BIOL 319, 321, 322, 335, 418, 427, 435, 438, 446. MRNE courses are considered upper-level biology courses.
BIOL 184 or 190B, and 186 or 190A1
Three of BIOL 309, 345, 404, 409B,
432, 447, 448
PSYC 300A and 300B4 ; or STAT 255 and 256; or
STAT 260 and 261
PHYS 102; or 110 and 111
BIOL 184 or 190B, and 186 or 190A1
PSYC 300A and 300B4or STAT 255 and 256;
or STAT 260 and 261
PHYS 102 or 110 and 111
BIOC 300A (required for BIOL 360, 361, medical
school), 300B (required for BIOL 361, medical school)
MATH 101, 377, or other MATH courses
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BIOL 184 (or 190B), 186 (or 190A) and 225 require
a minimum grade of C+ in each.
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Students registering for BIOL 499A, 499B must also take BIOL 460 (Honours Seminar).
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Students planning to do an Honours thesis or a graduate degree in Psychology are advised to take PSYC 300A and 300B. Students interested in a graduate degree in Psychology are advised to take PSYC 400A and/or 401 as electives.
See Co-operative Education Programs for the Faculty of Science See also the general regulations pertaining to Co-operative Education Programs of the University of Victoria governing all co-operative education students.