Joint Major in Biology & Mathematics (76 credits)
This program is built on a selection of mathematics and biology courses that recognizes mathematical biology as a field of research, with 3 streams within biology:

Program coordinators: Frederic Guichard (Biology) and Axel Hundemer (Mathematics).
Advising notes for U0 students
 It is highly recommended that freshman BIOL, CHEM, MATH, and PHYS courses be selected with an advisor to ensure they meet the core requirements of the program.
 This program is recommended for U1 students achieving a CGPA of 3.2 or better; and entering CEGEP students with a Math/Science Rscore of 28.0 or better.
BIOL 219  Special note for students in interdisciplinary programs:
Note that U1 interdisciplinary students should take BIOL 219 (4 credits, Fall term) and not BIOL 200 (fall) and BIOL 201 (winter). BIOL 219 will serve as prereq for any courses requiring BIOL 200 and/or BIOL 201 or its equivalent ANAT/BIOC 212. 
REQUIRED COURSES (37 CREDITS)
BioPhysical Sciences Core (28 credits)
Credits 
Department 
Courses 
Course Title 
3 
Biology 
BIOL 219 
Physical Biology of the Cell 
4 
BIOL 301 
Cell & Molecular Biology Laboratory 

1 
BIOL 395 
Quantitative Biology Seminar 

4 
Chemistry 
* CHEM 212 
Organic Chemistry 
3 
Computer Science
Either 
** COMP 204 
Computer Programming for Life Sciences 
3 
Mathematics 
*MATH 222 
Calculus 3 
3 
*** MATH 223 
Linear Algebra 

3 
or 
*** MATH 247 
Honours Applied Linear Algebra 
3 
MATH 315 
Ordinary Differential Equations 

3 
MATH 323 
Probability 

* If a student has already taken CHEM 212 or its equivalent, or MATH 222 or its equivalent, the credits can be made up with complementary courses in consultation with the Program Advisor.
** Students who have sufficient knowledge in a programming language should take COMP 250 "Introduction to Computer Science" rather than COMP 204. *** Students may take either MATH 223 or MATH 247. 
Biology and Mathematics Core (9 credits)
Credits 
Department 
Courses 
Course Title 

3 
Biology 
BIOL 215 
Introduction to Ecology and Evolution 

3 
Mathematics 
MATH 242 
Analysis 1 

3 
MATH 243 
Analysis 2 

Complementary Courses (39 credits) 

Math or Biology Research Course (3 credits) 

Note: Students selecting a BIOL course count this toward their 21 credits of BIOL, NEUR, PHGY, PSYC courses while students selecting a MATH course count this toward their 18 credits of MATH courses.

