Liberal Program: Core Science Component in Biology
(45-47 credits)

 


The BSc Liberal program is a science option which allows students to combine a core science component with a breadth component.


The Biology core science component consists of 45-47 credits with a breadth component of at least 18 additional credits, chosen from: a minor in another Science area; a science field study; a minor from a wide variety of other disciplines (Arts, Kinesiology, Education, Engineering, Biotechnology and Management); an Arts Major Concentration, a second core science component or a General Science breadth.

By combining the core science component of Biology with the breadth component, the Liberal option is a flexible program, offering students the benefit of a fundamental knowledge of Biology with an opportunity to broaden their studies both inside and outside of Science. This program is well suited to students with varied interests who don’t want to focus solely on Biology in their studies.

CORE BIOLOGY COMPONENT
REQUIRED BIOLOGY COURSES (19 Credits)
Credits
Department
Courses
Course Title
3
Biology
BIOL 200
Molecular Biology
3
 
BIOL 201
Cell Biology and Metabolism
3
 
BIOL 202
Basic Genetics
3
 
BIOL 205
Biology of Organisms
3
 
BIOL 215
Introduction to Ecology and Evolution
4
Chemistry
CHEM 212*
Introductory Organic Chemistry I


*If a student has already taken CHEM 212 or its equivalent, the credits can be made up with a complementary course approved by the advisor.

COMPLEMENTARY BIOLOGY COURSES (27-28 Credits)
3 or 4 credits selected from:
Credits
Department
Courses
Course Title
3
Biology
BIOL 206
Methods in Biology of Organisms
4
BIOL 301
Cell and Molecular Laboratory


Plus 24 credits of Biology courses, 9 credits of which, in consultation with the program advisor, can be replaced with appropriate Science courses from other departments. Up to 6 of the 24 complementary credits may be taken at the 200 level.