Biology, Environmental Biology, and Marine Biology Options

Honours and Majors Programs

Students planning on specializing in Biology, Environmental Biology or Marine Biology are requested to seek counselling from the SASE Undergraduate Advisor. Courses required in the second year should normally be taken before the third year, and must be completed by the end of the third year. Students honouring in Biology, Environmental Biology or Marine Biology must take BIOL 4090 as one of their advanced Biology courses.

Biology, Environmental Biology, and Marine Biology Majors can specialize in Zoology. Information on the specific courses required for this specialization is available from the Department of Biology. Biology Majors completing more than 50ch of upper level Biology courses may add these extra credit hours to the total required for graduation.

Students should note that courses offered by other disciplines form an important complementary part of the overall course of studies. STAT 1793 could be replaced by PSYC 2901, and STAT 2793 could be replaced by PSYC 3913, but only if students encounter timetabling difficulties.

Biology Option

The following courses are required for all Biology, Majors and Honours students:
First Year

 

  1. BIOL 1105, 1205, 1017 .
  2. CHEM 1041, 1046, 1072, 1077 .
  3. MATH 1001 .
  4. STAT 1793 .
  5. GEOL 1044, 1074 .
  6. And a minimum of 6 ch in approved electives, for a total of 40 ch.

Second Year

  1. BIOL 2125, 2485, 2585, 2615, Plus one of either 2015, 2065 or 2245 .
  2. CHEM 2401 or 2441 .
  3. STAT 2793 .
  4. A minimum of 9 ch in approved electives.

It is expected that students will take a minimum of 36 ch during their second year.

Third and Fourth Years

 

  1. 42 ch of advanced Biology courses. This can include BIOL 4090 and the two remaining second year elective Biology courses ( BIOL 2015 , 2065 or 2245 ).
  2. 18 ch of approved electives with at least a minimum 12 ch being from non-Biology electives.
  3. A total of at least 137 ch is required for graduation.

Environmental Biology Option

All properly qualified students entering the first year of the BSc Environmental Major program will normally complete the following courses:

First Year

 

  1. BIOL 1105, 1205, 1017, 1302.
  2. CHEM 1041, 1046, 1072, 1077.
  3. GEOL 1044.
  4. ECON 1013, 1023.
  5. MATH 1001.

A minimum of 3 ch in approved electives, for a total of 38 ch.


Second Year

  1. BIOL 2125, BIOL 2485, BIOL 2585, BIOL 2615, plus one of BIOL 2015, BIOL 2065, BIOL 2245 .
  2. CHEM 2441 and BIOL / CHEM 3245 or CHEM 2401 and CHEM 2422 .
  3. STAT 1793.
  4. ECON 3755.

Third and Fourth Years

  1. BIOL 3055, 3565, 4825, 4861, 4875 .
  2. SOCI 1001 and either BIOL 3665 or 1/2XXX Arts elective (3 ch).
  3. STAT 2793 .
  4. 13 ch upper level Biology Grouped Electives.
  5. 6 ch electives non-Biology science courses, 9 ch electives Arts or Business, 9 ch electives.
  6. A total of at least 136 ch is required for graduation.

Marine Biology Option

All properly qualified students entering the first year of the BSc Marine Biology program will normally complete the following courses:

First Year


  1. BIOL 1105, 1205, 1017, 1202 .
  2. CHEM 1041, 1046, 1072, 1077 .
  3. MATH 1001, STAT 1793 .
  4. GEOL 1044 .
  5. A minimum of 6 ch in approved electives, for a total of 38 ch.

Second Year


  1. BIOL 2125, 2485, 2585, 2615, plus one of BIOL 2015, 2065 or 2245 .
  2. CHEM 2401 or CHEM 2441 .
  3. STAT 2793.

It is expected that students will take a minimum of 36 ch during their second year.

Third and Fourth Years


  1. BIOL 3173 plus 42 ch from advanced Biology courses. This can include BIOL 4090 and the two remaining second year elective Biology courses ( BIOL 2015 , BIOL 2065 or BIOL 2245 ). 30 ch must be from courses designated as having a marine content including BIOL 3165, 3215, 3605, 3663, 3685, 3755, 3955, 4215, 4592, 4645, 4775 .
  2. 18 ch of approved electives with at least a minimum 12 ch being from non-Biology electives.
  3. A total of at least 139 ch is required for graduation.

Note Concerning Transfer to the Fredericton Campus

Students are strongly advised to seek academic advising from a member of the Biology Department on the Fredericton Campus prior to commencing the transfer process.