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.

Students intending to apply to the honours program are advised to consult with their intended faculty member supervisor at the beginning of their third year. An Honours student must complete the requirements for their Major and complete BIOL 4090 (Honours Project) as one of their required upper level Biology Courses.

An Honours student must acheive a minimum final CGPA of 3.7 to obtain First Class Honours standing upon graduation. A student completing all course requireents for Honours program but having a CGPA below 3.0 will be given a Majors degree upon graduation.

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 Option

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

  1. BIOL 1105, BIOL 1205, BIOL 1017.
  2. CHEM 1041, CHEM 1046, CHEM 1072, CHEM 1077.
  3. MATH 1001.
  4. STAT 1793.
  5. 10 ch of courses selected from GEOL or PHYS.

Second Year

  1. BIOL 2125, BIOL 2485, BIOL 2585, BIOL 2615, Plus one of either BIOL 2015, BIOL 2065 or BIOL 2245.
  2. CHEM 2421.
  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, BIOL 2065 or BIOL 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, BIOL 1205, BIOL 1017, BIOL 1302.
  2. CHEM 1041,CHEM 1046, CHEM 1072, CHEM 1077.
  3. GEOL 1044.
  4. ECON 1013, ECON 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 2421 and BIOL 3245/CHEM 3245 or CHEM 2421 and CHEM 2422
  3. STAT 1793.
  4. ECON 3755.

Third and Fourth Years

  1. 6 ch SOCI.
  2. STAT 2793
  3. 33 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). 16 ch must be from courses designated as having environmental content. Must also have at least 3ch each advanced of zoology, ecology and botany courses. 
  4. 5 ch electives non-Biology science courses, 6 ch electives Arts or Business, 9 ch approved electives. 
  5. 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, BIOL 1205, BIOL 1017, BIOL 1202.
  2. CHEM 1041, CHEM 1046, CHEM 1072, CHEM 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, BIOL 2485, BIOL 2585, BIOL 2615, plus one of BIOL 2015, BIOL 2065 or BIOL 2245.
  2. CHEM 2421
  3. STAT 2793.

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

Third and Fourth Years

  1. 46 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, BIOL 3755, BIOL 3875BIOL 3955BIOL 4645, BIOL 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.