Joint Honours

The Biology Department offers the following joint honours programs in collaboration with other departments:

Admission: To be admitted, students must fulfill the admission requirements to the honours program in each department.

Course requirements: Details of the course requirements for each of the joint programs are given in the Faculty of Science Degree Regulations Section of the University Calendar.


Biology and Earth Sciences Joint Honours

The following courses, including prerequisites where applicable, will be required:

English 1080 and 1110 (or equivalent), Mathematics 1000 and 1001, Biology 1001 and 1002, Earth Sciences 1000 and 1002, Chemistry 1010 and 1011 (or 1050 and 1051), Physics 1020 and 1021 (or 1050 and 1051).

Chemistry 2440, Biochemistry 2101, Biochemistry 3106, one of Statistics 2550 or 2560.

Biology 2060, 2250, 2600, 2900, one of 3401, 3402, 4245 or 4404; plus Biology 3710, 3711, and 4505. In addition, further Biology courses at the 2000, 3000, or 4000 level must be selected by the student in consultation with the supervisor to make up a minimum of 42 credit hours in Biology not including Biology 499A or 499B.

Earth Sciences 2030, 2031, 2502, 2905; plus a minimum of 24 credit hours in other Earth Science courses from 2000 to 4000 level, at least 3 credit hours of which must be at 4000 level. Earth Sciences 2150, 2914, 2915, 2916, 2917, 2918, 4310, and 4950 cannot be used to fulfill this requirement. Career-related streams outlined in the departmental Student Handbook should be used as a guide to course selection so as to achieve a concentration in one facet of Earth Sciences.

An Honours dissertation (Biology 499A/B or Earth Sciences 499A/B). The topic of the Honours dissertation must be chosen with the approval of both Department Heads. A faculty member of either Department may act as supervisor.

Other courses to complete the prescribed minimum of 135 credit hours in courses for the Honours degree, with at least 84 credit hours in courses in Biology and Earth Sciences combined.

Any change in the program of study must have the prior approval of the Heads of the two Departments concerned.


Biology and Psychology Joint Honours

Note: Students completing this program cannot receive credit for Psychology 2920.

The following forty courses (or equivalent) are required:

Biology 1001, 1002, 2060, 2250, 2600, 2900; one of 3401, 3402, 4245, 4404; four Biology electives at the 2000, 3000 or 4000 level not including Biology 499A or 499B.

Psychology 1000, 1001, 2520, 2910, 2911, 2930, 3250, 3800; 3900, 4910; one of the following: 3050, 3100, 3350, 3450, 3620, 3650; one further 4000 level Psychology research experience course.

Biology or Psychology 3750, 4701, 499A/B.

English 1080 and 1110; Mathematics 1000; Chemistry 1010 and 1011 (or 1050 and 1051), and 2440; Physics 1020 (or 1050) and 1021 (or 1051); Biochemistry 2101 and 3106.

Other courses, if necessary, to complete at least 120 credit hours of courses.


Biology and Psychology (Behavioural Neuroscience) Joint Honours

Note: Students completing this program cannot receive credit for Psychology 2920.

The following forty courses (or equivalent) are required:

Biology 1001, 1002, 2060, 2250, 2600, 2900; one of 3401, 3402, 4245, 4404; five Biology electives at the 2000, 3000 or 4000 level not including Biology 499A or 499B.

Psychology 1000, 1001, 2520, 2910, 2911, 2930, 3250, 3800, 3820, 3900; one further course in Psychology chosen from the following: 3050, 3100, 3350, 3450, 3620, 3650, 3750; any research experience course and one of Psychology 4250, 4251, 4850 or 4851; or, any selected topics course and one of Psychology 4270 or 4870.

Biology or Psychology 499A/B.

Biochemistry 2101, 3106.

English 1080 and 1110; Mathematics 1000 and 1001; Physics 1020 (or 1050) and 1021 (or 1051); Chemistry 1010 and 1011 (or 1050 and 1051), and 2440 (or 2400 and 2401);

Other courses, if necessary, to complete at least 120 credit hours of courses.

Note: In accordance with Clause 6.a. of the Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science, Honours candidates must obtain a grade of "B" or better, OR average of 75% or higher in all the required courses listed in Clauses 1, 2, 3, and 4 above, except those at the 1000 level.


Biology and Statistics Joint Honours (B.Sc. Only)

See Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science. Students shall complete the following requirements:

Mathematics 1000 and 1001, Biology 1001 and 1002, English 1080 and 1110, Chemistry 1010 and 1011 (or 1050 and 1051), Physics 1020 and 1021, or equivalent;

Mathematics 2000, 2050, 2051, Statistics 2500, 2501, or 2560, 3520, 3521, 4530, and 4581;

nine further credit hours in Statistics courses (excluding those with second digit 0) including at least 6 credit hours in courses at the 4000 level or higher but not including Statistics 459A/B;

Chemistry 2440 (or 2400 and 2401), Biochemistry 2101 and 3106.

Biology 2060, 2250, 2600, 2900, one of 3401, 3402, 4245, or 4404. In addition, further Biology courses at the 2000, 3000 or 4000 level must be selected by the student in consultation with the supervisor to make up a minimum of 42 credit hours in Biology but not including Biology 499A or 499B.

Either Biology 499A/B or Statistics 459A/B.

A computing course. Computer Science 1510 is recommended.


Biochemistry and Cell Biology Joint Honours

Students must have at least an overall average of 65% in English 1080 and 1110 (or equivalent), Mathematics 1000 and 1001, Biology 1001 and 1002, Chemistry 1050 and 1051 (or 1200 and 1001), Physics 1050 (or 1020), and 1051 (or 1021).

The following courses, including prerequisites where applicable, will be required.

Biochemistry 2101, 3105, 3106, 3107, 3108, either 4210 or 4211, 12 credit hours chosen from 4002, 4101, 4102, 4103, 4104, 4105, 4200, 4201, 4230-4249.

Biology 2060, 2250, 2600, 2900, 3050 and 9 credit hours chosen from 3500, 3530, 3620, 4000, 4200, 4241. In addition, further Biology courses at the 2000, 3000, or 4000 level must be selected by the student to make up a minimum of 42 credit hours in Biology including Biology 1001 and 1002 but not including Biology 499A or 499B.

Either Medicine 310A/B, or Biology 3401 plus one of Biology 3402, 4245 or 4404.

Chemistry 2100, 2301, 2400, 2401; either 3410 or 3411.

Statistics 2550 or equivalent.

An Honours Dissertation (Biology 499A/499B or Biochemistry 499A/499B).

Other courses to complete the prescribed minimum of 135 credit hours in courses for the Joint Honours Degree.

Note: Students may count only one of the two courses, Biochemistry 4105 or Biology 4200, for credit in this program.

The topic of the Honours dissertation must be chosen with the approval of both Departments. A faculty member of either Department may act as supervisor.

Seventy-eight credit hours in Biology, Biochemistry and Chemistry courses beyond the first-year level from those listed in the program shall contribute to those in which a grade of "B" or an average of 75 or higher is required. Medicine 310A/B counts as Biochemistry for these seventy-eight credit hours.


 

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