Mar 25, 2019  
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Honors in Biological Sciences [Science]

All students in Honors and Specialization programs in Biological Science take a common core of four BIOL courses in the first and second years. Thereafter, they follow the course sequence of one of the areas of concentration in either Honors or Specialization in Biological Sciences identified in Science Chart 2 Course Sequence in Biological Sciences. At the time of application, students indicate their chosen area of concentration on the application; if admitted, they follow the appropriate course sequence. The title of the area of concentration will appear on their degree. Additional course requirements for Honors students include BIOL 499  and program specific courses. BIOL 499 , a directed research project, must be conducted on a topic appropriate to the student's area of concentration. BIOL 499  is a recommended option for Specialization students.

Streams have been developed within several programs in Biological Sciences. These are lists of courses that provide guidance to students wishing to focus further on specific areas of Biology. Students in a program are not required to declare or follow a stream, and stream designations do not appear on transcripts. On the Course Sequence chart, available streams are noted under Years 3 and 4. Streams are described in full on the Department of Biological Sciences website. Students should consult with advisors in choosing and following streams within their programs.

Students may receive block Transfer in the Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary or the University of Lethbridge if the appropriate courses are completed. Interested students may contact the Department of Biological Sciences for details.

Honors in Biological Sciences

Admission to the BSc Honors in Biological Sciences program see Admissions Chart 7 , Faculty of Science.

Continuation in the Honors in Biological Sciences program requires successful completion of at least ★24 with a minimum 3.0 GPA in the previous Fall/Winter. In addition, graduation requires a minimum 3.0 GPA on the last ★60 credited to the degree.

Effective September 2016, there will be no further admissions to BSc Honors or BSc Specialization in Bioinformatics. Students who entered one of these programs prior to September 2016 must complete all program requirements by April 30, 2020. Refer to the Calendar in effect at the time you were admitted or readmitted for the regulations governing the degree program requirements. The last BSc Honors or BSc Specialization in Bioinformatics will be granted at Spring Convocation 2020.

First-Year Core for BSc Honors in Biological Sciences

The following courses are common to all programs:


SCI 100 may be used in lieu of BIOL 107 , BIOL 108 , CHEM 101 , CHEM 164  and MATH 114 . SCI 151  may be used in lieu of STAT 151 .

Course Sequence in Biological Sciences

See Science Chart 2

Science Internship Program

A Science Internship Program, is offered to students in the General, Specialization or Honors programs in Biological Sciences (see Science Internship Program  for guidelines to the program). The Science Internship designation will appear on the degree parchments of students who have participated in the program and who have also successfully completed BIOL 400 .