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

Major in Biology [Augustana]

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A student may choose a BA or BSc in Biology. See Augustana Faculty  for Admission Requirements.

The BSc in Biology requires the following additional supporting courses:


At least ★3 AUPHY is recommended for students in the BSc program who do not have credit in Physics 30. Students interested in pursuing graduate studies in biochemistry, cell biology, or physiology are advised to complete ★6 AUPHY.

Additional information for students

  1. A student considering a professional career in biology upon completion of the degree is advised that membership in the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists requires the completion of a biology degree program that includes 25 full-term courses (★75) in science courses, including at least 15 courses (★45) in biological sciences (biology, botany, ecology, microbiology, zoology, etc.), of which at least 4 courses (★12) are at the 300- or 400-level.
  2. A student interested in a profession within the health sciences (medicine, veterinary medicine, optometry, etc.) should enrol in the BSc, consider as well a minor in Chemistry plus ★3 in Mathematics; and take an English literature course in the first year. The student should check with professional schools of interest for specific courses required for admission.
  3. Recommended course for a student interested in botany: AUBIO 323 .
  4. Recommended courses for a student interested in invertebrate zoology: AUBIO 350 , AUBIO 390 , AUBIO 394 , AUBIO 413 , AUBIO 459 .
  5. Recommended courses for a student interested in vertebrate zoology: AUBIO 350 , AUBIO 390 , AUBIO 395 , AUBIO 397 , AUBIO 413 , AUBIO 495 .
  6. Recommended options include Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics.
  7. AUPHI 350  and AUPHI 355  are highly recommended.
  8. Plans for taking AUBIO 318 , AUBIO 319 , AUBIO 418 , or AUBIO 419 , should be discussed with the Department Chair or Academic Advisor in the year preceding registration in the course.
  9. Many senior Biology courses are offered only in alternate years.

Recommended first-year program

Required courses in the BSc

(these may be replaced with options in the BA).

Recommended courses

  • ★3 Mathematics.
  • ★6 Literature.

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