Academic Calendar - 2024

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2024

Western Main Campus

Faculty of Science - Biology

Admission Requirements

Completion of first year requirements with no failures including a minimum mark of 60% in each of Biology 1001A or Biology 1201A and Biology 1002B or Biology 1202B.
0.5 course from: Physics 1201A/B, Physics 1401A/B, Physics 1501A/B; the former Physics 1028A/B, the former Physics 1301A/B.
1.0 course from: Calculus 1000A/B or Calculus 1500A/B, Calculus 1301A/B or Calculus 1501A/B, Mathematics 1225A/B, Mathematics 1228A/B, Mathematics 1229A/B or Mathematics 1600A/B, Data Science 1000A/B, Applied Mathematics 1201A/B, Numerical and Mathematical Methods 1411A/B, Numerical and Mathematical Methods 1412A/B, Numerical and Mathematical Methods 1414A/B; the former Applied Mathematics 1411A/B, the former Applied Mathematics 1412A/B, the former Applied Mathematics 1414A/B, the former Applied Mathematics 1413, the former Statistical Sciences 1024A/B. If not completed in Year 1, the Mathematics requirement must be completed by the end of Year 2.
Note: If not completed in Year 1, the Physics requirement must be completed by the end of Year 2.
Note: Physics 1101A/B with a minimum mark of 65% can be used to replace Physics 1201A/B.

Module/Program Information

6.0 courses:

0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A.
2.0 courses: Biology 2290F/G, Biology 2382A/B, Biology 2483A/B, Biology 2581A/B.
0.5 course: Chemistry 2213A/B.
0.5 course: Biology 2601A/B (see note 2).
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B, Statistical Sciences 2244A/B.
1.5 additional courses at the 2200 level or above in Biology.
0.5 additional course at the 2200 level or above* chosen from either the Department of Biology or one of the Basic Medical Sciences disciplines (see below). Basic Medical Sciences Disciplines:  Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Medical Biophysics, Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology, Physiology, and Pharmacology.
Courses in the History of Science are not included.
* The former Microbiology and Immunology 2100A or Pharmacology 2060A/B may be taken to satisfy  this requirement.  

1. Students registered in an honours double major degree must complete a minimum of 1.0 at the 3000 level for each module.

2. Physiology 2130 or Physiology and Pharmacology 2000 can be taken instead of Biology 2601A/B to satisfy the physiology requirement for the module. However, students must make up the 0.5 course represented by Biology 2601A/B with an alternate Biology course from the 2200 level or above.

3. Physiology 2130 or Physiology and Pharmacology 2000 can replace Biology 2601A/B in the Major in Biology but are not sufficient prerequisites for any courses that require Biology 2601A/B as a prerequisite.