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. Students must have an average of at least 70% in 3.0 principal courses, with no mark below 60% in any of these half courses, including:

1.0 course from: Biology 1001A or Biology 1201A and Biology 1002B or Biology 1202B,
1.0 course: Chemistry 1301A/B and Chemistry 1302A/B, and
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, 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.
A minimum mark of 60% is also required in one of the following half courses which is not included in the principal courses:
0.5 course from: Physics 1201A/B, Physics 1401A/B, Physics 1501A/B; the former Physics 1028A/B, the former Physics 1301A/B.

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

10.5 courses:

0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A with a mark of at least 65%.
1.0 course: Biology 2290F/G, Biology 2581A/B, with a mark of at least 70% in each.
0.5 course: Biology 2382A/B.
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B.
0.5 course from: Chemistry 2213A/B or Chemistry 2273A.
0.5 course from: Chemistry 2223B or Chemistry 2283G.
1.5 courses: Biochemistry 3381A, Biochemistry 3382A, Biochemistry 3392F/G.
0.5 course from: Biochemistry 3380G or Biochemistry 3390B.
1.0 course: Biology 3593A/B, Biology 3596A/B.
0.5 course: Science 3377A/B.
0.5 course from: Business Administration 2295F/G, or one of Business Administration 1220E or Business Administration 2257 (see note).
0.5 course from: Philosophy 2035F/G, Philosophy 2300F/G, Philosophy 2320F/G, Philosophy 2370F/G, Philosophy 2350F/G, Philosophy 3341F/G.
0.5 course: Biology 4260A/B.
0.5 course: Biochemistry 4415B.
1.5 courses: Biology 4998E (Research Project = 1.5 courses).

Note: the module will be comprised of 11.0 courses if either Business Administration 1220E or Business Administration 2257 is taken. Business Administration 1220E cannot be used towards both First Year Requirements and modular requirements.