Summer 2018 Undergraduate Biology Courses (as of May 14)
What courses are being offered by Biology this summer?
BIOL 2020 3.0
Due to limited resources we are unable to offer BIOL 1000 3.0, BIOL 1001 3.0, BIOL 2040 3.0, BIOL 2070 3.0, and BIOL 3130 3.0. Please see below for more information.
Please note that these are exceptions and all other prerequisites will be enforced. These exceptions are only for the Fall.
In Biology we normally strongly enforce prerequisites. This is because we want you to succeed in your courses and data show that students without prerequisites tend to have a significantly higher failure rate and poorer marks that students who do have the prerequisites. That being said we understand the situation that many of you are in and offer the following exceptions that will allow you to take prerequisites at the same time as the course they are required for in Fall 2018.
I need to have BIOL 2021 as a prerequisite to take courses in the Fall to progress through my degree – what can I do?
the S1 term BIOL 2021 may be taken concurrently with BIOL 2020. You must have successfully completed (i.e., passed) or be enrolled in BIOL 2020 in order to enroll in BIOL 2021. We understand that because of the uncertainty surrounding the summer offerings you may already have plans for the summer and are unable to take BIOL 2021 at this time. Please see below for another alternative.
I need BIOL xxxx (i.e., BIOL 1001, BIOL 2021, BIOL 2040, BIOL 2070, or BIOL 3130) as a prerequisite to take courses in the Fall to progress through my degree – what can I do?
In the Fall 2018 term, in addition to BIOL 2040 and BIOL 2070, we will be offering the following courses not normally offered in that term:
About the Department of Biology
The Department of Biology offers undergraduate and graduate instruction in all the major fields of biology, with particular strength in Cell and Molecular Biology, Physiology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Each undergraduate program in the Department centres on a prescribed core of courses, beyond which students have the opportunity to take a broad variety of elective courses so as to acquire an understanding of the multifaceted nature of biology today.
Graduate studies are based on research, with programs leading to the Master of Science degree (by research thesis) and the Doctor of Philosophy degree (by research dissertation). Required courses in the graduate program are designed to enhance understanding of current research in various fields, and to ensure students’ thorough knowledge of their research speciality. The research interests of faculty span the broad areas of animal physiology, molecular and cellular biology, and ecology and evolution.
While programs are rigorous and demanding the Department maintains an informal and friendly atmosphere encouraging interaction and exchange of ideas and equipment between faculty and all students.
Congratulations to all our Biology Undergraduate and Graduate students who are graduating this June! Click here for a complete list.
Staff Recognition Awards
2015: Cristalina Del Biondo
2014: Maria Mazzurco