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This highly flexible program is offered jointly by the Department of Biology and the School of Geography. This program allows for the understanding between biological and environmental processes, and applies the learned concepts to biomedical, biology and environmental interests. 


Future Pathways

Graduate Studies



Professional School (Medical, Law, Dental, etc.)



Environmental Biology

Environmental Consulting & Remediation

Notable Professors

Susan Dudley - Evolutionary ecology of carbon acquisition traits in plants: kin recognition in plants; phenotypic plasticity to competitors; local adaptation to abiotic stress


James Smith - Water Flow and Contaminant Transport in the Subsurface; Vadose Zone Hydrology; Soil Physics; Hydrogeology; Multiphase Flow through Porous Media;


Eduard Reinhardt - Geoarchaeology; Marine Archaeology; Micropaleontology (foraminifera); Isotope Geochemistry; Paleoenvironmental Analysis

Examples of

Upper Year Courses

BIOLOGY 2D03 - Plant Biodiversity and Biotechnology


ENVIRSC 2B03 - Soils and the Environment

ENVIRSC 2W03 - Physical Hydrology

ENVIRSC 3MB3 - Statistical Analysis


ENVIRSC 4EA3 - Environmental Assessment


STATS 2B03 - Statistical Methods for Science or


Enrolment in this program is limited and possession of the published minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Selection is based on academic achievement but requires, as a minimum, completion of any Level I program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including:



6 units from the following with an average of at least 6.0 (between the courses) is required:

BIOLOGY 1A03 - Cellular and Molecular Biology

BIOLOGY 1M03 - Biodiversity, Evolution and Humanity



3 units from the following, with a grade of at least C+ is required:

EARTHSC 1G03 - Earth and the Environment

ENVIRSC 1C03 - Climate, Water And Environment


3 units from the following:

MATH 1A03 - Calculus For Science I 

MATH 1LS3 - Calculus for the Life Sciences I



12 units from the Course List outlined

*Students are strongly recommended to take the following in Level I:

CHEM 1A03 - Introductory Chemistry I

CHEM 1AA3 - Introductory Chemistry II

For more information, please visit the Academic Calendar below:

Honours Biology and Environmental Sciences


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