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Honours Biology


(B. Sc)

This program is suited for students with an interest in the mammalian physiology aspect of biology. Students study the functioning of organisms through molecular and cellular levels, and investigate physiological processes such as growth, respiration, nutrition, and reproduction.


Future Pathways

Graduate Studies



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




Healthcare Science

Notable Professors

Micheal J. O’Donnell - Cellular mechanisms of epithelial ion transport; Control of ion transport by peptides and intracellular second messengers


David Rollo - Integration and functions of behaviour, morphology and physiology relevant to the ecological design of organisms


Rosa DaSilva - Cell-cell interactions, motility and proliferation and interrupted protein-protein interactions can lead to tumorigenesis and cancer

Examples of

Upper Year Courses

BIOCHEM 3G03 - Proteins and Nucleic Acids


BIOLOGY 2A03 - Integrative Physiology of Animals

​​BIOLOGY 3P03 - Cell Physiology


​BIOLOGY 3U03 - Animal Physiology - Homeostasis


​BIOLOGY 3UU3 - Animal Physiology - Regulatory Systems

CHEM 2OA3 - Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 2OB3 - Organic Chemistry II


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


6 units from the following:

CHEM 1A03 - Introductory Chemistry I

CHEM 1AA3 - Introductory Chemistry II


3 units from the following:

MATH 1A03 - Calculus For Science I 

MATH 1LS3 - Calculus for the Life Sciences I


3 units from the following:

PHYSICS 1A03 - Introductory Physics

PHYSICS 1C03 - Physics for the Chemical and Physical Sciences


6 units from the Science I Course List



For more information, please visit the Academic Calendar below:

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