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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 Faculty of Science 4. Program Details 4.1 Biological Sciences 4.1.5 Programs in Ecology
4.1.5 Programs in Ecology

See the Faculty of Science subsections on Enrolment Limitations in Section 3 Faculty Regulations and Program Details in Section 4.

Courses constituting the field of Ecology

1Students may apply a maximum of 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) from independent project courses numbered 507, 528 and 530 towards their major field; of these 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents), students are permitted a maximum of 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) of independent project courses labelled as 507 offered by the Department of Biological Sciences.

2A maximum of 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) of such courses may be counted towards the field.

3Applicability to the field depends upon the actual course content. Approval will have to be granted on an individual basis. Check the list published by the Department each February.

4No more than 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) of such courses (approved by the Department prior to registering in the course) can be counted towards the major field.

Required Courses - Major Program

See also 3.4 Program Requirements, in particular, the regulations on the distribution of courses at the 200 level and above allowed in a program and on the List of Science-Equivalent Courses in Other Faculties (Table I).

18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) - Biology 241, 243, 311, 313, 331, 371

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Chemistry 201 or 211, and 203 or 213

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - One of Mathematics 249 or 265 or 275 and one of Mathematics 211 or 213 or 267 or 277

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Computer Science 217 and 219, or Computer Science 231 and 233, or 235 and Computer Science option

Geology 201 and one of 202 or 203

or

Physics 211 or 221, and 223

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Biology 315

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Chemistry 351

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Chemistry 353 or option

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Biology 401

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Ecology 425

9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) - Chosen from Ecology 417, 419, 429, 439, 501, 527, 529 or Biology 451

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Chosen from Ecology 413, Marine Science 420, 430, 450, 537, 501 (approval on individual basis depending on topic) or other Bamfield courses or field-based Ecology 507 with approval of the Department

12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) - Options from courses constituting the Field of Ecology

18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) - Breadth Requirement: Options from outside the Faculty of Science1

27 units (4.5 full-course equivalents) - Options

1These 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) options are selected from faculties outside the Faculty of Science (check Table I in 3.4 Program Requirements for ineligible courses). Of these 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents), at least 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) must be from the Faculty of Arts. Science 311 may be counted among the 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) from other faculties. 

Required Courses - Honours Program

18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) - Biology 241, 243, 311, 313, 331, 371

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Chemistry 201 or 211, and 203 or 213

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - One of Mathematics 249 or 265 or 275 and one of Mathematics 211 or 213 or 267 or 277

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Computer Science 217 and 219, or Computer Science 231 and 233, or 235 and Computer Science option

or

Geology 201 and one of 202 or 203

or

Physics 211 or 221, and 223

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Biology 315

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Chemistry 351

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Chemistry 353 or option

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Biology 401

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Ecology 425

9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) - Chosen from Ecology 417, 419, 429, 439, 501, 527, 529 or Biology 451

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Chosen from Ecology 413, Marine Science 420, 430, 450, 537, 501 (approval on individual basis depending on topic) or other Bamfield courses or field-based Ecology 507 with approval of the Department

12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) - Options from courses constituting the Field of Ecology

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Ecology 530

18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) - Breadth Requirement: Options from outside the Faculty of Science1

21 units (3.5 full-course equivalents) - Options

1These 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) options are selected from faculties outside the Faculty of Science (check Table I in 3.4 Program Requirements for ineligible courses). Of these 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents), at least 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) must be from the Faculty of Arts. Science 311 may be counted among the 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) from other faculties.

Suggested Program Sequence

Third Year

 

Ecology 417 or 4291

Biology 401

Ecology 425

Ecology 419 or 4391

Ecology 413

Option

Option

Option

Non-science option

Non-science option

Fourth Year

 

Ecology 530 (for Honours), option (for Majors)

Ecology 530 continued (for Honours), option (for Majors)

Ecology 417 or 4291

Ecology 419 or 4391

Option

Ecology 5011

Option

Option

Option 

Option

1Students need to take three of these five courses

Ecology Co-operative Education

Application deadline: October 1 for a May 1 placement. Or, May 1 for a September 1 or January 1 placement.

See the subsection on Co-operative Education/Internship Programs in Section 3 (Faculty Regulations) and the major section on "Co-operative Education/Internship" of this Calendar.

Co-operative Education programs are five-year degree programs that include 12 to 16 months of supervised work experience in various industrial and government workplaces. Minimally, students must be in their second year in the Biological Sciences program with a grade point average of 2.30 before applying for admission to the BSc Ecology Co-operative Education program. A grade point average of 3.30 is required for entry into the BSc Honours Ecology Co-operative Education program. In addition, students must complete the courses outlined for the second year of the Ecology program with the same minimum grade point average before commencing the first co-operative education placement (the summer following second year).

Required Courses

120 units (20.0 full-course equivalents) - Same as Ecology Majors or Honours

12 months - Co-operative Education work terms (Co-operative Education 543.01, 543.02, 543.03)

Work Term Assessment

The mandatory work term courses, Co-operative Education 543.01, 543.02, 543.03 and the optional course, Co-operative Education 543.04, are graded on a credit (CR) or fail (F) basis. A positive assessment requires satisfactory performance on each of the following items:
 
(a) The Co-operative Education Co-ordinator's evaluation of job performance, which is based on an on-site visit where practical.

(b) The employer's evaluation of job performance.

(c) The student's self-assessment of job performance and the overall job experience, which is normally based on participation in a debriefing or integrative session.

(d) A work term report prepared by the student and evaluated by the Faculty.

Notes:

  • The Faculty may approve registration in Co-operative Education 543.04 in conjunction with an optional (fourth) work term.
  • All courses in the common second-year program must be completed prior to the start of the first work term.
  • Students should consult the Ecology Co-op Co-ordinator and Co-operative Education and Internship Co-ordinator for program planning.