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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 Faculty of Science 4. Program Details 4.1 Biological Sciences 4.1.6 Programs in Plant Biology
4.1.6 Programs in Plant Biology

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 Plant Biology

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.

2Applicability 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.

3No 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

or

Geology 201 and one of 202 or 203

or

Physics 211 or 221, and 223

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Biochemistry 393

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

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

15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) - From Biology 435, 453, Plant Biology 327, 401, 403, 421, 543

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - From Biochemistry 561, Biology 451, 505, Plant Biology 541

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Options from the Field

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

30 units (5.0 full-course equivalents) - Options

1 These 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) - Biochemistry 393

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

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

15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) - From Biology 435, 453, Plant Biology 327, 401, 403, 421, 543

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - From Biochemistry 561; Biology 451, 505; Plant Biology 541

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Options from the Field

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Plant Biology 530

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

24 units (4.0 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

 

Plant Biology 403 or 421

Plant Biology 401

Option

Plant Biology 327

Option

Option

Option

Option

Non-science option

Non-science option

Fourth Year

 

Plant Biology 530 (for Honours), option from Field (for Majors)

Plant Biology 530 continued (for Honours), option from Field (for Majors)

Biology 435 or Plant Biology 541

Plant Biology 543

Option

One of: Biochemistry 561 or Biology 451 or 505 or option

Option

Option

Option

Option