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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 Faculty of Science 4. Program Details 4.1 Biological Sciences 4.1.7 Programs in Zoology
4.1.7 Programs in Zoology

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 Zoology

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.

4No more than 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) from this group of courses may be counted towards the major field.

Required Courses - Major Program

See also 3.4 Program Requirements, in particular, the regulations on the number 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) - Physics 211 or 221, and 223; or Geology 201 and one of 202 or 203

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) – Biology 315

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) – Chosen from Zoology 401, 403, 461, 463 or Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 403.

12 units (2.0 full-course equivalent) - Chosen from Biology 401, Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 403 or any courses labelled Zoology at the 400 level or above

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Options from courses constituting the Field of Zoology at the 400 level or above

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

33 units (5.5 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) - Physics 211 or 221, and 223; or Geology 201 and one of 202 or 203

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) – Biology 315

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Chosen from Zoology 401, 403, 461, 463 or Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 403

12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) - Chosen from Biology 401, Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 403 or any courses labelled Zoology at the 400 level or above

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

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Options from courses constituting the Field of Zoology at the 400 level or above

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.

Suggested Program Sequence

Third Year

 

Zoology 4611

Zoology 4631

Zoology 4031 Zoology 4011

Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 4031

Biology 315

Option2

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Option1

 

1Students need to take two of these five courses

Non-science option

2It is highly recommended that students take Biochemistry 443 (Note: Chemistry 353 is a prerequisite)

 

Fourth Year

 

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

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

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