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University of Calgary Calendar 2022-2023 Faculty of Science 4. Program Details 4.1 Biological Sciences 4.1.7 Programs in Zoology
4.1.7 Programs in Zoology
Courses constituting the field of Zoology

1Students may apply a maximum of 9 units from independent project courses numbered 507, 528 and 530 towards their major field; of these 9 units, students are permitted a maximum of 6 units 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.

3No more than 6 units of such courses (approved prior to registering in the course) can be counted towards the major field.

4No more than 3 units from this group of courses may be counted towards the major field.

Required Courses - Major Program

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 48 units, to a maximum of 66 units, in Courses Constituting the Field of Zoology while fulfilling the following requirements:

18 units - Biology 241, 243, 311, 313, 331, 371

6 units - Chemistry 201 or 211; and 203 or 213

6 units - One of Mathematics 249 or 265 or 275; and one of Mathematics 211 or 213 or 267 or 277 or Statistics 327

6 units - Physics 211 or 221, and 223; or Geology 201 and 202

3 units - Biochemistry 393

3 units - Chemistry 351

3 units - Biology 315

6 units - Chosen from Zoology 401, 403, 461, 463 or Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 403.

12 units - Chosen from Biology 401, Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 403 or any courses labelled Zoology at the 400 level or above

6 units - From the Field of Zoology at the 400 level or above

18 units - Breadth Requirement: Options from faculties other than the Faculty of Science, excluding courses in Table I. Of these, at least 6 units must be from the Faculty of Arts. Science 311 may be counted among the courses from other faculties

15 units - Non-Major Field Requirement: Options that are not in the Field of Zoology

18 units - Options

Recommended Program Sequence for the BSc in Zoology

There is a Recommended Course Sequence for this program. This sequence describes both the recommended order in which courses should be taken and the recommended course(s) in instances where multiple courses may fulfill a degree requirement. All possible courses that may fulfill degree requirements are found in the Required Courses listed above.

Taking courses in the order of the Recommended Course Sequence will ensure students can complete their program in a timely fashion. The time to complete a program may be lengthened if students choose to complete their requirements in an alternate order.

Required Courses - Honours Program

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 54 units, to a maximum of 78 units, in Courses Constituting the Field of Zoology while fulfilling the following requirements:

18 units - Biology 241, 243, 311, 313, 331, 371

6 units - Chemistry 201 or 211; and 203 or 213

6 units - One of Mathematics 249 or 265 or 275; and one of Mathematics 211 or 213 or 267 or 277 or Statistics 327

6 units - Physics 211 or 221, and 223; or Geology 201 and 202

3 units - Biochemistry 393

3 units - Chemistry 351

3 units - Biology 315

6 units - Chosen from Zoology 401, 403, 461, 463 or Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 403

12 units - Chosen from Biology 401, Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 403 or any courses labelled Zoology at the 400 level or above

6 units - Zoology 530

6 units - From the Field of Zoology at the 400 level or above

18 units - Breadth requirement: Options from faculties other than the Faculty of Science, excluding courses in Table I. Of these, at least 6 units must be from the Faculty of Arts. Science 311 may be counted among the courses from other faculties

3 units - Non-Major Field Requirement: Options that are not in the Field of Zoology

24 units - Options

Recommended Program Sequence for the BSc Honours in Zoology

There is a Recommended Course Sequence for this program. This sequence describes both the recommended order in which courses should be taken and the recommended course(s) in instances where multiple courses may fulfill a degree requirement. All possible courses that may fulfill degree requirements are found in the Required Courses listed above.

Taking courses in the order of the Recommended Course Sequence will ensure students can complete their program in a timely fashion. The time to complete a program may be lengthened if students choose to complete their requirements in an alternate order.