Biology

From the big picture to the microscopic, set your sights on understanding the natural world around you.

Academic Advisor

Mazen Saleh

Telephone: 705.675.1151 x 2434

Email: msaleh@laurentienne.ca

Office: S-523A Secretary: Diane Mayer 705.675.1151 x 2285 dtmayer@laurentienne.ca

How to Apply
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By land area, Greater Sudbury is the largest city in Ontario and as such, the great outdoors beckon with its vast expanse of lakes and waterways, varied terrain, forests and comprehensive network of trails.
Delivery Method: On campus
Program Language: English

Ontario High School Applicants

1 grade 12 English U/M course

1 grade 12 4U Advanced Functions

1 grade 12 U Science course (Chemistry recommended)

1 additional grade 12 U/M Math or Science course 

2 other grade 12 U/M courses

A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses


Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.

Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.

 

Applicants from outside an Ontario High School 

International Students

Canadian High School Applicants from outside Ontario

Applicants from Colleges

Applicants from other Universities

Mature Students

For Current Students

The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.


Bachelor of Science (4 Year) in Biology

Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the BA or B.Sc.

 

Students must select one of the following options:

 

Major in Biology

   BIOL 1506E          Biology I

   BIOL 1507E          Biology II

   12 credits from the following:

                BIOL 2007E          Genetics

                BIOL 2026E          Introduction to Microbiology

                BIOL 2126E          Cell Biology

                BIOL 2356E          Principles of Ecology

                BIOL 2306E          Diversity of Plants or BIOL 2726E Diversity of Animals

   15 BIOL credits at the third or fourth year level

   9 additional BIOL credits

   18 first year Science credits from the following:

        CHMI1006E         General Chemistry I*

        CHMI 1007E        General Chemistry II

        MATH 1036E       Calculus I**

        MATH 1037E       Calculus II or MATH 1057E Linear Algebra I

        PHYS 1006E       Introductory Physics I or PHYS 1206E Physics for the Life Science I

        PHYS 1007E       Introductory Physics II or PHYS 1207E Physics for the Life Science II

   12 credits from Arts

   48 elective credits#

 

* Students lacking grade 12 4U Chemistry must first take CHMI 1041.

**Students lacking grade 12 4U Advanced Functions or who have attained a grade of less than 60% must first take MATH 1912.

 

# Students must complete either a minor (24 credits) or a second major (42 credits) from the courses not used in the Biology major.

 

Note:    Students may not exceed 48 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.

 

Minor in Biology

   BIOL 1506E          Biology I

   BIOL 1507E          Biology II

   12 credits from the following:

                BIOL 2007E          Genetics

                BIOL 2026E          Introduction to Microbiology

                BIOL 2105E          Human Anatomy and Physiology

                BIOL 2126E          Cell Biology

                BIOL 2306E          Diversity of Plants

                BIOL 2356E          Principles of Ecology

                BIOL 2706E          Vertebrate Form and Function

                BIOL 2726E          Diversity of Animals

   6 BIOL credits at the third or fourth year level

 

Note:    Students may not include BIOL 3067, BIOL 4016 or BIOL 4035 as part of the minor.

 

Bachelor of Science (3 Year) in Biology

Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the BA or B.Sc.

Concentration in Biology

First Year

   BIOL 1506E          Biology I

   BIOL 1507E          Biology II

   CHMI 1006E         General Chemistry I#

   CHMI 1007E         General Chemistry II

   MATH 1036E        Calculus I##

   MATH 1037E        Calculus II or MATH 1057E Linear Algebra I

   PHYS 1206E Physics for the Life Science I

   PHYS 1207E Physics for the Life Science II 

   6 credits in Arts

 

#   Students lacking grade 12 4U Chemistry must first take CHMI 1041.

## Students lacking grade 12 4U Advanced Functions or who have attained a grade of less than 60% must first take MATH 1912.

 

Second Year

   BIOL 2007E          Genetics

   BIOL 2026E          Introduction to Microbiology

   BIOL 2126E          Cell Biology

   BIOL 2356E          Principles of Ecology

   CHMI 2227E         Biochemistry I

   CHMI 2426E         Organic Chemistry I

   STAT 2126E         Introduction to Statistics or STAT 2246E Statistics for Scientists

   3 credits from:

                BIOL 2306E          Diversity of Plants

                BIOL 2706E          Vertebrate Form and Function

                BIOL 2726E          Diversity of Animals       

                CHMI 2427E         Organic Chemistry II#

   6 elective credits from the Arts

 

# Students wishing to take CHMI 3226 in third year must complete CHMI 2227 and CHMI 2427 in second year.

 

Third Year

   24 credits from the following:*

                BIOL 2105E          Human Anatomy and Physiology

                BIOL 2306E          Diversity of Plants

                BIOL 2726E          Diversity of Animals

                BIOL 2757E          Biological Aspects of Human Sexuality

                BIOL 3006E          Evolutionary Biology

                BIOL 3026E          Applied and Environmental Microbiology

                BIOL 3056E          Mineral Exploitation and the Biosphere

                BIOL 3067E          Winter Ecology

                BIOL 3117E          Infectious Diseases

                BIOL 3306E          Vascular Plant Systematics

                BIOL 3316E          Plant Form and Function

                BIOL 3317E          Plant Ecophysiology

                BIOL 3327E          Experimental  Methods in Biology

                BIOL 3336E          Plant Ecology

                BIOL 3346E          Ethnobotany

                BIOL 3376E          Restoration Ecology I: Concepts and Principles

                BIOL 3386E          Mycology

                BIOL 3706E          General Entomology

                BIOL 3726E          Animal Histology

                BIOL 3746E          Animal Ecology

                BIOL 3756E          Vertebrate Physiology

                BIOL 3807E          Applied Entomology

                BIOL 3927E          Forest Entomology

                BIOL 3977E          Biodiversity and Conservation

                CHMI 3226E         Biochemistry II

   6 elective credits

*  Students must include BIOL 2306E and BIOL 2726E if not taken in second year.

Note:   Students may substitute certain fourth year courses in consultation with their academic advisor.

Note:    Students may not exceed 48 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.

Year:

BIOL-1000EL - Canadian Environmental Biology BIOL-1506EL - Biology I BIOL-1507EL - Biology II BIOL-1700EL - Structure and Function of the Human Body BIOL-2007EL - Genetics BIOL-2011EL - Fundamentals of Genetics BIOL-2026EL - Introduction to Microbiology BIOL-2036EL - Microbiology for the Health Sciences BIOL-2105EL - Human Anatomy and Physiology BIOL-2110EL - Medical Microbiology BIOL-2126EL - Cell Biology BIOL-2306EL - Diversity of Plants BIOL-2356EL - Principles of Ecology BIOL-2701EL - Human Physiology BIOL-2706EL - Vertebrate Form and Function BIOL-2726EL - Diversity of Animals BIOL-2757EL - Biological Aspects of Human Sexuality BIOL-3006EL - Evolutionary Biology BIOL-3026EL - Applied and Environmental Microbiology BIOL-3056EL - Mineral Exploitation and the Biosphere BIOL-3066EL - Indigenous Peoples: Ecology, Science and Technology BIOL-3067EL - Winter Ecology BIOL-3117EL - Infectious Diseases BIOL-3306EL - Vascular Plant Systematics BIOL-3317EL - Plant Ecophysiology BIOL-3327EL - Experimental Methods in Biology BIOL-3336EL - Plant Ecology BIOL-3346EL - Ethnobotany BIOL-3376EL - Restoration Ecology I: Concepts and Principles BIOL-3386EL - Mycology BIOL-3397EL - Introductory Soil Science
BIOL-3706EL - General Entomology BIOL-3726EL - Animal Histology BIOL-3746EL - Animal Ecology BIOL-3756EL - Vertebrate Physiology BIOL-3807EL - Applied Entomology BIOL-3927EL - Forest Entomology BIOL-3977EL - Biodiversity and Conservation BIOL-4006EL - Field Internship and Report BIOL-4016EL - Field Camp and Report BIOL-4017EL - Literature Review BIOL-4035EL - Research and Seminar BIOL-4056EL - General Limnology BIOL-4066EL - Quantitative Ecology BIOL-4076EL - Ecosystem Ecology BIOL-4216EL - Ontario Field Biology Camp BIOL-4217EL - Ontario Field Biology Camp 2 BIOL-4219EL - Ontario Field Biology Camp BIOL-4336EL - Plant Geography BIOL-4346EL - Medical Mycology BIOL-4366EL - Soil Biology BIOL-4376EL - The Biology of Mosses, Liverworts and Lichens BIOL-4386EL - Wetland Ecology and Conservation BIOL-4396EL - Current Issues in Environmental Sustainability BIOL-4717EL - Animal Behaviour BIOL-4736EL - Developmental Biology BIOL-4747EL - Herpetology BIOL-4756EL - Freshwater Biology BIOL-4777EL - Wildlife Management: Objectives, Methods and Techniques BIOL-4797EL - Environmental Physiology BIOL-4807EL - Advanced Genetics BIOL-4907EL - Fisheries Science for Stressed Ecosystems

Sessional Faculty

Muhammed Alikhan

Garry Ferroni

Léo Leduc

 

 

Yves Alarie

Yves Alarie

Department of Biology
Nathan Basiliko

Nathan Basiliko

Department of Biology
Peter Beckett

Peter Beckett

Department of Biology
Jeffrey Gagnon

Jeffrey Gagnon

Department of Biology
John Gunn

John Gunn

Department of Biology
Suzanne Lamothe

Suzanne Lamothe

Department of Biology
David Lesbarrères

David Lesbarrères

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Jacqueline Litzgus

Jacqueline Litzgus

Department of Biology
Francis Mallory

Francis Mallory

Department of Biology
Mery Martinez Garcia

Mery Martinez Garcia

Department of Biology
Sabah Nasserulla

Sabah Nasserulla

Department of Biology
Kabwe Nkongolo

Kabwe Nkongolo

Department of Biology
Jean-Francois Robitaille

Jean-Francois Robitaille

Department of Biology
Peter Ryser

Peter Ryser

Department of Biology
Mazen Saleh

Mazen Saleh

Department of Biology
Albrecht Schulte-Hostedde

Albrecht Schulte-Hostedde

Department of Biology