Biology (BIOL)

Biology (BIOL)

Location

Location

  • Stewart Biology Building, Room N7/9B
  • 1205 avenue Docteur Penfield
  • Montreal QC H3A 1B1
  • Telephone: 514-398-4109
  • Fax: 514-398-5069
  • Website: biology.mcgill.ca

About Biology

About Biology

Biology is the study of living things at the molecular, cellular, organismal, and ecosystem levels. It deals with fundamental questions such as:

  • the origin and evolution of plants and animals;
  • interactions between living organisms and their environment;
  • mechanisms of embryonic development;
  • structure and function of the living cell and individual molecules within it;
  • molecular basis of inheritance;
  • biochemical and genetic basis of human diseases; and
  • how the brain and the nervous system control behaviour.

The study of biology also has vast practical applications. The knowledge, methods, and concepts developed through research in the various fields of biology are applied extensively in agriculture, medicine, pharmaceutical development, biotechnology, genetic engineering, environmental protection, and wildlife management.

The Department of Biology offers:

  • Liberal program;
  • Major program;
  • Joint Majors with Computer Science and with Mathematics;
  • Honours program;
  • Joint Honours with Computer Science;
  • Minor program;
  • Minor in Biotechnology;
  • Minor concentration in Science for Arts students;
  • Biology Major and Honours option in Quantitative Biology;
  • as well as Major and Minor concentrations in the B.A. & Sc.

The programs in Biology provide you with an introduction to the broad spectrum of Biological Sciences in contrast to more specialized programs in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Physiology, and Anatomy and Cell Biology. The B.Sc. degree in Biology prepares you for a wide range of employment opportunities as well as entry to professional schools in medicine, veterinary science, dentistry, agriculture, nursing, education, and library science. It also provides solid background for those interested in careers related to environmental protection, wildlife management, biotechnology, and genetic engineering. The B.Sc. degree in Biology can also lead to post-graduate studies and research careers in universities, research institutes, hospitals, and industrial or governmental laboratories.

The Department of Biology's well-equipped research laboratories are located in the Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Docteur Penfield Avenue and in the adjacent Bellini Life Sciences Building. Due to massive renovations that began in the Fall of 2017, only the North Wing of the Stewart Building is currently in use and freshman biology labs have temporarily moved into the Duff Medical Building. The Department includes many biologists who are international leaders in their research fields, but who nevertheless remain deeply committed to undergraduate education. We have outstanding infrastructure for cell, developmental, and neurobiology research, and extensive links to biomedical scientists throughout McGill and all over the world. Our ecology and evolutionary biology group is also internationally prominent and dedicated to studying aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

Our core undergraduate program will expose you to the broad areas of biology at all of these levels of complexity. At the same time you will be able to focus on topics related to your specific interests through complementary and elective courses. Beyond the large introductory classes, our class sizes are relatively small and you will have lots of opportunities for contact with your instructors; this is one of our strengths! Biology's teaching and research resources are extended by affiliation with the Redpath Museum, the hospitals and research institutes of the McGill University Health Centre, the Montreal Neurological Institute, the Sheldon Biotechnology Institute, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Field courses enable you to study biology in a natural setting, in local ecosystems (e.g., at McGill's Gault Nature Reserve), and in distant ones such as Barbados, Panama, and East Africa. The Biology Department is also deeply committed to providing individual research experiences to its undergraduates. U2- and U3-level students, not just Honours program students, can carry out semester- or year-long independent study projects for course credit in Biology department research labs. Numerous summer opportunities are also available.

Undergraduate students are represented by the MBSU (McGill Biology Students Union) in the Departmental Assembly and in Standing Committees.

Our Bluebook provides more detailed information on our programs and courses than can fit in the University Calendar. The Bluebook can be downloaded or viewed at biology.mcgill.ca/undergrad/bluebook.html. We hope you find it useful!

Inquiries about undergraduate programs should be directed to:

Note to those interested in the B.A. & Sc. program: Two major concentrations in Biology as well as two minor concentrations in Biology (Organismal and Cell/Molecular Options) are available to students pursuing the B.A. & Sc. degree. These major concentrations are described in Bachelor of Arts and Science > Undergraduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Biology (BIOL).

Preprogram Requirements

Preprogram Requirements

Requirements for the Major and Honours programs in Biology are:

  • two courses in elementary Biology;
  • two courses in general Chemistry;
  • two courses in Mathematics (as per the Freshman requirements);
  • two courses in Physics (mechanics and electromagnetism).

Students entering the B.A. & Sc., the Liberal program, and the Biology Science Minor have the same biology, chemistry, and mathematics requirements. The physics requirements will vary according to their future direction. Note that satisfying the minimum Freshman science requirements does not necessarily qualify students for medical or dental school admissions requirements.

Students planning to take one of the joint majors or the Quantitative Biology Major or Honours options should consult:

  • Undergraduate Adviser
  • Stewart Biology Building, Room N7/9B
  • Telephone: 514-398-4109

to ensure they are taking the appropriate prerequisites.

Biology Concentrations

Biology Concentrations

Note: The concentrations set out below are only guidelines for specialized training. They do not constitute sets of requirements.
Note: Courses used to satisfy the complementary course components of the Major program must be at the 300+ level. Any 200 level courses listed below must be taken as electives.
Note: Please see guidelines and policies for taking courses outside Arts and Science at www.mcgill.ca/science/student/continuingstudents/bsc/outside.

Students interested in advanced studies in any biological discipline are strongly advised to develop their skills in computing as appropriate. As an aid to students wishing to specialize, key and suggested courses are listed by discipline.

Animal Behaviour Concentration

Animal Behaviour Concentration

Understanding the diverse ways in which animals feed, mate, care for their offspring, avoid predators, select their habitats, communicate, and process information constitute the subject matter of behaviour. Several approaches are used to study these questions: some focus on ecological consequences and determinants; some on physiological, genetic, and developmental mechanisms; and others on evolutionary origins.

Key courses: BIOL 304, BIOL 305, BIOL 306, BIOL 307, BIOL 320, BIOL 331, or BIOL 334D1/D2 or another field course with a significant behavioural component, BIOL 373, BIOL 507.

Other suggested courses: BIOL 377, BIOL 466, BIOL 467, BIOL 468D1/D2, BIOL 469D1/D2.

Most courses from the fields of behaviour, ecology, and evolutionary biology will be relevant for this concentration. Some courses that focus on a particular taxonomic group such as birds (Natural Resource Sciences WILD 420), amphibians and reptiles (BIOL 427), and marine mammals (BIOL 335) include a significant amount of information on behaviour.

Biological Diversity and Systematics

Biological Diversity and Systematics

The study of biological diversity deals with the maintenance, emergence, and history of the inexhaustible variety of different kinds of organisms. It is deeply concerned with the particular characteristics of different organisms and therefore emphasizes the detailed study of particular groups and forms the basis of comparative biology. Our knowledge of diversity is organized through the study of systematics, which seeks to understand the history of life and the phylogenetic and genetic relationships of living things. Appreciation and knowledge of diversity and systematics are essential in ecology and evolutionary biology, and underlie all work in resource utilization and conservation biology.

Key courses: BIOL 304, BIOL 305, BIOL 373.

Other suggested courses: BIOL 240, BIOL 310, BIOL 320, BIOL 324, BIOL 331, BIOL 334D1/D2, BIOL 335, BIOL 342, BIOL 350/ENTO 350, BIOL 352, BIOL 377, BIOL 418, BIOL 427, BIOL 428, BIOL 429, BIOL 463, BIOL 465, BIOL 466 or BIOL 467, BIOL 468D1/D2, BIOL 469D1/D2, BIOL 515, BIOL 540, BIOL 569, BIOL 573, BIOL 594, REDM 400, REDM 405.

Macdonald campus: PLNT 358, WILD 307, WILD 350, WILD 420, WILD 424.

Conservation Biology Concentration

Conservation Biology Concentration

Conservation biology is the study and protection of biological diversity. It is a scientific discipline closely connecting ecology and evolutionary biology with applications in public policy and management. Conservation biology focuses on keeping normal evolutionary processes working within a functional ecological context and deals with issues of how the wide variety of organisms and ecosystems can be maintained and prevented from declining. It considers population and habitat viability and complexity in the face of threats and perturbations. Cognizance of biological diversity, knowledge, expertise in both ecology and evolutionary biology, and appreciation for the political, social, and economic contexts of the biodiversity crisis underlie all work in conservation biology.

Key courses: BIOL 308, BIOL 310, BIOL 373, BIOL 465, plus at least one of the following field courses: BIOL 331 or BIOL 334D1/D2 or BIOL 335 or BIOL 428 or BIOL 429 or BIOL 553.

Other suggested courses: BIOL 304, BIOL 305, BIOL 307, BIOL 324, BIOL 342, BIOL 350, BIOL 377, BIOL 413, BIOL 427, BIOL 466, BIOL 467, BIOL 468D1/D2, BIOL 469D1/D2, BIOL 510, BIOL 515, BIOL 540, BIOL 594, ECON 225, ECON 326, GEOG 470, REDM 400.

Macdonald campus: PLNT 358, WILD 350, WILD 420, WILD 421.

Concentrations Available Within the Area of Ecology

Concentrations Available Within the Area of Ecology

Ecology is the study of the interactions between organisms and environment that affect distribution, abundance, and other characteristics of organisms. A strong analytical and quantitative orientation is common to all areas of ecology, and thus students wishing to specialize in these areas are strongly encouraged to develop their background in statistical analysis, computing, and mathematical modeling. Many of the ecology courses feature a strong analytical component, and students will find that background preparation in this area is very useful, if not essential. Ecology depends heavily on field research, and thus BIOL 331 and/or other field courses should be considered as vital to all concentrations in this area.

General and Applied Ecology Concentration

General and Applied Ecology Concentration

The concentration in general and applied ecology is designed to introduce the breadth of contemporary ecology at the levels of the ecosystem, communities, and populations, and at the level of the individual organism, with an accent on the application of this science to practical problems in environmental management, and the management of resources and pests. In addition to general courses dealing with general principles, there is a selection of courses dealing with particular groups of organisms. Since it is essential to know how knowledge is obtained, the concentration includes a field course in ecology.

Key courses: BIOL 305, BIOL 308, BIOL 331 or BIOL 334D1/D2, BIOL 342, BIOL 350, BIOL 373, COMP 204, COMP 273.

Other suggested courses: BIOL 307, BIOL 324, BIOL 377, BIOL 418, BIOL 427, BIOL 428, BIOL 429, BIOL 432, BIOL 441, BIOL 465, BIOL 466, BIOL 467, BIOL 468D1/D2, BIOL 469D1/D2, BIOL 510, BIOL 515, BIOL 540, BIOL 594, GEOG 302, REDM 405.

Macdonald campus: PLNT 460.

Aquatic Ecology Concentration

Aquatic Ecology Concentration

This concentration is designed to introduce the principles of ecology as they pertain to aquatic ecosystems and aquatic biota. Since it is essential to know how knowledge is obtained, as well as what has been learned, one of the courses (Limnology) involves field work, and one (Biological Oceanography) involves a laboratory component; these courses stress the techniques used to study aquatic ecology. In addition, the concentration includes a field course in ecology. There are also a variety of courses in aquatic disciplines offered in other departments that complement the Biology Department's aquatic ecology courses.

Key courses: BIOL 305, BIOL 308, BIOL 331 or another field course, BIOL 342, BIOL 373, BIOL 418, BIOL 427, BIOL 432, BIOL 441, BIOL 465, BIOL 515, COMP 204, COMP 273.

Other suggested courses: BIOL 307, BIOL 429, BIOL 466, BIOL 467, BIOL 468D1/D2, BIOL 469D1/D2, BIOL 540, GEOG 305, GEOG 306, GEOG 308, GEOG 322, REDM 405.

Marine Biology Concentration

Marine Biology Concentration

This concentration is designed to offer students a broad introduction to marine biology and marine ecology, which will form the basis for graduate studies in these fields or for employment in aquatic biology and oceanography.

Key courses: BIOL 305, BIOL 308, BIOL 335, BIOL 342, BIOL 373, BIOL 441, BIOL 515.

Other suggested courses: ATOC 512, ATOC 550, BIOL 331, BIOL 334D1/D2, BIOL 418, BIOL 429, BIOL 432, BIOL 465, BIOL 540, EPSC 542.

For students intending to proceed to graduate work, one independent studies course (BIOL 466, BIOL 467, BIOL 468D1/D2, or BIOL 469D1/D2) is recommended. Because of the importance of numerical analyses in all fields of ecology, courses in Biometry (e.g., BIOL 373) and Computer Science (COMP 202 or COMP 273) are recommended.

Evolutionary Biology Concentration

Evolutionary Biology Concentration

Evolutionary biology is the study of processes that change organisms and their characteristics through time. Evolutionary biologists are concerned with adaptations of organisms and the process of natural selection.

Key courses: BIOL 304, BIOL 305, BIOL 307, BIOL 320, BIOL 324, BIOL 331, BIOL 352, BIOL 373, BIOL 377, BIOL 463, BIOL 466 or BIOL 467, BIOL 468D1/D2, BIOL 469D1/D2, BIOL 569, BIOL 573, BIOL 594.

Other suggested courses in Organismal Biology: BIOL 335, BIOL 350, BIOL 427, BIOL 428, BIOL 463.

Macdonald campus: PLNT 358, WILD 420.

Genetics and Development: BIOL 300, BIOL 303.

Ecology and Behaviour: BIOL 309, BIOL 429, BIOL 507, BIOL 515, REDM 405.

Human Genetics Concentration

Human Genetics Concentration

The courses recommended for students interested in human genetics are designed to offer a broad perspective in this rapidly advancing area of biology. Genetics is covered at all levels of organization (the gene, the chromosome, the cell, the organism, and the population), using pertinent examples from all species, but with special emphasis on humans.

Key courses: BIOL 301, BIOL 370, BIOL 373, BIOL 416, BIOL 520, BIOL 568, BIOL 575.

Other suggested courses: BIOC 311, BIOL 314, BIOL 377, BIOL 466, BIOL 467, BIOL 468D1/D2, BIOL 469D1/D2, CHEM 203 or both CHEM 204 and CHEM 214, CHEM 222, HGEN 396* HGEN 400, MIMM 314.

Note: HGEN 396 can only be taken as an elective. It can count towards the requirements of the Dean's Mulitidisciplinary Undergraduate Research List (DMURL).

Molecular Genetics and Development Concentration

Molecular Genetics and Development Concentration

The discoveries that have fuelled the ongoing biomedical and biotechnology revolution have been derived from the fusion of a number of fields of biological investigation, including molecular biology; genetics; cellular and developmental biology; and biochemistry. A substantial amount of this research has been conducted upon model eukaryotic organisms, such as yeast, the fruit fly (Drosophila), the nematode (C. elegans), and the mustard weed (Arabidopsis). In the molecular genetics and development concentration, students will obtain a comprehensive understanding of how these “model eukaryotes” have advanced our knowledge of the mechanisms responsible for cellular function and organismal development. Graduates from this concentration will be well prepared to pursue higher degrees in the fields of basic biology, biotechnology, and biomedicine, or to assume a wide variety of positions in government, universities, and medical and industrial institutions.

Key courses: BIOL 300, BIOL 301, BIOL 303, BIOL 373, BIOL 569; CHEM 203 or CHEM 204 combined with CHEM 214, CHEM 212, CHEM 222.

Other suggested courses: BIOL 313, BIOL 314, BIOL 316, BIOL 370, BIOL 416, BIOL 466, BIOL 467, BIOL 468D1/D2, BIOL 469D1/D2, BIOL 518, BIOL 520, BIOL 524, BIOL 544, BIOL 546.

Neurobiology Concentration

Neurobiology Concentration

Nervous systems are perhaps the most complex entities in the natural world, being composed of up to trillions of interconnected cells that must operate in a coordinated manner to produce behaviour that can range from the mundane (e.g., regulation of heart rate) to the magnificent (e.g., musical composition). The neurobiology discipline, one of the fastest growing areas of modern biology, seeks to understand the evolution, development, and operation of nervous systems. The neurobiology concentration addresses these issues by examining neural structure, function, and development at levels of organization that range from the molecular to the organismal. As a result of exposure to a wide range of experimental and intellectual approaches, students receive a sound, broadly based education in biology.

Key courses: BIOL 306, BIOL 320, BIOL 373, BIOL 389, BIOL 507, BIOL 514, BIOL 530, BIOL 532, BIOL 580, BIOL 588.

Other suggested courses: ANAT 321, ANAT 322, BIOL 300, BIOL 303, BIOL 466, BIOL 467, BIOL 468D1/D2, BIOL 469D1/D2, NEUR 310, NSCI 200, NSCI 201, PHAR 562, PHGY 311, PHGY 314, PHGY 425, PHGY 451, PHGY 556, PSYC 311, PSYC 318, PSYC 342, PSYC 410, PSYC 470, PSYT 455, PSYT 500.

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Biology Faculty

Biology Faculty

Chair
Gregor Fussmann
Graduate Program Director
Frédéric Guichard
Emeritus Professors
Gregory G. Brown; B.Sc.(Notre Dame), Ph.D.(CUNY)
A. Howard Bussey; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Brist.), F.R.S.C.
Robert L. Carroll; B.S.(Mich.), M.A., Ph.D.(Harv.), F.R.S.C.
Ronald Chase; A.B.(Stan.), Ph.D.(MIT)
Rajinder S. Dhindsa; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Punj.), Ph.D.(Wash.)
Jacob Kalff; M.S.A.(Tor.), Ph.D.(Ind.)
Donald L. Kramer; B.Sc.(Boston Coll.), Ph.D.(Br. Col.)
Martin J. Lechowicz; B.A.(Mich. St.), M.S., Ph.D.(Wisc.)
John B. Lewis; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
Barid B. Mukherjee; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Calc.), M.Sc.(Brigham Young), Ph.D.(Utah)
Gerald S. Pollack; M.A., Ph.D.(Princ.)
Ronald Poole; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Birm.)
Derek Roff; F.R.S.C.
Rolf Sattler
Professors
Ehab Abouheif; M.Sc.(C'dia), Ph.D.(Duke)
Graham A.C. Bell; B.A., D.Phil.(Oxf.), F.R.S.C. (James McGill Professor) ()
Lauren Chapman; B.Sc.(Alta.), Ph.D.(McG.) (Canada Research Chair in Respiratory Ecology and Aquatic Conservation)
Gregor Fussmann; Dipl.(Berlin), Ph.D.(Max Planck)
Andrew Gonzalez; B.Sc.(Nott.), Ph.D.(Imperial Coll., Lond.) (Canada Research Chair in Biodiversity Science) (l)
Frédéric Guichard; B.Sc.(Montr.), Ph.D.(Laval)
Siegfried Hekimi; M.Sc., Ph.D.(Geneva) (Strathcona Chair in Zoology; Robert Archibald & Catherine Louise Campbell Chair in Developmental Biology)
Andrew Hendry; B.Sc.(Vic., BC), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Wash.) (joint appt. with Redpath Museum)
Paul F. Lasko; A.B.(Harv.), Ph.D.(MIT) (James McGill Professor) (Associate Member in Anatomy and Cell Biology, the Goodman Cancer Centre) (on sabbatical)
Louis Lefebvre; B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.(Montr.)
Laura Nilson; B.A.(Colgate), Ph.D.(Yale)
Catherine Potvin; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Montr.), Ph.D.(Duke)
Neil M. Price; B.Sc.(New Br.), Ph.D.(Br. Col.)
Richard Roy; B.Sc.(Bishop's), Ph.D.(Laval)
Daniel J. Schoen; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Mich.), Ph.D.(Calif.) (Macdonald Professor of Botany) ()
Associate Professors
Gary Brouhard; M.S.E., Ph.D.(Mich.) (Associate Member in Physics)
Thomas E. Bureau; B.Sc.(Calif.), Ph.D.(Texas)
Melania Cristescu; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Ovidius Univ. Constanta, Romania), Ph.D.(Guelph) (Canada Research Chair in Ecological Genetics)
David Dankort; B.Sc., Ph.D.(McM.)
Joseph A. Dent; B.Sc.(Mich.), Ph.D.(Colo.)
Irene Gregory-Eaves; B.Sc.(Vic., BC), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Qu.) (on sabbatical)
Paul Harrison; B.Sc.(NUI), Ph.D.(Lond.) (on sabbatical))
Michael Hendricks; B.A.(Bowdoin), Ph.D.(Sing.) (on sabbatical)
Brian Leung; B.Sc.(Br. Col.), Ph.D.(Car.)
Nam-Sung Moon; B.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
Simon Reader; B.A.(Colgate), Ph.D.(Yale)
Jon Sakata; B.A.(Cornell), Ph.D.(Texas-Austin, Institute for Neuroscience) (
Frieder Schoeck; Dipl.(Erhangen), Ph.D.(Max Planck)
Jacalyn Vogel; M.Sc.(E. Ill.), Ph.D.(Kansas)
Alanna Watt; B.Sc.(C'dia), Ph.D.(Brandeis)
Tamara Western; B.Sc.(Dal.), Ph.D.(Br. Col.) (Associate Dean [Academic], Faculty of Science)
Sarah Woolley; B.Sc.(Duke), Ph.D.(Texas-Austin) )
Monique Zetka; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Br. Col.)
Hugo Zheng; M.Sc.(Helsinki), Ph.D.(Oxf. Brookes)
Assistant Professors
Abigail Gerhold; Ph.D. (Berkeley)
Mélanie Guigueno; M.Sc.(Manit.), Ph.D.(Western) (beginning Jan. 2019)
Anna Hargreaves; B.Sc.(Trent), MSc.(Calg.), Ph.D.(Qu.)
Arnold Hayer; M.Sc.(ESBS, France), Ph.D.(ETH Zurich)
Tomoko Ohyama; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Keio), Ph.D.(Baylor)
Laura Pollock; M.Sc. (S. Illinois); Ph.D. (Melbourne) (beginning Aug. 2019)
Rodrigo Reyes Lamothe; Lic.(UNAM), M.Sc.(C'dia), D.Phil.(Oxf.) (Canada Research Chair in Chromosome Biology)
Jennifer Sunday; B.Sc.(Br. Col.), Ph.D.(Simon Fraser)
Stephanie C. Weber; B.Sc.(Duke), Ph.D.(Stan.)
Associate Members
BioEngineering: Adam Hendricks
Biochemistry: Biochemistry: Maxime Bouchard
Centre for Research in Neuroscience: Sal Carbonetto, Yong Rao, Donald Van Meyel
Environment: Colin Chapman
Glen site: Hugh J. Clarke, Daniel Dufort, Teruko Taketo
MCH: Rima Rozen
Medical Genetics, Chair: David Rosenblatt
MNI: Kenneth Hastings
Physics: Paul Francois
Redpath Museum: Rowan Barrett, David Green, Hans Larsson, Virginie Millien, Anthony Ricciardi
Adjunct Professors
BELLUS Health Inc.: Francesco Bellini
Humboldt Univ., Berlin: Rudiger Krahe
IRCM: Frédéric Charron, David Hipfner
STRI: Andrew Altieri, Hector Guzman, William Owen McMillan, Mark Torchin
Univ. of British Columbia: Jonathan Davies
Univ. of the West Indies: Henri Valles
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Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Minor Biology (25 credits)

The Minor Biology may be taken in conjunction with any primary program in the Faculty of Science (other than programs offered by the Department of Biology). Students are advised to consult the undergraduate adviser in Biology as early as possible (preferably during their first year), in order to plan their course selection.

For more information, see Minor Biology (25 credits).

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Liberal Program - Core Science Component Biology (47 credits)

Students may complete this program with a minimum of 45 credits or a maximum of 47 credits depending on their choice of complementary courses.

For more information, see Liberal Program - Core Science Component Biology (47 credits).

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Biology (59 credits)

The Major requires 58 or 59 credits depending on a student's choice of complementary courses. Students in the Major program are permitted to take a maximum of 9 credits of research courses.

For more information, see Major Biology (59 credits).

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Biology - Quantitative Biology (73 credits)

Interdisciplinary research that draws from the natural and physical sciences is an important aspect of modern biology. The Quantitative Biology option is designed for students with a deep interest in biology who wish to gain a strong grounding in physical sciences and their application to biological questions. The program has two options: an ecology and...

For more information, see Major Biology - Quantitative Biology (73 credits).

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Biology and Mathematics (76 credits)

This program is built on a selection of mathematics and biology courses that recognize mathematical biology as a field of research, with three streams within biology: Ecology and Evolutionary Ecology, Molecular Evolution, and Neurosciences.

For more information, see Major Biology and Mathematics (76 credits).

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Honours Biology (72 credits)

Students may complete this program with a minimum of 71 credits or a maximum of 72 credits depending on their choice of complementary courses. ...

For more information, see Honours Biology (72 credits).

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Honours Biology - Quantitative Biology (79 credits)

79 credits ...

For more information, see Honours Biology - Quantitative Biology (79 credits).

Biology (BIOL) Related Programs and Study Semesters

Biology (BIOL) Related Programs and Study Semesters

Joint Major in Computer Science and Biology

Joint Major in Computer Science and Biology

Joint Honours in Computer Science and Biology

Joint Honours in Computer Science and Biology

Panama Field Study Semester

Panama Field Study Semester

The program is a joint venture between McGill University and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama. For more information, see Study Abroad & Field Studies > Undergraduate > Field Study Semesters and Off-Campus Courses > Field Study Minor > Panama Field Study Semester. You can also visit the following website for details: www.mcgill.ca/science/student/internships-field.

Africa Field Study Semester

Africa Field Study Semester

The Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, coordinates the 15-credit interdisciplinary Africa Field Study Semester; see Study Abroad & Field Studies > Undergraduate > Field Study Semesters and Off-Campus Courses > Field Study Minor > Africa Field Study Semester. You can also visit the following website for details: www.mcgill.ca/science/student/internships-field.

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