University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs

Marine and Freshwater Biology

Department of Zoology, College of Biological Science.

The Major in Marine and Freshwater Biology provides a broad ecological perspective on aquatic environments based on the physical as well as the biological sciences. This major prepares students for post-graduate work in the aquatic sciences, and provides a sound science background for students wishing to pursue careers in teaching, government service or the private sector.

Honours Program Major

A minimum total of 20.00 credits is required to complete the major.

Semester 1

BIOL*1030 [0.50] Biology I
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
MATH*1080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus I
PHYS*1070 [0.50] Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences I
0.50 Arts or Social Science elective*

Semester 2

BIOL*1040 [0.50] Biology II
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
PHYS*1080 [0.50] Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences II
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
0.50 Arts or Social Science elective*

Semester 3

CHEM*2580 [0.50] Introductory Biochemistry
ZOO*2070 [0.50] Invertebrate Zoology I
ZOO*2090 [0.50] Vertebrate Structure and Function
ZOO*2100 [0.50] Developmental Biology
0.50 elective**

Semester 4

BIOL*2210 [0.50] Introductory Cell Biology
MBG*2000 [0.50] Introductory Genetics
ZOO*2080 [0.50] Invertebrate Zoology II
1.00 elective**

Semester 5

BIOL*3110 [0.50] Population Ecology
BIOL*3450 [0.50] Introduction to Aquatic Environments
ZOO*3200 [0.50] Comparative Animal Physiology I
ZOO*3300 [0.50] Evolution
0.50 elective**

Semester 6

BIOL*3120 [0.50] Community Ecology
ZOO*3210 [0.50] Comparative Animal Physiology II
1.50 electives**

Semester 7

ZOO*4070 [0.50] Animal Behaviour
ZOO*4350 [0.50] Biology of Polluted Waters
ZOO*4570 [0.50] Marine Ecological Processes
1.00 elective**

Semester 8

ZOO*4330 [0.50] Environmental Biology of Fishes
ZOO*4560 [0.50] Marine and Freshwater Adaptations
1.50 electives**

*for students needing to improve their computer skills, CIS*1200 is recommended

**lists of suggested electives should be obtained from Department of Zoology advisors


Electives must include:

  1. A minimum of 1.00 credits from:
    ZOO*4300 [0.75] Marine Biology and Oceanography
    ZOO*4540 [0.50] Marine and Freshwater Research I
    ZOO*4550 [0.50] Marine and Freshwater Research II
    ZOO*4600 [0.75] Tropical Ecology
    ZOO*4610 [0.75] Arctic Ecology
    ZOO*4620 [0.50] Fisheries Resource Evaluation and Management
    Other field or research courses with approval of Department of Zoology advisor.

  2. A minimum of 0.50 credit from:
    BOT*3260 [0.50] Phycology
    ZOO*3010 [0.50] Wild Life Parasitology
    ZOO*4020 [0.50] Ichthyology
    ZOO*4430 [0.50] Herpetology

  3. At least 1.00 Arts and/or Social Science elective.

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