University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs


Department of Zoology, College of Biological Science.

The Major in Zoology offers a broad education in the life sciences while providing a more specialized understanding of the structure, function and ecology of animals. This major qualifies students for post-graduate work in Zoology and other life 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 twenty 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
ZOO*3200 [0.50] Comparative Animal Physiology I
ZOO*3300 [0.50] Evolution
1.00 elective**

Semester 6

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

Semester 7

ZOO*3000 [0.50] Comparative Histology
ZOO*4070 [0.50] Animal Behaviour
1.50 electives**

Semester 8

2.50 electives**

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

**lists of electives recommended for this major should be obtained from Department of Zoology advisors

Electives must include:

  1. One of the following courses (minimum total 0.50 ):
    ZOO*3500 [0.50] Research in Zoology
    ZOO*4170 [0.50] Experimental Comparative Animal Physiology
    ZOO*4300 [0.75] Marine Biology and Oceanography
    ZOO*4410 [0.75] Field Ecology
    ZOO*4440 [0.50] Mechanisms of Development
    ZOO*4500 [0.75] Research Problems in Zoology I
    ZOO*4510 [0.75] Research Problems in Zoology II
    ZOO*4521/2 [1.50] Research Problems in Zoology III
    ZOO*4580 [0.25],[0.50] Field Biology
    ZOO*4590 [0.25],[0.50] Field Biology
    ZOO*4600 [0.75] Tropical Ecology
    ZOO*4610 [0.75] Arctic Ecology

  2. At least two Arts or Social Science electives (minimum total 1.00).
  3. At least eight additional acceptable science electives at the 3000 or 4000 level (minimum total 4.00 with 2.00 at the 4000 level), including those in point number 1 above.

NOTE: The Major in Zoology is a flexible program which allows students in consultation with faculty and department advisors, to design a program to meet their own needs and interests. For example, students may wish to concentrate in Evolutionary Physiology, Quantitative Zoology, or Systematic Zoology for which lists of electives are available from departmental advisors.

Honours Program Minor

Students in programs other than Zoology, Wildlife Biology, Marine and Freshwater Biology and Ecology who have a strong interest in Zoology may choose to take a minor in Zoology. A minor in Zoology requires a minimum of 5.00 credits and will include BIOL*1030, BIOL*1040 and 4.00 additional credits in Zoology (ZOO*) courses at the 2000 level or higher.

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