University of Guelph 2003-2004 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Environmental Biology (ENVB)

Department of Environmental Biology, Ontario Agricultural College.

The honours B.Sc. program in Environmental Biology combines a study of the functioning of living organisms with study of the physical environment and the interaction between them. Opportunity is presented to concentrate in one of two areas of emphasis on how the understanding of organisms and their environment relates to Plant Protection (pest management) or Environmental Quality.

Major (Honours Program)

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

One of:

CIS*1200 [0.50] Introduction to Computing

CIS*1500 [0.50] Introduction to Programming

Semester 2

BIOL*1040 [0.50] Biology II

CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II

ENVB*2010 [0.50] Food Production and the Environment

PHYS*1080 [0.50] Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences II

0.50 Arts or Social Science elective

Semester 3

BIOL*2060 [0.50] Ecology

BOT*2100 [0.50] Life Strategies of Plants

CHEM*2580 [0.50] Introductory Biochemistry

MBG*2000 [0.50] Introductory Genetics

0.50 elective

Semester 4

ENVB*2040 [0.50] Biology of Plant Pests

ENVB*2100 [0.50] Problem-Solving in Environmental Biology

SOIL*2010 [0.50] Soil Science

STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I

0.50 elective

Areas of Emphasis

Students in Environmental Biology must select one (1) of the two (2) following areas of emphasis by the end of Semester 4.

Environmental Quality (EQ)

Semester 5

BIOL*3450 [0.50] Introduction to Aquatic Environments

ENVB*2030 [0.50] Current Issues in Forest Science

ENVB*3040 [0.50] Natural Chemicals in the Environment

TOX*2000 [0.50] Principles of Toxicology

0.50 elective or restricted elective

Semester 6

ENVB*3030 [0.50] Pesticides and the Environment

1.50 electives or restricted electives

One of:

STAT*2050 [0.50] Statistics II

STAT*2250 [0.50] Biostatistics and the Life Sciences

Semester 7

ENVB*3300 [0.50] Applied Ecology and Environment

ENVB*4020 [0.50] Water Quality and Environmental Management

ENVB*4800 [0.50] Topics in Applied Biology

MICR*4140 [0.50] Soil Microbiology and Biotechnology

0.50 electives or restricted electives

Semester 8

ENVB*4550 [0.50] Ecotoxicological Risk Characterization

2.00 electives or restricted electives

At least 6.00 of the science credits must be 3000 or 4000 level, of which at least 2.00 must be at the 4000 level.

Restricted Electives

A total of 1.50 Arts and Social Science credits are required, 1.00 of which must be from the following:

ECON*2100 [0.50] Economic Growth and Environmental Quality

PHIL*2070 [0.50] Philosophy of the Environment

POLS*3370 [0.50] Environmental Policy Formation and Administration

SOC*2280 [0.50] Society and Environment

1.00 credit from:

MICR*3220 [0.50] Plant Microbiology

MICR*4180 [0.50] Microbial Processes in Environmental Management

SOIL*3050 [0.50] Land Utilization

SOIL*3080 [0.50] Soil and Water Conservation

1.00 credit from:

ENVB*4220 [0.50] Biology of Aquatic Insects

ENVB*4780 [0.50] Forest Ecology

GEOG*3110 [0.50] Biotic and Natural Resources

GEOG*4110 [0.50] Environmental Systems Analysis

PBIO*4530 [0.50] Environmental Pollution Stresses on Plants

TOX*3360 [0.50] Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology

ZOO*4350 [0.50] Biology of Polluted Waters

*at least 6.00 of the science credits must be 3000 or 4000 level, of which at least 2.00 must be at the 4000 level

Plant Protection (PP)

Semester 5

ENVB*2030 [0.50] Current Issues in Forest Science

ENVB*3210 [0.50] Plant Pathology

PBIO*4530 [0.50] Environmental Pollution Stresses on Plants

ZOO*4350 [0.50] Biology of Polluted Waters

1.00 elective or restricted elective

Semester 6

ENVB*3030 [0.50] Pesticides and the Environment

ENVB*4100 [0.50] Applied Entomology

1.00 elective or restricted elective

One of:

STAT*2050 [0.50] Statistics II

STAT*2250 [0.50] Biostatistics and the Life Sciences

Semester 7

CROP*4240 [0.50] Weed Science

ENVB*4800 [0.50] Topics in Applied Biology

1.50 elective or restricted elective

Semester 8

ENVB*4070 [0.50] Biological Control: Plant Diseases

ENVB*4240 [0.50] Biological Activity of Pesticides

1.50 electives or restricted electives

At least 6.00 of the science credits must be 3000 and 4000 level, of which at least 2.00 must be at the 4000 level.

Restricted Electives

A total of 1.50 Arts and Social Science credits are required, 1.00 of which must be from the following:

ECON*2100 [0.50] Economic Growth and Environmental Quality

PHIL*2070 [0.50] Philosophy of the Environment

POLS*3370 [0.50] Environmental Policy Formation and Administration

SOC*2280 [0.50] Society and Environment

1.00 credit from:

BOT*3200 [0.50] Mycology

BOT*3710 [0.50] Classification and Morphology of Seed Plants

ENVB*3090 [0.50] Insects in Relation to Wildlife

1.00 credit from:

BIOL*3450 [0.50] Introduction to Aquatic Environments

ENVB*3040 [0.50] Natural Chemicals in the Environment

ENVB*4020 [0.50] Water Quality and Environmental Management

ENVB*4040 [0.50] Behaviour of Insects

MICR*3220 [0.50] Plant Microbiology

MICR*4140 [0.50] Soil Microbiology and Biotechnology

PBIO*4530 [0.50] Environmental Pollution Stresses on Plants

PBIO*4600 [0.75] Plant Environment Interaction and Stress Physiology


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