University of Guelph 2003-2004 Undergraduate Calendar

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

Marine and Freshwater Biology (MFB)

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.

Major (Honours Program)

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

ZOO*2070 [0.50] Invertebrate Zoology I

ZOO*2090 [0.50] Vertebrate Structure and Function

ZOO*2100 [0.50] Developmental Biology

1.00 elective**

Semester 4

BIOL*2210 [0.50] Introductory Cell Biology

CHEM*2580 [0.50] Introductory Biochemistry

MBG*2000 [0.50] Introductory Genetics

ZOO*2080 [0.50] Invertebrate Zoology II

0.50 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*4350 [0.50] Biology of Polluted Waters

ZOO*4570 [0.50] Marine Ecological Processes

1.50 elective**

Semester 8

ZOO*4330 [0.50] Environmental Biology of Fishes

ZOO*4560 [0.50] Marine and Freshwater Adaptations

1.50 electives**

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

** suggested electives list available from the Department of Zoology advisors

*** BIOL*2250 is strongly recommended if independent research project courses are anticipated in semesters 7 and/or 8

Electives - must include:

BIOL*4110 [0.75] Ecological Methods

BIOL*4200 [0.75] Biotic Diversity and Ecology of Mangrove Forests

ZOO*4300 [0.75] Marine Biology and Oceanography

ZOO*4410 [0.75] Field Ecology

ZOO*4490 [0.75] Teaching in Zoology

ZOO*4500 [0.75] Research Problems in Zoology I

ZOO*4510 [0.75] Research Problems in Zoology II

ZOO*4540 [0.50] Marine and Freshwater Research

ZOO*4600 [0.75] Tropical Ecology

ZOO*4610 [0.75] Arctic Ecology

ZOO*4700 [0.50] Field Biology

ZOO*4710 [0.25] Field Biology

ZOO*4800 [0.50] Field Biology

ZOO*4810 [0.25] Field Biology

Other field or research courses with approval of Dept. of Zoology advisor.


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