University of Guelph 2003-2004 Undergraduate Calendar

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

Zoology (ZOO)

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.

Major (Honours Program)

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

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

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 **

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

ZOO*4170 [0.50] Experimental Comparative Animal Physiology

ZOO*4300 [0.75] Marine Biology and Oceanography

ZOO*4410 [0.75] Field Ecology

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*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

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.

Minor (Honours Program)

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 [0.50] Biology I

BIOL*1040 [0.50] Biology II

4.00 additional credits in Zoology (ZOO*) courses at the 2000 level or higher


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