2005-2006 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Zoology (ZOO)

Department of Integrative Biology, 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)

Students may enter this major in Semester 1 or any semester thereafter. A student wishing to declare the major must consult the Faculty Advisor. 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 Life Sciences
0.50 Arts or Social Science elective *
Students who are admitted deficient in one OAC/4U course in Biology, Chemistry or Physics must take the equivalent introductory course in first semester. The first-year science core in that subject should be completed by Semester 3.
Semester 2
BIOL*1040 [0.50] Biology II
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
PHYS*1080 [0.50] Physics for Life Sciences
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
BIOC*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 faculty advisors

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

Electives must include:

  1. A minimum of 0.50 credits from:

    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
  2. At least 1.00 Arts or Social Science electives.

  3. This major must contain at least 6.00 science credits at the 3000 or 4000 level, which must include at least 2.00 at the 4000 level. The restricted elective in point number 1 above counts as part of this 3000 or 4000 level requirement.

Note: The Major in Zoology is a flexible program which allows students in consultation with faculty 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 faculty 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