2006-2007 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Marine and Freshwater Biology (MFB)

Department of Integrative Biology, 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)

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 electives*
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 electives*
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 electives**
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 electives**
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 electives**
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 electives**
Semester 8
IBIO*4010 [0.50] Adaptational Physiology
ZOO*4330 [0.50] Environmental Biology of Fishes
1.50 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 0.75 credits from:

    BIOL*4110 [0.75] Ecological Methods
    IBIO*4500 [0.75] Research in Integrative Biology I
    IBIO*4510 [0.75] Research in Integrative Biology II
    ZOO*4300 [0.75] Marine Biology and Oceanography
    ZOO*4410 [0.75] Field Ecology
    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
  2. Other field or research courses with approval of faculty advisor.

  3. At least 1.00 Arts and/or Social Science electives.