2007-2008 University of Guelph 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 broad education in the life sciences with a more specialized understanding of the biological consequences of interactions between humans and the environment. This major prepares students for post-graduate work in environmental biology and related life sciences and provides a strong foundation 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. This major requires the completion of 20.00 credits. A minimum of 16.00 of these 20.00 must be science credits. Of these 16.00 science credits, a minimum of 6.00 must be at the 3000 - and 4000-levels with a minimum of 2.00 credits at the 4000-level.

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
One of:
CIS*1200 [0.50] Introduction to Computing
CIS*1500 [0.50] Introduction to Programming
MATH*2080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus II
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
0.50 Arts or Social Science elective
Semester 3
BIOC*2580 [0.50] Introductory Biochemistry
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I (if not taken in semester 2)
TOX*2000 [0.50] Principles of Toxicology
1.00 electives or restricted electives chosen from lists A, B, C and/or D (or 1.50 if STAT*2040 was taken in semester 2)
Semester 4
BIOL*3110 [0.50] Population Ecology
ENVB*2100 [0.50] Problem-Solving in Environmental Biology
MBG*2000 [0.50] Introductory Genetics
1.00 electives or restricted electives chosen from lists A, B, C and/or D
Semester 5

2.50 electives or restricted electives chosen from lists A, B, C and/or D (at least 1.00 restricted electives must be selected, including at least one ENVB course)

Semester 6
ENVB*3330 [0.50] Ecosystem Processes and Applications
ZOO*3300 [0.50] Evolution
1.50 electives or restricted electives chosen from lists A, B, C and/or D
Semester 7

Students contemplating graduate studies are encouraged to take ENVB*4420 and/or ENVB*4800 in semesters 7 or 8.

2.50 electives or restricted electives chosen from lists A, B, C and/or D

Semester 8

2.50 electives or restricted electives chosen from lists A, B, C and/or D

Restricted Electives

Select 4.50 credits from the following lists of restricted electives during Semesters 3-8. At least 1.00 of these credits must be from ENVB courses.

Students should note that some restricted electives (marked by asterisks **) require other restricted electives as prerequisites. Students should consult the most recent undergraduate calendar for specific requirements.

List A - Environment & Agriculture

Minimum of 1.00 credits from the following list:

CROP*2110 [0.50] Crop Ecology
CROP*2280 [0.50] Crops in Land Reclamation
ENVB*2010 [0.50] Food Production and the Environment
ENVB*2040 [0.50] Plant Health and the Environment
ENVB*3040 [0.50] Natural Chemicals in the Environment
ENVB*3210 [0.50] Plant Pathology
ENVB*4040 [0.50] Behaviour of Insects **
ENVB*4100 [0.50] Applied Entomology **
ENVB*4130 [0.50] Chemical Ecology: Principles & Practice **
MICR*3220 [0.50] Plant Microbiology
MICR*4140 [0.50] Soil Microbiology and Biotechnology
PBIO*4750 [0.50] Genetic Engineering of Plants **
SOIL*3000 [0.50] Environmental Issues in Agriculture and Landscape Management
List B - Impacts of Pollution on Living Organisms

Minimum of 1.00 credits from the following list:

BIOL*3450 [0.50] Introduction to Aquatic Environments
ENVB*3010 [0.50] Climate Change Biology
ENVB*3030 [0.50] Pesticides and the Environment
ENVB*4240 [0.50] Biological Activity of Pesticides
ENVB*4550 [0.50] Ecotoxicological Risk Characterization **
GEOG*3020 [0.50] Global Environmental Change
MBG*4270 [0.50] DNA Replication, Recombination and Repair **
MICR*4180 [0.50] Microbial Processes in Environmental Management
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 **
ZOO*4610 [0.75] Arctic Ecology
List C - Conservation of Biodiversity & Natural Resources

Minimum of 1.00 credits from the following list:

BIOL*3130 [0.50] Conservation Biology
BIOL*4060 [0.50] Restoration Ecology **
BIOL*4150 [0.50] Wildlife Conservation and Management
ENVB*2030 [0.50] Current Issues in Forest Science
ENVB*3090 [0.50] Insect Diversity and Biology
ENVB*3250 [0.50] Forest Health and Disease
ENVB*3300 [0.50] Applied Ecology and Environment **
ENVB*4020 [0.50] Water Quality and Environmental Management **
ENVB*4220 [0.50] Biology of Aquatic Insects **
ENVB*4260 [0.50] Field Entomology **
ENVB*4270 [0.50] Insect Biosystematics **
ENVB*4780 [0.50] Forest Ecology **
ENVS*4220 [0.50] Environmental Impact Assessment **
SOIL*2120 [0.50] Introduction to Environmental Stewardship
SOIL*3050 [0.50] Land Utilization **
SOIL*3080 [0.50] Soil and Water Conservation **
SOIL*3100 [0.50] Resource Planning Techniques **
ZOO*4050 [0.50] Natural Resources Policy
ZOO*4110 [0.50] Principles of Fish and Wild Life Management
ZOO*4600 [0.75] Tropical Ecology
List D - Supporting Courses
ENVB*4420 [0.50] Problems in Environmental Biology
ENVB*4800 [0.50] Topics in Applied Biology

The following restricted elective courses are required as prerequisites for some courses in lists A, B and C:

BIOL*3120 [0.50] Community Ecology
BOT*2100 [0.50] Life Strategies of Plants
MBG*2020 [0.50] Introductory Molecular Biology
SOIL*2010 [0.50] Soil Science