2007-2008 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Wild Life Biology (WLB)

Department of Integrative Biology, College of Biological Science

The Major in Wild Life Biology provides exposure to the ecological principles upon which the scientific management of wild life is based. This major prepares students for post-graduate work in ecology and management of wild life 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
BIOC*2580 [0.50] Introductory Biochemistry
ZOO*2070 [0.50] Invertebrate Zoology I
ZOO*2090 [0.50] Vertebrate Structure and Function
ZOO*2100 [0.50] Developmental Biology
0.50 electives **
Semester 4
BIOL*2210 [0.50] Introductory Cell Biology
MBG*2000 [0.50] Introductory Genetics
NUTR*3210 [0.50] Fundamentals of Nutrition
ZOO*2080 [0.50] Invertebrate Zoology II
0.50 electives **
Semester 5
BIOL*3010 [0.50] Laboratory and Field Work in Ecology
BIOL*3110 [0.50] Population Ecology
BOT*2050 [0.50] Plant Ecology
ZOO*3200 [0.50] Comparative Animal Physiology I
ZOO*3300 [0.50] Evolution
Semester 6
ANSC*3180 [0.50] Wildlife Nutrition
BIOL*3120 [0.50] Community Ecology
ZOO*3210 [0.50] Comparative Animal Physiology II
1.00 electives **, ***
Semester 7 ****
BIOL*4110 [0.75] Ecological Methods
ZOO*4070 [0.50] Animal Behaviour
1.25 electives **
Semester 8
BIOL*4150 [0.50] Wildlife Conservation and Management

2.00 electives **

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

** suggested electives list available from faculty advisors

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

**** a minimum of 0.75 credits from these courses may be taken as an alternative to BIOL*4110 in semester 7:

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*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 faculty advisor.

Electives must include:
  1. A minimum of 1.00 credits from:

    ZOO*4090 [0.50] Ornithology
    ZOO*4280 [0.50] Mammalogy
    ZOO*4430 [0.50] Herpetology
  2. At least 1.00 Arts and/or Social Science electives.