2007-2008 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences [B.Sc.(Env.)]

Environmental Biology (ENVB)

Department of Environmental Biology, Ontario Agricultural College


Please note that not all courses in the "One of:" options are available each semester (F, W, S). Students are encouraged to seek advice from the appropriate advisor when selecting and scheduling courses.

Semester 1
BIOL*1030 [0.50] Biology I
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
ENVS*1020 [0.50] Introduction to Environmental Sciences
MATH*1080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus I
PHYS*1080 [0.50] Physics for Life Sciences
Semester 2
BIOL*1040 [0.50] Biology II
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
GEOG*1300 [0.50] Introduction to the Biophysical Environment
PHYS*1130 [0.50] Physics with Applications
Semester 3
CHEM*2300 [0.50] Chemical Reactivity
ENVS*2150 [0.50] Terrestrial Systems
TOX*2000 [0.50] Principles of Toxicology
One of:
AGEC*2700 [0.50] Survey of Natural Resource Economics
ECON*2100 [0.50] Economic Growth and Environmental Quality
0.50 electives or restricted electives
Semester 4
BIOC*2580 [0.50] Introductory Biochemistry
BIOL*2060 [0.50] Ecology
MBG*2000 [0.50] Introductory Genetics
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
0.50 electives or restricted electives
Semester 5
One of:
GEOG*3210 [0.50] Management of the Biophysical Environment
POLS*3370 [0.50] Environmental Policy Formation and Administration
2.00 electives or restricted electives
Note: ZOO*4050 may be substituted for GEOG*3210 or POLS*3370 and would be taken in Semester 8.
Semester 6
ENVS*3150 [0.50] Aquatic Systems
ENVS*3160 [0.50] Atmospheric Systems
PHIL*2070 [0.50] Philosophy of the Environment
1.00 electives or restricted electives
Semester 7
ENVS*4011 [0.00] Project in Environmental Sciences
ENVS*4300 [0.50] Environmental Law & Regulation
2.00 electives or restricted electives
Semester 8
ENVS*4012 [0.50] Project in Environmental Sciences
2.00 electives or restricted electives
Restricted Electives

Students in the Environmental Biology major are required to choose 5.00 credits from the following list. Students are encouraged to seek advice on their choices and are reminded that 6.00 credits of the B.Sc.(Env.) degree must be at the 3000-4000 level.

BIOL*3130 [0.50] Conservation Biology *
BIOL*3450 [0.50] Introduction to Aquatic Environments
BIOL*4060 [0.50] Restoration Ecology *
BIOL*4150 [0.50] Wildlife Conservation and Management
ENVB*2010 [0.50] Food Production and the Environment
ENVB*2030 [0.50] Current Issues in Forest Science
ENVB*2040 [0.50] Plant Health and the Environment
ENVB*3010 [0.50] Climate Change Biology
ENVB*3030 [0.50] Pesticides and the Environment
ENVB*3040 [0.50] Natural Chemicals in the Environment
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*4130 [0.50] Chemical Ecology: Principles & Practice *
ENVB*4240 [0.50] Biological Activity of Pesticides
ENVB*4550 [0.50] Ecotoxicological Risk Characterization *
ENVB*4780 [0.50] Forest Ecology *
ENVS*4220 [0.50] Environmental Impact Assessment
GEOG*3020 [0.50] Global Environmental Change
GEOL*3190 [0.50] Environmental Water Chemistry
MICR*4140 [0.50] Soil Microbiology and Biotechnology
MICR*4180 [0.50] Microbial Processes in Environmental Management
PBIO*4530 [0.50] Environmental Pollution Stresses on Plants *
SOIL*2120 [0.50] Introduction to Environmental Stewardship
SOIL*3080 [0.50] Soil and Water Conservation *
TOX*3360 [0.50] Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
ZOO*4350 [0.50] Biology of Polluted Waters *

* Note: 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.