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*1070 [0.50] Discovering Biodiversity
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 lacking one 4U /grade 12 course in Biology, Chemistry or Physics must take the equivalent introductory course in first semester. The required first-year science courses in that subject should be completed according to the revised schedule of studies available at: http://www.bsc.uoguelph.ca/revisedss
Semester 2
BIOL*1080 [0.50] Biological Concepts of Health
BIOL*1090 [0.50] Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
PHYS*1080 [0.50] Physics for Life Sciences
0.50 Arts or Social Science electives
Semester 3
BIOC*2580 [0.50] Introduction to Biochemistry
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
ZOO*2090 [0.50] Vertebrate Structure and Function
ZOO*2100 [0.50] Developmental Biology
0.50 electives *
Semester 4
MBG*2040 [0.50] Foundations in Molecular Biology and Genetics
NUTR*3210 [0.50] Fundamentals of Nutrition
ZOO*2700 [0.50] Invertebrate Morphology & Evolution
1.00 electives *
Semester 5
BIOL*3010 [0.50] Laboratory and Field Work in Ecology
BIOL*3110 [0.50] Population Ecology
BIOL*3400 [0.50] Evolution
BOT*3050 [0.50] Plant Functional Ecology
ZOO*3200 [0.50] Comparative Animal Physiology I
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
BIOL*4150 [0.50] Wildlife Conservation and Management
ZOO*4070 [0.50] Animal Behaviour
ZOO*4910 [0.50] Integrative Vertebrate Biology
0.25 electives *
Semester 8

2.50 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:

BIOL*4410 [0.75] Field Ecology
BIOL*4610 [0.75] Arctic Ecology
BIOL*4700 [0.50] Field Biology
BIOL*4710 [0.25] Field Biology
BIOL*4800 [0.50] Field Biology
BIOL*4810 [0.25] Field Biology
IBIO*4500 [0.75] Research in Integrative Biology I
IBIO*4510 [0.75] Research in Integrative Biology II
IBIO*4521/2 [2.00] Thesis in Integrative Biology
ZOO*4300 [0.75] Marine Biology and Oceanography

Other field or research courses with approval of faculty advisor.

Electives must include:
  1. A minimum of 0.50 credits from:

    ZOO*4920 [0.25] Lab Studies in Ornithology
    ZOO*4930 [0.25] Lab Studies in Ichthyology
    ZOO*4940 [0.25] Lab Studies in Herpetology
    ZOO*4950 [0.25] Lab Studies in Mammalogy
  2. At least 1.00 Arts and/or Social Science electives.

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