X. Degree Programs

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

Environmental Biology (ENVB)

School of Environmental Sciences, 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*1070 [0.50] Discovering Biodiversity
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
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
One of:
BIOL*1080 [0.50] Biological Concepts of Health
BIOL*1090 [0.50] Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
Note: ENVB students are required to take BIOL*1090 in semester 3 if not taken in semester 2.
Semester 3
ENVS*2150 [0.50] Terrestrial Systems
MET*2030 [0.50] Meteorology and Climatology
TOX*2000 [0.50] Principles of Toxicology
One of:
ECON*2100 [0.50] Economic Growth and Environmental Quality
FARE*2700 [0.50] Survey of Natural Resource Economics
0.50 electives or restricted electives
Note: ENVB students are required to take BIOL*1090 in semester 3 if not taken in semester 2.
Semester 4
BIOC*2580 [0.50] Introduction to Biochemistry
BIOL*2060 [0.50] Ecology
MBG*2040 [0.50] Foundations in Molecular Biology and 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 Politics and Governance
2.00 electives or restricted electives
Note: BIOL*4040 may be substituted for GEOG*3210 or POLS*3370 and would be taken in Semester 8.
Semester 6
ENVS*3150 [0.50] Aquatic Systems
PHIL*2070 [0.50] Philosophy of the Environment
1.50 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*4150 [0.50] Wildlife Conservation and Management
BIOL*4350 [0.50] Biology of Polluted Waters
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*3230 [0.50] Agroforestry Systems
ENVB*3250 [0.50] Forest Health and Disease
ENVB*3270 [0.50] Forest Biodiversity
ENVB*3280 [0.50] Waterborne Disease Ecology
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] Toxicological Risk Characterization *
ENVB*4780 [0.50] Forest Ecology *
ENVS*3410 [0.50] Independent Research I
ENVS*3420 [0.50] Independent Research II *
ENVS*3430 [1.00] Independent Research
ENVS*4410 [1.00] Advanced Independent Research I *
ENVS*4420 [1.00] Advanced Independent Research II *
ENVS*4430 [2.00] Advanced Independent Research *
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
NRS*2120 [0.50] Introduction to Environmental Stewardship
PBIO*4530 [0.50] Environmental Pollution Stresses on Plants *
SOIL*3080 [0.50] Soil and Water Conservation *
TOX*3360 [0.50] Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology

* 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.

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