The table below includes only the discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on the Honours bachelor's with double major and the Honours bachelor's with major and minor.

Major in Biology


Co-operative education is available when taken as part of an honours degree.

The extended French stream is available when taken as part of an honours degree.

BIO1130 Introduction to Organismal Biology 3
BIO1140 Introduction to Cell Biology 3
CHM1311 Principles of Chemistry 3
CHM1321 Organic Chemistry I 3
GEO1111 Introduction to Earth Systems 3
MAT1330 Calculus for the Life Sciences I 3
MAT1332 Calculus for the Life Sciences II 3
BCH2333 Introduction to Biochemistry 3
BIO2129 Ecology 3
BIO2133 Genetics 3
BIO2135 Animal Form and Function 3
BIO2137 Introduction to Plant Science: Biodiversity to Biotechnology 3
CHM2120 Organic Chemistry II 3
MAT1341 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
MAT2379 Introduction to Biostatistics 3
18 optional course credits in biology (BIO), biopharmaceutical science (BPS) or environmental science (EVS) at the 3000 or 4000 level, BCH3120, BCH3125, BCH3356, BCH4122, BCH4125, BCH4188.

This message is intended for students registered in the Faculty of Science. If the components of your program of study require common compulsory courses, you will have to replace the credits as follows:

1) 1000-level courses must be replaced with electives;

2) 2000-level courses and above must be replaced with courses from either discipline at the same level or above.

Please note that all programs in the Faculty of Science require a minimum of 12 credits from the Faculties of Arts, Education, Law, Social Science or the School of Management. Once you have decided on the replacement courses, please inform the Office of Undergraduate Programs of the Faculty of Science by email at so we may amend your Rabaska audit accordingly.