The Honours Biology & Mathematics program gives students an opportunity to obtain in-depth knowledge of essential biological processes at the molecular, genetic, genomic and cellular levels and the mathematical tools that allow these processes to be described and explored.
As students gain the necessary background knowledge and skills in each discipline, students learn how to describe biological phenomena in quantitative ways, using mathematical models, statistical tools and computer programming and simulations.
These highly transferable skills prepare students for many careers that require people with life-long learning and critical-thinking skills.
Enrollment in this program is limited.
Admission is by selection but requires, as a minimum, completion of any Level 1 program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including:
- BIOLOGY 1A03, 1M03 with an average of at least 6.0 (C+) between the courses
- 1 course from MATH 1A03, 1LS3, 1X03
- 1 course from MATH 1AA3, 1LT3, 1XX3 with a grade of at least 6.0 (C+)
Typical Second-Year Courses
Integrative Physiology of Animals
Advanced Calculus 1
Introduction to Probability
Statistical Methods and Applications
Introduction to Differential Equations
Application of Linear Algebra