Honours Biology – Physiology Research Specialization investigates how organisms’ function at all levels, from molecules through cells, tissues, organs and whole animals.
Students in this program study many physiological processes including nutrition, growth, reproduction, respiration, osmoregulation and excretion.
Physiology is concerned with how organisms’ function and it includes the study of processes such as nutrition, growth, reproduction, respiration, osmoregulation and excretion. This area also examines how animals’ sense and respond to conditions such as low oxygen availability or to environmental challenges such as pollution or global warming. Physiology involves study at all levels from molecules through cells, tissues, organs and whole animals.
Enrolment 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
- CHEM 1A03, 1AA3
- 1 course from MATH 1A03, 1LS3
- 1 course from PHYSICS 1A03, 1C03
- 2 courses from the Science 1 Course List
Typical Second-Year Courses
Integrative Physiology of Animals
Fundamental and Applied Ecology
Statistical Methods for Science
Organic Chemistry 1
Organic Chemistry 2