Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2013/2014
Canadian Excellence

Honours BSc Biology and Physical Geography

The Honours BSc Biology and Physical Geography program consists of a minimum of 20.0 credits, of which at most 6.0 may be at the 100 level.

Required Courses:
BI110, BI111, CH110, CH111; CH202 and CH203, or CH261 and CH262;
GG101, GG102, GL101, GL102
Both MA100 and MA101 (or MA110*), MA241
GG251, GG254, GG281, GG282
0.5 credit from: GG260, GG270, GG290/ES290;
1.0 credit from Group 1: GG336, GG381, GG382, GG383, GG384, GG385, GG386, GG388, GG389, GG481, GG486
1.0 credit from Group 2: GG351, GG355, GG360, GG361, GG368, GG369, GG380, GG480
BI226, BI236, BI256, BI266, BI276 and BI296, and an additional 3.0 BI credits at the 300 or 400 level, and 1.0 additional senior GG credit as specified in Note 2.

Additional Information

  1. For progression into Year 2 of the program, a GPA of at least 5.00 is required BI110 and BI111, and a GP of 5.0 in each of GG101, GG102, GL101 and GL102; for progression into subsequent years, the cumulative GPA must be 5.00 in Biology courses and 5.00 in Geography courses. For graduation, the cumulative GPA must be 5.00 in Biology courses and 7.00 in Geography courses. For progression and graduation, an overall GPA of 5.00 is required to maintain the Biology program and an overall GPA of 5.00 to maintain the combined program.
  2. Either BI499or GG450‡ (but not both) may be taken. If GG450‡ is taken, then the senior Biology courses must include at least 1.0 credit at the 400 level. If BI499‡ is taken, or if a thesis is not taken, then a 0.5 400 level Physical Geography credit and one of GG395, GG396 or an additional Group 1 course must be taken.
  3. Honours students are expected to attend all department seminars.
  4. Electives must include a 0.5 credit from Curriculum Division A.


Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision May 28, 2013: Progression and graduation GPA for Biology raised to 5.00; effective September 1, 2013.