Biodiversity and Conservation Biology Major (Science Program) - ASMAJ0110

In today’s era of unprecedented global change, natural ecosystems are under attack and thousands of species are threatened with extinction and many more have experienced unprecedented declines. Students in the Biodiversity & Conservation Biology Major program (8.0 credits) will be equipped to aid in the response to what is perhaps humanity’s most pressing challenge, the conservation of biological diversity. Students in this program take courses in their first and second years that provide foundations in ecology, evolutionary biology, biodiversity and conservation biology, environmental biology, mathematics, and statistics. In their upper years students will obtain in-depth knowledge about the diversity of living organisms and take advanced courses in ecology, evolution, and biodiversity and conservation biology.

This is an open enrolment program. A student who has completed 4.0 credits may enrol in the program.

(8.0 credits including at least 2.0 credits at 300+ level with at least 0.5 credit at the 400 level)

First Year (1.0 credit): BIO120H1; EEB125H1/​ MAT135H1/​ MAT137Y1/​ MAT221H1/​ MAT223H1

Higher Years:

1. 2.0 credits: BIO220H1 (ecology and evolutionary biology); EEB225H1/​ STA220H1/​ STA257H1/​ STA288H1/​ GGR270H1/​ PSY201H1 (statistics); EEB255H1 (conservation biology); EEB240H1 (environmental biology).

2. 1.5 credits from: BIO251H1; EEB263H1, EEB266H1, EEB267H1, EEB268H1, EEB340H1, EEB380H1, EEB382H1, EEB384H1, EEB386H1, EEB388H1; FOR305H1

3. 0.5 credit in core evolution: EEB318H1, EEB323H1, EEB362H1

4. 0.5 credit in core ecology from: EEB319H1, EEB320H1, EEB321H1, EEB328H1

5. 0.5 credit: EEB365H1 (applied conservation biology)

6. 1.5 credits from: BIO130H1, BIO251H1; EEB263H1, EEB266H1, EEB267H1, EEB268H1, EEB313H1, EEB318H1, EEB319H1, EEB320H1, EEB321H1, EEB322H1, EEB323H1, EEB324H1, EEB325H1, EEB328H1, EEB331H1, EEB340H1, EEB362H1, EEB380H1, EEB382H1, EEB384H1, EEB386H1, EEB388H1, EEB390H1, EEB397Y1, EEB398H0, EEB399Y0, EEB428H1, EEB430H1, EEB433H1, EEB434H1, EEB440H1, EEB441H1, EEB455H1, EEB458H1, EEB459H1, EEB463H1, EEB491H1, EEB495H1, EEB497H1, EEB498Y1, EEB499Y1; EHJ352H1; ENV432H1; FOR200H1, FOR201H1, FOR307H1, FOR413H1; GGR272H1, JHE353H1, JHE355H1

7. 0.5 credit: EEB 400-series level course