Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Specialist (Science Program) - ASSPE1006

The Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Specialist program (12.0 credits) provides an in-depth understanding of ecological and evolutionary patterns and processes, as well as the diversity of life forms (microbes, fungi, plants, animals). Concepts are taught using a broad array of approaches, including molecular studies, laboratory experiments, computer and mathematical modeling, and field studies. An integral part of the experience is to conduct independent research projects in the laboratory and/or field. There is a strong emphasis within the program on hands-on laboratory and fieldwork that complement the conceptual framework developed in lectures. Students in this program have the opportunity to concentrate in ecology, evolutionary biology, or behaviour.

Enrolment Requirements

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

Completion Requirements

(12.0 credits including at least 4.0 credits at the 300+ level, 1.0 of which must be at the 400-level)

First Year (3.0 credits): BIO120H1; BIO130H1; ( CHM135H1, CHM136H1)/ CHM151Y1; ( MAT135H1, MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1

1. 2.0 credits: BIO220H1 (ecology and evolutionary biology); BIO230H1/​ BIO255H1 (molecular and cell biology); BIO260H1/​ HMB265H1 (genetics); BIO251H1/​ BIO270H1/​ PSL300H1/​ EEB240H1/​ ENV234H1 (plant or animal form and function/environmental biology).

2. 0.5 credit in computational science from: EEB125H1(recommended)/ CSC108H1/​ CSC120H1/​ CSC148H1/​ CSC110Y1, and 0.5 credit in statistics from: EEB225H1(recommended)/ STA220H1/​ STA257H1/​ STA288H1/​ GGR270H1/​ PSY201H1

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

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

5. 0.5 credit in organismal biology from: EEB263H1, EEB266H1, EEB267H1, EEB268H1, EEB331H1, EEB340H1, EEB380H1, EEB382H1, EEB384H1, EEB386H1, EEB388H1

6. 1.0 credit at 300+ level, from: EEB313H1, EEB318H1, EEB319H1, EEB320H1, EEB321H1, EEB322H1, EEB323H1, EEB324H1, EEB325H1, EEB328H1, EEB331H1, EEB340H1, EEB356H1, EEB362H1, EEB365H1, EEB380H1, EEB382H1, EEB384H1, EEB386H1, EEB388H1, EEB390H1, EEB398H0, EEB399Y0, EEB428H1, EEB430H1, EEB433H1, EEB434H1, EEB440H1, EEB441H1, EEB455H1, EEB458H1, EEB459H1, EEB460H1, EEB463H1, EEB465H1, EEB466H1, EEB491H1, EEB495H1; EHJ352H1; ENV432H1; ENV395Y1

Sub-total = 8.5 credits

7. 1.0 to 1.5 credits in at least two of the three following categories: (1) one field course (0.5 credit) from EEB403H0, EEB403H1, EEB405H0, EEB405H1, EEB406H0, EEB406H1, EEB410H0, EEB410H1; (2) one seminar (0.5 credit) from EEB491H1, EEB495H1; and/or (3) one independent research course (0.5 credit) from EEB497H1/​ (1.0 credit) from EEB498Y1

Sub-total = 9.5 or 10.0 credits (depending on options chosen in #7)

8. Select the remaining credits for a total of 12.0 credits (at least 1.0 must be 300+ series if 1.0 credit is completed in #7 above) from: BIO251H1, BIO270H1/​ PSL300H1, BIO271H1/​ PSL301H1; all EEB courses (excluding EEB197H1, EEB198H1, EEB199H1, EEB202H1, EEB208H1, EEB214H1, EEB215H1); EHJ352H1; ENV432H1; JHE353H1, JHE355H1; and no more than 1.0 credit from the following (note that some courses may require prerequisites that are not listed within this program): ANT336H1, ANT333Y1, ANT335Y1, ANT338H1, ANT430H1, ANT436H1; CSB328H1, CSB340H1, CSB349H1, CSB350H1, CSB352H1, CSB353H1, CSB430H1, CSB431H1, CSB452H1, CSB458H1, CSB472H1, CSB474H1; ENV346H1; FOR200H1, FOR201H1, FOR301H1, FOR306H1, FOR307H1, FOR413H1, FOR416H1, FOR417H1, FOR418H1; GGR201H1, GGR203H1, GGR205H1, GGR206H1, GGR272H1, GGR273H1, GGR305H1, GGR307H1, GGR308H1; MAT221H1; MGY340H1; PSY100H1, PSY260H1, PSY270H1, PSY280H1, PSY290H1, PSY305H1, PSY390H1, PSY397H1, PSY474H1, PSY492H1, PSY497H1 (note that many PSY courses have limited enrolment)


Total = 12.0 credits

NOTE: Students may wish to concentrate in ecology, evolutionary biology, or behaviour. Recommended EEB, EHJ and JHE courses for these concentrations are as follows:

Ecology: EEB255H1, EEB319H1, EEB320H1, EEB321H1, EEB328H1, EEB365H1, EEB428H1, EEB433H1, EEB434H1, EEB440H1, EEB465H1, EEB495H1; ENV432H1
Evolutionary Biology: EEB323H1, EEB324H1, EEB325H1, EEB362H1, EEB390H1, EEB440H1, EEB441H1, EEB459H1, EEB460H1; EHJ352H1; JHE353H1, JHE355H1
Behaviour: EEB322H1, EEB455H1