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Biology

Science Courses

 Compulsory courses:
Option courses:

 

Recommendation of the Biology Department:

Either General Biology I (101-NYA) or General Biology I and II (101-HTK) are required prerequisites for university Science and Engineering programs. Thus, in order to assist Science students in their course selection, the Biology department makes the following recommendations (these assume full course-loads and completion of the DEC in two years):

Health Science stream:

  • General Biology I (101-NYA-05) should be taken in the second semester if possible, third semester at the latest. This makes it possible to take General Biology II (101-HTK-05) in the third or fourth semester.
  • Students interested in pursuing careers in medical-related fields should strongly consider taking Human Physiology (101-HTP-VA) or Biophysics (360-HTA-VA) as their remaining option course.
  • Students interested in pursuing careers as scientists, or who would like to add a research component to their cv, should strongly consider taking Research Methods in Biology (360-HTB-VA) as their remaining option course.

Pure and Applied Science stream:

  • General Biology I (101-NYA-05) should be taken in the third or fourth semester.
  • Students who feel they could pursue a career in a field even peripherally related to Biology (where applications of physical or chemical principles are considered on an organismal level, e.g. Industrial Bioengineering) should strongly consider taking General Biology II (101-HTK-05) and/or Biophysics (360-HTA-VA) as option courses. Health Science students are given priority to register for General Biology II, but P&A students are allowed to take it.
  • Students interested in pursuing careers as scientists, or who would like to add a research component to their cv, should strongly consider taking Research Methods in Biology (360-HTB-VA) as their remaining option course, even if they have no intention of pursuing a biologically-related field, as this course teaches fundamental scientific skills.