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DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY. http://www.mun.ca/biology/home/. Facilities: • Science Bldg. • Bonne Bay Field Station Indian Bay Field Station • Botanic Garden. Related Degree Programs:. B.Sc. in Biology Honours in Biology Focus in: Cell/Molecular Biology and Physiology

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY

http://www.mun.ca/biology/home/

  • Facilities:

  • • Science Bldg.

  • • Bonne Bay Field Station

  • Indian Bay Field Station

  • • Botanic Garden


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Related Degree Programs:

  • B.Sc. in Biology

  • Honours in Biology

    • Focus in:

      • Cell/Molecular Biology and Physiology

      • Conservation/Ecology

      • Marine Biology


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Related Degree Programs:

  • Joint Honours

    • Biology and Earth Science

    • Biology and Psychology

    • Biology and Behavioral Neuroscience

    • Biology and Statistics

    • Cell Biology and Biochemistry


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Advisors for different concentrations/career choices in biology

Teaching

Dr. Paul Marino SN3125C 737-7497

Marine Biology

Dr. Robert Hooper SN1003 737-7494

Dr. David Innes SN4114 737-4754

Dr Ted Miller SN3110 737-4563

Dr. Craig Purchase SN2086 737-4452

Cell and Molecular Biology

Dr. Steven Carr SN3021 737-4776

Dr. Natalia Bykova SN1005 737-7946

Dr. Tom Chapman SN4112 737-4542

Dr. Andrei Igamberdiev SN1093 737-4567

Dr. Andrew Lang SN3023 737-7517

Dr. Dawn Marshall SN2102 737-7677

Dr. Brian Staveley SN3017 737-4317


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Advisors for different concentrations/career choices in biology

Ecology/Evolution and Conservation

Dr. Thomas Chapman SN2088 737-4542

Dr. Robert Dunbrack SN1000 737-8024

Dr. Luise Hermanutz SN3115 737-7919

Dr. Ian Jones SN3122 737-7666

Dr. Roy Knoechel SN3112 737-8301

Dr. Paul Marino SN3125C 737-7497

Dr. Yolanda Wiersma SN4099 737-7499

Pre-Professional (pre-med etc..)

Dr. Jean Finney-Crawley SN1093 737-7494

Dr. Faye Murrin SN4109 737-8018

Dr. Brian Staveley SN3017 737-4317

Dr Helene Volkoff SN3009 737-2140


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Advisors for different concentrations/career choices biology

in biology

Allied Health (nursing, physical therapy etc.)

Dr. Brian Staveley SN3017 737-4317

General Biology or Undecided

Ms. Karen Morris SN1086 737-8021


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Major in Biology biology

1) Pick up an "Application for Admission to Biology Majors Program" form from the Biology Office.

  • 2) To be admitted to the program

  • students must have completed:

    • Biology 1001/1002 with an average of at least 65%.

    • Minimum overall average of 60% in six other specified first-year courses (two English, two Chemistry or Physics, two Mathematics)


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Major in Biology biology

  • 3) Requires 40 courses:

    • 2 English

    • 15 Biology courses

      • 7 ‘Core’ courses

        • Introductory Biology (1&2)

        • Ecology

        • Genetics

        • Cell Biology

        • Evolution

        • One of:

          • Comparative Animal Physiology

          • Plant Physiology

          • Biophysics

          • Microbial Physiology


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Major in Biology biology

  • 8 Biology Electives:

    • (*2000, 3000 & 4000 level)

  • 10 non-Biology required science courses

    • Introductory Chemistry (1&2) or General Chemistry (1&2)

    • Organic Chemistry for Biologists

    • Introductory Physics (1&2) or General Physics (1&2)

    • Algebra and Trigonometry

    • Calculus

    • Introductory Biochemistry

    • Metabolism

    • Statistics for Life Science Students

*1 Science elective (for a B.Sc. 26 courses must be in science)

12 General electives (may include additional Biology courses)


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Major in Biology biology

  • One or more of the organism courses (Invertebrate, Vertebrate and Plant Biology) are key prerequisites to many 3000 & 4000 level Biology courses, and it is recommended that at least one be completed in second year.


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Honours in Biology biology

1) 'B' or better in each Biology course beyond first year

or

75% average in the 23 Biology courses required for an Honours (excluding first year biology)

2) submit an

"Application for Admission to Honours Program Faculty of Arts or Science"

form to the Registrar's Office at the beginning of third year (ie., at the start of the fifth semester or later)


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Honours in Biology biology

  • 3) Course Requirements: 40 Courses

    • 2 English courses

    • 23 Biology courses:

      • 7 Biology Core courses

      • 14 Biology Electives

      • Honours Dissertation

      • 499A and 499B

      • 10 Non-Biology Science Courses

      • 5 General Electives (may include additional Biology)


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  • Each Winter Term, a Biology Majors Meeting is held, with a focus on jobs and off-campus courses

  • Conservation Corps

  • Marine Institute

  • Ocean Sciences Centre

  • Bonne Bay

  • Memorial University Botanic Garden

  • Career Development and Experiential Learning

  • NL Depart. of the Environment and Conservation; Salmonier Nature Park

  • Harlow Campus Biology courses

  • Terrestrial biology field course

  • Biotechnology course

  • Biology Undergraduate Student organization (BIOS)

Pizza and Soft Drinks provided


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Thinking of Jobs- focus on jobs and off-campus courses

Some careers that a biology degree could lead to

  • Grad School

  • Government

  • Industry

  • Education


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PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL CONCENTRATIONS focus on jobs and off-campus courses

  • Pre-Pharmacy

  • Pre- Dental

  • Pre-Medical

  • Pre-Veterinary

  • Chiropractic Medicine

  • Osteopathic Medicine

  • Optometric Medicine

  • Podiatric Medicine


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ALLIED HEALTH FIELDS focus on jobs and off-campus courses

  • Cytotechnology

  • Extracorporeal Circulation Technician

  • Health Administration

  • Health Information Administration

  • Medical Technology

  • Nursing

  • Physicians Assistant

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Physical Therapy

  • Speech Pathology

  • Allied Health-Undesignated


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