BSc or BA (90 credit hour) Minor in Biology - BSc or BA (90 credit hour) Minor in Biology

The 90 credit hour degree with Minor in Biology is appropriate for students who want to study some Biology but do not wish to complete the conventional four-year program. The degree is best suited for students who want a general science degree with some specialization in Biology. A 90 credit hour degree program is not suitable for students who wish to pursue graduate studies. With additional study, the degree may be upgraded to a 120 credit hour Major or Honours degree at a later date.

A 90 credit hour BSc or BA in Biology is usually the preferred option for students who wish to combine studies in Biology with a degree in Engineering (see BSc/BEng or BA/BEng Concurrent Program).


  • A minimum of 18 credit hours in Biology (BIOL) and/or Marine Biology (MARI) courses at the 2000 level or higher to a maximum of 36 credit hours. A maximum of 6 credit hours may be BIOL-equivalent.

Please note that upper level Biology (BIOL) and Marine Biology (MARI) courses have prerequisite requirements.

A BSc or BA (120 credit hour) degree program with a Minor in Biology is also available to students in the Faculty of Science.