Department of Biology
May 2019 Issue
Now that exams are over it is now time to relax a little and start thinking about course registration for 2019-20. Over the next month we will work on updating our course offering web page, but unfortunately we cannot give you a heads up on the scheduling of any of our 2019-20 BIOL offerings until the official timetable is released (sometime in June). We are available year round with the exception of vacation leave. Normally we close for 2 weeks in mid-August (Arts and Science staff hiatus period), we will include the dates in the next newsletter. Here are just a couple of reminders and links covering the registration process.
1st Year students interested in a degree in BIOLOGY
Details and deadlines for selecting a degree plan for next year can be found at:
Note: The Second Year of the Biology Undergraduate curriculum has gone through an exciting transformation ready for this coming fall (September 2019).
The new second year curriculum will now give you more hands-on experience, more active learning, and a reduced workload compared to our old second year curriculum – advancing career-building skills even earlier.
Details on the new second year biology curriculum can be found at:
Upcoming registration details and deadlines for all students
Course registration details and deadlines can be found at:
Unfortunately at this time timetabling information is not available.
The 2019-20 Arts and Science Calendar is now available on the web at: https://www.queensu.ca/artsci/undergrad-students/academic-calendar
Arts and Science important academic dates, deadlines and special events: https://www.queensu.ca/artsci/important-dates
Incoming 4th year BIOL Students
BIOL 5XX Seminar Courses 2019-20 descriptions and application form is now available on our web site at:
Applications are due no later than May 24, 2019.
BIOL 537 – keep exploring!
Although the first and second selection rounds occurred, BIOL 537 is still open for further offerings until early September. If you are still interested, you are encouraged to be independently proactive in seeking and securing arrangements. The advice is to do your homework and be professional with your contacts and interactions with potential supervisors.
And let’s not forget about BIOL 538- 540 – Research Mentorship Opportunities!
Admission to 400‐ and 500‐level Biology Courses
Admission to 400‐ and 500‐level Biology courses requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in any previously taken courses from the Biological Foundations List (BIOL_FNDS). Requests for special consideration must be submitted to the Chair of Undergraduate Studies.
BIOL_FNDS BIOL 102/3.0; BIOL 103/3.0; BIOL 200/3.0; BIOL 201/3.0; BIOL 202/3.0; BIOL 205/3.0; BIOL 206/3.0; BIOL 212/3.0; BIOL 300/3.0; BIOL 330/3.0; BIOL 334/3.0; BIOL 339/3.0; BIOL 341/3.0; BIOL 302/3.0; BIOL 303/3.0
BIOL 404 - Summer 2019
BIOL 404 will be offered again in August. Don't forget to register. This course fills fast!
Start: Friday August 16th, 10am
End: Friday August 30th
Final: Tuesday September 3rd
BIOL 404/3.0 Techniques in Molecular Biology
Intensive laboratory work (8h/day) to be carried out over two and a half weeks in May. Practical work includes DNA isolations, DNA cloning, PCR, production of proteins, biochemical and immunological analysis of proteins. NOTE Priority to students registered in BIOL Major and Specialization degree Plans. See course website for details.
LEARNING HOURS 112.5 (100Lb;12.5P)
PREREQUISITE (BCHM 218/3.0 or BIOL 330/3.0) and a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the Biological Foundations List.
Biology Degree Plans
Review your degree plan requirements and make sure you are selecting courses you need. Degree plan requirements can be found at: http://www.queensu.ca/artsci
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