Areas of Concentration

Students in the Biology BSc and Biology BSc Hons programs may choose to complete an Area of Concentration. The Area of Concentration allows a student to focus more closely on an aspect of the biological sciences. There is no difference in the total number of credit hours, or credit hours in the major, needed to complete a degree with an Area of Concentration instead of the general Biology degree.

There are two Areas of Concentration: Cellular & Molecular Biology (CMB), and Ecological & Environmental Biology (EEB). The latter program is distinct from the BSc in Environmental Biology, which is a joint degree program between the U of R and various colleges).

The course requirements for an Area of Concentration, and for the general Biology degree, are outlined in the Undergraduate Calendar. A chosen Area of Concentration will appear on transcripts but not on the graduation diploma.

Students wishing to complete an Area of Concentration should register that intent with

Courses that can be included in the two Areas of Concentration

  • The Undergraduate Calendar lists the 300- and 400-level courses that can be included in the Areas of Concentration.
  • A number of "Selected Topics/Reading Courses" (these are labeled as "BIOL399XX or BIOL 490XX"); can be included in one of the Areas. Please consult with the Biology Dept about including these.
  • BIOL 396 (Independent Research in Biology) may also be included in an Area of Concentration. Please consult with the Biology Dept about including BIOL 396  in an Area.
  • BIOL 399AB and BIOL 399AC may be included in the EEB Area (see below).

Two New Courses for Fall 2017 – BIOL 399AB and BIOL 399 AC

These courses may be included in the EEB Area of Concentration for the Biology BSc and BSc Hons degrees (see 300 level courses page for more about these courses).  If you are planning on taking one or both of these courses as part of the EEB Area of Concentration, please send an e-mail to the Science Student Services office at Science@uregina.ca; they will put a note in your file indicating that you are using these courses as part of the EEB area of concentration.