Undergraduate Courses

Detailed information (including recent course syllabi) for all courses offered in our department is available by clicking the appropriate link in the left menu.

Most biology courses are offered once per calendar year and a few are offered every second year. Please see Usual Timetable for when courses are usually offered.

See the University's current timetables for the courses offered in the current semester and the upcoming semester (when available).

You can also check the U of R online course catalog. To find a course in the online course catalog, select any term, then choose the subject Biology and enter the course number.

400 level courses in 3rd year

Third-year students are encouraged to take 400 level courses for which they have the prerequisites. There is not a lot of difference in the expectations associated with 300 and 400 level courses, so don't let being in 3rd year prevent you from taking 400 level courses that you are interested in!

Waitlists - how they work

If a course you want to take is full and has a waitlist, please add your name to the waitlist. If a spot opens up you will be notified via your preferred email address; note there have been problems sending an email to Hotmail addresses. You must register within 24 hours, or the opening will be offered to the next person on the waitlist. See Waitlist Instructions for more information.

On-campus courses offered Winter 2018

Course NumberCourse NameInstructors
BIOL-051 Co-op Work Term I Weger
BIOL-052 Co-op Work Term II Weger
BIOL-053 Co-op Work Term III Weger
BIOL-054 Co-op Work Term IV Weger
BIOL 101 Introductory Biology II Stavrinides/Weger
BIOL 101 (Sat) Introductory Biology II TBA
BIOL 140 (L, NM) Human Biology TBA
BIOL 205 Introductory Genetics TBA
BIOL 288 Cell Biology Manzon
BIOL 367 Plant Taxonomy Gagnon
BIOL 376 Population and Community Ecology Vanderwel
BIOL 378 Animal Physiology Buttigieg/Finlay
BIOL 390 General & Comparative Endocrinology Manzon
BIOL 402 Evolution Finlay/Stavrinides
BIOL 406 Genomics & Bioinformatics Stavrinides
BIOL 410 Microbial Genetics and Infection TBA
BIOL 456 Global Biogeochemistry Hall
BIOL 457 Environ. Microbiology Hall/Stavrinides
BIOL 490BW Modelling Biological Data Vanderwel/Simpson
BIOL 498 Thesis Research I
BIOL 499 Thesis Research II