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Course Offerings

Departmental course information is provided for your convenience only. Schedules – including times and locations of classes – are subject to change and should be confirmed on LORIS under the "Student Services" tab by accessing the link for "Registration." All official academic information, including prerequisites and exclusions, can be found on the academic calendars.

Please use the Browse Classes to check course offerings in Biology for the current academic year.

Undergraduate Courses

Note that the following courses (formerly BI210, BI216 and BI217), if taken, will count as 0.5 Biology credits towards the fulfilment of senior Biology credits needed to complete a Biology degree:

  • HN210: Human Anatomy
  • HN220: Human Physiology l
  • HN320: Human Physiology ll

WASC senior courses also count as senior Biology credits.

MA241 has been replaced with ST231 in both fall and winter of the academic year 2017/18, effective September 2017. 

For questions, comments or concerns regarding laboratory safety, contact Safety, Health, Environment and Risk Management.

See also information on field courses.


  • Unless otherwise indicated, courses are 0.5 credit and held on the Waterloo campus.
  • † = course normally offered once every two to three years.
  • * = 1.0 credit.
  • ‡ = 1.5 credits.

Graduate Courses

Graduate course offerings for the MSc in Integrative Biology program for 2019-2020 are listed below. For course offerings related to the PhD in Biological and Chemical Sciences, please visit the PhD website.