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Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Minor Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (24 credits)

The Interdisciplinary Life Sciences minor will allow students from the earth, physical, math, and computational science areas to broaden their studies with some basic life sciences, health social science, and empirical technological science. The minor is 24 credits and allows students flexibility in their course selections. Students must take 9 credits from an extensive list of basic life science courses, 3 credits from an extensive list of health and social science courses, and 3 credits from an empirical and technological science list. The remaining 9 credits may be taken from courses listed in any of the three categories.

This Minor is not open to students taking a Major, Honours, or Core Science Component in the following units: Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, and Physiology.

Interested students should contact the Interdisciplinary Programs Advisor.

Complementary Courses (24 credits)

The 24 credits required for this program must satisfy the following criteria:

At least 18 credits must be new credits that are not used to satisfy any other program.

At least 18 credits must be outside the student's main discipline.

Depth requirement:

at least 6 credits must be at the 300-level or above.

Breadth requirement:

at least 9 credits must be taken from the Basic Life Sciences List,

at least 3 credits from the Health Social Sciences List,

at least 3 credits from the Empirical Science and Technology List.

The remaining 9 credits may be selected from any of the lists.

Basic Life Sciences

at least 9 credits from:

* Students take either ANAT 212 or BIOC 212, but not both.

ANAT 212* (3) Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Function
ANAT 214 (3) Systemic Human Anatomy
ANAT 261 (4) Introduction to Dynamic Histology
ANAT 262 (3) Introductory Molecular and Cell Biology
ANAT 321 (3) Circuitry of the Human Brain
ANAT 365 (3) Cellular Trafficking
ANAT 381 (3) Basis of Embryology
BIOC 212* (3) Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Function
BIOC 311 (3) Metabolic Biochemistry
BIOC 450 (3) Protein Structure and Function
BIOC 458 (3) Membranes and Cellular Signaling
BIOL 200 (3) Molecular Biology
BIOL 201 (3) Cell Biology and Metabolism
BIOL 202 (3) Basic Genetics
BIOL 300 (3) Molecular Biology of the Gene
BIOL 301 (4) Cell and Molecular Laboratory
BIOL 303 (3) Developmental Biology
BIOL 306 (3) Neural Basis of Behaviour
BIOL 314 (3) Molecular Biology of Oncogenes
BIOL 370 (3) Human Genetics Applied
CHEM 212 (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 222 (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 2
CHEM 302 (3) Introductory Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 502 (3) Advanced Bio-Organic Chemistry
CHEM 503 (3) Drug Design and Development 1
CHEM 504 (3) Drug Design and Development 2
EXMD 401 (3) Physiology and Biochemistry Endocrine Systems
MIMM 211 (3) Introductory Microbiology
MIMM 314 (3) Immunology
MIMM 323 (3) Microbial Physiology
MIMM 324 (3) Fundamental Virology
MIMM 387 (3) Applied Microbiology and Immunology
MIMM 465 (3) Bacterial Pathogenesis
MIMM 466 (3) Viral Pathogenesis
NSCI 201 (3) Introduction to Neuroscience 2
NUTR 307 (3) Human Nutrition
PATH 300 (3) Human Disease
PHAR 300 (3) Drug Action
PHAR 301 (3) Drugs and Disease
PHAR 303 (3) Principles of Toxicology
PHAR 503 (3) Drug Design and Development 1
PHAR 504 (3) Drug Design and Development 2
PHGY 209 (3) Mammalian Physiology 1
PHGY 210 (3) Mammalian Physiology 2
PHGY 311 (3) Channels, Synapses & Hormones
PHGY 312 (3) Respiratory, Renal, & Cardiovascular Physiology
PHGY 313 (3) Blood, Gastrointestinal, & Immune Systems Physiology
PHGY 314 (3) Integrative Neuroscience
PSYC 211 (3) Introductory Behavioural Neuroscience
PSYC 311 (3) Human Cognition and the Brain
PSYC 317 (3) Genes and Behaviour
PSYC 318 (3) Behavioural Neuroscience 2
PSYC 342 (3) Hormones and Behaviour

Health Social Science

at least 3 credits from:

ANTH 204 (3) Anthropology of Meaning
ANTH 227 (3) Medical Anthropology
ANTH 302 (3) New Horizons in Medical Anthropology
ANTH 314 (3) Psychological Anthropology 01
ECON 440 (3) Health Economics
GEOG 221 (3) Environment and Health
GEOG 303 (3) Health Geography
HIST 249 (3) Health and the Healer in Western History
HIST 335 (3) Science and Medicine in Canada
HIST 350 (3) Science and the Enlightenment
HIST 381 (3) Colonial Africa: Health/Disease
HIST 396 (3) Disease in Africa Since 1960
HIST 424 (3) Gender, Sexuality & Medicine
HIST 447 (3) The Natural History of America
HSEL 308 (3) Issues in Women's Health
HSEL 309 (3) Women's Reproductive Health
PHIL 237 (3) Contemporary Moral Issues
PHIL 343 (3) Biomedical Ethics
PHIL 443 (3) Topics in Biomedical Ethics
POLI 417 (3) Health Care in Canada
PSYC 215 (3) Social Psychology
PSYC 304 (3) Child Development
PSYC 333 (3) Personality and Social Psychology
PSYC 412 (3) Developmental Psychopathology
PSYC 413 (3) Cognitive Development
PSYC 414 (3) Social Development
SOCI 225 (3) Medicine and Health in Modern Society
SOCI 309 (3) Health and Illness
SOCI 310 (3) Sociology of Mental Disorder
SOCI 338 (3) Introduction to Biomedical Knowledge
SOCI 365 (3) Health and Development
SOCI 390 (3) Gender and Health
SOCI 422 (3) Health Care Providers
SOCI 515 (3) Medicine and Society
SOCI 525 (3) Health Care Systems in Comparative Perspective
SOCI 538 (3) Selected Topics in Sociology of Biomedical Knowledge

Empirical Science and Technology

at least 3 credits from:

* Students who have already received credit for MATH 324 will NOT receive credit for GEOG 202, MATH 203, PSYC 204, BlOL 373, MATH 204 or PSYC 305.

Credit given for statistics courses is subject to certain restrictions. Students should consult the "Course Overlap" information in the "Course Requirements" section for the Faculty of Science.

BIOL 309 (3) Mathematical Models in Biology
BIOL 373 (3) Biometry
COMP 202 (3) Introduction to Computing 1
COMP 364 (3) Computer Tools for Life Sciences
COMP 462 (3) Computational Biology Methods
GEOG 202 (3) Statistics and Spatial Analysis
MATH 203 (3) Principles of Statistics 1
MATH 204 (3) Principles of Statistics 2
MATH 323 (3) Probability
MATH 324* (3) Statistics
PSYC 204 (3) Introduction to Psychological Statistics
PSYC 305 (3) Statistics for Experimental Design
Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Minor

Location

Location

  • Interdisciplinary Programs Advisor
  • Wendy Brett
  • Email: wendy [dot] brett [at] mcgill [dot] ca
  • Telephone: 514-398-7330

About Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Minor

About Interdisciplinary Life Sciences

The Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Minor allows students to obtain exposure to Life Sciences and life science-related areas. Students must consult with the Advisor to review course selection.

Please note: Students studying in Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, and Physiology, are not permitted to complete this minor.
Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)