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UCT Applied Biology Requirements

The requirements for undertaking the University of Cape Town (UCT) Applied Biology.

There are three biology majors as outlined below. Other departmental codes are: CEM – Chemistry; MAM – Mathematics & Applied Mathematics; STA – Statistical Sciences; SEA – Oceanography.

Major in Biology [BIO12]

Students who major in Biology and wish to progress to Biological Sciences or Marine Biology Honours must complete STA2007

First Year Core Courses

  • BIO1000F Cell Biology
  • BIO1004F/S Biological Diversity
  • CEM1000W Chemistry 1000
  • Either
    MAM1004F Mathematics 1004
    or
    MAM1000W Mathematics 1000
  • STA1007S Introductory Statistics for Scientists

 Second Year Core Courses

  • BIO2014F Principles of Ecology & Evolution
  • Two of:
    BIO2015F Vertebrate Diversity & Functional Biology
    BIO2016S Invertebrate Diversity & Functional Biology
    BIO2017S Plant Diversity & Functional Biology
  • Recommended: STA2007F/H/S Study Design & Data Analysis for Scientists

 Third Year Core Courses

  • Two of:
    BIO3013F Global Change Ecology
    BIO3014S Conservation: Genes, Populations & Biodiversity
    BIO3018F Ecology & Evolution
    BIO3019S Quantitative Biology

Major in Marine Biology [BIO05]

Students who major in Marine Biology and wish to progress to Biology or Marine Biology Honours must complete STA2007S

First Year Core Courses

  • BIO1000F Cell Biology
  • BIO1004F/S Biological Diversity
  • CEM1000W Chemistry 1000
  • Either
    MAM1004F Mathematics 1004
    or
    MAM1000W Mathematics 1000
  • STA1007S Introductory Statistics for Scientists

Second Year Core Courses

  • BIO2014F Principles of Ecology & Evolution
  • SEA2004F Principles of Oceanography
  • One of
    BIO2015F Vertebrate Diversity & Functional Biology
    BIO2016S Invertebrate Diversity & Functional Biology
    BIO2017S Plant Diversity & Functional Biology
  • Recommended: STA2007F/H/S Study Design & Data Analysis for Scientists
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 Third Year Core Courses

  • BIO3002F Marine Ecosystems
  • BIO3017S Marine Resources

Major in Quantitative Biology [BIO13]

First Year Core Courses

  • BIO1000F Cell Biology
  • BIO1004F/S Biological Diversity
  • STA100xF/S Any 1000-level Science STA course
  • Either
    MAM1004F Mathematics 1004 and MAM1008S Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
    or
    MAM1000W Mathematics 1000

 Second Year Core Courses

  • BIO2014FPrinciples of Ecology & Evolution
  • One of:
    BIO2015FVertebrate Diversity & Functional Biology
    BIO2016S Invertebrate Diversity & Functional Biology
    BIO2017SPlant Diversity & Functional Biology
  • Either
    *MAM2046W Applied Mathematics 2046
    or
    *STA20xxF/S/H Any 2000-level Science STA course

 Third Year Core Courses

  • BIO3019S Quantitative Biology
  • Either
    *MAM3040W Applied Mathematics 3040
    or
    *STA30xxF/S Any 3000-level Science STA course

* Note: Registration for these courses is conditional on pre-requisites having been met, and this should be checked

Your next move

UCT offers many programmes. If you do not meet up to the requirements of this programme you can consider another programme on the list. Go to >> University of Cape Town Faculties/Programmes.

However, if you meet the requirements and wish to apply to study this course. You can simply check the application processes.

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