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PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Science (General Science)
Concurrent General Bachelor of Science (General Science)/Bachelor of Education

GENERAL SCIENCE COURSES

Honours Bachelor of Forensic Science (BFS)
Combined Bachelor of Arts in Forensics

FORENSIC SCIENCE COURSES


Bachelor of Science (General Science)

Degree Requirements

Total courses: thirty.

(a) two sets of six courses from two different Departments or School as listed:
    Biological Sciences: BIOL-1101 and BIOL-1111; and *four BIOL-XXXX courses at the 2000 level or above
    Chemistry and Biochemistry: CHEM-1100 and CHEM-1110; and *four CHEM-XXXX or BIOC-XXXX courses at the 2000 level or above
    Computer Science: COMP-1400 and COMP-1410; and *four COMP-XXXX courses at the 2000 level or above
    School of the Environment: ESCI-1100 and ESCI-1111; and *four ESCI-XXXX courses at the 2000 level or above
    Economics: ECON-1100 and ECON-1110; and *four ECON-XXXX courses at the 2000 level or above
    Mathematics and Statistics: MATH-1720 (or MATH-1760) and MATH-1730; and *four MATH-XXXX or STAT-XXXX courses at the 2000 level or above
    Physics: PHYS-1400 and PHYS-1410; and *four PHYS-XXXX courses at the 2000 level or above

*NOTE: These courses must be from among the courses listed to calculate the major average for a degree program in the Department or School.

(b) one set of two courses from a third Department or School as listed:
    Biological Sciences: BIOL-1101 and BIOL-1111
    Chemistry and Biochemistry: CHEM-1100 and CHEM-1110
    Computer Science: COMP-1400 and COMP-1410, or COMP-1047 and COMP-2057, or COMP-2067 and COMP-2057
    School of the Environment: ESCI-1100 and ESCI-1111
    Economics: ECON-1100 and ECON-1110
    Mathematics and Statistics: MATH-1760 and STAT-2910, or MATH-1720 and STAT-2910, or MATH-1760 and MATH-1730, or MATH-1720 and MATH-1730.
    Physics: PHYS-1400 and PHYS-1410 or PHYS-1300 and PHYS-1310
(c) four Science courses at the 300 level or above which are from the courses listed to calculate the major average for a degree program of the Department or School in the Faculty of Science that offers the courses.

(d) four courses from Arts/Languages and Social Sciences, with at least one from each

(e) eight courses from any area of study excluding BIOL-1003, BIOL-1013, CHEM-1000, BIOC-1303, CHEM-2003, MATH-1280, MATH-1780, MATH-1980, ESCI-1000 and ESCI-1010

Calculation of Major Average
The major average is calculated from the grades of all Science courses, excluding the grades obtained in the following courses: ECON-2000, ECON-2010, BIOL-1003, BIOL-1013, BIOL-2093, CHEM-1000, BIOC-1303, CHEM-2003, CHEM-2305, BIOC-2015, COMP-2077, COMP-2097, COMP-2707, COMP-3057, COMP-3077, ESCI-1000, ESCI-1010, ESCI-2300, ESCI-2010, ESCI-2630, MATH-1280, MATH-1780, MATH-1980, PHYS-1000, PHYS-1010, PHYS-2050, PHYS-2060 and ESCI-2000.

Note: COMP-1047 or COMP-2067 and COMP-2057 count as a ‘science pair’ (see requirement (b) above) and will be included in the calculation of the major average.


Standing Required for Continuation in the BSc. (General Science) Program

1) the minimum requirement for continuation "in good standing" in the General Science program is a minimum cumulative average of 60% and a minimum average of 60% in the required Science courses of this program.

2) If a student has not met the minimum cumulative and science course average requirements by the end of the Summer or Fall term, the student automatically will be placed on probation.

3) If, at the end of the Winter term, a student has not met the minimum cumulative and science course average requirements, the student's record will be referred to the Academic Standing Committee for a decision.
(a) If one average is at least 60%, but the other is between 55% and 59.9% (or if both averages are between 55% and 59.9%), the student normally will be allowed to continue on probation until the next evaluation period.
By the subsequent evaluation period, both averages must be raised to at least 60% or the student will be required to withdraw.
(b) If both averages are below 55%, the student normally will be required to withdraw.
(c) If only one average is below 55%, the student may be required to withdraw.

4) A student who has been required to withdraw may not register in the Faculty of Science for twelve months and may not apply for re-admission before the subsequent Summer term. The student must apply for re-admission to the Faculty through the Office of the Registrar by the appropriate deadline date for the term desired and must with the application include a statement of rationale and any documentation of academic success attained elsewhere.

Readmission to the Faculty is not automatic and will be dependent upon the Academic Standing Committee's assessment of the applicant's prospects for successful completion of the program. If readmitted, the student will be placed on probation and must raise the cumulative and science course averages to 60% by the next evaluation period and must satisfy any additional conditions of readmission which may have been imposed. If the student fails to meet such requirements, he or she normally will be required to withdraw. A student who has been required to withdraw a second time will not be eligible for readmission under any conditions. Students receiving the BSc. (General Science) degree will have the designation, "General Science" respectively indicated on their transcripts.

Bachelor of Science (General Science) Degree Pathway Program

This program is for graduates of a College diploma program in Medical Laboratory Technology (Science) and can be completed by Flexible Learning. Students admitted to this program should seek academic counselling in the Faculty of Science Office.

Honours Bachelor of Forensic Science (BFS)
Forensic Science is the study of evidence in modern criminal investigation for presentation in courts of law. The Bachelor of Forensic Science (Hons.) Program will provide students with an education in both the Arts and the Sciences, with a focus on acquiring the skills and knowledge essential to the practice of professional Forensic Science. The program will enable students to develop as inquisitive researchers, have an understanding of scientific processes and processes and protocols, lab procedures, criminality, judicial systems, (physical) evidence, the significance of high ethical standards, sophisticated interpersonal skills, and effective report writing and public speaking skills.

Degree Requirements

Total courses: forty
(a) FRSC-1107; FRSC-2007; FRSC-2100; FRSC-3010; FRSC-3101; FRSC-3105; FRSC-3111; FRSC-4002; FRSC-4207; FRSC-4217; FRSC-4900 (two semester course); SACR-2150; LAWS-2190;
(b) any three of the following (if not required in chosen area of concentration): FRSC-3201; FRSC-3217; FRSC-4018; FRSC-4227; FRSC-4237; SACR-3230; SACR-4120
(c) ten additional courses from one of the four following areas of concentration: Biology, Chemistry, Life Sciences, or Information Technology. At least four of these courses must be at the 3000 level or above. The area of concentration must be declared prior to entry of second year studies.
(d) BIOL-1101; BIOL-1111; CHEM-1100; CHEM-1110; CHEM-2300 OR CHEM-2320 (CHEM 2300 if CHEM 2310 is required in chosen area of concentration); MATH-1720; STAT-2910; PHYS-1400; PHYS-1410; COMP-1047;
(e) three courses from any area of study.
Courses that are used to calculate the major average: courses listed under requirements (a) and (b), and courses in the chosen area of concentration

Area of Concentration: Life Sciences

Required Courses
BIOL-2040 Human Physiology
BIOL-2111 Genetics
BIOL-2131 Introductory Molecular Biology
CHEM-2200 Analytical Chemistry
BIOC-2010 Organic Chemistry of Biomolecules
SACR-3230. Forensic Antrhropology
FOUR Additional courses from BIOL, BIOC, FRSC, CHEM, or SCIE.

Area of Concentration: Biology

Required Courses
BIOL-2101 Ecology
BIOL-2111 Genetics
BIOL-3250 Population and Community Ecology
BIOL-3142 Evolution
BIOL-3291 Invertebrate Biology OR FRSC-3201 Insect Evidence
BIOC-2010 Organic Chemistry of Biomolecules
SACR-3230 Forensic Anthropology
THREE Additional courses from BIOL, FRSC, CHEM, or BIOC, or SCIE

Area of Concentration: Chemistry

Required Courses
CHEM-2310 Introduction to Organic Chemistry II
CHEM-2400 Introduction to Physical Chemistry I
CHEM-2410 Introduction to Physical Chemistry II
CHEM-2500 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry I
CHEM-2510 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry II
CHEM-2200 Analytical Chemistry
CHEM-3210 Principles of Instrument Analysis
BIOC-2010 Organic Chemistry of Biomolecules
TWO Additional courses from BIOL, FRSC, CHEM; SCIE, or BIOC

Area of Concentration : Information Technology

Required Courses
COMP-2067 Programming for Beginners
COMP-2057 Introduction to the Internet
COMP-2077 Problem Solving and Information on the Internet or COMP-2097 Social Media and Mobile Technology for end users (one of the two)
COMP-2707 Advanced Web Design, Construction and Deployment
COMP-3057 Cyber Ethics
COMP-3077 Web-based Data Management
FOUR Additional courses from BIOL, FRSC, CHEM; COMP; SCIE, or BIOC

Combined Bachelor of Arts in Forensics

The program provides training in the identification, collection and presentation of evidence in criminal investigations, as well as an education in a second area of study.

Degree Requirements

Total courses: forty.

(a) Forensics: PHIL-2260 or HIST-2870; SACR-2150; SACR-3230; BIOL-1101; BIOL-1111; any one from COMP-1047, PSYC-1150 or ESCI-1100
one of SOSC-2500 or STAT-2910; FRSC-1107; FRSC-2007; FRSC-2100; FRSC-3010; FRSC-3105; FRSC-3111; LAWS-2190; FRSC-4207; FRSC-4217; any three of the following: FRSC-3201; FRSC-3217; FRSC-4018; FRSC-4227; FRSC-4237
(b) Course requirements-Other Subject in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: courses used to calculate the major average in the other subject area, as prescribed by that area of study.
(c) additional courses (if required) to a total of forty courses. MATH-1760/MATH-1720 is strongly recommended.

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirements (a) and (b), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCING
First Year: ten courses, including: BIOL-1101; BIOL-1111; FRSC-2007; MATH-1720 (or MATH-1760)
Second Year: ten courses, including: BIOL-2111; SACR-2600; SACR-2150; STAT-2910 (or SOSC-2500); GART-2090
Third Year: ten courses, including: FRSC-3010; FRSC-3105; FRSC-3201; FRSC-3111; SACR-3230;
Fourth Year: ten courses, including: LAWS-2190; HIST-2870 or PHIL-2260

FORENSIC SCIENCE: COURSES