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Winter 2021 Undergraduate Calendar


PROGRAMS
Bachelor of Science (General Science)
Concurrent General Bachelor of Science (General Science)/Bachelor of Education
Honours Bachelor of Forensic Science (BFS)
Combined Bachelor of Arts in Forensics

DEGREE COMPLETION PATHWAY
Combined Bachelor of Arts in Forensics and Criminology (Applied Forensic Science Stream) - Degree Completion Pathway

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
Certificate in Film and Media for Sciences
Certificate in Science Communication
Certificate in Biological Conservation
Certificate in Environmental Assessment
Certificate in Greenhouse Science

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 BIOM-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, BIOM-1003, BIOL-1013, BIOM-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; one pair of PHYS-1300 and PHYS-1310 OR PHYS-1400and PHYS-1410 (PHYS-1400 and PHYS-1410 are required in Chemistry concentration); 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
BIOM-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 or GART-2090; 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-1101; FRSC-2007; FRSC-2100; FRSC-3010; FRSC-3105; FRSC-3111; LAWS-2190; FRSC-4207; any three of the following: FRSC-3217; FRSC-4018; FRSC-4227; FRSC-4237; FRSC-4002; FRSC-4900 (two credit course); SACR-4120, FRSC-4217.
(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-3111; SACR-3230;
Fourth Year: ten courses, including: LAWS-2190; HIST-2870 or PHIL-2260

DEGREE COMPLETION PATHWAY

Bachelor of Arts in Forensics and Criminology (Applied Forensic Science Stream) - Degree Completion Pathway
For graduates of a two-year Ontario College Diploma in Police Foundations from a qualifying Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) or for graduates of any program from an Ontario CAAT or other Canadian College deemed equivalent by the Dean of Science or their designate. Click here for detailed admission requirements.

Degree Requirements:

Total Courses: 21 (list of remaining courses required for completion of degree program.)

(a) Forensics (12 courses): SACR-2150; SACR-3230; BIOL-1101; BIOL-1111; SOSC-2500 or STAT-2910; FRSC-2007; FRSC-2100; FRSC-3105; FRSC-3111; LAWS-2190; FRSC-4207; one of the following: FRSC-3217, FRSC-4018, FRSC-4227, FRSC-4237, SACR-4120 or FRSC-4217.

(b) Criminology (9 courses): SACR-1100 or SACR-1000; SACR-2910; SACR-2900; SACR-3080; SACR-3900; SACR-3730 or SACR-3910 or SACR-3560; one of the following: SACR-3620, SACR-3630, SACR-3650, SACR-3670, SACR-3700, SACR-3500, SACR-3740, SACR-3820 or SACR-3710; two SACR-4000-level courses, including one of SACR-4210, SACR-4500, SACR-4910, SACR-4600, SACR-4610, SACR-4640, SACR-4650 or SACR-4670.


RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCING
[Note: Courses in bold must be taken in the semester listed in order to allow for sequencing. Courses in italics are only offered once a year. * indicates course may be offered during summer session.]

Year 1:
Fall: FRSC-2100, BIOL-1101, SOSC-2500*, SACR-1100*, SACR-2150
Winter: FRSC-2007, BIOL-1111, SACR 3230, SACR-2900, SACR-3080* or SACR-3730
Intersession: FRSC-3105

Year 2:
Fall: FRSC-4207, LAWS-2190, SACR-2910, SACR-4XXX (suggested 4210), SACR-3080 or SACR-3730
Winter: FRSC-3111, SACR-4XXX, SACR-3900, FRSC-XXXX*, SACR-3620/3630



Certificate in Film and Media for Sciences

Admission Requirements:
Open only to students currently enrolled in a degree program, are in good academic standing in their program, and meet the admission requirements for Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Arts, Humnanities, and Social Sciences programs.

Certificate Requirements:

Total Courses: 10

1) Introduction to Science Communication
    a. SCIE-1000

2) Scientific Principles and Knowledge (4 courses)
    a. Three of the following (only one from each of i – viii)
      i. BIOL 1003, BIOL 1101, BIOL 1111
      ii. CHEM 1000, CHEM 1100
      iii. ESCI 1100, ESCI 1130
      iv. PHYS 1300, PHYS 1400
      v. MATH 1720, 1250 (MATH 1760, MATH 1260 if MCV4U not taken)
      vi. ECON 1100
      vii. COMP 1000, COMP 1400
      viii. PSYC 1150, PSYC 1160
    b. STAT 2910 OR STAT 2920 OR SOSC 2500

3) Knowledge, Ethics and Practice in Science (1 course)
    a. Science students: ESCI 3801 OR BIOL 3022 OR PHYS-4000 OR ECON 4070 (where available as a requirement or option within a degree program) OR PHIL 2550 OR PSYC-2300
    b. FAHSS students (or non-science students): PHIL 2550 OR PSYC-2300 OR One 2000+ level course in science that counts as a credit for a major.

4) Journalism, Communications and Media Principles (or other courses in the spirit of this requirement, with the permission of the Dean or Delegate) (3 courses)
    a. CMAF 1010 and two of CMAF-1120, CMAF-1130, CMAF-2250, CMAF 2130, CMAF 2610, CMAF 3610, SCIE-3700 (if appropriate)

5) Capstone: Bringing it all together
    a. SCIE-4000:



Certificate in Science Communication

Admission Requirements:
Open only to students currently enrolled in a degree program, are in good academic standing in their program, and meet the admission requirements for Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Arts, Humnanities, and Social Sciences programs.

Certificate Requirements:

Total Courses: 10

1) Introduction to Science Communication
a. SCIE-1000 Communicating Science in the Wider World

2) Scientific Principles and Knowledge (4 courses)
a. Three of the following (only one from each of i – viii)
      i. BIOL 1003, BIOL 1101, BIOL 1111
      ii. CHEM 1000, CHEM 1100
      iii. ESCI 1100, ESCI 1130
      iv. PHYS 1300, PHYS 1400
      v. MATH 1720, 1250 (MATH 1760, MATH 1260 if MCV4U not taken)
      vi. ECON 1100
      vii. COMP 1000, COMP 1400
      viii.PSYC 1150, PSYC 1160
b. STAT 2910 OR STAT 2920 OR SOSC 2500

3) Knowledge, Ethics and Practice in Science (1 course)
a. Science students: ESCI 3801 OR BIOL 3022 OR PHYS 4000 OR ECON 4070 (where available as a requirement or option within a degree program) OR PHIL 2550 OR PSYC-2300
b. FAHSS students (or non-science student): PHIL 2550 OR PSYC-2300 OR One 2000+ level course in science that counts as a credit for a major.

4) Journalism, Communications and Media Principles (or other courses in the spirit of this requirement, with the permission of the Dean or Delegate) (3 courses)
a. CMAF 1010 and two of CMAF-1120, CMAF-1130, CMAF-2250, CMAF 2130, CMAF 2610, CMAF 3610, SCIE-3700 (if appropriate)

5) Capstone: Bringing it all together
a. SCIE-4000: Science in the Media



Certificate in Biological Conservation

Admission Requirements:
Open only to students currently enrolled in a degree program, are in good academic standing in their program, and meet the admission requirements for Faculty of Science programs.

Certificate Requirements:

Total courses: 10

Complete all thee courses:
BIOL 2101 Ecology
BIOL 3142 Evolution
BIOL 4270 Conservation biology

Select three courses from the following:
BIOL 3291 Invertebrate biology
BIOL 3241 Fish and fisheries
BIOL 3261 Ornithology
BIOL 3201/FRSC 3201 Applied entomology
BIOL 3281 Plant ecology
BIOL 2080 Economic botany

Select three courses from the following:
BIOL 3230 Animal Behaviour
BIOL 4280 Limnology
BIOL 4212 Speciation
BIOL 4241 Stream Ecology
BIOL 3250 Population and Community Ecology
BIOL 4232 Pollution Ecology

Select one course form the following:
BIOL 4904 Undergraduate Research in Biology
SCIE 3900 Undergraduate Research Experience
BIOL 4864 Great lakes Field Biology
BIOL 4874 Field course in Tropical Ecology
ESCI 3735- (abroad section) Field methods for Environmental Science
Any field course from the OUPFB
SCIE 3990 Internship



Certificate in Environmental Assessment

Admission Requirements:
Open only to students currently enrolled in a degree program, are in good academic standing in their program, and meet the admission requirements for Faculty of Science programs.

Certificate Requirements:

Total courses: 10

Select one course from the following:
SCIE 1000 Communicating Science in the Wider World
ESCI 3801 Scientific Writing and Data Management

Select two courses from the following:
ESCI 2131 Introduction to Geochemistry
ESCI 2141 Hydrology
ESCI 2210 Introduction to Climate Change

Complete all five courses (with the exception of choosing between two field courses):
ESCI 1151 Fundamentals of Geographical Information Systems
ESCI 2111 Aerial photography and Introductory Remote Sensing
ESCI 2705 Applied Geophysics
ESCI 3711 Principles of Instrumental Analysis
ESCI 3735 Field Methods for Environmental Sciences OR ESCI 3755 Methods in Great Lakes Geomicrobiology

Complete both courses:
ESCI 3610 Environmental Impact Assessment
ESCI 4710 Environmental Site Assessment



Certificate in Greenhouse Science

Admission Requirements:
Open only to students currently enrolled in a degree program, are in good academic standing in their program, and meet the admission requirements for Faculty of Science programs.

Certificate Requirements:

Total courses: 10

Complete the following 8 courses:
ESCI 1100 Introduction to Environmental Science
ESCI 2131 Introduction to Geochemistry
ESCI 2201 Climatology
BIOL 2080 Economic Botany
BIOL 3281 Plant Ecology
BIOL 3201/FRSC-3201 Applied Entomology
SCIE 3990 Internship
ESCI 4808-section 25 Integrated Pest Management

Select two courses from the following:
ESCI 4721 Biogeochemistry
ESCI 3751 Environmental Geochemistry
ESCI 2421 Soils and sediments
ESCI 2600 Principles of Resource Management
ESCI 2210 Introduction to Climate Change
ESCI 3735 Field Methods for Environmental Science or ESCI-3755 Methods in Great Lakes Geomicrobiology
BIOL 3250 Population and Community Ecology