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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: 55-140 and 55-141; and *four 55-xxx courses at the 200 level or above
    Chemistry and Biochemistry: 59-140 and 59-141; and *four 59-xxx courses at the 200 level or above
    Computer Science: 60-140 and 60-141; and *four 60-xxx courses at the 200 level or above
    Environmental Science: 66-140 and 66-141; and *four 66-xxx courses at the 200 level or above
    Economics: 41-110 and 41-111; and *four 41-xxx courses at the 200 level or above
    Mathematics and Statistics: 62-140 (or 62-139) and 62-141; and *four 62-xxx or 65-xxx courses at the 200 level or above
    Physics: 64-140 and 64-141; and *four 64-xxx courses at the 200 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: 55-140 and 55-141
    Chemistry and Biochemistry: 59-140 and 59-141
    Computer Science: 60-140 and 60-141, or 60-104 and 60-205, or 60-106 and 60-205
    Environmental Science: 66-140 and 66-141
    Economics: 41-110 and 41-111
    Mathematics and Statistics: 62-130 and 65-205, or 62-139 and 65-205, or 62-140 and 65-205, or 62-139 and 62-141, or 62-140 and 62-141.
    Physics: 64-140 and 64-141 or 64-130 and 64-131
(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 55-100, 55-101, 59-100, 59-191, 59-201, 62-101, 62-102, 62-194, 66-110 and 66-111'

Calculation of Major Average
The major average is calculated from the grades of all Science courses, excluding the grades obtained in the following courses: 41-200, 41-201, 55-100, 55-101, 55-212, 59-100, 59-191, 59-201, 59-232, 59-263, 60-207, 60-209, 60-270, 60-305, 60-307, 66-110, 66-111, 66-210, 66-213, 66-214, 62-101, 62-102, 62-194, 64-190, 64-191, 64-202, 64-203 and 66-201.

Note: 60-104 or 60-106 and 60-205 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 B.Sc. (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 B.Sc. (General Science) degree will have the designation, "General Science" respectively indicated on their transcripts.

Bachelor of Science (General Science) Degree Completion 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) 01-209; 48-260; 02-48-110; 55-140; 55-141; 59-140; 59-141; 59-230; 59-261; 62-140; 65-205; 64-140; 64-141; 99-219; 57-110; 57-201; 57-210; 57-301; 57-302; 57-303 ;57-313; 57-400; 57-401; 57-402
(b) any two of the following : 57-304; 57-410; 57-411
(c) one of the following: 24-210, 34-160 ;48-262 or 43-287.
(d) ten additional courses from one of the three following areas of concentration: Molecular Biology/Biochemistry; or Biology; or Chemistry. At least six of these courses must be at the 300 level or above (55-xxx;59-xxx;57-xxx). The area of concentration must be declared prior to entry of second year studies.
(e) three courses from any area of study.

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

Area of Concentration: Molecular Biology/Biochemistry

Required Courses
55-202. Human Anatomy
55-211. Genetics
55-213. Introduction to Molecular Biology
59-320. Analytical Chemistry
59-321. Principles of Instrument. Analysis

And Five of: (Recommended courses):
55-204. Human Physiology
55-210. Ecology
55-238. Introductory Microbiology and Techniques
55-352. Medical Microbiology and Techniques
55-258. Principles of Neuroscience
55-310. Environmental Physiology
55-350. Molecular Cell Biology
55-357. Animal Cells & Tissues
55-485. Nerves, Muscles and Glands
59-362. Metabolism I
59-363. Metabolism II
59-365. Protein and Nucleic Acid Chem
59-391. Pharmacology for Health Sciences
59-480. Bioinformatics/Genomics/Proteomics

Area of Concentration: Biology

Required Courses
55-210. Ecology
55-211. Genetics
55-325. Community Ecology
55-341. Evolution
55-359. Invertebrate Biology

And Five of (Recommended courses):
55-320. Experimental Principles and Design in Biology
55-238. Introductory Microbiology and Techniques
55-352. Medical Microbiology and Techniques
48-215. Principles of Physical Anthropology
48-323. Forensic Anthropology
55-202. Human Anatomy
55-204. Human Physiology I
55-205. Human Physiology II
55-213. Introduction to Molecular Biology
55-357. Animal Cells & Tissues
55-320. Experimental Principles & Design
55-323. Animal Behaviour
55-437. Conservation Biology
55-468. Plant Ecology

Area of Concentration: Chemistry

Required Courses
59-240. Introduction to Physical Chemistry I
59-241. Introduction to Physical Chemistry II
59-250. Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry I
59-251. Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry II
59-320. Analytical Chemistry
59-321. Principles of Instrument Analysis

And 4 of (Recommended courses):
59-330. Spectroscopic Structure Identification
59-331. Intermediate Organic Chemistry
59-340. Quantum Chemistry
59-351. Materials Chemistry
59-365. Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry
59-421. Advanced Analytical Chemistry
59-470. Introduction to Computational Chemistry
59-466. Drug Design
59-464. Enzymology and Biotechnology
59-391. Pharmacology for Health Sciences
59-480. Bioinformatics/Genomics/Proteomics


PROGRAM SEQUENCING

Year 1
48-110. Principles and Methods of Sociology
55-140. Biological Diversity
55-141. Cell Biology
59-140. General Chemistry I
59-141. General Chemistry II
62-140. Differential Calculus or 62-139. Functions and Differential Calculus
57-201. Introduction to Forensic Science

Year 2
48-260. Introduction to Criminology
65-205. Statistics for the Sciences
59-230. Introductory Organic Chemistry
59-261. Organic Chemistry of Biomolecules
64-140. Introductory Physics I
64-141. Introductory Physics II
4 other courses

Year 3
01-209. Ethics in the Profession
48-262. Administration of Criminal Justice
99-219. Law of Evidence for Forensics
57-301. Laboratory in Forensic Science
57-302. Pro-seminar in Forensic Science
Five other courses

Year 4
57-303. Forensic Identification
57-400. Research and Issues in Forensic Science
57-401. Practicum in Forensic Science
57-402. Research Paper in Forensic Science
Six other courses


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: 01-209; either 34-226 or 43-287; 48-260; 48-110; 48-215; 48-323; 55-140; 55-141; 62-130; one of 02-250 or 65-205; 57-110; 57-210; 57-201; 57-302; 57-303; 57-313; 57-400; 99-219; any two of the following: 57-304; 57-410; 57-411
(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.

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: 55-140; 55-141; 57-201; 48-101; 62-130
Second Year: ten courses, including: 55-211; 48-260; 48-215; 65-205 (or 02-250); 01-209
Third Year: ten courses, including: 57-302; 57-303; 57-304; 57-313; 48-323;
Fourth Year: ten courses, including: 99-219; 57-400; 43-287 or 34-226

FORENSIC SCIENCE: COURSES