FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Students are directed to become familiar and to comply with the general regulations of the University which apply to all students. Additionally, the Faculty, and individual programs within the Faculty of Science may have particular regulations. Students enrolled in programs in the Faculty of Science also must comply with these particular requirements which may be found in the program sections of the Faculty. We strongly encourage students to seek counselling in the Departments or in the Faculty of Science Office to clarify the requirements of their particular degree programs.
PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED BY THE OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF SCIENCE
Bachelor of Science (General Science)
Honours Bachelor of Forensic Science (BFS)
Combined Honours Bachelor of Arts in Forensics
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT SCIENCE PROGRAMS
General Information about Bachelor of Science General Programs
General Information about Bachelor of Science Honours Programs
General Information about BSc Honours with Thesis Programs
General Information about Bachelor of Computer Science Programs
General Information about Bachelor of Arts in Economics
General Information about Bachelor of Science in Economics
General Information about Bachelor of Mathematics
Co-operative Education Programs in Science
Pre-medical and other pre-professional programs
GENERAL UNDERGRADUATE REGULATIONS
Bachelor of Science General Programs
The Bachelor of Science (General Science) requires the completion of thirty courses.
Bachelor of Science Honours Programs
Programs leading to an Honours B.Sc. require the completion of forty courses. Specific requirements differ depending upon the Honours Major(s). Course selection may provide for further specialization in a single subject or in a combination of related subjects. Students who achieve a major average of 70% or higher will receive the Honours degree.
The following programs are offered:
Biological Sciences - Honours Biological Sciences, Honours Biology and Biotechnology.
BSc Honours with Thesis Programs
Chemistry and Biochemistry - Honours Biochemistry, Honours Chemistry, Honours Chemistry and Physics.
Computer Science - Honours Computer Information Systems, Co-operative Education program in Honours Computer Information Systems, Honours Applied Computing, Honours Computer Science with option in Software Engineering (with and without Co-op).
Earth Sciences and Environmental Sciences - Honours Environmental Science (with or without thesis)
Physics - Honours Physics, Honours Physics (Physics and High Technology), Honours Physics (Medical Physics) - All physics programs are with/without thesis and with/without co-op option; plus combined Honours programs in Physics and Computer Science and in Chemistry and Physics.
Programs leading to an Honours B.Sc. with Thesis require the completion of forty courses, of which two course credits would result in a thesis in the final year of study. Honours standing (major average of 70% or higher) is required for graduation in all B.Sc. with Thesis programs. In any program some degree of specialization is possible; course selection may provide for further specialization in a single subject or in a combination of related subjects.
Bachelor of Computer Science Programs
Computer Science - Both general and honours programs are offered, leading to the degree of Bachelor of Computer Science (B.C.S.). Each permits the student to augment a specialized study of computers with an
extensive study of one of a number of related fields, or with a broad spectrum of other courses. A Co-operative Education program is offered in Honours Computer Science. Also offered are B.Sc. programs leading to degrees in Computer Information Systems Specialization, or with Software Engineering Specialization.
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Economics - Both general and honours programs are offered leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Combined degrees are also available.
Bachelor of Science in Economics
Economics - Honours program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.
Bachelor of Mathematics
Mathematics and Statistics - Both general and honours programs lead to the Bachelor of Mathematics (B.Math.) degree. Mathematics also may be combined with Computer Science or another major leading to the Honours B.Math. degree.
Cooperative Education Programs
The Co-operative Education Program offers students the opportunity to combine their classroom experiences with related work experiences. Students seeking admission to the co-operative Education Program must be admitted to the Faculty of Science and enrolled as a full-time student. The Faculty of Science offers the following Co-op programs:
Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Science (Honours Computer Information Systems)
Bachelor of Science (Honours Computer Science with Software Engineering Specialization)
Bachelor of Science in Physics
Bachelor of Science in Physics (Physics and High Technology)
Bachelor of Science in Physics (Medical Physics)
ADMISSION AND APPLICATION
Students can apply for admission to the co-op program in high school and in September during the second year of study. Students applying for Co-op during their second year of study will be required to submit an application form and a resume. Second year admission will be based on academic achievement, previous volunteer and paid work experience, and in some cases, an interview.
NOTE: Each Co-op program within the Faculty of Science has particular regulations and guidelines. Students are directed to the program sections of the Faculty.
Pre-medical and Pre-professional Programs
In addition to the degree programs, the Faculty of Science offers combinations of course selections for students intending to apply to professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, alternative medicine, chiropractic, radiation therapy, etc. All students intending to apply for admission to a professional school are advised to study carefully the requirements of the particular school )s) to which admission is sought because there is some variation, both with respect to choice of subjects and number of years of study required for entrance. Institutions may also change their requirements from time to time.