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General Science and Forensics and Combined Forensics
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: 62-139 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 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 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) 55-140; 55-141; 59-140; 59-141; 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; 57-410; 57-411; 60-104; 46-115; 66-141
(b) any three of the following: 57-304; 57-380; 57-420; 57-480; 57-482
(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 300 level or above (55-xxx; 59-xxx;57-xxx, 60-xxx, 66-xxx, 46-xxx). The area of concentration must be declared prior to entry of second year studies.
(d) 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: Life Sciences

Required Courses
55-204 Human Physiology
55-211 Genetics
55-213 Intro Molecular Biology
59-220 Analytical Chem
59-230 Introduction to Organic Chemistry
59-261 Organic Chemistry of Biomolecules
FOUR Additional courses from 55-xxx, 57-xxx, 59-xxx ;60-xxx;66-xxx;46-xxx

Area of Concentration: Biology

Required Courses
55-210 Ecology
55-211 Genetics
55-325 Community Ecology
55-341 Evolution
55-359 Invertebrate Biology)
FIVE Additional courses from 55-xxx, 57-xxx, 59-xxx

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
59-220 Analytical Chemistry
59-321 Principles of Instrument Analysis
FOUR Additional courses from 55-xxx, 57-xxx, 59-xxx

Area of Concentration : Information Technology

Required Courses
03-60-106 Programming for Beginners
03-60-205 Introduction to the Internet
03-60-207 Problem Solving and Information on the Internet or 03-60-209 Social Media and Mobile Technology for end users (one of the two)
03-60-270 Advanced Web Design, Construction and Deployment
03-60-305 Cyber Ethics
03-60-307 Web -based Data Management
FOUR Additional courses from 55-xxx,57-xxx, 59-xxx ,60-xxx 66-xxx, 46-xxx


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: 34-226 or 43-287; 48-215; 48-323; 55-140; 55-141; any one from 60-104, 46-115 or 66- 141
one of 02-250 or 65-205; 57-110; 57-210; 57-201; 57-302; 57-303; 57-313; 57-400; 99-219; 57-410; 57-411; any three of the following: 57-304; 57-380; 57-420; 57-480; 57-482
(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. 62-139/62-140 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: 55-140; 55-141; 57-201; 48-101; 62-140 (or 62-139)
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