| **E****DUCATION/BIOLOGICALSCIENCES**
**Concurrent Honours Biological Sciences with thesis/Bachelor of Education ****(This program will commence Fall 2010)**
All students are required to complete the requirements of the Honours Biological Sciences with Thesis degree program, in addition to the Education courses listed below. Biology will be the first teachable subject for students in this program. All students must select a second teachable subject from Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics, and take six courses in the selected subject which satisfy the major requirements for an Honours degree in the selected subject.Students are advised to seek counselling in the Department of Biological Sciences to ensure that their selection of courses fulfills the requirements for the Honours Biological Sciences with Thesis degree and the requirements for the second teachable subject.Undergraduate students may be allowed, with the consent of the instructor, to take one graduate course for credit in the Honours Biological Sciences Program.
*Total courses:* fifty-five.
*Major requirements: *twenty courses, including the “Core” courses 55-140, 55-141, 55-210, 55-211, 55-213, and 55-341; and fourteen other Biology courses including 55-420*. At least nine courses must be at the 300 level or above. (Recommended: 55-238 and 55-320.)
* It should be noted that only students who have maintained a major G.P.A. of 8.0 and a cumulative G.P.A. of 5.0 will be permitted to enrol in 55-420.
*Other requirements:*
(a) nine Science courses, including 59-140, 59-141, 59-230, 59-261, 62-140 or 62-139, 62-141, and 65-205 or 65-250 (if Mathematics is the second teachable), and one pair of Science courses based on the second teachable as specified below:
Second Teachable | Courses |
Chemistry | 60-106 and 60-205 or 61-140 and 61-141 or *64-140 and 64-141or 67-100 and 67-102; |
Computer Science | 60-140 and 60-141; |
Mathematics | 60-106 and 60-205 or 61-140 and 61-141 or *64-140 and 64-141or 67-100 and 67-102; |
Physics | 64-140 and 64-141; |
* The pair 64-130 or 64-140 and 64-131 may be substituted for the pair 64-140 and 64-141. |
(b) courses from the second teachable at the 200 level or above which satisfy the requirements for an Honours degree in the teachable subject as specified below:
Second Teachable | Courses |
Chemistry | Two Chemistry courses at the 200 level or above which satisfy the requirements for an Honours degree in Chemistry; |
Computer Science | Four Computer Science courses at the 200 level or above which satisfy the requirements for an Honours degree in Computer Science; |
Mathematics | Three Mathematics courses at the 200 level or above which satisfy the requirements for an Honours degree in Mathematics; |
Physics | Four Physics courses at the 200 level or above which satisfy the requirements for an Honours degree in Physics; |
(c) additional Science courses, including courses in Biology, based on the second teachable as specified below:
Second Teachable | Courses |
Chemistry | Four courses from any area in Science, two of which must be at the 300 level or above; |
Computer Science | Two courses from any area in Science at the 300 level or above; |
Mathematics | Three courses from any area in Science, two of which must be at the 300 level or above; |
Physics | Two courses from any area in Science at the 300 level or above; |
(d) four additional courses from Arts/Languages or Social Sciences chosen from the following list of courses: 01-209*, 02-100, 02-210, 26-100*, 26-128, 27-110, 27-111, 32-106, 32-107, 34-129, 34-160*, 34-227*, 34-228*, 40-101, 40-262**, 45-130, 45-160, 45-170, 45-212*, 46-115, 46-116, 46-223, 46-224**, 47-117, 47-118, 47-210, 53-100, 53-106, 53-120, 53-130, and 54-100. (* Recommended; ** Strongly recommended);
(e) an additional course based on the second teachable as specified below:
Second Teachable | Course |
Chemistry | One course from any area of study. |
Computer Science | 60-100. |
Mathematics | 60-120 or 60-125. |
Physics | One course from any area of study. |
*Education courses*:
*Year 2*: 80-199 (1.0); *Year 3*: 80-299 (1.0); *Year 4*: 80-399 (1.0).
*Year 5*: 80-203 (4.0), 80-204 (4.0), 80-205 (4.0); 80-330 (1.0), 80-332 (2.0), 80-334 (1.5), 80-340 (1.5) plus two of 80-331 (1.5), 80-333 (1.5), 80-335 (1.5), 80-336 (1.5), 80-337 (1.5), 80-338 (1.5), or 80-339 (1.5); plus two of 80-353 (6.0), 80-366 (6.0), 80-373 (6.0), 80-374 (6.0), 80-376 (6.0), or 80-380 (6.0); and at least sixty days of Practice Teaching 80-499 (8.0). Requirements can also be met for teaching in the Roman Catholic school system by taking 80-200.
*STANDING REQUIRED FOR CONTINUATION*
Students must maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 5.0, and a G.P.A. of at least 8.0 over the courses taken in each of the two teachable areas in order to continue in the Concurrent Program.Students are expected to enroll in the Concurrent Program on a full-time basis thereby completing the Honours Biological Sciences with Thesis portion of the program in four years and must take according to schedule the required Science and non-Science courses. Students who do not take a selection of courses that lead to the normal completion of all requirements will be required to withdraw from the Concurrent Program. Students who did not follow the regular semester sequence will be required to reapply to the Concurrent Program after an absence of more than one semester.Students will prepare a learning portfolio to document their experiences in the sequence 80-199, 80-299 and 80-399. Admission to the Professional Year (Year 5) will be based on successful attainment of a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 5.0, a G.P.A. of at least 8.0 over the courses taken in each of the two teachable areas, and successful review of the Learning Portfolio.
*COURSE SEQUEN**CE*
*First Year: *ten courses in the Honours Biological Sciences with Thesis program.
*Second Year:* ten courses in the Honours Biological Sciences with Thesis program and the Education course 80-199.
*Third Year: *ten courses in the Honours Biological Sciences with Thesis program and the Education course 80-299.
*Fourth Year: *ten courses in the Honours Biological Sciences with Thesis program and the Education course 80-399.
*Fifth Year: *twelve Education courses.
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