Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Welcome to the Bachelor of Science degree program. We are excited to have you join us.
As a B.Sc. student, you will normally select five courses (2.5 credits). You will require:
- ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSE OR ELECTIVE
The process for creating your schedule for Semester 1 (Fall 2023) is outlined below.
(If you're unsure of your major, refer to your offer of admission.)
- Animal Biology (ABIO)
- Biochemistry (BIOC – Regular and Co-op)
- Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (BPCH – Regular and Co-op)
- Biological Science (BIOS)
- Bio-Medical Science (BIOM)
- Biomedical Toxicology (BTOX – Regular and Co-op)
- Chemistry (CHEM – Regular and Co-op)
- Food Science (FOOD – Regular and Co-op)
- Human Kinetics (HK)
- Marine and Freshwater Biology (MFB – Regular and Co-op)
- Mathematical Science (MSCI)
- Microbiology (MICR – Regular and Co-op)
- Molecular Biology and Genetics (MBG – Regular and Co-op)
- Neuroscience (NEUR – Regular and Co-op)
- Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences (NANS – Regular and Co-op)
- Physical Science (PSCI)
- Physics (PHYS – Regular and Co-op)
- Wildlife Biology and Conservation (WBC – Regular and Co-op)
- Zoology (ZOO)
Students who do not have Grade 12 Biology should contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre for advice. Contact information is provided at the end of this section.
Students who do have Grade 12 Biology should select the biology course recommended for your major in the following list:
- ABIO majors: select BIOL*1050 Biology of Plants & Animals in Managed Ecosystems (listed as “Biology of Managed Ecosystems” on WebAdvisor).
- MFB, WBC and ZOO majors: select BIOL*1070 Discovering Biodiversity.
- BIOM, HK, NEUR and NANS majors: select BIOL*1080 Biological Concepts of Health.
- BIOC, BPCH, BIOS, BTOX, CHEM, FOOD, MICR and MBG majors: select BIOL*1090 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology.
- MSCI, PSCI and PHYS majors: select BIOL*1070 or BIOL*1090. BIOL*1080 is restricted to certain majors but, if the restriction is lifted, BIOL*1080 may be selected.
Students who do not have Grade 12 Chemistry: select CHEM*1060 Introductory Chemistry. For subsequent semesters, see your revised Schedule of Studies.
All students who do have Grade 12 Chemistry: select CHEM*1040 General Chemistry I.
- ABIO, BIOC, BIOS, BIOM, BTOX, FOOD, HK, MFB, MICR, MBG, NEUR, NANS, WBC and ZOO majors: select MATH*1080 Elements of Calculus I.
- BPCH, CHEM, MSCI, PSCI and PHYS who do have Grade 12 Physics and Calculus and Vectors: select IPS*1500 Integrated Mathematics and Physics I.
- BPCH, CHEM, MSCI, PSCI and PHYS who do not have Grade 12 Physics but do have Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors: select MATH*1200 Calculus I.
Students who do not have Grade 12 Physics: select PHYS*1300 Fundamentals of Physics. For subsequent semesters, see your revised Schedule of Studies.
Students who do have Grade 12 Physics should select the physics course listed below for your major.
- ABIO, BIOC, BIOS, BIOM, BTOX, FOOD, HK, MFB, MICR, MBG, NEUR, NANS, WBC and ZOO majors: select PHYS*1080 Physics for Life Sciences.
- BPCH, CHEM, MSCI, PSCI and PHYS majors: select IPS*1500 Integrated Mathematics and Physics I. This is a 1.00 credit course that counts as two courses – math and physics. You will only select four courses in total.
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSE OR ELECTIVE
- PHYS majors: select CIS*1300 Programming.
- MSCI majors: select MATH*1160 Linear Algebra.
- All other majors: select an elective. You can choose a Liberal Education elective from a broad range of subjects. Options include languages, economics, anthropology, history, philosophy and more. See the B.Sc. Academic Advising website for ideas.
- Log in to WebAdvisor. Detailed instructions are available in the WebAdvisor Tutorial.
- Select your required courses and create a class schedule by choosing lecture and seminar/laboratory times that do not conflict. Be aware that our system does not prevent class conflicts.
- Find an elective course (if you have an elective in Semester 1).
- Register for your courses as described in the instructions.
- Check your schedule to ensure that there are no conflicts.
- Some electives are required courses for certain majors and may be restricted. If space allows, restrictions on these courses may be removed near the end of the course selection period, allowing all students the opportunity to register. You should select an elective but keep checking WebAdvisor to see if space in your preferred elective becomes available.
- Should you find that all sections of a required course are full, please first check the B.Sc. Academic Advising website for updates. If you continue to experience difficulties, please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre (contact information follows).
- Distance Education (DE01) courses have no scheduled class time as these courses are online.
- If you are a transfer student with transfer credits, contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre to schedule an appointment (remote appointments are available during regular office hours).
- Bio-Medical Science majors are required to maintain a minimum 75% average in first year, over two full-time academic semesters (total 5.00 credits including the eight core courses as prescribed by the Schedule of Studies), to be guaranteed continuation in the major.
- For information about the Co-operative Education program, including requirements for students enrolled in Co-op and what to do if you're interested in applying for the program, visit the Co-operative Education page. Students wishing to apply to one of the Co-op majors can contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre for assistance.
Contact InformationB.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre
Summerlee Science Complex, Room 1329
519-824-4120 Ext. 53788
Please refer to the B.Sc. Academic Advising website before contacting the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre, as we may have already posted an answer to your question.