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First-Year Academic Plans (Regular and Co-operative)
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Life Sciences and Physical Sciences are two entry points in Science that are used only for first-year students. Life Sciences plans include Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Sciences (Regular only), Life Physics, and Psychology. Physical Sciences plans include Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Materials and Nanosciences, Mathematical Physics, Medicinal Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, and Physics. Students will be moved to the academic plan they listed as their Subject of Major Interest on their Ontario Universities' Applicant Centre (OUAC) application, unless they indicated Psychology. These students stay in Life Sciences for first year because this program is a second year entry level. In 1B, students will file a Plan Modification form to switch into Psychology for 2A. The other entry point plans (Honours Science, Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy, Biotechnology/Economics, Environmental Science, Science and Aviation, and Science and Business) continue into second year providing academic requirements are met.

The normal minimum course load for a full-time student in first-year Science is five lecture courses plus required labs per term. At least two of these must be lecture courses from the first-year offerings in two different disciplines from the Faculty of Science.

Students are encouraged to select an Arts elective (preferably English or Psychology).


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