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 Undergraduate Studies Academic Calendar
2017-2018

Science Academic Plans


General Science

Three-Year General Program
 

Advisor: See Faculty of Science, academic advisors.

The Three-Year General Science Program allows students to specialize to a limited extent in a particular subject area or to pursue a broad range of Science subjects. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Science, Three-Year General Science degree with no area of specialization designated. Minors can be attached to this degree, where permitted.

Continuation in the Three-Year General Science Program requires a cumulative overall average of 55% and a cumulative Science average of 55%.

Successful completion of this program requires:

  1. 15.0 units distributed as follows:
    • 14.0 lecture units, with the following conditions:
      • 1.0 MATH unit chosen from: ACTSC, AMATH, CO, CS, STAT, MATH, or PMATH
      • 1.0 Year One Science lecture unit that completes a Year One sequence
      • 1.0 Year One Science lecture unit that completes a different Year One sequence
      • 4.5 Science units chosen from: BIOL, CHEM , EARTH, MNS, PHYS, or SCI courses, with the following conditions:
        • 1.0 Science unit at the 300-level or higher, exclusive of SCI units
      • 6.5 units at the 200-level or higher that can include:
        • Units that satisfy the Math requirements
        • Units that satisfy the Science requirements, except the 1.0 unit of 300-level or higher Science
        • Any 100-level BIOL units, exclusive of BIOL 101, not used to satisfy a Year One sequence
        • Lecture units taken to meet the 15.0 unit program total
    • 1.0 lecture or lab Science unit, with the following condition:
      • Lab units are normally associated with Year One sequences.
  2. Completion of the English Language Proficiency Requirement

Additional Program Conditions

  1. Year One sequence subjects are: BIOL, CHEM, EARTH and PHYS
  2. A maximum of 3.0 SCI course units course units count towards 7.5 Science units.
  3. SCBUS courses do not count as Science units.
  4. SCI 237, MATH 103, COMM or MTHEL courses do not count.
  5. BIOL 101 does not count as a Year One requirement.
  6. 1.0 lab unit maximum counts.
  7. A maximum of 5.0 failed units are allowed.

Notes

  1. PHYS 121 can be substituted for PHYS 111.
  2. PHYS 122 can be substituted for PHYS 112.
  3. PHYS 121L or PHYS 131L can be substituted for PHYS 111L.
  4. PHYS 122L or PHYS 132L can be substituted for PHYS 112L.
  5. Students are advised to take at least 2.0 units from non-Science areas, such as Arts or Mathematics.
  6. Students are advised to take the required 1.0 unit in Mathematics in first year.
  7. Normally, 5.0 lecture units are taken per year.

Recommended Course Sequence


Year 1A

Two of (up to 1.5 units):

One Mathematics course (0.5 unit)
Two electives (1.0 unit)

Year 1B

Two of (up to 1.5 units):

One Mathematics course (0.5 unit)
Two electives (1.0 unit)

Year 2

5.0 lecture units of which 2.0 to 3.0 should be Science units.

Year 3

5.0 lecture units of which 2.0 to 3.0 should be Science units.

 


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