To see a program overview, learn about the unique opportunities offered to students within this degree, and to connect to admission and faculty resource links, review the Science program page:
A three year degree providing a diversified training in Science. Choose the B.Sc. General if you want a general education in the natural and/or mathematical sciences, or if you plan to enter a program that requires a degree. The B.Sc. General is not intended for students who want to practice in a field of specialization.
As part of a B.Sc. General degree, you must complete 24 credit hours of Introductory Level Science courses and 36 credit hours of Advanced Level Science courses.
The 24 credit hours of Introductory Level Science courses requires you to complete 6 credit hours from each of three Science areas listed in Group A and an additional 6 credit hours from any courses listed in Group A and/or Group B.
The 36 credit hours of advanced level course work must be completed in two different subject areas (18 credit hours of each) from the following options: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics and Astronomy and/or Statistics. Students also have the option to complete all 36 credit hours of the Advanced Level Science requirement in either Biological Sciences or Chemistry. The Advanced Level Science requirement courses are normally completed after year 1.
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|CHOOSE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:||FOCUSED APPROACH||BALANCED APPROACH||SAMPLING APPROACH|
|Introductory Level Science (1st subject area) from Group A||6||6||6|
|Introductory Level Science (2nd subject area) from Group A||6||6||6|
|Introductory Level Science (3rd subject area) from Group A||6|
|Introductory Level Science (4th subject area) from Group A and/or Group B||6|
|Faculty of Arts course(s) (PDF)||6||6|
|Total Credit Hours||30||24|
|Focused and Balanced Approach Tip: Include a W course as part of the Faculty of Arts course(s)|
|Introductory Level Science Requirement:||Meet the 24 credit hour Introductory Level Science requirement by:
Choose 2 courses from:
BIOL 1020 and BIOL 1030
CHEM 1300 and CHEM 1310
COMP 1010 and COMP 1020
Choose 2 courses from:
MATH 1200 (M)
MATH 1240 (M)
MATH 1220 (M) or MATH 1300 (M)
MATH 1230 (M) or MATH 1500 (M) or MATH 1510 (M) or MATH 1520 (M)
MATH 1232 (M) or MATH 1700 (M) or MATH 1710 (M)
MBIO 1010 and MBIO 2020
PHYS 1020 (M) or PHYS 1050
PHYS 1030 (M) or PHYS 1070
STAT 1000 (M) and STAT 2000 (M)
|Group B:||BIOL 1410
Note: An additional advanced-level Science course is available to fulfill this requirement. Refer to the Academic Calendar for details.
Admission to the Faculty of Science from University 1 is referred to as a 'transit', and therefore does not require an application process for admission to the faculty. Once you have completed 24–30 credit hours of course work you are eligible to transit to the B.Sc. General degree.
See the Applicant Information Bulletin for more details.
|Minimum Credit Hours:||24 credit hours.|
|Minimum Course Load:||University 1 or your first year may be completed on a part time or full time basis. Admission requirements may be completed in the Summer Session.|
|W Requirement:||Not required for admission, but must be done in first 60 credit hours.|
|M Requirement:||Not required for admission, but must be done in first 60 credit hours.|
No minimum cumulative GPA required, but performance will be assessed upon entry.
|Selection Criteria:||Transit upon completion of 24 credit hours.|
When selecting courses in Group A and/or Group B, consider the following: