Last updated: August 20, 2020 @ 09:42AM

Sciences

General Information
This Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree program is an option for those interested in creating their own customized program of study in the Sciences.

The Bachelor of Science program can be designed as both a transition to University and a pathway from high school to a variety of University programs.

This BSc degree provides an opportunity to develop a personalized study-plan to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue further undergraduate or postgraduate studies or careers. The program is ideal for those who plan to complete courses to meet the admission requirements to programs for which they are not initially qualified at the time of admission to the University.

The requirement for graduation with a BSc in Sciences (Pass) is a minimum 60 percent overall average on completion of program requirements. The requirement for graduation with a BSc in Sciences (Honours) is a minimum 70 percent average in all credits taken from the Faculty of Mathematics and Science and a minimum 60 percent overall average on completion of program requirements.

A BSc in Sciences degree will carry no major or area of concentration.

Students electing to pursue the Sciences program should develop a program plan in consultation with an Academic Adviser in the Office of the Registrar or the Academic Advisor in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science.

Program Notes
  1. The majority of the credits earned must be offered by Departments/Centres within the Faculty of Mathematics and Science.
  2. It is recommended that students take one Humanities context credit, one Sciences context credit, one Social Sciences context credit and two elective credits in Year 1.
  3. FMSC 1P00 is strongly recommended for all year one students. More detailed information is available at https://brocku.ca/mathematics-science/transitioning-to-university-science-fmsc-1p00/
  4. For the Pass degree, a student may select a maximum of five credits from any one discipline, with the exception of courses from the Faculties of Applied Health Sciences, Business and Education. In these cases, a maximum of five credits may be taken from any combination of designated Applied Health Sciences, Business and Education courses (including courses cross listed with those faculties.)
  5. For the Honours degree, a student may select a maximum of seven credits from any one discipline, with the exception of courses from the Faculties of Applied Health Sciences, Business and Education. In these cases, a maximum of seven credits may be taken from any combination of designated Applied Health Sciences, Business and Education courses (including courses cross listed with those faculties.)
  6. Students may choose up to two minors in the pass degree, and up to three minors in the Honours degree.
  7. In 20 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)9 or above; at least three credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.
  8. In 15 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.
    In some circumstances, in order to meet university degree and program requirements, more than 15 or 20 credits may be taken.

Program Requirements

In Year 1 students in this BSc program are recommended to take:
·   Three credits from the Faculty of Mathematics and Science (see program note 3)
·   two credits from one Humanities context credit, one Sciences context credit, one Social Sciences context credit

Students may choose to declare a major, in a subject area of interest, or remain in this program and follow the program requirements outlined below.

Honours
·   One Humanities context credit
·   one Sciences context credit
·   one Social Sciences context credit
·   ten additional credits from Mathematics and Science (see program notes 3, 4, 5 and 6)
·   seven elective credits (see program notes 3, 4, 5 and 6)

Pass
·   One Humanities context credit
·   one Sciences context credit
·   one Social Sciences context credit
·   seven additional credits from Mathematics and Science (see program notes 3, 4, 5 and 6)
·   five elective credits (see program notes 3, 4, 5 and 6)

Course Descriptions

Note that not all courses are offered in every session. Refer to the applicable term timetable for details.

# Indicates a cross listed course
* Indicates primary offering of a cross listed course

Prerequisites and Restrictions

Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met.
FMSC 1P00
Transitioning to University Science
Foundational mathematics and topics from introductory science. Time management, learning skills, and library research skills. Data analysis and presentation using spreadsheets; lab report preparation.Note: More detailed information is available at https://brocku.ca/mathematics-science/transitioning-to-university-science-fmsc-1p00/
Lectures, 4 hours per week; tutorial, 1 hour per week.
Restriction: open to BSc Sciences students until date specified in Registration guide.