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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2017-2018

Degree of Bachelor of Science


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General Program


The BSc General program is designed to provide students with a diversified education in more than one branch of study and includes a major and a minor subject or area of concentration. In addition to providing for a BSc General Degree, this allows for subsequent transfer to Specialization and Honors programs, at the Faculty of Science, for which there is no first-year admission. Students who are enrolled in the General program and who intend to transfer to another program should consult the appropriate Calendar description for the particular program of interest and carefully select their first-year core courses in accordance with the requirements of the specific program. It should be noted that this program requires that students include Faculty of Science courses that are offered only in English. See Chart 6.

Faculté Saint-Jean Tableau 6 Programmes généraux (BSc)


Année 1


Année 2


Année 3


  • ★18 Sciences
  • ★3 Option senior
  • ★9 Option

Année 4


  • ★18 Sciences
  • ★12 Option

Notes:


1 L'étudiant qui s'inscrit à la Faculté Saint-Jean est orienté dans les cours de français selon le programme d'études préalablement suivi (voir French Courses ). L'étudiant est tenu de suivre le cours FRANC 226 .
2 L'étudiant satisfait normalement à l'exigence d'un cours d'anglais en réussissant soit ANGL (★6) soit ALS (★6). Ce dernier cours est réservé aux étudiants inscrits dans un programme de la Faculté Saint-Jean sans avoir réussi English 30 ou English Language Arts 30-1 ou l'équivalent.
3 L'étudiant doit compléter ★36 en sciences durant les deux premières années de son programme.

Program Requirements


  1. To obtain a BSc General Degree, students must receive credit in ★120. At least ★72 and not more than ★90 must be in Science. At least ★30 and not more than ★48 must be in Arts among which FRANC 232  is required.
  2. Each student must complete a major subject or area of concentration in Science. A minimum of ★36 and a maximum of ★48 are required in the major subject or area of concentration, with no more than ★18 at the junior level.
  3. Each student may elect to complete a minor subject or area of concentration in Science, Arts, or Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences. At least ★24 and not more than ★36 are required in the minor subject or area of concentration, with no more than ★12 at the junior level.

Majors

A major subject of concentration consists of courses taken from one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology (Science).

To achieve a double major in the BSc, students must complete at least one of the majors and at least ★60 at Faculté Saint-Jean.

A major area of concentration consists of courses taken from one of the following groups:

  1. Biological Sciences: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Botany, Entomology, Genetics, Marine Science, Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Microbiology, Paleontology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Zoology, and courses titled Biology.
  2. Physical Sciences: Astronomy, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Geophysics, Mathematical Physics, and Physics.
  3. Mathematical Sciences: Computing Science, Mathematics, Statistics, and Applied Probability.

Minors

Students may choose a minor concentration either in Science or in Arts. However, the requirements of these routes contain important differences.

  1. Science: For the minor concentration in Science, students must complete a minimum of ★24 and a maximum of ★36 (including no more than ★12 at the junior level and including at least ★6 at the 300- or 400-level) in one of the following subjects or areas:

Areas: Biological Sciences; Mathematical Sciences; Physical Sciences.
Subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Science Psychology (Science).

In addition to the areas and subjects listed above, offered at Faculté Saint-Jean, students may choose a minor from those offered by the Faculty of Science unless there is an equivalent minor offered by Faculté Saint-Jean (Note: Faculty of Science courses are offered in English). Within each of these minors, students must meet the requirements of the Faculty of Science (see BSc General Program ) as well as those of Faculté Saint- Jean. Also the student may choose a minor in Agriculture, Environmental and Conservation Sciences or Human Ecology offered by the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (see BSc General–Minor in Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences). Note that the Faculté residence requirements are applicable in this case (see Residence ).

  1. Arts: For the minor concentration in Arts, students must complete a minimum of ★15 at the senior level, including at least ★6 at the 300- or 400-level, and a maximum of ★24 in one of the following areas: Anthropology and Sociology; Economics; Canadian Studies; Drama; French-language; French-literature (French and French-Canadian); History; Music; Philosophical and Social Thought; Psychology; Political Science; Sociology. For the minor concentration in Music, the student must complete a minimum of ★12 at the senior level, including at least ★6 at the 300- or 400-level, and a maximum of ★24. (Consult Minor in Anthropology and Sociology  - Major and Minor in Sociology  for further details of requirements for these minors.)

    In addition to the areas listed above and offered at Faculté Saint-Jean, students may choose a minor from those offered by the Faculty of Arts unless there is an equivalent minor offered by Faculté Saint-Jean (Note: Faculty of Arts courses are offered in English). Within each of these minors, students must meet the requirements of the Faculty of Arts as well as those of Faculté Saint-Jean. The requirements of the different departments in the Faculty of Arts are set out in Programs and Certificates  to Cooperative Education (Work Experience) Program  of the Calendar. Note that the Faculté residence requirements are applicable in this case (see Residence ).

The major subject or area of concentration and minor subject of concentration may not share courses from the same department. The following combinations are not allowed:

Psychology (Science)/Psychology (Arts).

Courses in a major or a minor subject of concentration may not overlap. For example, if the major area of concentration is the Physical Sciences, and minor subject of concentration is Chemistry, the major may be made up of Astronomy, Biochemistry, Geophysics, Mathematical Physics and Physics courses, but no Chemistry courses. The minor would consist exclusively of Chemistry courses.

  1. The General Program is characterized by a core of courses, which must include the following:
    1. FRANC 232 .
    2. ★6 from among junior courses in English, ANGL or ENGL.
    3. ★6 from among junior courses in Computing Science or Mathematics and Statistics.
    4. ★6 from among junior courses in Astronomy, Chemistry, or Physics.
    5. ★6 from among junior courses in Biology or Psychology (Science).
      Note: BIOLE 107  and BIOLE 108  cannot be used for the minor in Agriculture.
  2. Normally, at least ★30 at the junior level must be successfully completed before students may register in senior-level courses.
  3. Not more than ★42 may be taken at the junior level.
  4. Students must successfully complete a minimum of ★12 at the 300-level in the major subject or area of concentration. Students must also successfully complete a minimum of ★6 at the 300-level in the minor subject or area of concentration.
  5. Subject to receiving written approval from the Faculté Saint-Jean prior to registration, a maximum of ★12 may be taken from Faculties other than Science or Arts. For applicants to the BSc General who have already taken courses from Faculties other than Science or Arts, potential transfer credit for such courses will be assessed at the time of admission to the program. Such subjects are not included as part of the major or minor subject or area of concentration, nor toward the minimum requirement of ★18 in Arts, nor toward the minimum requirement of ★72 in Science.

Note: Course Listings  contains a list of courses from other Faculties that are regarded as Science courses. These courses may be used toward the major and minor and do count toward the minimum requirement of ★72 in Science.

Academic Standing and Graduation


To obtain a BSc General degree, students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 in ★120 credited to the degree. A GPA of at least 2.3 is required in the major subject or area of concentration.

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