Dec 10, 2018  
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019

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. 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.
  3. Normally, at least ★30 at the junior level must be successfully completed before students may register in senior-level courses. 
  4. Each student must complete a major subject area of concentration in Science. See below for specific course requirements in each major subject area of concentration in sciences.
    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. Students must successfully complete a minimum of ★12 at the 300-level in the major.
  5. Each student must also either: 
    1. complete a minor subject or area of concentration in sciences (see list below). At least ★24 and not more than ★36 are required in the minor, with no more than ★12 at the junior level. Students must also successfully complete a minimum of ★6 at the 300-level in the minor.
      Note: For Non-Sciences Minors (see Section Non-Science Minors)
    2. complete a second Science major: Students who complete a second Science major will not have a minor. 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. The Double Majors will be recorded on the student transcript.
  6. The major and minor may not share courses from the same subject or area of concentration. The following combinations are not allowed:

Psychology (Science)/Psychology (Arts)

Courses in a major or a minor may not overlap. For example, if the major is the Physical Sciences, and minor 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. 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.

Majors

A major area of concentration consists of courses taken from seven subject areas of concentration:

Biological Sciences (see note 1):

A major in the Biological Sciences consists of at least ★36 with at least ★12 at the 300-level or higher. The major must include the following:

  1. BIOLE 107 , BIOLE 108  and one of BIOLE 207  or BIOLE 208  
  2. At least ★9 in courses at the 200-level or higher with a lab component and offered by the Department of Biological Sciences. The ★3 from BIOLE 207  or BIOLE 208  in Requirement (1) above may not be used to fulfill this program requirement.
  3. At least★3 from each of the following three areas of study:
    1. Ecology, evolution or diversity
    2. Genetics and molecular (or micro-) biology
    3. Physiology, cell and developmental biology, anatomy

Consult departmental website for a list of approved courses for each of the three areas of study. BIOLE 107 BIOLE 108 BIOLE 207  and BIOLE 208  may not be used to fulfill the program requirements in 3a, 3b or 3c.

  1.  At least ★12 at the 300-level or higher, of which at least ★3 must be at the 400-level. Many of the senior Biological Sciences courses require either BIOL 207  or BIOL 208  as a prerequisite so both courses are highly recommended.

Chemistry

A major in Chemistry consists of at least ★36 with at least ★12 at the 300-level or higher. The major must include the following:

  1. CHIM 101 , CHIM 102 , CHIM 261  (or CHIM 164 ) and CHIM 263  
  2. At least ★3 from CHIM 211, CHEM 241 , CHEM 282 .
  3. At least ★12 in CHIM at the 300-level or higher, of which at least ★3 must be at the 400-level
  4. Any additional courses required to meet the minimum ★36 may come from CHIM or BIOCM.

Although it does not count toward the major, students completing a Chemistry major are recommended to take MATHQ 114 (or 113) and 115. Some senior CHIM courses require MATHQ 115 as a prerequisite, so students must plan accordingly.

Mathematical Sciences (see note 2)

A major in Mathematical Sciences consists of at least ★36 with at least ★12 at the 300-level or higher. The major must include the following:

  1. MATHQ 114 MATHQ 115  
  2. At least ★18 at the senior level in MATHQ
  3. At least ★12 at the 300-level or higher in MATHQ
  4. Any additional courses required to meet the minimum ★36 may come from CMPUT, MATHQ or MATH, STATQ or STAT

Mathematics

A major in Mathematics consists of at least ★36 with at least ★12 at the 300-level or higher. The major must include the following:

  1. MATHQ 114  (or MATHQ 113 or MATH 117  or MATH 134  or MATH 144 ), MATHQ 115   (or MATH 118  or MATH 146 ), MATHQ 214  (or MATH 217 ) and 215 (or MATH 317 )
  2. MATHQ 125  (or MATH 127 ) and MATHQ 225 (or MATH 227 )
  3. At least ★3 from MATHQ 228 and MATHQ 334  
  4. At least ★12 in MATHQ at the 300-level or higher, of which at least★3 must be at the 400-level. If taken to meet Requirement (3) above, MATHQ 334 may be used toward Requirement (4)

Physical Sciences (see Note 3)

A major in Physical Sciences consists of at least ★42 with at least ★12 at the 300-level or higher. The major must include the following:

  1. CHIM 101 , CHIM 102  and CHIM 261  (or CHIM 164 )  
  2. PHYSQ 124  (or PHYS 144 ), PHYSQ 126  (or PHYS 146 ) and ★3 from PHYS 208  or PHYSQ 271  
  3. At least ★3 from CHIM 211, CHEM 241 , and PHYS 294  
  4. At least ★12 at the 300-level or higher
  5. At least ★12 in Chemistry and Physics courses

Chemistry courses may be chosen from BIOCM (see Note 4) or CHIM, and Physics courses may be chosen from ASTRO, GEOPH, MA PH (see Note 5), PHYSQ or PHYS. Many of the courses have MATHQ or MATH pre- or corequisites so students must plan accordingly.

Physics

A major in Physics consists of at least ★36 with at least ★12 at the 300- level or higher. The major must include the following:

  1. PHYSQ 124  (or PHYS 144 ), PHYSQ 126  (or PHYS 146 )
  2. PHYS 244 , PHYS 281 ; PHYS 294  or PHYS 295 ; and PHYSQ 271  (or PHYS 208  with a grade of B+ or higher)
  3. At least ★3 from PHYS 310 PHYS 362 , PHYS 372 , PHYS 381  
  4. An additional ★9 at the 300-level or higher

Courses may be chosen from ASTRO, GEOPH, MA PH, PHYSQ or PHYS. Many of the courses have MATHQ or MATH pre- or corequisites so students must plan accordingly and might wish to pair the Physics major with a minor in Mathematics.

Science Psychology

A major in Psychology consists of at least ★36 with at least ★12 at the 300-level or higher. The major must include the following:

  1. PSYCE 104  and PSYCE 105  
  2. At least ★6 chosen from PSYCE 258 PSYCE 275 PSYCE 282  
  3. At least ★6 chosen from PSYCE 333 PSYCE 239 PSYCE 241  
  4. At least ★6 in PSYCE at the 300-level or higher (minimum of ★3 from Science and ★3 from Arts)
  5. At least ★6 in PSYCE at the 400-level or higher (minimum of ★3 from Science and ★3 from Arts)

Although it does not count toward the major, students completing a Psychology major must also take STATQ 151. Many senior PSYCE courses require STATQ 151 as a prerequisite so students must plan accordingly.

Minors

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

A Science minor consists of Science courses taken from one of the following subject areas of concentration:

Biological Sciences (see note 1):

A minor in the Biological Sciences consists of at least ★24 with at least ★6 at the 300-level or higher. The minor must include the following:

  1. BIOLE 107 BIOLE 108  and one of BIOLE 207  or BIOLE 208  
  2. At least ★3 from each of the following three areas of study:

a. Ecology, evolution or diversity

b. Genetics and molecular (or micro-) biology

c. Physiology, cell and developmental biology, anatomy

Consult departmental website for a list of approved courses for each of the three areas of study. BIOLE 107 BIOLE 108 , BIOLE 207  and BIOLE 208  may not be used to fulfill the program requirements in 2a, 2b or 2c.

(3) At least ★6 at the 300-level or higher. Many of the senior Biological Sciences courses require either BIOLE 207  or BIOLE 208  as a prerequisite so both courses are highly recommended.

Chemistry

A minor in Chemistry consists of at least ★24 with at least ★6 at the 300-level or higher. The minor must include the following:

  1. CHIM 101 , CHIM 102 , CHIM 261  (or CHIM 164 ) and CHIM 263  
  2. At least ★3 from CHIM 211, CHEM 241 , CHEM 282 .
  3. At least ★6 in CHIM or CHEM at the 300-level or higher
  4. Any additional courses required to meet the minimum ★24 may come from CHIM or CHEM or BIOCM or BIOCH

Mathematical Sciences (see note 2)

A minor in Mathematical Sciences consists of at least ★24 with at least ★6 at the 300-level or higher. The minor must include the following:

  1. MATHQ 114  (or 113), MATHQ 115  
  2. At least ★12 at the senior level in MATHQ
  3. At least ★6 at the 300-level or higher in MATHQ
  4. Any additional courses required to meet the minimum ★24 may come from CMPUT, MATHQ or MATH, STATQ or STAT

Mathematics

A minor in Mathematics consists of at least ★24 with at least ★6 at the 300-level or higher. The minor must include the following:

  1. MATHQ 114  (or 113 or MATH 117  or MATH 134  or MATH 144 ), MATHQ 115   (or MATH 118  or MATH 146 ), MATHQ 214  (or MATH 217 )
  2. MATHQ 125  (or MATH 127 ) and MATHQ 225 (or MATH 227 )
  3. MATHQ 228 or both MATH 215 (or MATH 317 ) and MATHQ 334  
  4. At least ★6 in MATHQ at the 300-level or higher

Physical Sciences (see Note 3)

A minor in Physical Sciences consists of at least ★27 with at least ★6 at the 300-level or higher. The minor must include the following:

  1. CHIM 101 , CHIM 102 , and CHIM 261  (or CHIM 164 
  2. PHYSQ 124  (or PHYS 144 ), PHYSQ 126  (or PHYS 146 )
  3. At least ★9 in Chemistry and Physics courses
  4. At least ★6 at 300-level or higher.

Courses may be chosen from ASTRO, BIOCM, BIOCH (see Note 4), CHIM or CHEM, GEOPH, MA PH (see Note 5), PHYSQ or PHYS.

Physics

A minor in Physics consists of at least ★24 with at least ★6 at the 300- level or higher. The minor must include the following:

  1. PHYSQ 124  (or PHYS 144 ), PHYSQ 126  (or PHYS 146 )
  2. PHYS 244 , PHYS 281 ; PHYS 294  or PHYS 295 ; and PHYSQ 271  (or PHYS 208  with a grade of B+ or higher)
  3. At least ★3 from PHYS 310 PHYS 362 , PHYS 372 , PHYS 381  
  4. An additional ★3 at the 300-level or higher

Courses may be chosen from ASTRO, GEOPH, MA PH, PHYSQ or PHYS. Many of the courses have MATH pre- or corequisites so students must plan accordingly and might wish to pair the Physics minor with a major in Mathematics.

Psychology

A minor in Psychology consists of at least ★24 with at least ★6 at the 300-level or higher. The minor must include the following:

  1. PSYCE 104  and PSYCE 105  
  2. At least ★3 chosen from PSYCE 258 PSYCE 275 PSYCE 282  
  3. At least ★3 chosen from PSYCE 333 PSYCE 239 PSYCE 241  
  4. At least ★6 in PSYCE at the 300-level or higher (minimum of ★3 from Science and ★3 from Arts) Although it does not count toward the minor, students completing a Psychology minor must also take STATQ 151 . Many senior PSYCO courses require STATQ 151  à as a prerequisite so students must plan accordingly.

Notes

  1. Biological Sciences courses include ANATE/ANAT, BIOCM/BIOCH, BIOIN, BIOLE/BIOL, BOTQ/BOT, CELL, ENT, GENET, IMINE/MMI, MA SC, MICRE/MICRB , MMI (with the exception of MMI 133 ), NEURO, NU FS 363 , PMCOL (with the exception of PMCOL 300 ), PALEO, PHYSE/PHYSL (with the exception of PHYSL 600 ), ZOOL.
  2. Mathematical Sciences courses include CMPUT, MATHQ/MATH, STATQ/STAT.
  3. Physical Sciences courses include ASTRO, BIOCM/BIOCH, CHIM/CHEM, GEOPH, MA PH, PHYSQ/PHYS.
  4. BIOCM/BIOCH courses may be counted as Biological Sciences or Chemistry.
  5. MA PH courses may be counted as Physical Sciences or Physics.

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 ).

Non-Science Minors

Science students may also complete a minor in 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.

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.

For information about the BSc General – minor in Arts, see BA Major/Minor Requirements.

For information about the BSc General – minor in Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, see BSc General—Minor in Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences. In all cases, the faculty and/or department-specified requirements for the minor must be met.

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. Note that the Faculté residence requirements are applicable in this case (see Residence ).

Combined Degree Program

Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Science Degrees

The Faculté Saint-Jean offers a combined degree program that allows students to obtain two degrees (one in science and one in education).See section Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Science Degrees,

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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