Academic Calendar Fall 2017

Science

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Associate of Science degree

Students are not admitted directly to the Associate of Science, however, students in Qualifying Studies or the Bachelor of Science degree program can graduate with the Associate of Science degree once all program requirements are met.

To be eligible for an Associate of Science degree you must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 18 courses. Please note that not all science courses are offered every semester. Therefore, it is important to carefully plan your courses in a sequential manner, paying particular attention to course prerequisites. Associate of Science students should consult with an Advisor to ensure that they select the appropriate science courses for their particular career direction. Students must achieve an average overall grade of C (cumulative GPA of 2.0) calculated on all courses that apply towards the associate degree.

The following is the Associate of Science program outline. Students wishing to complete the program in four semesters should follow the suggested outline below. Students who do not follow the suggested outline will take longer to complete the program.

Program outline

(Sample program plan)

First year

Semester I (Fall)

Course Title Credits
MATH 111 Calculus I 4
Science 100-level science (see Note 1) 4 or 5
Science 100-level science (see Note 1) 4 or 5
Science 100-level science or other transferable course 4 or 5
Total 16-19

Semester II (Winter)

Course Title Credits
MATH 112 Calculus II 4
Science 100-level science (see Note 1) 4 or 5
Science 100-level science (see Note 1) 4 or 5
Science 100- or 200-level science (see Note 1 and 2) 4 or 5
Total 16-19

Second year

Semester III (Fall)

Course Title Credits
ENGL 105 Academic Writing 3
Elective Arts (see Note 3) 3
Science 200-level science (see Note 2) 4
Science 200-level science (see Note 2) 4
Science 200-level science (see Note 2) 4
Total 18

Semester IV (Winter)

Course Title Credits
ENGL One of ENGL 120-170 3
Elective Arts (see Note 3) 3
Science 200-level science (see Note 2) 4
Science 200-level science (see Note 2) 4
Science 200 level science (see Note 2) 4
Total 18
Program Total 68-77

Note 1: 100-level science courses should be applicable to the Bachelor of Science. Selection should be made based on the student's area of interest and in consultation with an Advisor. Suggested courses include: BIO 111, 112; CHEM 113, 114; COMP 150, 155; GEOG 101, 102, 103, 116; and PHYS 111, 112.

Note 2: 200-level science courses should be applicable to the Bachelor of Science and cover two or more subjects. Selection should be made based on the student's area of interest and in consultation with an Advisor. Applicable courses include: BIO 201, 202, 203, 210, 220; CHEM 213, 214, 221, 224, 241; COMP 251, 256; GEOG 201, 202, 211, 250, 253; MATH 211, 221, 235, 255, 265, 270; and PHYS 221, 222, 231, 252.

Note 3: The Arts electives must be in a subject other than English, and this excludes mathematics and laboratory-based science courses. Arts electives can be either Humanities or Social Sciences (see the Table of Subject Areas).

Co-operative Education option

The Co-operative Education option provides science students with the opportunity to acquire paid, career-related work experience in conjunction with their studies in the Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science degree programs. See the Co-operative Education section for more details.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

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