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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Majors [Science]


A Science major consists of Science courses (see details of courses ) taken from one of the following nine subject areas of concentration

Biological Sciences


A major in the Biological Sciences (see Note 1) consists of


At least ★36 with at least ★12 at the 300-level or higher.

The major must include the following:

At least ★9


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 BIOL 207  or BIOL 208  in requirement above may not be used to fulfill this program requirement.

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

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

At least ★12 at the 300-level or higher


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:

At least ★12 at the 300-level or higher


At least ★12 in CHEM at the 300-level or higher, of which at least ★3 must be at the 400-level.

Additional Information


Any additional courses required to meet the minimum ★36 may come from CHEM or BIOCH

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

Computing Science


A major in Computing Science consists of


At least ★36 with at least ★12 at the 300-level or higher.

The major must include the following:

At least ★12 in CMPUT at the 300-level or higher


At least ★12 in CMPUT at the 300-level or higher, of which at least ★3 must be at the 400-level.

Additional Information


Many of the CMPUT courses have MATH or STAT prerequisites so students must plan accordingly.

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences


A major in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences consists of


At least ★36 with at least ★12 at the 300-level or higher.

The major must include the following:

At least ★12 at the 300-level or higher


At least ★12 at the 300-level or higher, of which at least ★3 must be at the 400-level. Courses may be chosen from Science EAS, GEOPH or PALEO (see Note 3).

Mathematical Sciences


The major in Mathematical Sciences is no longer available. Students admitted to the BSc General program before Fall 2014 and wishing to complete the Mathematical Sciences major have until April 30, 2018 to do so.

Mathematics


At least ★12 in MATH at the 300-level or higher


At least ★12 in MATH at the 300-level or higher, of which at least ★3 must be at the 400-level. If taken to meet the above Requirement, MATH 334  may be used toward this Requirement.

Physical Sciences


At least ★12 at


the 300-level or higher

At least ★12 in


each of Chemistry and Physics courses

Additional Information


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

See Note 6.

Physics


plus an additional ★9


At the 300-level or higher.

Additional Information


Courses may be chosen from ASTRO, GEOPH, MA PH or PHYS. Many of the courses have 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:

At least ★6 in


PSYCO at the 300-level or higher (minimum of ★3 from Science (see details of courses ) and ★3 from Arts).

At least ★6 in


PSYCO at the 400-level or higher (minimum of ★3 from Science (see details of courses ) and ★3 from Arts).

Additional Information


Although it does not count toward the major, students completing a Psychology major must also take STAT 141  or STAT 151 . Many senior PSYCO courses require STAT 141  or STAT 151  as a prerequisite so students must plan accordingly.

Statistics


A major in Statistics consists of


At least ★36 with at least ★12 at the 300-level or higher.

The major must include the following:

At least ★12 in


STAT at the 300-level or higher, including STAT 378 , and of which at least ★3 must be at the 400-level

Additional Information


The required STAT courses have MATH pre- or corequisites so students must plan accordingly and might wish to pair the Statistics major with a minor in Mathematics.

Notes


  1. Biological Sciences courses include BIOIN (see Note 2), BIOL, BOT, CELL, ENT, GENET, IMIN, MA SC, MICRB, PALEO (see Note 3) and ZOOL courses offered by the Department of Biological Sciences; and BIOCH (see Note 4), MMI (with the exception of 133), NEURO, PHYSL and PMCOL courses offered by the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Students should be aware that it is not possible to combine a major or minor in the Biological Sciences with a minor or major in one of the specific subject disciplines in the Biological Sciences. For example, students may not select a major in the Biological Sciences and a minor in Microbiology. For additional Biological Science courses and information see Faculty of Science .
  2. BIOIN courses are offered jointly by the departments of Biological Sciences and Computing Science and may be counted as Biological Sciences or Computing Science. Students completing a Bioinformatics minor must count the BIOIN courses toward the minor.
  3. PALEO courses are offered jointly by the departments of Biological Sciences and Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and may be counted as Biological Sciences or Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.
  4. BIOCH courses may be counted as Biological Sciences or Physical Sciences or Chemistry.
  5. MA PH courses may be counted as Physical Sciences or Physics.
  6. EAS 323  may be used as a Physical Science or Chemistry course.
  7. Courses in the major and minor may not overlap. For example, the Physical Sciences major or minor may not be paired with a Chemistry or Physics major or minor. The only exception is the pairing of the Bioinformatics minor with either the Biological Sciences major or the Computing Science major. In this case, an individual course(s) cannot be used to meet the course requirements for both the major and the minor.
  8. Science options may only be taken from the course subjects listed in details of courses , including SCI and Faculty of Science INT D courses, provided students meet the prerequisite and eligibility requirements, if any.