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10.4 Bachelor of Science 2017/2018

10.4 Bachelor of Science

10.4.0 Educational Objectives: Faculty of Science

The educational objectives of the Faculty of Science support the mission and values of Concordia University of Edmonton. Concordia University of Edmonton has designed its Science programs:

  1. To educate its students in both depth and breadth in one or more of the scientific disciplines.
  2. To develop in its students methods of thought and inquiry that lay the foundations for continuous learning.
  3. To enable students to explore and to foster connections with other fields within the liberal-arts tradition.
  4. To be widely recognized for their quality.
  5. To develop in students the ability to conduct scientific research.
  6. To furnish its students with the basis for graduate study, professional education, and successful careers.
  7. To develop graduates who are ethical leaders and contributing members of society.

10.4.1 Four-Year Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

A. General Academic Requirements

Candidates for Concordia University of Edmonton’s four-year Bachelor of Science programs:

  1. Must complete a total of 120 credits.
  2. Must complete the core requirement of 30 credits minimum. See Core Requirements, section 10.1.
  3. Must complete 36-60 credits in a major, or 36-72 credits in a principal area of concentration as noted in the specific majors.
  4. Must complete a minimum of 6 credits at the 400-level in the major.
  5. Must complete at least 18 credits in a minor, of which 6 credits must be at the senior-level; alternatively, a second major is permissible.
  6. May take only 6 credits of junior-level English and 6 credits of junior-level Religious Studies.
  7. May take no more than 48 credits of junior-level courses for credit toward a degree. However, 54 credits are permitted for Mathematics majors.
  8. May include core course requirements in the major and minor. However, the same course may not be counted toward both the major and minor requirements.
  9. Must complete 60 of the 120 credits required to graduate at Concordia University of Edmonton. Moreover, at least 18 credits of the last 30 credits must be completed at Concordia University of Edmonton (Residency Requirement, section B).
  10. Must take a minimum of 102 credits in Arts and Science courses, of which a minimum of 66 credits must be Science.
  11. For continuation in the four-year program, must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 or higher and a GPA of 2.3 or higher in the major.
    Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements to continue in the four-year BSc should consult with a Registration Advisor regarding the three-year BSc degree.
  12. For graduation, must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in the 120 credits applicable to the degree, and a minimum GPA of 2.3 in the courses in the major. For further information, see Graduation Requirements, section 9.7.1.
    Candidates who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements for the four-year BSc should consult a Registration Advisor regarding the three-year BSc degree.

B. Residency Requirement

Candidates for Concordia University of Edmonton’s four-year Bachelor of Science degree must complete the specified credits at Concordia University of Edmonton (section A.9). Students who plan to take courses at other institutions must first follow the procedures for Visiting Student Permission, section 4.4.3.A.

C. Major Requirements

1. Biology

Biology:

42-60 credits required, to include:

  1. BES 107 and 108
  2. BIO 201 and 207
  3. BIO 208 and 227
  4. ENSC 204
  5. BIO 470 and 480
  6. 15-33 credits of unspecified senior-level Biology courses, of which at least 12 credits must be at the 300- or 400-level.

In addition to the above, students must complete:

  1. CH 101
  2. CH 261
  3. BIOCH 200
  4. MAT 151 and 3 credits of unspecified Mathematics courses.

Emphasis in Cell and Molecular Biology:

54-60 credits required, to include:

  1. BES 107 and 108
  2. BIO 201, 207, and 265
  3. BIO 208 and 227
  4. 12 credits chosen from BIO 302, 307, 350, 355, 366, 371, or 465
  5. BIO 470, 480, 488, and 489
  6. 9-15 credits of unspecified senior-level Biology courses

In addition to the above, students must complete:

  1. MAT 151 and 3 credits of unspecified Mathematics courses
  2. CH 101
  3. CH 102
  4. CH 261
  5. CH 263
  6. BIOCH 200

Emphasis in Integrative Biology:

51-60 credits required, to include:

  1. BES 107 and 108
  2. BIO 207
  3. BIO 208 or ENSC 208 and BIO 227 or ENSC 227
  4. BIO 243 or 245
  5. 6 credits chosen from BIO 201, 265, 355 or 465
  6. One of BIO 250, BIO 225 or BIO 350
  7. One of BIO 304, ENSC 305, BIO 308, ENSC 308, BIO 339 or ENSC 339
  8. BIO 470, 480, 488, and 489
  9. 9-18 credits of unspecified 300- or 400-level Biology or Environmental Science courses

In addition to the above, students must complete:

  1. CH 101
  2. CH 102
  3. CH 261
  4. BIOCH 200
  5. MAT 151 and 3 credits of unspecified Mathematics courses
2. Chemistry

42-60 credits required, to include:

  1. CH 101 and 102
  2. CH 261 and 263
  3. CH 211, 271 and 331
  4. CH 213, 273 and 332
  5. One of CH 486, 491, 493, 494, 496, 497, 498 or 499
  6. BIOCH200
  7. 6-24 credits unspecified senior-level Chemistry.

In addition to the above, students must complete:

  1. 3 credits in Physics
  2. MAT 113 or 114, and MAT 115
  3. BES 107 or BES 108.

MAT 120, MAT 214, and an additional 3 credits of Physics are strongly recommended.

3. Environmental Science

Environmental Science:

42-60 credits required, to include:

  1. BES 107 and 108
  2. ENSC 204 and 208
  3. ENSC 227
  4. ENSC 318
  5. ENSC 475 and 485
  6. 18-36 credits of unspecified senior-level Environmental Science courses, of which 12 credits must be at the 300- or 400-level.

In addition to the above, students must complete:

  1. MAT 151
  2. 6 credits of unspecified Chemistry courses

ECO 101, ECO 369 and MAT 103 are recommended.

Emphasis in Environmental Assessment and Remediation:

54-60 credits required, to include:

  1. BES 107 and 108
  2. ENSC 204 and 208
  3. ENSC 227
  4. ENSC 318
  5. 6 credits chosen from ENSC 215, 308, 339, or 415
  6. 6 credits chosen from ENSC 210, 220, 250, or 305
  7. 6 credits chosen from ENSC 346, 350 or 355
  8. ENSC 430
  9. ENSC 475, 485, 493, and 495
  10. 3-9 credits of unspecified 300- or 400-level Environmental Science courses

In addition to the above, students must complete:

  1. CH 101
  2. CH 102
  3. CH 211
  4. CH 261
  5. MAT 151 and 3 credits of unspecified Mathematics courses.
4. Mathematics

45-60 credits required, to include:

  1. MAT 113 or 114
  2. MAT 115, 120, and 151
  3. MAT 200 and 214
  4. MAT 400
  5. 24-39 credits of unspecified senior-level Mathematics courses including 6 credits at the 400-level

In addition to the above, students must complete:

  1. 6 credits of unspecified Information Technology or Computing Science courses.

10.4.2 Three-Year Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

A. General Academic Requirements

Candidates for Concordia University of Edmonton’s three-year Bachelor of Science programs:

  1. Must complete a total of 90 credits.
  2. Must complete the core requirement of 30 credits minimum. See Core Requirements, section 10.1.
  3. Must complete a minimum of 24 credits in a concentration. A higher minimum is specified in some concentrations. Please refer to each concentration for maximum credits allowed.
  4. Must complete 18-24 credits in a minor, of which 6 credits must be at the senior-level; alternatively, a second concentration is permissible.
  5. May take only 6 credits of junior-level English and 6 credits of junior-level Religious Studies.
  6. May take no more than 42 credits of junior-level courses for credit toward a degree. However, 48 credits are permitted for Mathematics concentrations.
  7. Are permitted to take a maximum of 6 credits from each discipline (except Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics) in the first year of studies.
  8. May include core course requirements in concentrations and minors. However, the same course may not be counted toward both concentration and minor requirements.
  9. Must take a minimum of 3 credits in 6 different disciplines.
  10. May take no more than 30 credits in any one discipline. However, 33 credits are permitted for Chemistry and Mathematics concentrations.
  11. Must take a minimum of 72 credits in Arts and Science courses.
  12. Must take at least 42 credits from Science courses.
  13. Must maintain a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.0.
  14. Must complete 30 of the 90 credits required to graduate at Concordia University of Edmonton. Moreover, at least 18 credits of the last 30 credits must be completed at Concordia University of Edmonton. (Residency Requirement, section B).
  15. May receive up to 60 credits from another institution. Transfer credits may vary depending on program requirements.
    Students planning to take courses for credit at other institutions must follow the procedures for Visiting Student Permission, section 4.4.3.A.
  16. To graduate, must achieve a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 and a GPA of 2.0 in the credits required for the area of concentration. For further information, see Graduation Requirements, section 9.7.1.

B. Residency Requirement

Candidates for Concordia University of Edmonton’s three-year Bachelor of Science degree must complete the specified credits at Concordia University of Edmonton (section A.14). Students who plan to take courses at other institutions must first follow the procedures for Visiting Student Permission, section 4.4.3.A.

C. Concentration Requirements

Students may not count more than 18 credits from courses outside the Faculties of Arts and Science toward a Concordia University of Edmonton Arts or Science degree. Courses offered through the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Management are outside the Faculties of Arts and Science.

1. Biology

27-30 credits required, to include:

  1. BES 107 and 108
  2. BIO 227
  3. 18-21 credits of unspecified Biology courses, with at least 3 credits at the 400-level

In addition to the above courses students must complete:

  1. 6 credits in Chemistry (normally taken in the first year)
  2. BIOCH 200
  3. MAT 151
2. Chemistry

30-33 credits required, to include:

  1. CH 101 and 102
  2. CH 261 and 263
  3. CH 211
  4. CH 271
  5. CH 331
  6. One of CH 486, 493, 494, 496, 497, 498, or 499
  7. 6-9 credits of unspecified senior-level Chemistry (may include BIOCH 200)

In addition to the above courses students must complete:

  1. MAT 113 or 114, and 115
  2. 3 credits in Physics.
3. Environmental Science

24-30 credits required, to include:

  1. BES 107 and 108
  2. ENSC 204
  3. ENSC 208 and 227
  4. 9-15 credits of unspecified Environmental Science courses, with at least 3 credits at the 400-level

In addition to the above courses students must complete:

  1. 6 credits in Chemistry
  2. MAT 151

ECO 101, ECO 369 and MAT 103 are recommended.

 

4. Mathematics

27-33 credits required, to include:

  1. MAT 113 or 114
  2. MAT 115, 120, and 151
  3. MAT 200 and 214
  4. One 400-level Mathematics course
  5. 6-12 credits of unspecified senior-level Mathematics courses