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Honours Science (BSc)


Honours Science (BSc)

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Are you passionate about science, but unsure of what discipline to major in? In our Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Honours Science program, you have the freedom to discover your own path in this expansive science-based program.

Take courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, statistics and/or psychology before committing to a specific major — or you can decide not to major at all and graduate with a broad science degree.


Program Highlights

  • co-op-icon.jpgCo-op is available (apply after first year).
  • This flexible program allows you to design your own science education.
  • Take courses range of courses across science disciplines, including biology, chemistry, psychology, and more.
  • Participate in hands-on labs, using state-of-the-art equipment.

First-Year Courses

  • Unifying Life Processes
  • Biological Diversity and Evolution
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry I and II
  • Introductory Calculus for the Natural Sciences
  • Calculus for the Natural Sciences
  • Introduction to Functions and Differential Calculus
  • Calculus I
  • Introduction to Psychology I and II
  • Mechanics for the Life Sciences
  • Thermodynamics and Waves for the Life Sciences
  • Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics and Waves
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Data Structures I
  • Introduction to Physical Geography
  • The Surface of Earth
  • 1.0 elective credits

Choice may be offered for a selection of these courses. For detailed information, visit the undergraduate academic calendar.

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range of mid 70s.
  • Competitive admission range of mid 80s.
  • English at 60%.
  • Advanced Functions, Biology, and Chemistry each at 60%.
  • All required courses calculated in admission average, including English 

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.

 

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Management Option
  • Sustainability Option

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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