FACULTY OF SCIENCE

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

1) For the General Degree of Bachelor of Science a candidate will be required to complete, subject to the following Regulations, one hundred twenty credit hours applicable to the degree which shall include:

a) Six credit hours in English courses
b) Six credit hours in Mathematics courses
c) Six credit hours in courses from each of two Sciences other than Mathematics.

2) a) Courses shall be chosen so that a candidate shall have completed an approved concentration of courses in one subject to be known as the candidate's Major. In selecting courses in their Major, candidates must comply with the Departmental Regulations approved by the Senate and printed in the Calendar. The Departmental Regulations shall require not fewer than thirty-six nor more than forty-five credit hours in courses from the subject of the Major (including the courses in that subject completed at the first year level). (See also Notes 1, 2 and 3).

b) The subject of the candidate's major shall be that declared by the candidate on the appropriate admission form and approved by the department at the time of admission.

c) The thirty-six or more credit hours in courses from one subject referred to in a) above, may be chosen from the following subjects, and may include courses in that subject which were completed at first-year level: Biology (see Note 5), Biochemistry (see Note 7), Chemistry, Computer Science (see Note 3), Earth Sciences, Economics, Geography, Mathematics (except 1150, 1151) and Statistics, Physics, Psychology.

d) A candidate may change the subject of the Major during any Regular Registration Period provided he or she has first applied for and received acceptance by the department to which application is being made.

e) In those Departments which offer programmes leading to both a degree of Bachelor of Arts and a degree of Bachelor of Science, students are free to choose the degree programme they wish to follow and may change from one to the other; however, they may not obtain BOTH degrees in the same Major subject at this University. Students who are concurrently completing the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) degree should refer to the entry JOINT DEGREES OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (COMPUTER SCIENCE) AND BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (CO-OPERATIVE) immediately following these regulations.

3) Further courses may be chosen from any of the subjects listed in Clause 2 above, or from other courses approved by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the Faculty of Science (see Schedule A and Note 6), provided that, of the one hundred twenty credit hours required:

i) candidate shall have completed at least seventy-eight credit hours in courses from the subjects listed in Clause 2 above, including the Major courses and the courses required for admission; See Notes 4 and 6.

ii) there shall be not fewer than five subjects in which a candidate shall have completed courses. At least four of these subjects shall be chosen from the subjects listed in Clause 2 above. In the case of unspecified transfer credits awarded in a subject area not taught at Memorial University any number of such transfer credits in the aggregate shall count as one subject area.

iii) not more than fifteen unspecified transfer credit hours awarded in a subject area not taught at Memorial University shall be used to satisfy the requirements of the degree.

4) Before a candidate registers, the Head of the Department of his or her Major, or delegate, shall approve a candidate's programme which is in accordance with the above regulations. The Head of the Department or delegate shall advise each candidate of programmes suitable for his or her particular needs.

5) To obtain a general degree of Bachelor of Science a candidate shall have:

i) satisfied the conditions of Clause 1 of Section F.(2) (Classification of Degrees) of the General Academic Regulations;

ii) obtained an average of at least 1.0 point per credit hour in the 78 credit hours in Science required for the degree;

iii) obtained an average of at least 1.0 point per credit hour in the minimum number of credit hours in the major subject (or, in the case of joint majors, subjects) required for the major programme (or, in the case of joint majors, programmes).

6) Where a student satisfies the separate departmental regulations for a major in two or more subjects for which a specific joint programme does not exist, such subjects shall be recognized as the major subjects for the general degree of Bachelor of Science.

7) A candidate may complete a minor of at least twenty-four credit hours in courses from a subject area other than that of the Major chosen from Clause 2(c) above or from minors available in the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Business Administration, and the School of Music. (It should be noted that because of departmental regulations for the Major, not every candidate may be able to fit a minor into his or her one hundred twenty credit hours programme).

a) The subject of the candidate's minor shall be that declared by the candidate on the Change of Academic Programme Form which must then be signed by the Head of the Department of the Minor.

b) A candidate must follow the departmental regulations for the Minor as set forth in the appropriate section of the Calendar.

c) The Head of the Department of the Minor will advise the candidate on the selection of courses in the Minor.

d) Students who have taken courses appropriate to their Minor at another University are required to complete at least six credit hours in courses from that subject at this University. These courses must be chosen in consultation with the Head of the Department of the Minor programme.

e) A candidate must obtain a grade point average of at least 1.0 in the credit hours prescribed for the minor programme.

NOTES: 1) Departmental regulations are not intended to debar students from taking more than the required courses in the subject of their Major.

2) Students who have taken courses in the subject of their Major at another university are required to complete at least twelve credit hours in courses from that subject at this University.

3) Computer Science Majors and Computer Science Honours students shall not receive credit for Computer Science Service Courses.

4) Science 2010/2011 may be used to fulfil in part the requirement of seventy-eight credit hours in Science.

5) Biology 2120 may not be used for credit by Biology Majors.

6) When Science course equivalents have been established by Department Heads for Engineering courses, credit may not be obtained for both the Engineering course and the established equivalent course offered by the Faculty of Science.

7) In the case of Biochemistry the courses for the Biochemistry programme shall include Chemistry 2400 and 2401.

SCHEDULE A:

Subject to overall Degree Regulations a candidate may complete a maximum of forty-two credit hours in the case of a General Degree, thirty-nine in the case of a Joint Honours Degree and twenty-four credit hours in courses in the case of an Honours Degree chosen from the following list:

(i) All courses in the Faculty of Arts, to a maximum of forty-two or thirty-nine or twenty-four credit hours as stated above.

(ii) Except in cases where the specified 24 credit hours in Business or the 27 credit hours in Music are being used to satisfy the minor requirements, a maximum of fifteen credit hours in subject areas other than Arts or Science may be used.

NOTES 1) No courses in Schedule A may be used to fulfill the Science course requirement for the Honours or General degrees, with the exceptions that courses cross-listed with the Faculty of Science shall count as Science courses.

2) Courses in areas other than Arts or Science, but which are cross-listed with the Faculty of Arts, may be counted as Arts courses.


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