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Faculty of Science (2021/2022)
10 Joint Program Regulations

The following Joint Major, Joint Honours and Joint Option programs which lead to the awarding of a General Degree of Bachelor of Science or an Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science are offered by departments in the Faculty of Science. They are governed by Programs of Study for the General Degree of Bachelor of Science and Programs of Study for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science as appropriate.

A joint degree program, which leads to the awarding of both the General Degree of Bachelor of Science and the General Degree of Bachelor of Arts, can be found under the Faculty of Science at Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts and under the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science.

Course descriptions are found at the end of the Faculty of Science section under Course Descriptions.

10.1 Joint Majors
10.1.1 Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Joint Major

As a component of the Degree Regulations for the General Degree of Bachelor of Science, the following courses are required:

  1. Computer Science 1001, 1003, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, plus 18 further credit hours in Computer Science courses numbered 3000 or higher.

  2. Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 2051, 2130, 2260, 2320, 3000, 3100, 3132, 3161, 3202, 4160, and 4190.

In addition, Statistics 2550 is highly recommended.

10.1.2 Applied Mathematics and Economics Joint Major

As a component of the Degree Regulations for the General Degree of Bachelor of Science, the following courses are required:

  1. Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 2051, 2130, 2260, 2320, 3000, 3100, 3202, Statistics 2550.

  2. Either Mathematics 3132 and 4131 or 3161 and 4160.

  3. A computing course early in the program is required. Computer Science 1510 is highly recommended.

  4. Economics: 1010 (or the former 2010), 1020 (or the former 2020), 2550, 3000, 3001, 3010, 4550, 4551.

  5. Eighteen further credit hours chosen from among the various Economics courses in consultation with the Head of the Department or delegate, including at least 9 credit hours at the 4000 level.

10.1.3 Applied Mathematics and Physics Joint Major

Required course for this degree are:

  1. Six credit hours in Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) courses including at least 3 credit hours in English courses.

  2. A computing course. Computer Science 1510 is recommended.

  3. Six credit hours in science other than Mathematics or Physics (if Computer Science is chosen then Computer Science 1510 may be counted as 3 of these hours).

  4. Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 2051, 2260, 2320, 3000, 3001, 3132, 3202.

  5. Physics 1050 (or 1020), 1051, 2053, 2055, 2750 (or 2056), 2820, 3220, 3400, 3500, 3750.

  6. Mathematics 3161 or Physics 3820.

  7. At least 15 additional credit hours chosen from Applied Mathematics and Physics courses numbered 3000 or above. At least 3 hours are required from Applied Mathematics and 6 hours are required from Physics.

  8. A writing course. Any one of Mathematics 2130, Physics 3900, Mathematics 419A/B, or Physics 490A/B is acceptable.

The last requirement does not have to be met independently of the other regulations. For example, it can be satisfied either by choosing Mathematics 2130 from clause 5. above or choosing Physics 3900 as a 3000+ elective in clause 8. above.

10.1.4 Computer Science and Economics Joint Major

As a component of the Degree Regulations for the General Degree of Bachelor of Science, the following courses are required:

  1. Computer Science Requirements

    Forty-two credit hours in Computer Science courses are required: 1001, 1002, 1003, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2500, 3731, 3753 plus 6 further credit hours in Computer Science courses numbered 3000 or higher.

  2. Economics requirements

    A total of 42 credit hours in Economics courses are required: 1010 (or the former 2010), 1020 (or the former 2020), 2550, 3000, 3001, 3010, and 6 credit hours from either 3550 and 3551, or 4550 and 4551 are obligatory.

    The remaining 18 credit hours shall be chosen from among the various Economics courses in consultation with the Head of the Department or delegate, and will include at least 9 credit hours in courses at the 4000 level.

  3. Additional Requirements: Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, and Statistics 2550.

10.1.5 Computer Science and Geography Joint Major

As a component of the Degree Regulations for the General Degree of Bachelor of Science, the following courses are required:

  1. Computer Science Requirements

    Thirty-nine credit hours in Computer Science courses are required: 1001, 1002, 1003, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2500, the former 4751 plus 6 further credit hours in Computer Science courses numbered 3000 or higher.

  2. Geography Requirements

    Thirty-nine credit hours in Geography courses are required: 1050, 2001, 2102, 2195, 2302, 2425, 3202, 3222, 3250, 3260, 4202, 4250, 4261.

  3. Additional Requirements: Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, and Statistics 2550.

10.1.6 Computer Science and Physics Joint Major (B.Sc. only)

As a component of the Degree Regulations for the General Degree of Bachelor of Science, the following courses are required:

  1. Chemistry 1050 and 1051 (or Chemistry 1010, the former 1011, and the former 1031).

  2. Thirty-nine credit hours in Computer Science are required for the Joint Major: 1001, 1002, 1003, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 3731 plus 9 further credit hours in Computer Science courses numbered 3000 or higher, including at least 3 credit hours at the 4000 level.

  3. Physics 1050 (or 1020) and 1051 plus at least 30 additional credit hours in Physics including 2053, 2055, 2750, 2820, 3220, 3400, 3500, 3750, 3800.

    1. Mathematics 1000 and 1001.

    2. Mathematics 2000, 2050, 2260, 3202.

    3. Additional electives to bring the credit hours to 120. Computer Science 2500 and Statistics 2550 are recommended.

10.1.7 Computer Science and Pure Mathematics Joint Major

As a component of the Degree Regulations for the General Degree of Bachelor of Science, the following courses are required:

  1. Computer Science 1001, 1003, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.

  2. Eighteen additional credit hours in Computer Science courses numbered 3000 or higher.

  3. Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 2051, 2130, 2260, 2320, 3000, 3202, 3320, 3340, and Statistics 2550.

  4. Nine additional credit hours in courses numbered 3000 or higher offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, excluding the former Mathematics 3330.

10.1.8 Computer Science and Statistics Joint Major (B.Sc. Only)

As a component of the Degree Regulations for the General Degree of Bachelor of Science, the following courses are required:

  1. Computer Science 1001, 1003, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2500, 3731, 4734, plus 12 further credit hours in Computer Science courses numbered 3000 or higher.

  2. Statistics 1510 or 2500 or 2550, and 2501 or 2560.

  3. Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 2051, 2320, 3340, Statistics 2410 or 3410, 3411, 3520, 3521, 3540, 4590.

  4. Nine further credit hours in Statistics courses numbered 3000 or higher including at least a 3 credit hour course numbered 4000 or higher excluding Statistics 4581.

10.1.9 Earth Sciences and Physics Joint Major

This program was formerly in the Earth Sciences section of the Calendar as a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics. The following courses will be required:

  1. Six credit hours in Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) courses, including at least 3 credit hours in English courses.

  2. Mathematics 1000 and 1001, Earth Sciences 1000 and 1002, Chemistry 1050 and 1051 (or 1200 and 1001), Physics 1050 (or 1020) and 1051.

  3. Earth Sciences 2030, 2401, 2502, 2702, 2905, 3170, 3172, 3420, 3905; plus a 3 credit hour course in Earth Sciences 4100 series.

  4. At least 30 credit hours in Physics courses at the 2000 level or higher, including Physics 2055, 2056 or 2750, 2820, 3220, 3500.

  5. Mathematics 2000, 2050 and 3202.

  6. Other courses to complete at least a minimum requirement of 120 credit hours in courses for the General Degree.

Any change in the program of study must have the prior approval of the Heads of the two Departments concerned.

10.1.10 Economics and Pure Mathematics Joint Major

As a component of the Degree Regulations for the General Degree of Bachelor of Science, the following courses are required:

  1. Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 2130, 2260, 2320, 3000, 3100, 3202, 3320, Statistics 2550 and one 4000 level Mathematics course.

  2. A computing course early in the program is required. Computer Science 1510 is highly recommended.

  3. Economics: 1010 (or the former 2010), 1020 (or the former 2020), 2550, 3000, 3001, 3010, and 6 credit hours from either 3550 and 3551, or 4550 and 4551.

  4. Eighteen further credit hours chosen from among the various Economics courses in consultation with the Head of the Department or delegate, including at least 9 credit hours at the 4000 level.

10.1.11 Economics and Statistics Joint Major

As a component of the Degree Regulations for the General Degree of Bachelor of Science, the following courses are required:

  1. Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 2051, Statistics 2410 or 3410, 2550, 2560, 3411, 3520, 3540, 4590.

  2. Six further credit hours in Statistics courses numbered 3000 or higher, at least 3 credit hours of which must be numbered 4000 or higher, excluding Statistics 3521 and 4581.

  3. Economics: 1010 (or the former 2010), 1020 (or the former 2020), 2550, 3000, 3001, 3010, 4550, 4551.

  4. Eighteen further credit hours chosen from among the various Economics courses in consultation with the Head of the Department or delegate, including at least 9 credit hours at the 4000 level.

10.1.12 Economics (Co-operative) and Statistics Joint Major

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The Joint Major in Economics (Co-operative) and Statistics allows Economics students to apply their skills in a variety of settings including government, education, and the non-profit and private sectors. It is available exclusively to full-time Economics and Statistics majors (B.Sc. only). The program is administered by the designated Academic Staff Member in Co-operative Education (ASM-CE) for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Students who participate in the Economics (Co-operative) and Statistics Joint Major must meet the requirements listed under the Regulations for the General Degree of Bachelor of Science. In addition, the Economics (Co-operative) and Statistics Joint Major requires three work term courses as described in Course Descriptions, Work Terms.

10.1.12.1 Admission Requirements
  1. Admission is limited and selective.

  2. Applicants should note that it is possible to enter the co-operative education program only in the Fall semester of each academic year. Application forms are available on the Department of Economics website.

  3. The primary criterion used in reaching decisions on applications for admission is overall academic achievement. Students with weak overall academic records are unlikely to be admitted. An applicant may be asked to attend an interview.

  4. To be eligible for admission an applicant must have successfully completed a minimum of 30 credit hours with an overall average of at least 65% including the following: Economics 1010 (or the former 2010) and 1020 (or the former 2020); at least 6 credit hours in English (English 1110 is recommended); Mathematics 1000 and 1001; and 12 credit hours chosen from courses in the disciplines of Humanities, Social Sciences or Science. It is advised that students choose courses which can satisfy the Regulations for the General Degree of Bachelor of Science.

  5. A student who has already completed more than the 30 credit hours that are required for admission to the program may apply for entry with Advanced Standing. Students with Advanced Standing will be placed in a semester of the program judged to be appropriate considering the number of credit hours remaining in their academic program.

  6. Transfer students from other universities will be placed in that term of the program judged to be appropriate considering equivalent credits, as determined by the Departments and the designated ASM-CE.

10.1.12.2 Program of Study
  1. A Bachelor of Science student who undertakes a Economics (Co-operative) and Statistics Joint Major shall complete 90 credit hours as follows:

    1. Economics: 1010 (or the former 2010), 1020 (or the former 2020), 2550, 3000, 3001, 3010, 3011, 3550, 4120, 4550, and 4551;

    2. an additional 9 credit hours in Economics at the 3000 or 4000 level;

    3. Economics 299W, 399W, 499W;

    4. Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 2051;

    5. Statistics 2410 or 3410, 2550, 2560, 3411, 3520, 3540, 4590;

    6. an additional 6 further credit hours in Statistics;

    7. Computer Science 1000; and

    8. at least 3 credit hours in an additional science subject other than Computer Science, Economics, and Mathematics/Statistics.

  2. A student should refer to Table 1 Suggested Course Progression for Bachelor of Science Economics (Co-operative) and Statistics Joint Major.

  3. Promotion from each semester requires a passing grade in all specified required courses and a cumulative average of at least 65% in all courses. A student who fails a required course, fails to maintain the required cumulative average, or does not maintain full-time status will not be promoted to the next term and will be required to withdraw from the program.

  4. UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate) - Classification of Students notwithstanding, students will require special permission to register for courses while on work terms if the courses are in addition to the prescribed program. Normally, work terms are considered equivalent to a full-time course load with no time for additional course work.

Table 1 Suggested Course Progression for Bachelor of Science Economics (Cooperative) and Statistics Joint Major

Year

Courses

  • 1
  • ( pre-Economics (Cooperative)) [See Note 1.]
  • ECON 1010, 1020
  • 6 credit hours in English (English 1110 is recommended)
  • Mathematics 1000, 1001
  • 12 credit hours in elective courses [see Note 2.]

2

3

  • ECON 3011, 4120, 4550, 4551
  • ECON 399W (Work Term II (typically in Spring semester))
  • Mathematics 2051
  • Statistics 2410 (or 3410), 3411, 3540
  • 3 further credit hours in Statistics courses
  • 3 further credit hours in elective courses [see Note 2.]

4

  • 9 further credit hours in Economics courses at the 3000 or 4000 level
  • ECON 499W (Work Term III (typically in Winter semester))
  • Statistics 3520, 4590
  • 3 further credit hours in Statistics courses
  • 9 further credit hours in elective courses [see Note 2.]
  • 3 further credit hours in a Science subject other than Computer Science, Economics, Mathematics and Statistics

Notes:

  1. Courses listed in Year 1 are required to be eligible for admission to the program.

  2. Elective courses should be chosen with reference to Faculty of Science Degree Regulations, Electives.

  3. Another 1000-level Computer Science course may be substituted with the approval of the Head of the Department of Economics.

10.1.12.3 Work Term Placement

See Regulations in Economics for the Major in Economics (Co-operative), in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences section of the Calendar.

10.1.12.4 Registration and Evaluation of Performance

See Regulations in Economics for the Major in Economics (Co-operative), in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences section of the Calendar.

10.1.13 Marine Biology Joint Major

The Joint Major in Marine Biology is jointly administered by the Department of Ocean Sciences and the Department of Biology. More information on recommended courses and time tables can be found in the Handbook of Undergraduate Studies available on both departmental websites.

Students who wish to enroll in the program should seek academic advising well in advance to ensure they have successfully completed the appropriate prerequisites. Entry to required courses may be limited and determined by academic performance. Students are advised to consult with the Department of Ocean Sciences or the Department of Biology at the earliest opportunity. Each student registered in the program will be assigned an advisor who should be consulted on academic issues, including course selection.

10.1.13.1 Admission Requirements

Admission to the program is based on academic standing. To be considered for admission to the program, students will normally have successfully completed the following courses (or their equivalents) with an overall average of at least 60%:

  1. Biology 1001 and 1002 with an average grade of 65%;

  2. Chemistry 1050 and 1051 (or 1200 and 1001);

  3. Six credit hours in Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) courses, including at least 3 credit hours in English courses;

  4. Mathematics 1000;

  5. Ocean Sciences 1000 with a minimum grade of 65%;

  6. Physics 1020 (or 1050); and

  7. Physics 1021 (or 1051) or one Ocean Sciences course at the 2000 level.

Students should be aware that delaying some of the above courses, particularly Chemistry 1050 and 1051, until second year may make it difficult to complete the program in the normal four years.

10.1.13.2 Program of Study

Students pursuing a Joint Major in Marine Biology are required to complete a minimum of 60 combined credit hours from Biology and Ocean Sciences, with a minimum of 27 credit hours in each subject:

  1. Six credit hours in Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) courses, including at least 3 credit hours in English courses;

  2. Mathematics 1000;

  3. Earth Sciences 1000;

  4. Statistics 2550 or any of the courses listed in the credit restrictions of Statistics 2550;

  5. Physics 1020 and 1021 (or 1050 and 1051);

  6. Chemistry 1050 and 1051 (or 1200 and 1001), and 2400 and 2401;

  7. Biochemistry 2201 or the former 2101;

  8. Biology 1001, 1002, 2060, 2122, 2250 (or Biochemistry 2100), 2600, 2900, 3710 (or Ocean Sciences 2000) and 3711;

  9. Ocean Sciences 1000, 2000 (or Biology 3710), 2001, 2100, and 2500;

  10. additional courses to complete the required 60 combined credit hours in Biology and Ocean Sciences with a minimum of 27 credit hours in each subject (except Biology 2040, 2041, 2120, 3053, and 3820). A minimum of 6 credit hours in Biology at the 3000/4000 level and 12 credit hours in Ocean Sciences at the 3000/4000 level is required; and

  11. other courses as necessary to complete the minimum of 120 credit hours required for the General Degree of Bachelor of Science.

Notes:

  1. Courses cross listed between Biology and Ocean Sciences can only count for one subject or the other.

  2. A maximum of 9 credit hours can be in Biology courses with no associated laboratory/seminar.

  3. Students are encouraged to take Biochemistry 3206 as it is a pre-requisite for several higher-level courses in Biology and in Ocean Sciences.