What courses should I take in first year?

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) programs generally take four years to complete. Students must choose a major and they may also choose a minor.

Major Subject Areas

So, what courses should you take in first year? B.Sc. students must complete the following core degree requirements:

  • Two courses in critical reading and writing (CRW), including at least one in English
  • Two courses in mathematics/statistics
  • Two courses each of two sciences other than mathematics/statistics.

It is recommended that you complete the core degree requriements in your first year of study. 

Check out a sample program of suggested courses for each of the majors available within the B.Sc. degree:


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