The Faculty of Science offers modules which lead to the following degrees:
Honors Bachelor of Science (Four-Year) 20.0 required courses.
The Faculty of Science and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry jointly offer the following Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) degrees:
Honors Bachelor of Arts (Four-Year) 20.0 required courses.
Bachelor of Science (Four-Year) 20.0 required courses.
Bachelor of Arts (Four-Year) 20.0 required courses.
Bachelor of Science (Three-Year) 15.0 required courses.
Bachelor of Arts (Three-Year) 15.0 required courses.
Honors Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Four-Year) 20.0 required courses.
Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Four-Year) 20.0 required courses.
Effective September 2013, students who are interested in the BMSc program should register in Medical Sciences First Entry in the Faculty of Science in Year 1. Following successful completion of Medical Sciences 1 and 2, students apply for entry into Year 3 of the BMSc program. Admission to Year 3 of the BMSc program is assured for students in Medical Sciences 2 provided:
- a full load of 5.0 courses is successfully completed in the Fall/Winter of Year 2,
- ALL of the 2000-level modular courses listed in the Admission Requirements for the module to which the student applies for Year 3 have been completed with a mark of at least 60% in each, a minimum average of 80% has been achieved on the best 3.0 of these 2000-level modular courses, and none of these 2000-level modular courses has been repeated.
See MEDICAL SCIENCES FIRST ENTRY
and ADMISSION TO BMSc PROGRAM
for more information.
BSc (FN) Honors Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics, Specialization in Foods and Nutrition, and Honors Specialization in Food Science and Technology are offered jointly by the University and Brescia University College. For details see the Brescia University College section
All the regular undergraduate degrees offered either by the Faculty of Science or jointly between the Faculty of Science and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, whether Three-Year or Four-Year, contain a "breadth requirement" and an "essay requirement".
Students must include at least 1.0 course from each of Categories A, B and C within their degree. (2.0 of these courses will be taken in Year 1).
Note: For further information, please see Breadth Requirements, in the Academic Information section.
A student must include at least 2.0 courses with an essay designation (suffix E for a full course, suffix F, G, or Z for half courses - F/G indicates an essay designated half course which might be offered in either term). Essay courses must be completed at Western or at one of its affiliated University Colleges.
At least 1.0 of these 2.0 essay courses must be at the senior level, numbered 2000 or above.
Note: A number of courses offered by Science and Basic Medical Science departments have essay designations.
Note: Few students in Science have experienced the full range of scientific disciplines when they start University. For this reason, students are most strongly encouraged to take a science elective; that is, at least 0.5 course offered by the Faculty of Science, that is not required for your program of study. Students are reminded that several programs have limited and competitive enrollment. A broad selection of courses in Science will serve you very well if you should need or decide to take an alternate path in your academic career.
No more than 14.0 courses in one subject may be counted among the 20.0 successfully completed courses used to fulfill graduation requirements.
All Bachelor of Science degrees, whether Four-Year (Including Honors) or Three-Year, require that a minimum number of Science courses be included in the degree.
Honors Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science (Four-Year) degrees require a minimum of 11.0 courses from the Faculty of Science* within the 20.0 courses required for the degree. Honors Bachelor of Medical Sciences and Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Four-Year) degrees require a minimum of 11.0 courses from the Faculty of Science* within the 20.0 courses required for the degree.
Bachelor of Science (Three-Year) degrees require a minimum of 8.0 courses from the Faculty of Science* within the 15.0 courses required for the degree.
* Note: Courses offered by the Departments of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, History of Medicine, Medical Biophysics, Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Physiology and Pharmacology, including courses in Neuroscience, will be accepted in place of Science courses in the above degrees.
Except in those cases where it is stated in the module description, most modules in the Faculty of Science do not normally have limited enrolments. However, should a case arise in which the number of applicants for a particular module exceeds the number of available spaces, entry into that module would be competitive, and students who meet the usual minimum requirements might be refused admission. The Honors Specialization modules leading to a BMSc degree have limited enrolment.