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Interdisciplinary Science

Why limit yourself? Interdisciplinary Science is based more on breadth than on the depth of coverage found in most Science programs.

The program is based more on breadth than on the depth of coverage found in a traditional Bachelor of Science degree. This is the most flexible science degree program at Laurentian and students tailor it to suit their particular career goals. It is geared to students who want to obtain a science related degree but who do not necessarily intend to become working scientists. Students are advised to round out the interdisciplinary science degree by specializing in one area to ensure a well-balanced education.

Conseiller aux études

Dr. Hélène Joly

Téléphone : 705-675-1151, 2333

Courriel : hjoly@laurentian.ca

Bureau : S421

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Vue aérienne de l'Université Laurentienne
Le Grand Sudbury est la plus vaste ville en Ontario par superficie terrestre, où les activités de plein air ne manquent pas grâce aux lacs et cours d’eau, terrains variés, forêts et réseaux complets de pistes et de sentiers.
Méthode de livraison : Sur campus/en ligne
Langue du programme : Anglais

Program Highlights:

  • Three-year or four-year (Honours) program leads to a Bachelor of science ( Interdisciplinary)
  • Combination of courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, mathematics and physics
  • Courses in ethics, philosophy, religious studies, environment, law, ethics, psychology and languages may also be included

Ontario High School Applicants

1 grade 12 English U/M course

5 other grade 12 U/M courses 

A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses


Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.

Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.

 

Applicants from outside an Ontario High School 

International Students

Canadian High School Applicants from outside Ontario

Applicants from Colleges

Applicants from other Universities

Mature Students

Note pour les étudiants actuels

Les options de grade ci-dessous seront offertes lors de la prochaine année universitaire et ne le sont pas cette année. Si vous cherchez les cours à suivre afin de compléter les options d'un programme d'une année universitaire antérieure, svp consultez avec un conseiller académique.


Interdisciplinary Science (4-year) 

Bachelor of Science (Interdisciplinary) 4 year
 

The Program comprises a minimum of 72 credits in at least 3 different science subjects.  The science subjects are defined as a sequence of courses with the code BIOL, CHMI, COSC, ENSC, GEOL, MATH or PHYS.  Details are: 

a) 54 credits from two main science subjects (minimum of 18 credits each).   Each one of these two science subjects consists of 6 credits at the 1000 level, plus a minimum of 12 credits at the 2000, 3000 or 4000 level.  See “Other regulations” for exceptions. 

 

b) 18 credits of other science courses, broken down as: 

6 credits from one of BIOL, CHMI, COSC, ENSC, GEOL, MATH, PHYS, other than science subjects chosen in a); 

12 credits from any of the science subjects listed above.   

Note that a minimum of 3 credits in each of MATH and COSC is required.   

- Students who do not have U-level credits in “Advanced Functions” or “Calculus and Vectors” should take MATH 1912.   

 

c) 3 credits of science communication or integration: 

SCOM 4006E     Presenting and Communicating Research

or 

LIBS 4006E     Science Integration

 

d) 6 credits from List A*: 

ENGL 1511E     Academic Reading and Writing for Aboriginal Students I

     AND   ENGL 1512E     Academic Reading and Writing for Aboriginal Students II  

ENGL 1540E     Reading and Writing - Native 

ENGL 1550E     Academic Reading and Writing 

FREN 1050E     Beginner level: Oral and written communications in French as a second language/Communication orale et écrite 

FREN 1060E     Intermediate-advanced level: Mastering oral and written expression in French as a second language/ Perfectionnement 

FREN 1505E     Oral and written French supported by technology/Le français oral et écrit appuyé par la technologie 

LANG 1005F     Grammaire appliquée à la rédaction 

INDG 1016E     Introductory Nishnaabemwin A

     AND   INDG 1017E     Introductory Nishnaabemwin B  

INDG 1025E     Introduction to Cree  

 

e) 6 credits from List B*:  

COST 2446E     The Dynamics of Interpersonal Communication I 

COST 2447E     The Dynamics of Interpersonal Communication II 

COST 2506E     Information Technology I: Theory 

COST 2507E     Representations of Technology  

ENGR 4117E     Engineering, Technology and Society 

HIST 3905E     History of Science  

INDG 1116E     Foundations of Indigenous Peoplehood 

INDG 1117E     Implications of Indigenous Peoplehood 

INDG 2316E     Foundations of Indigenous Ecological Knowledge 

INDG 2306E     Contemporary Issues in Indigenous Environmental Studies 

PHIL 2345E     Bioethics: Human Life Issues (co-listed as RLST 2345) 

PHIL 2217E     Environmental Ethics 

PHIL 2356F     Philosophie de la biologie 

PHIL 2506E     Critical Thinking 

PHIL 2525E     Contemporary Moral Issues 

PHIL 2746E     Communication, media and values 

PHIL 2747E     Technology, freedom and values 

PHIL 2916E     Philosophy of Science 

RLST 3306E     Issues in Religion and Science  

*Or 6 credits of other equivalent courses approved by the coordinator. 

 

f) 33 credits of electives 

Note that, among these elective credits, students can choose a research project or thesis course in their 4th year if they want to prepare themselves for graduate studies.  Students planning graduate studies will have to carefully plan their selection of courses and discuss with academic advisors as this may not be possible in every field.  The following courses are available, provided that they have the course prerequisites and they can find a co-supervisor: BIOL 4035, CHMI 4615, COSC 4235, COSC 4086, ENSC 4105, GEOL 4005, MATH 4005, MATH 4086, PHYS 4115. 

 

Other regulations: 

  • A science subject in Environmental Science (ENSC) consists of ENSC 1406 and ENVI 1507, plus the remainder in ENSC courses at 2000, 3000 or 4000 level.
     
  • A science subject in Mathematics consists of MATH 1036/37, 1056/57 plus the remainder at the 2000, 3000 or 4000 level.  The course STAT 2246 Statistics for Scientists may count towards a MATH science subject.
     
  • Students must take at least 30 science credits at the 3000 or 4000 level.  A minimum of 24 of these credits must be in the two main declared science subjects chosen in a).
     
  • Students must have a minimum of 9 credits at the 4000 level, including LIBS 4006 or SCOM 4006, or both.
     
  • A student cannot take more than 48 credits in any one of BIOL, CHMI, COSC, ENSC, GEOL, MATH, or PHYS excluding the above mentioned research project or thesis.
     
  • Students may take a maximum of 48 credits at the first-year level.
     
  • Students must have a GPA of 3.5 in each science subject, and 3.5 overall for them to graduate.

 

Interdisciplinary Science (3 year)  (ALSO OFFERED ONLINE*)

Bachelor of Science (Interdisciplinary) 3 year


The Program comprises a minimum of 54 credits in at least 3 different science subjects.  The science subjects are defined as a sequence of courses with the code BIOL, CHMI, COSC, ENSC, GEOL, MATH or PHYS.  Details are: 

a) 36 credits from two main science subjects (minimum of 18 credits each).   Each one of these two science subjects consists of 6 credits at the 1000 level, plus a minimum of 12 credits at the 2000, 3000 or 4000 level.  See “Other regulations” for exceptions. 

 

b) 18 credits of other science courses, broken down as: 

6 credits from one of BIOL, CHMI, COSC, ENSC, GEOL, MATH, PHYS, other than science subjects chosen in a); 

12 credits from any of the science subjects listed above.   

Note that a minimum of 3 credits in each of MATH and COSC is required.   

  • Students who do not have U-level credits in “Advanced Functions” or “Calculus and Vectors” should take MATH 1912.   

 

c) 6 credits from this list (List A)*: 

ENGL 1511E     Academic Reading and Writing for Aboriginal Students I

     AND   ENGL 1512E     Academic Reading and Writing for Aboriginal Students II

ENGL 1540E     Reading and Writing - Native 

ENGL 1550E     Academic Reading and Writing 

FREN 1050E     Beginner level: Oral and written communications in French as a second language/Communication orale et écrite 

FREN 1060E     Intermediate-advanced level: Mastering oral and written expression in French as a second language/ Perfectionnement 

FREN 1505E     Oral and written French supported by technology/Le français oral et écrit appuyé par la technologie 

LANG 1005F     Grammaire appliquée à la rédaction 

INDG 1016E     Introductory Nishnaabemwin A

     AND   INDG 1017E     Introductory Nishnaabemwin B 

INDG 1025E     Introduction to Cree  

 

d) 6 credits from this list (List B)*:  

COST 2446E     The Dynamics of Interpersonal Communication I 

COST 2447E     The Dynamics of Interpersonal Communication II 

COST 2506E     Information Technology I: Theory 

COST 2507E     Representations of Technology  

ENGR 4117E     Engineering, Technology and Society 

HIST 3905E     History of Science  

INDG 1116E     Foundations of Indigenous Peoplehood 

INDG 1117E     Implications of Indigenous Peoplehood 

INDG 2316E     Foundations of Indigenous Ecological Knowledge 

INDG 2306E     Contemporary Issues in Indigenous Environ. Studies 

PHIL 2345E     Bioethics: Human Life Issues (co-listed as RLST 2345) 

PHIL 2216E     Environmental Ethics 

PHIL 2356F     Philosophie de la biologie 

PHIL 2506E     Critical Thinking 

PHIL 2525E     Contemporary Moral Issues 

PHIL 2746E     Communication, media and values 

PHIL 2747E     Technology, freedom and values 

PHIL 2916E     Philosophy of Science 

RLST 3306E     Issues in Religion and Science  

*Or 6 credits of other equivalent courses approved by the coordinator. 

 

e) 24 credits of electives 

*Online option offering main sujects only in Biology, Chemistry, Geology and Physics)

 

Other regulations: 

  • A science subject in Environmental science (ENSC) consists of ENSC 1406 and ENVI 1507, plus the remainder in ENSC courses at the 2000, 3000 or 4000 level.
     
  • A science subject in Mathematics consists of MATH 1036/37, 1056/57 plus the remainder at the 2000, 3000 or 4000 level.  The course STAT 2246 Statistics for Scientists may count towards a MATH science subject.
     
  • Students must take at least 3 science credits at the 3000 or 4000 level from one of the two main science subjects selected in a) above.
     
  • Students may take a maximum of 48 credits at the first-year level.
     
  • Students must have a GPA of 3.5 in each science subject, and 3.5 overall to graduate.

First-year courses

Students must take 6 credits from 3 of the science disciplines below (for a total of 18 credits in 3 science disciplines), plus up to 12 credits of electives. *Note that students are required to take a minimum of 3 credits of Math and 3 credits of Computer Science.

On-campus: BIOL, CHMI, GEOL, and PHYS courses require labs.

Alternate BIOL, CHMI, COSC, GEOL, and PHYS courses are available to students who do not have high school prerequisites or to those taking the online degree. Consult the coordinator.

BIOL-1506EL - Biology I BIOL-1507EL - Biology II CHMI-1006EL - General Chemistry I CHMI-1007EL - General Chemistry II COSC-1046EL - Computer Science 1 COSC-1047EL - Computer Science II COSC-1701EL - Computer Applications COSC-1702EL - Computer Applications II ENSC-1406EL - Earth's Environmental Systems ENVI-1507EL - Introduction to Environmental Studies GEOL-1006EL - Introductory Geology I
GEOL-1007EL - Introductory Geology II MATH-1036EL - Calculus I MATH-1037EL - Calculus II MATH-1056EL - Discrete Mathematics I MATH-1057EL - Linear Algebra I PHYS-1006EL - Introductory Physics I PHYS-1007EL - Introductory Physics II PHYS-1206EL - Physics for the Life Sciences I PHYS-1207EL - Physics for the Life Sciences II LIBS-4006EL - Science Integration

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Helene Joly

Helene Joly

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Architecture