Breadth Requirements

In first year, students must include 1.0 course from each of two of the three categories A, B, and C, noted below.

Prior to graduation, students must successfully complete 1.0 course from each of Categories A, B, and C.

The Categories


Social Science

Anthropology, Economics, Dimensions of Leadership, First Nations Studies, Geography, History, International Relations, Management and Organizational Studies (formerly Administrative and Commercial Studies), Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies

Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary

American Studies, Childhood and Social Institutions (formerly Childhood and Family Relations), Dance, Education, Family Studies, Health Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies, Centre for Global Studies (formerly International and Comparative Studies; Modern Eastern Civilizations), Kinesiology, Linguistics, Media and the Public Interest, Media, Information and Technoculture, Nursing, Rehabilitation Sciences, Social Justice and Peace Studies*


Business Administration, Foods and Nutrition, Human Ecology, Law, Music, Social Work, Thanatology


Arts and Humanities

Classical Studies, Comparative Literature and Culture, Film Studies, Italian Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Speech, Theatre Studies, Theological Studies, Visual Arts History, Visual Arts Studio, Women's Studies, Writing**


Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish



Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Science, Green Process Engineering, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Software Engineering

Medical Science

Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Medical Biophysics, Medical Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology, Pathology and Toxicology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Physiology Science Actuarial


Applied Mathematics, Astronomy, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, Differential Equations, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, History of Science, Linear Algebra, Mathematics, Physics, Planetary Science, Statistical Sciences


Communication Sciences and Disorders

*Students who completed Childhood and Family Relations, International and Comparative Studies, and Linguistics prior to September 1, 2007 are permitted to graduate with these courses recognized as Category B.

** Writing courses restricted to English as a Second Language students (e.g., Writing 0001F/G, 0002F/G, 1021F/G, 1022F/G) do not qualify as Category B courses.

Need a Category C/Science course?

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Many of the following courses are courses students take to fulfill their Science requirement.

Check your program to see whether you need a specific course. You must also check the prerequisites and antirequisites in the calendar to be sure you are eligible for the course.

Note that some of the courses are not sufficient to prepare you for senior level courses in the same subject. You can tell by reviewing the course description and the prerequisites of senior courses.

* Courses which require no previous Science background.

  • Actuarial Science 1021A/B*
  • Astronomy 1021*
  • Biology 1201A, 1202B, 1225* (Online), 1229F/G*, 1290B
  • Calculus 1000A/B, 1100A/B, 1301A/B
  • Chemistry 1027A/B*, 1100A/B
  • Computer Science 1101A/B*, 1026A/B*, 1033A/B
  • Earth Science 1022A/B*, 1023A/B*, 1070A/B, 1081A/B*, 1083F/G*, 1086F/G (Online), 1088F/G*, 1089F/G*
  • Environmental Science 1021F/G*
  • Mathematics 0110A/B, 1120A/B, 1225A/B, 1228A/B, 1229A/B, 1600A/B
  • Physics 1021*, 1028A/B
  • Statistical Science 1023A/B, 1024A/B

Senior Level Courses (Check for Prerequisites)

  • Actuarial Science 2053
  • Astronomy 2021A/B*, 2022A/B*
  • Biology 2001A/B*
  • Computer Science 2050F/G
  • Earth Science 2123A/B*
  • History of Science 2200E*, 2220*
  • Philosophy 2203E* (cross listed with History of Science 2200E)
  • Physics 2032A/B*, 2065A/B*, 2070A/B*
  • Statistical Science 2037A/B*

NOTE: This list is updated annually when the new Timetable comes available. Please verify courses, descriptions and requisites in the current Academic Calendar and Timetable.