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, First Nations Studies, Geography, History, International Relations, Jewish Studies, Leadership Studies, Management and Organizational Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women’s Studies

 Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary

American Studies, Canadian Studies, Childhood and Social Institutions, Dance, Disability Studies, Digital Communication, Education, Family Studies, Global Studies, Governance, Leadership and Ethics (GLE),Health Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies, Kinesiology, Linguistics, Media and the Public Interest, Media, Information and Technoculture, Nursing, Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE), Rehabilitation Sciences, Social Justice and Peace Studies, Social Science, Transitional Justice.


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


 Arts and Humanities

Arts and Humanities, Classical Studies, Comparative Literature and Culture, Digital Humanities, English, Film Studies, French Studies, Intercultural Communications, Italian Studies, Linguistics, Medieval Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Speech, Theatre Studies, Theological Studies, Visual Arts History, Visual Arts Studio, Western Thought and Civilization, Women's Studies, World Literatures and Cultures, Writing


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



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

 Medical Science

Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Chemical Biology, Epidemiology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Medical Biophysics, Medical Health Informatics, Medical Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology, Neuroscience, One Health, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Physiology and Pharmacology


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


Communication Sciences and Disorders, Financial Modelling

*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.

Need a Category C/Science course?

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The following courses are Category C courses that our students often 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 Academic Calendar to be sure you are eligible for the course.

Note: Some of the courses may not be sufficient preparation for senior level courses in the same subject. You can tell by reviewing the course descriptions and the prerequisites of senior courses in the Academic Calendar.

* 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: Please verify courses, descriptions and requisites in the current Academic Calendar and Timetable.