Modules at a Glance

module is a collection of courses that defines an area of study. The number of courses included in the module is defined by the amount of specialization in the topic.

There are four possible modules of study which may be entered after First-Year:

  • Honours Specialization (9.0 or more specified courses)
  • Specialization (9.0 or more specified courses)
  • Major (6.0 – 7.0 specified courses)
  • Minor (4.0 – 5.0 specified courses)

Modules can be combined in three different degree-types:

Degree Type Module Combinations
Honours Bachelor Degree
(4 Years/20 Courses)
  • Honours Specialization
  • Honours Specialization–Major
  • Honours Specialization-Minor
  • Major-Major
Bachelor Degree
(4 Years/20 Courses)
  • Specialization
  • Specialization–Major
  • Specialization–Minor
  • Major–Major
  • Major
  • Major–Minor
  • Major–Minor–Minor
Bachelor Degree
(3 years/15 Courses)
  • Major
  • Major–Minor
  • Minor–Minor

Biology

Module Honours
Specialization
Specialization Major Minor
Biology
Animal Behaviour
Biodiversity and Conservation
Ecosystem Health
Genetics
Genetics and Biochemistry
Synthetic Biology

Chemistry

Module Honours
Specialization
Specialization Major Minor
Chemistry
Advanced Chemistry1
Biochemistry and Chemistry
  1. Can only be completed in combination with an Honors Specialization in Chemistry, a Specialization in Chemistry or an Honors Specialization in Biochemistry and Chemistry.

Computer Science

Module Honours
Specialization
Specialization Major Minor
Computer Science1
Bioinformatics
Information Systems
Game Development5
Software Engineering2,3
Theoretical Computer Science4
Computer Hardware Design
  1. The Honours Specialization and Specialization lead to accredited degrees by the Computer Science Accreditation Council.
  2. Can only be completed in combination with an Honours Specialization or Specialization in Computer Science.
  3. Leads to accredited degrees by the Computer Science Accreditation Council.
  4. Can only be completed in combination with Honours Specialization in Computer Science.
  5. Can only be completed in combination with an Honours Specialization, Specialization or Major in Computer Science.

Earth Sciences

Module Honours
Specialization
Specialization Major Minor
Geology
Geology and Biology
Geophysics
Planetary Science and Space Exploration
Environmental Science

 

Earth Science Programs for Professional Registration
Honours Geology Honours Environmental
Geoscience Program
Honours Geophysics
Program

 

Environmental Science

Module Honours
Specialization
Specialization Major Minor
Environmental Science

Mathematics

Module Honours
Specialization
Specialization Major Minor
Applied Mathematics
Mathematics and Statistical Sciences
Mathematics
Mathematics in Society
Applied Mathematical Models

Physics and Astronomy

Module Honours
Specialization
Specialization Major Minor
Physics
Astrophysics
Advanced Physics1
Conceptual Astronomy
Materials Science
Medical Physics
Physics of Materials2
Scientific Computing and Numerical Methods
  1. May only be completed in combination with an Honours Specialization or Specialization in Physics, Astrophysics, or Medical Physics.
  2. May only be completed in combination with an Honours Specialization or Specialization in Physics.

Statistical and Actuarial Sciences

Module Honours
Specialization
Specialization Major Minor
Actuarial Science
Statistics
Applied Statistics
Data Science1
Financial Modelling
Applied Financial Modelling


Basic Medical Sciences

Module Honours
Specialization
Specialization Major Minor
Biochemistry
Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
Biochemistry of Infection and Immunity
Biochemistry and Pathology of Human Disease
Chemical Biology
Computational Biochemistry
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences
Medical Biophysics
Medical Biophysics
(Clinical Physics Concentration)
Medical Biophysics
(Medical Science Concentration)
Medical Biophysics and Biochemistry
Medical Cell Biology
Medical Health Informatics
Microbiology and Immunology
Microbiology and Immunology with Pathology
One Health
Pathology
Pharmacology
Physiology
Physiology and Pharmacology

A degree containing one of the Honours Specialization modules above will lead to a BMSc (Honours) degree. Students completing one of the Specialization modules above will graduate with a 4-year BMSc (non-Honors) degree.

Completion of two of the Majors above will lead to either a BMSc (Honors) or a 4-year BMSc degree, depending on the marks achieved.

The IMS and Pathology Major modules must be completed in a BMSc degree. Any of the other Major modules or a Minor module(s) above can be completed in other degree types, such as Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Arts (BA).

The majority of BMSc students choose to complete Honors Specialization modules and some elect to complete an additional Major or Minor module from either the Basic Medical Science or another faculty.

 

Modules Leading to a BSc Degree
Module Honours
Specialization
Specialization Major Minor
Biochemistry and Chemistry
Genetics and Biochemistry
Medical Biophysics
(Biological Concentration)
Medical Biophysics
(Physical Science Concentration)
Neuroscience
Medical Sciences

The Major in Medical Sciences cannot be completed in combination with any of the following Majors: Biochemistry, Medical Biophysics, Medical Cell Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, Pharmacology

The module in Neuroscience is a collaborative program between the Faculty of Science, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and the Faculty of Social Science.

Integrated Science (WISc)

Module Honors
Specialization
Specialization Major Minor
Integrated Science
with Biology
Integrated Science
with Chemistry
Integrated Science
with Computer Science
Integrated Science
with Earth Sciences
Integrated Science
with Environmental Science
Integrated Science
with Genetics
Integrated Science
with Mathematics
Integrated Science 
with Astrophysics
Integrated Science
with Physics