Course Selection for Year 4 BMSc

In Year 4, students must finish up their modular courses, as well as satisfy any outstanding Graduation Requirements.

Students in Honors Specialization modules:

Courses

Make sure you check over the list of modular courses in the Academic Calendar to ensure that your course selection for Year 4 includes the remaining courses listed in your Honors Specialization module.

The academic year in which you are admitted to a module determines the Academic Calendar you use when checking your module requirements.
For example, if you were admitted to Year 3 of the Honors Specialization in Physiology for 2017/18 and continue in this module for Year 4 in 2018/19, then use the 2017/18 Academic Calendar for the module requirements. If you have any questions about this, then contact the BMSUE Coordinator (Kathy Boon).

The number of options to be taken (to result in a full load of 5.0 courses)
is determined by the number of modular courses you have remaining for Year 4 (and it you have any outstanding breadth requirements). As far as your BMSc degree requirements are concerned, you do not have to carry a full load of 5.0 courses in Year 4. You do, however, need 20.0 credits to graduate!

Graduation Requirements

When you apply to graduate, we check that you have satisfied the following graduation requirements:

  • 5.0 first-year courses (including 1.0 course from Category A or B)
  • modular requirements
  • breadth requirements
  • essay requirements
  • 20.0 credits (including at least 13.0 courses numbered 2000 and above)

Check out the Graduation Regulations in the Academic Calendar.

Questions??

Departmental Counsellors can answer questions about the modules and courses offered by their department.

The Academic Counselling Team in Western Science Centre (WSC) Rm 140 should be contacted for any "what if" questions, e.g. What if I want to come back for a fifth year?

Before contacting either a Departmental Counsellor or the Academic Counselling Team:

Students pursuing Double Majors:

Almost every combination of Double Majors that lead to a BMSc degree contain "common courses" - courses that show up in both Majors.

Courses

Make sure you check over the list of modular courses in the Academic Calendar for each Major to ensure that your course selection for Year 4 includes the remaining courses for each Major module. Even more importantly, check over the Double Major Worksheets (below) so that you satisfy all the conditions of the Common Course Policy

The academic year in which you are admitted to a Major determines the Academic Calendar to use for module requirements.
For example, if you were admitted to Year 3 of a Major in IMS for 2017/18, then use the 2017/18 Academic Calendar for the module requirements. If you have any questions about this, then contact the BMSUE Coordinator (Kathy Boon).

The number of options to be taken
is determined once all of the modular courses to be taken in Year 4 have been selected. Students are not required to carry a full load of 5.0 courses during the Fall/Winter of Year 3 BMSc for admission/progression to Double Majors in Year 4.

Double Major Worksheets (Common Course Policy)

Students completing Double Majors in the BMSc Program almost always have "common courses" that appear in the two Majors and, when this occurs, the Common Course Policy comes into effect.

The top section of each worksheet lists the 6.0 courses in each Major
and may not be identical to what is listed in the Academic Calendar (we might have adjusted the Major a bit to take the Common Course Policy into consideration).

The middle section identifies the common courses
and whether substitute courses are needed.

The bottom section is the important section for you
since this section lists all the courses you need to satisfy the modular courses for the Double Majors.

NOTE: students cannot complete a Major in Pharmacology and a Major in Physiology.

Not all Double Major combinations are listed. Contact the BMSUE Coordinator if the combination you wish is not listed.

Graduation Requirements

When you apply to graduate, we check that you have satisfied the following graduation requirements:

  • 5.0 first-year courses (including 1.0 course from Category A or B)
  • modular requirements
  • breadth requirements
  • essay requirements
  • 20.0 credits (including at least 13.0 courses numbered 2000 and above)

Check out the Graduation Regulations in the Academic Calendar.

Questions??

Departmental Counsellors can answer questions about the modules and courses offered by their department.

The Academic Counselling Team in Western Science Centre (WSC) Rm 140 should be contacted for any "what if" questions, e.g. what would happen if I don't take a particular course in Year 3?

Before contacting either a Departmental Counsellor or the Academic Counselling Team:

Students pursuing Specialization modules:

Very few students pursue Specialization modules in the BMSc Program since these modules lead only to non-honors degrees.

Courses

Make sure you check over the list of modular courses in the Academic Calendar to ensure that your course selection for Year 4 includes the remaining courses listed in your Specialization module.

The academic year in which you are admitted to a module determines the Academic Calendar you use when checking your module requirements.
For example, if you were admitted to Year 3 of the Specialization in IMS for 2017/18 and continue in this module for Year 4 in 2018/19, then use the 2017/18 Academic Calendar for the module requirements. If you have any questions about this, then contact the BMSUE Coordinator (Kathy Boon).

The number of options to be taken (to result in a full load of 5.0 courses)
is determined by the number of modular courses you have remaining for Year 4 (and it you have any outstanding breadth requirements). As far as your BMSc degree requirements are concerned, you do not have to carry a full load of 5.0 courses in Year 4. You do, however, need 20.0 credits to graduate!

Graduation Requirements

When you apply to graduate, we check that you have satisfied the following graduation requirements:

  • 5.0 first-year courses (including 1.0 course from Category A or B)
  • modular requirements
  • breadth requirements
  • essay requirements
  • 20.0 credits (including at least 13.0 courses numbered 2000 and above)

Check out the Graduation Regulations in the Academic Calendar.

Questions??

The Academic Counselling Team in Western Science Centre (WSC) Rm 140 should be contacted for any questions about course selection in Year 3 BMSc and admission to Specialization modules for Year 4 BMSc. Before contacting the Academic Counselling Team:

Did you know???

That we've made a list of Registration Tips from A-Z to help with your course selection in Year 4 BMSc?

Lacking a prerequisite???

Contact the departmental counsellor to ask if special permission might be granted.

Did you know???

That access to basic medical science courses is regulated by constraints? See Access to Courses for details.