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 Honours 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 Honours Specialization module.

Worksheets for the Honours Specialization modules have been created as tools to help you double-check that you will have all the courses needed to graduate. The Academic Calendar, however, is the official source for all of your modular and graduation requirements.

The academic year in which you are admitted to a module determines the Academic Calendar you use when checking your module requirements.
If the requirements of your module have changed since you were first registered in it, then contact the BMSUE Coordinator (Kathy Boon) to find out if the current Academic Calendar or a prior year's Academic Calendar should be used for your modular/graduation requirements.

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. Take note of the minimum marks that you must achieve in each modular course and optional/elective courses, and the minimum average that must be achieved on the group of courses that comprise your module.

Modular Worksheets

Use the worksheets on the webpage for Graduation Requirements to check that you will complete all of your modular and degree requirements.

Questions??

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

The Academic Counselling Team in North Campus Building Rm 280 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 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.
If the requirements of your module have changed since you were first registered in it, then contact the BMSUE Coordinator (Kathy Boon) to find out if the current Academic Calendar or a prior year's Academic Calendar should be used for your modular/graduation requirements.

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. Worksheets for the Double Majors are located on the webpage for the Common Course Policy (and the same worksheets are also located on the webpage for Graduation Requirements). Completing a worksheet properly is critical to ensure that the correct courses are taken to satisfy the modular requirements for Double Majors. 

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. Take note of the minimum marks that you must achieve in each modular course and optional/elective courses, and the minimum average that must be achieved on the group of courses that comprise your module. The marks/averages are different for Honours degrees vs non-honours degrees.

Questions??

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

The Academic Counselling Team in North Campus Building Rm 280 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 the Specialization in IMS:

Very few students pursue the Specialization in IMS since it leads to graduation with a non-honours 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 the Specialization in IMS.

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 BMSUE Coordinator (Kathy Boon) should be contacted for any questions about course selection and admission to the Specialization in IMS for Year 4. See Kathy during her drop-in hours as specific appointments are not available.

Did you know???

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

Did you know???

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