Faculty of Science

Degree Completion Checklist

1.  Complete module requirements
2.  Complete breadth requirements 3. Complete essay requirements [courses ending in E/F/G/or Z] 1
4. Complete a minimum of 13.0 senior courses for a 4-year degree; 8.0 senior courses for a 3-year degree. [Senior courses are numbered 100 (old numbering) or 2000 (new numbering) and higher.]  No more than 7.0 first-year courses, including advanced standing credits, can be counted towards your degree.

5. Complete 20.0 courses for a 4-year degree; 15.0 courses for a 3-year degree. [Do not count courses labeled RNC or WDN, and do not count any failed courses (F or mark less than 50%).]

6. Meet minimum requirements for specific type of degree:

7. Complete requirements for a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree

Science (or Basic Medical Science) courses include those in Actuarial Science, 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. In addition, courses offered by the Departments of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, History of Medicine, Medical Biophysics, Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology, and Physiology and Pharmacology can be used to fulfill the Science requirement.

One of the requirements of a BSc Degree is to take a maximum of 14.0 courses in one subject area.  So what constitutes a Subject Area?

Actuarial Science; Astronomy; Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Earth Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Physics; Statistical Sciences - are all separate subject areas.  Courses in Applied Mathematics, Calculus and Mathematics belong to the same subject area – the subject area of mathematics.

Still not sure? Complete this checklist and submit it, along with your specific questions, to scibmsac@uwo.ca. An academic counsellor will review your academic record and send you a list of any outstanding requirements.

1Essay courses must be taken at Western. Advanced standing, transfer and letter of permission credits cannot be used to satisfy the essay requirements.
2Exception - modules in Foods & Nutrition, Nutrition & Dietetics and Food Science & Technology