Science Course List

  • To obtain your diploma in science, you need to complete all the General Education requirements, 9 compulsory Science courses (descriptions in program planner) and 3 Science option courses (below).
  • Note that not all courses are offered every semester.
  • Courses marked with an asterisk* contain the entire Science Program Comprehensive Assessment.
  • For courses marked with two asterisks**, students will have to pass two comprehensive assessment projects. That is, students could take Organic Chemistry I and Biology II OR Organic Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry II to gain the credit for the Comprehensive Assessment.
  • To be eligible for the assessment, a student must have at least any 9 of the 12 science courses completed or in progress

Science Option Courses


Biology courses provide students with an opportunity to develop an understanding and appreciation of important biological concepts. Students also develop an appreciation of the implications of technological developments on the biological world. All students should verify with Academic Advising which of the following Biology courses are required for admission to specific university programs.


Earth/Ocean Sciences




Science Make-Up Courses

Science Make-Up Courses

Science Make-Up Courses for Pathways to Science students and students in the Transition Program.


Science Objectives

Science Objectives

Graduates of the Science Program master the knowledge and skills of a basic scientific education as listed in the outcomes below. The program is organized according to objectives to be attained in each course. The following is a list of the Ministerial program objectives linked with Science courses.

OOUK ⇒ To analyze the organization, functioning and diversity of living beings.
OOUL ⇒ To analyze chemical and physical changes in matter using concepts associated with the structure of atoms and molecules.
OOUM ⇒ To analyze the properties of solutions and reactions in solutions.
OOUN ⇒ To apply the methods of differential calculus to the study of functions and problem solving.
OOUP ⇒ To apply the methods of integral calculus to the study of functions and problem solving.
OOUQ ⇒ To apply the methods of algebra and vector geometry to problem solving.
OOUR ⇒ To analyze various situations and phenomena in physics using the basic principles of classical mechanics.
OOUS ⇒ To analyze various situations and phenomena in physics using the basic laws of electricity and magnetism.
OOUT ⇒ To analyze various situations or phenomena associated with waves, optics and modern physics using basic principles.
OOUU ⇒ To apply acquired knowledge to one or more subjects in the sciences.
OOUV ⇒ To apply the experimental method in a scientific field.
OOXU ⇒ (Optional) To analyze the structure and functioning of multi-celled organisms in terms of homeostasis and from an evolutionary perspective.
OOXV ⇒ (Optional) To solve simple problems in organic chemistry.