Science

Science (200.B0)

PROGRAM PLANNER FOR FALL 2010 OR LATER The following planner indicates the usual path to complete your DEC in this program.

  • Students who require a mise à niveau English or French course will be required to pass it before they can take their introductory course in English or French.
  • Students will be required to pass a Ministerial Exam of Language of Instruction and a Program Comprehensive Assessment in Science.
ENGLISH | 603-101-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete four (4) English courses to obtain their DEC. Courses 603-102 and 603-103 may be taken in either order only after successfully completing 603-101. Course 603-200-MQ is the 4th and last English course required. Click here for courses list.

HUMANITIES | 345-1XX-MQ

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21X-AB. Click here to view courses list.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-1XX-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list. 

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE

Complementary courses provide an opportunity for students to explore subjects outside their field of concentration and are offered in six different areas. Except for Liberal Arts, Arts & Sciences and Double DEC programs, students must take two (2) complementary courses as part of their General Education requirement.
Students are encouraged to select courses from subjects that are outside their program of study;
Students can take a course from each ensemble of the same domain;
Or
Students can take a course from either ensemble of two different domains;
Or
Students can take a course from the same ensemble of two different domains;
Domain 1Domain 2Domain 3 Domain 4 Domain 5 and Domain 6

Click here to view courses list. 

Calculus 1* | 201-NYA-05

Prerequisite: SEE MATHEMATICS SEQUENCE CHART
This course includes a review of algebra, functions, limits, continuity; differentiation of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions; related rates, curve sketching, optimization, including word problems, antiderivatives, definite integrals and areas.

Students who do not meet the minimum requirement for 201-NYA-05 (at least 70% in Sec. V Math) will need to take Calculus 1 Enhanced | 201-NYA-EN. This course is the same as 201-NYA-05, but with an extra hour per week of class time.

* Students will be preregistered in this course.

Chemistry of Solutions* | 202-NYB-05

Prerequisite: SEE SCIENCE PLACEMENT CHART
Oriented towards understanding concepts, this course examines numerous macroscopic properties of solutions and chemical reactions. Major topics in this physical chemistry course include colligative properties, reactions, equilibrium (both general and solution equilibria), electrochemistry, kinetics, and acids and bases.

Students who do not meet the minimum requirement for 202-NYB-05 (at least 70% in Sec. V Chemistry) will need to take 202-NYB-EN.

* Students will be preregistered in this course.

Mechanics* | 203-NYA-05

Prerequisite: SEE SCIENCE PLACEMENT CHART
Topics covered in this basic mechanics course include linear and rotational kinematics, trajectories, Newton’s laws of motion, work, energy and momentum. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and laboratory work. Many laboratory exercises involve using computers for data acquisition, and students are encouraged to use computers to analyze data and plot graphs.

Students who do not meet the minimum requirement for 203-NYA-05 (passed Sec. V Math TS or SN and at least 70% in Sec. V Physics) will need to take 203-NYA-EN.

* Students will be preregistered in this course.


  • Students who require a mise à niveau English or French course will be required to pass it before they can take their introductory course in English or French.
  • Students will be required to pass a Ministerial Exam of Language of Instruction and a Program Comprehensive Assessment in Science.
ENGLISH | 603-1XX-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete four (4) English courses to obtain their DEC.
Courses 603-102603-103 and 603-200 may be taken in either order only after successfully completing 603-101. Click here to view courses list. 

FRENCH | 602-1XX-MQ

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language. Click here to view courses list.

HUMANITIES | 345-1XX-MQ

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21_-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-1XX-MQ

Three of the following:
General Biology 1 | 101-NYA-05

General Biology 1 is an introductory level course compulsory for all science students and is a prerequisite for all other Biology Option Courses offered in the Science Program. This course offers students an introduction to the life sciences focusing on the organization, functioning and diversity of life forms. Upon completion of General Biology, students will have been given the opportunity to:

  1. Recognize the relationship between structure and function at different levels of organization;
  2. Understand cell division and the genetic mechanisms important in inheritance;
  3. Appreciate the mechanisms of evolution and understand how life forms adapt to their environment;
  4. Develop a basic understanding of the principles of ecology and some environmental issues facing man.
Calculus 2 | 201-NYB-05

Prerequisite: 201-NYA
This course covers inverse trigonometric functions: graphs, differentiation, integrals involving inverse trigonometric functions; integration techniques: substitutions, powers of trig functions, trig substitution, partial fractions, integration by parts; physical applications of integration, areas between curves, volumes of solids of revolution, L’Hôpital’s Rule and indeterminate forms, improper integrals, sequences, infinite series, power series, tests for convergence, plus Maclaurin and Taylor series and applications.

General Chemistry | 202-NYA-05

Prerequisite: 202-NYB
This course introduces atomic and molecular structures. Topics covered include development of modern atomic theory; chemical bonding and its effect on the chemical and physical properties of matter.

Electricity and Magnetism | 203-NYB-05

Prerequisite: 203-NYA
This course emphasizes the basic physical principles of electricity and magnetism, with calculus being introduced where necessary. Topics include Coulomb’s Law, electric field, electric potential, motion of charged particles in electric fields, capacitors, DC circuits, Kirchhoff’s Laws, RC circuits, Biot-Savart Law, magnetic fields, motion of charged particles in magnetic fields, torque on a current loop and Faraday’s Law.


  • Students who require a mise à niveau English or French course will be required to pass it before they can take their introductory course in English or French.
  • Students will be required to pass a Ministerial Exam of Language of Instruction and a Program Comprehensive Assessment in Science.
ENGLISH | 603-1XX-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete four (4) English courses to obtain their DEC.
Courses 603-102603-103 and 603-200 may be taken in either order only after successfully completing 603-101. Click here to view courses list. 

HUMANITIES | 345-2XX-AB

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21X-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-103-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list. 


Course not taken in 2nd semester + two (2) of the following:
Linear Algebra 1 | 201-NYC-05

Prequisite: 201-NYA
This course covers the solution of systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants; vectors in 2-space and 3-space, dot product, cross product, lines and planes, introduction to concepts of linear combinations, spans, subspaces, linear dependence and independence, basis, dimension, row space, column space, null space and applications.

Waves Optics and Modern Physics | 203-NYC-05

Prerequisite: 203-NYA & 201-NYA | C: 203-NYB (PASSED OR IN PROGRESS)
Wave behaviour is fundamental to an astonishing list of physical phenomena. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to analyze waves in both a qualitative and quantitative manner, and will come face-to-face with some of the bizarre and counterintuitive implications of modern physics. Topics include simple harmonic motion, waves and sound, interference and diffraction of light, quantum mechanics, and special relativity.

Science Option course**

** Refer to the Science Course Chart for courses and levels.


  • Students who require a mise à niveau English or French course will be required to pass it before they can take their introductory course in English or French.
  • Students will be required to pass a Ministerial Exam of Language of Instruction and a Program Comprehensive Assessment in Science.
ENGLISH | 603-200-AB

Students are required to successfully complete four (4) English courses to obtain their DEC.
Courses 603-102603-103 and 603-200 may be taken in either order only after successfully completing 603-101. Click here to view courses list. 

FRENCH 602-2XX-AB

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language. Click here to view courses list. 

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE

Complementary courses provide an opportunity for students to explore subjects outside their field of concentration and are offered in six different areas. Except for Liberal Arts, Arts & Sciences and Double DEC programs, students must take two (2) complementary courses as part of their General Education requirement.
Students are encouraged to select courses from subjects that are outside their program of study;
Students can take a course from each ensemble of the same domain;
Or
Students can take a course from either ensemble of two different domains;
Or
Students can take a course from the same ensemble of two different domains;
Domain 1Domain 2Domain 3 Domain 4 Domain 5 and Domain 6

Click here to view courses list. 


Remaining 3 Science courses:
Science Option course**

** Refer to the Science Course Chart for courses and levels.

Science Option course**

** Refer to the Science Course Chart for courses and levels.

Science Option or required course**

** Refer to the Science Course Chart for courses and levels.


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