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Science

Degrees
  • B.Sc. (Honours)
  • B.Sc. (General)
  • B.Sc. (Major)
Admission Requirements
Honours Program
First Year

The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including a minimum of six 4U or M courses. For most programs including Bioinformatics, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, the Computational Sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Geophysics), Neuroscience and Psychology the six 4U or M courses must include Advanced Functions and two of Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Sciences or Physics. (Calculus and Vectors is strongly recommended). Equivalent courses may be substituted between the old and new Ontario mathematics curriculum.

Specific Honours Admission Requirements

For the Honours programs in Environmental Science, Geography, Earth Sciences, Integrated Science and for the combined Honours programs in Biology and Physics, Chemistry and Physics, Calculus and Vectors may be substituted for Advanced Functions.

For the Honours programs in Physics and Applied Physics and for Double Honours Mathematics and Physics, Calculus and Vectors is required in addition to Advanced Functions and one of 4U Physics Chemistry, Biology, or Earth and Space Sciences. For all programs in Physics, 4U Physics is strongly recommended.

For the Combined Honours program in Chemistry and Computer Science, 4U Chemistry and Calculus and Vectors are strongly recommended.

For Honours in Psychology, a 4U course in English is recommended.

For Honours in Environmental Science, a 4U course in Biology and Chemistry is recommended.

Advanced Standing

For entry to an Honours program after the completion of 5.0 included credits, a student must have a major CGPA of 5.50 or higher, an overall CGPA of 4.50 or higher and the recommendation of the Honours department or committee. A student beginning the final 10.0 credits towards an Honours degree must present a major CGPA of 6.00 or higher, an overall CGPA of 5.00 or higher and the recommendation of the Honours department or committee. A student beginning the final 5.0 credits towards an Honours degree must present a major CGPA of 6.50 or higher and an overall CGPA of 5.00 or higher, as calculated for graduation. Advanced standing will be granted for studies undertaken elsewhere when these are recognized as the equivalent of subjects offered at Carleton University.

Major Program
General Program
First Year

The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including a minimum of six 4U or M courses. The six 4U or M courses must include Advanced Functions and two of Calculus and Vectors, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science or Physics (Calculus and Vectors is strongly recommended). For the B.Sc. Major in Physics, Calculus and Vectors may be substituted for Advanced Functions, and one of 4U Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Earth and Space Sciences is required. 4U Physics is strongly recommended. a Grade 12 U course in Physics is strongly recommended. Equivalent courses may be substituted between the old and new Ontario mathematics curriculum.

Advanced Standing

For entry to a General or Major program after the completion of 5.0 included credits, a student must have a major and core CGPA of 3.50 or higher and an overall CGPA of 3.50 or higher. A student beginning the final 5.0 credits towards a General or Major degree must present a major and core CGPA of 4.00 or higher and an overall CGPA of 4.00 or higher, as calculated for graduation. Advanced standing will be granted for studies undertaken elsewhere when these are recognized as the equivalent of subjects offered at Carleton University.

Co-op Option: Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Environmental Science, Applied Physics and Physics

1. Direct Admission to the First Year of the Co-op Option

Applicants must:

    1. meet the required overall admission cut-off average and prerequisite course average. These averages may be higher than the stated minimum requirements;
    2. be registered as a full-time student in the Bachelor of Science Honours program;
    3. be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work placements).

Note that meeting the above requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the program. The prevailing job market may limit enrolment in the co-op option.

2. Continuation Requirements for Students Previously Admitted to the Co-op Option and Admission to the Co-op option after beginning the program

Students in Good Standing in the Honours Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Environmental Science, Applied Physics and Physics program may apply for admission to the Co-operative Option, on completion of 5.0 or more credits at Carleton University. To be eligible for admission, a student must:

    1. be registered as a full-time student;
    2. have a major CGPA of 8.00 or higher and an overall CGPA of 6.50 or higher;
    3. be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work placements).

In addition, students whose first language is not English who are admitted to Carleton based on CAEL, IELTS, TOEFL or MELAB assessments must take the Spoken English Test for Co-op students and attain a minimum score of 5.0.

Meeting the above requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the Co-op Program. Enrolment in the Co-operative option is limited.

Co-op Option: Biochemistry, Computational Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Earth Sciences

1. Direct Admission to the First Year of the Co-op Option

Applicants must:

    1. meet the required overall admission cut-off average and prerequisite course average. These averages may be higher than the stated minimum;
    2. be registered as a full-time student in the Bachelor of Science Honours program;
    3. be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work placements).

Meeting the above requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the program. The prevailing job market may limit enrolment in the co-op option.

2. Continuation Requirements for Students Previously Admitted to the Co-op Option and Admission to the Co-op option after beginning the program

Students in good standing in the Honours Biochemistry, Computational Biochemistry, Biology, Computational Biology, Biotechnology, and Earth Sciences program may apply for admission to the Co-operative Option, on completion of 5.0 or more credits at Carleton University. To be eligible for admission, a student must:

    1. be registered as a full-time student;
    2. have a major CGPA of 8.00 or higher and an overall CGPA of 6.50 or higher;
    3. be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work placements).

In addition, students whose first language is not English who are admitted to Carleton based on CAEL, IELTS, TOEFL or MELAB assessments must take the Spoken English Test for Co-op students and attain a minimum score of 5.0.

Meeting the above requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the Co-op Program. Enrolment in the Co-operative option is limited.

Application for admission to all Co-operative options is through the Co-op Office web site and should be submitted before November 1, March 1, July 1, for May, September, January work terms, respectively.

Co-op Option: Bioinformatics, Computational Biology

1. Direct Admission to the First Year of the Co-op Option

Applicants must:

    1. meet the required overall admission cut-off average and prerequisite course average. These averages may be higher than the stated minimum requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree stated above;
    2. be registered as a full-time student in the program;
    3. be eligible for work in Canada (for off-campus work placements).

Meeting the above entrance requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the program. Enrolment in the co-op option may be limited at the discretion of the department.

2. Continuation Requirements for Students Previously Admitted to the Co-op Option and Admission to the Co-op option after beginning the program

Students may also apply to the co-op option once they have arrived at the University at the beginning of second year, provided they:

    1. are registered as a full-time student in the program;
    2. have an overall CGPA of 8.00 or higher;
    3. successfully completed all required first year courses before beginning the first work placement;
    4. are eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work placements);
    5. have obtained permission of the Co-op Faculty Advisor.

Students must be eligible for third-year standing when they return for a study term after their first work placement.

In addition, students whose first language is not English who are admitted to Carleton based on TOEFL or CAEL assessments must take the Spoken English Test for Co-op students and attain a minimum score of 5.0.

Meeting the above entrance requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the program. Enrolment in the co-op option may be limited at the discretion of the department.

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