Faculty of Science

First-Year Science Student Registration Advice

These guidelines are designed to help you select courses for your first year of a Bachelor of Science degree at Saint Mary's. Use these links to find specific program information:


Recommended First-Year Courses For Specific Programs

Astrophysics:
September:
  • CHEM 1210
  • CSCI 1226
  • ENGL 1205
  • MATH 1210*
  • PHYS 1100
January:
  • ASTR 1100
  • CHEM 1211
  • MATH 1211
  • PHYS 1101
  • PHYS 1500
 
Biology:
September: January:
 
Chemistry:
September: January:
 
Computing Science:
September: January:
 
Computing Science and Business Administration:
September: January:
  • CSCI 1228
  • ECON 1202
  • ENGL 1205
  • MATH 1216
  • Science
 
Engineering:

 September:

  • EGNE 1206
  • EGNE 1210
  • CHEM 1210
  • MATH 1210*
  • PHYS 1100
  • ENGL 1205 or HIST 1827*

January:

  • EGNE 1203
  • EGNE 1204
  • CHEM 1213
  • MATH 1211
  • PHYS 1101
  • ENGL 1205 or HIST 1827*

*HIST 1827 Intro to the History of Science & Technology fulfills the Diploma of Engineering Humanities requirement

Environmental Science:
September:
  • BIOL 1201
  • CHEM 1210
  • ENVS 1200
  • GEOG 1200
  • MATH 1250
January:
  • BIOL 1202
  • CHEM 1212
  • ENVS 1250
  • ENGL 1205
  • MATH 1251
 
Forensic Sciences
September:
  • BIOL 1201
  • CHEM 1210
January:
  • BIOL 1202
  • CHEM 1212
*Refer to intended major for additional course requirements.
 
Geography:
September: January:
 
Geology:
September:
  • ENGL 1205
  • GEOL 1200
  • MATH 1250
  • PHYS 1000
  • Arts
January:
 
Mathematics:
September: January:
Physics:
September:
  • CHEM 1210
  • CSCI 1226
  • ENGL 1205
  • MATH 1210*
  • PHYS 1100
January:
  • CHEM 1211
  • MATH 1211
  • PHYS 1101
  • PHYS 1500
  • Humanities
 
Psychology:
September:
  • ENGL 1205
  • MATH 1250
  • PSYC (Group A or B),
  • Arts
  • Science
January:

Arts, Humanities & Science Electives

Arts:

Anthropology, Arabic, Asian Studies, Atlantic Canada Studies, Chinese, Classics, Economics, English (other than 1205), French, German, Geography, Hispanic Studies, History, Irish Studies, Japanese, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Women & Gender Studies

Humanities:

Classics, English (other than 1205), History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Modern Languages (courses in literature and/or culture)

Science:

Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology

Non-Science Courses:

The following courses can only be used as electives and do not count towards the major in that discipline or towards the 'other Science' category:

ASTR 1010

CHEM 1221

FRSC 2200

FRSC 2201

GEOL 1202

GEOL 1203

GEOL 1210

 

MATH 1202

MATH 1203

MATH 1204

PSYC 1200

*MATH 1210 Placement Test*

All new students registered in MATH 1210 are required to take a Mathematics placement test in their first week of classes. This will help us assess your readiness for university calculus. Students whose performance on the math placement test does not meet or exceed the minimum required to continue in MATH 1210 are directed instead to MATH 1190 as a better starting point.

Use this math placement test material, complete with practice questions and answers, to prepare for your placement test.