2020-2021 Academic Year

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Chair

Amy Thurlow, BPR (MSVU), MA (SMU), PhD (SMU), APR, FCPRS, Professor

Minor in Science Communication

A minor in Science Communication is available as a second minor to students enrolled in Majors in the Bachelor of Science degree. It is available as a minor to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science General Studies or students in other programs who have completed 5 units of Core A – Sciences & Mathematics courses as indicated in the Core Group List on page 63 of the Academic Calendar.

The minor consists of:

❏ COMM 1501 0.5 unit
❏ COMM 3512/WRIT 3512 0.5 unit
❏ COMM/PBRL 2013 0.5 unit
and 1.5 units from the following List:
– Courses available without additional prerequisites:
❏ COMM 2016 0.5 unit
❏ COMM 2211/PBRL 2211 0.5 unit
❏ COMM 3013/PBRL 3013 0.5 unit
❏ COMM 3023 0.5 unit
❏ COMM 3024 0.5 unit
❏ COMM 4511 0.5 unit
❏ HIST 2250 0.5 unit
❏ HIST 2251 0.5 unit
❏ PBRL 2012 0.5 unit
❏ WRIT 1120 0.5 unit
– Courses that may require additional prerequisites beyond what is required for the minor:
❏ ENGL 2220/WRIT 2220 0.5 unit
❏ ENGL 3330/WRIT 3330 0.5 unit
❏ ENGL 4405/WRIT 4405 0.5 unit
❏ WRIT 2222 0.5 unit
❏ WRIT 3331 0.5 unit
❏ WRIT 3332 0.5 unit
❏ COMM 4500 0.5 unit
❏ COMM 4501 0.5 unit

 

 

 

 

Admission Requirements

NOTE: Admission to this program has been suspended for the 2019-2020 academic year.

In addition to the General Admission Requirements, students admitted to the BSc (Science Communication) program require the following: Grade XII chemistry and a minimum of one other science, plus grade XI and XII academic or advanced mathematics. Applicants without the mathematics or chemistry requirements may be admitted conditionally and must acquire the prerequisites through elective or non-credit work before or during the first year of the program.

Program Requirements

Students must fulfill the following requirements:
successful completion of 20.0 units
obtain a GPA of 2.0 in the courses required for the specialization
Required Communication Courses (5.5 units)
COMM 1501 0.5 unit
COMM 2013/PBRL 2013 0.5 unit
COMM 2211/PBRL 2211 0.5 unit
COMM 2025 0.5 unit
COMM 3022 0.5 unit
COMM 3512/WRIT 3512 0.5 unit
COMM 4500 0.5 unit
COMM 4501 0.5 unit
PBRL 2012 0.5 unit
PBRL 2015 0.5 unit
PBRL 3014 0.5 unit
WRIT 1120 0.5 unit
2.0 units selected from the following: 2.0 units
COMM 3013/PBRL 3013
COMM 4511
ENGL 2220/WRIT 2220
ENGL 3330/WRIT 3330
ENGL 4405/WRIT 4405
PBRL 4405
WRIT 2222
WRIT 3331
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
Required Core Science (4.0 units)
BIOL 1152 0.5 unit
BIOL 1153 0.5 unit
CHEM 1011 0.5 unit
CHEM 1012 0.5 unit
PSYC 1110 0.5 unit
PSYC 1120 0.5 unit
PSYC 2209 0.5 unit
BIOL 2213 or CHEM 2505 0.5 unit

Science Focus
Students select on the advice of the appropriate science department Chair within one science discipline in addition to the core courses that meet the object of depth in one area of their science knowledge base.

Biology Focus (4.0 units)
2.0 units of BIOL at the 2000 level or above 2.0 units
2.0 units of BIOL at the 3000 level or above
(selected in consultation with an advisor)
2.0 units
Chemistry Focus (4.0 units)
2.0 units of CHEM at the 2000 level or above 2.0 units
2.0 units of CHEM at the 3000 level or above
(selected in consultation with an advisor)
2.0 units
Psychology Focus (4.0 units)
2.0 units of PSYC at the 2000 level or above 2.0 units
2.0 units of PSYC at the 3000 level or above
(selected in consultation with an advisor)
2.0 units
Required Arts & Humanities Courses (3.5 units)
COMM 3501 or COMM 3502 1.0 unit
HIST 2250 0.5 unit
LIBR 2100 0.5 unit
MATH 2208 0.5 unit
MATH 2209 0.5 unit
PHIL 2209 or PHIL 2229 0.5 unit
Electives (1.0 units)
1.0 units of electives 1.0 units




Academic Note: This web-based calendar information is applicable for the 2020-2021 academic year which runs from September 01, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

For the complete 2019-2020 Academic Calendars, please consult the PDF versions of the Undergraduate Academic Calendar and Graduate Academic Calendars. (underlines are links to the PDF versions of each)

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