Physical Science

Students who lack Grade 12 Biology

The BIOL 1070, 1080 and 1090 courses are designed so that students should be successful even if they have not taken Grade 12 (4U) biology. You can register directly in BIOL 1070/1080/1090 according to your Schedule of Studies. This assumes that you have successfully completed Grade 11 biology.

There is also a Grade 12 (4U) biology equivalent course which is BIOL 1020. This does not count as a first year biology course since it is equivalent to Grade 12. If you take BIOL 1020 first, you still need to take two of BIOL 1070, BIOL 1080, BIOL 1090 for the Physical Science major. BIOL 1020 would then be applied as an elective.

If you register for BIOL 1070/1080/1090, and find that the material is overwhelming, there is time to switch to BIOL 1020 during the first week of classes of Semester 1.

If you choose to take BIOL 1020, please contact your Program Counsellor for advice on how to best modify your Schedule of Studies.

Students who lack Grade 12 Chemistry would modify their Schedule of Studies as follows:

Semester 1:

  • CHEM 1060
  • PHYS 1080*
  • One of: MATH 1080 or MATH 1200*
  • * IPS 1500 can be taken instead of PHYS 1080 and MATH 1200.
  • One of: BIOL 1070 or BIOL 1080 or BIOL 1090
  • 0.50 Arts or Social Science electives

Semester 2:

  • CHEM 1040
  • One of: PHYS 1010* or PHYS 1070 or PHYS 1130
  • One of: MATH 1210* or MATH 2080
  • * IPS 1510 can be taken instead of PHYS 1010 and MATH 1210
  • One of: BIOL 1070 or BIOL 1080 or BIOL 1090
  • 0.50 Arts or Social Science electives

Semester 3:

  • CHEM 1050
  • 1.00 science electives from the approved list of acceptable B.Sc. science electives
  • 0.50 electives
  • One of: CIS 1200 or CIS 1500 OR STAT 2040
  • (PSCI requirements include STAT 2040 and (CIS 1200 or CIS 1500) as per the regular Schedule of Studies)

Students who lack Grade 12 Physics would modify their Schedule of Studies as follows:

Semester 1:

  • CHEM 1040
  • PHYS 1300
  • One of: MATH 1080 or MATH 1200
  • One of: BIOL 1070 or BIOL 1080 or BIOL 1090
  • 0.50 Arts or Social Science electives

Semester 2:

  • CHEM 1050
  • PHYS 1080
  • One of: MATH 1210 or MATH 2080
  • One of: BIOL 1070 or BIOL 1080 or BIOL 1090
  • 0.50 Arts or Social Science electives

Please contact your Program Counsellor for further questions.