Jul 16, 2018  
Undergraduate Calendar 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Calendar 2017-2018

Life Sciences I

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Prior to registration, Level I students must review the admission requirements of the Level II programs they are considering. Courses must be selected carefully to meet the admission requirements for entry to Level II of a specific program. For details of the various admission requirements see Faculty of Science program descriptions in this section of the Calendar. Students are also encouraged to review the McMaster Academic Planner (MAP) at www.mapsci.ca. Additionally, the Office of the Associate Dean of Science (Academic) organizes Level I Academic Advising Sessions in late June and early July to provide Level I students with academic advice and registration assistance. Attendance at an Academic Advising Session is strongly advised. Students who are unable to attend are asked to contact the Office of the Associate Dean of Science (Academic) for pre-registration advice and further information. To maximize the selection of Level II programs from the discipline of Life Sciences, students should complete the courses recommended below.

Program Notes

  1. Students without Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors U must complete MATH 1F03 .
  2. Life Sciences I students must complete at least 9 units from BIOLOGY 1A03 , 1M03 , PSYCH 1F03  or 1X03 , 1XX3 , however, it is important to note the admission requirements and admission notes for all Level II programs being considered.
  3. CHEM 1R03  serves as the prerequisite for CHEM 1A03  for those students who did not complete Grade 12 Chemistry U.
  4. Students who did not complete Grade 12 Physics U, may complete PHYSICS 1A03 . BIOPHYS 1S03  or MEDPHYS 1E03  may substitute for PHYSICS 1A03  or 1C03  for some Level II programs. Students are encouraged to review admission requirements carefully.
  5. WHMIS 1A00 , a one-hour mandatory on-line Introduction to Health and Safety course, is a co-requisite to Level I courses with a lab component and must be completed prior to the first lab.
  6. BIOSAFE 1BS0 , a mandatory on-line introduction to bio-safety lab training, is a co-requisite to BIOLOGY 1A03  and must be completed prior to the first lab.

Recommended Courses: 30 Units

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