What if I lack 12U science from high school?
Most university courses have prerequisites, which are prior requirements for entry into a course. Where a course is specified as a prerequisite, a pass standing in that course is required for entry into the course. In the case of introductory science courses, certain prerequisites may still exist. For example, in the case of the first chemistry course, CHEM 1040 - General Chemistry a students must have completed Grade 12 or 4U chemistry (or equivalent) prior to entering into CHEM 1040. If you have not successfully completed this level of chemistry, then you must take CHEM 1060 before taking CHEM 1040. Other examples of first year courses where these prerequisites exist include:
- When PHYS*1070 is suggested in first semester - if no Grade 12 or 4U Physics (or equivalent), then you must take PHYS 1300 in your first semester
- When PHYS*1080 is suggested in first semester - if no Grade12 or 4U Physics (or equivalent), then you must take PHYS 1300 in your first semester
- When IPS*1500 is suggested in first semester - if no Grade 12 or 4U Physics (or equivalent), then you must take PHYS 1300 and MATH 1200 in your first semester
PHYS 1300 will be used to meet one of your physics course requirements for the degree. Following the completion of PHYS 1300, student would be require to complete only 1 additional physics course to meet their first year physics requirement.
For the first year biology courses, please contact your Program Counsellor for further advice.