Welcome to the Bachelor of Science
with Major in Aquatic Resources!
First-year course selection for the Bachelor of Science with a Major in Aquatic Resources is very easy. Most of your courses are required, and you have the choice of one additional science subject. You will be pre-registered in AQUA 101 and AQUA 102.
First-Year Course Pattern
AQUA 101 - Introduction to Freshwater Systems and Resources (first term)
AQUA 102 - Introduction to Ocean Systems and Resources (second term)
ECON 101 - Introductory Microeconomics - 3 credits (first term)
ECON 102 – Introductory Macroeconomics - 3 credits (second term)
ESCI 171 – Understanding the Earth - 3 credits (first term)
BIOL 112 – Diversity of Life - 3 credits (second term)
MATH 106 or 126 – Calculus I - 3 credits (first term)
MATH 107 or 127 – Calculus II - 3 credits (second term)
Science course - 6 credits in one subject (see below)
In addition to the above required courses, which total 24 credits, you will choose 6 credits in one other science subject.
Something to Remember
When building your course schedule, be sure to begin with required courses that are offered in only one timeblock, and schedule other courses around those.
Question You Might Have
What if there is another course that I want to take in first year, rather than my science elective?
It is recommended that students follow the normal course pattern, in order to ensure an easier progression through the remaining years of the program. Courses in first year will be prerequisites to courses in subsequent years. Taking courses “out of order” can result in difficulties in future years. However, you may contact the program coordinator or the program assistant for individual advising questions such as these. There may be adjustments that are possible with your particular program plan.