Registration Guide - Bachelor of Science with Major in Aquatic Resources

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.

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)

Elective Science Requirement
In addition to the above required courses, which total 24 credits, you will choose 6 credits in one other science subject.
If you intend a major in biology or Earth sciences, CHEM 101 and 102 or 121 and 122 are recommended. Introductory chemistry is required for each of these two majors, so it is advisable to take this requirement in first year.
If you intend a major in Mathematics, you may choose introductory courses in chemistry (CHEM 101 and 102 or CHEM 121 and 121), climate and environment (CLEN 101 and 102), computer science (CSCI 161 and 162), physics (PHYS 101 and 102 or PHYS 121 and 122), or psychology (PSYC 101 and 102).

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.