Science Credit Designation
Policy for Conferral of "Science" Standing on Undergraduate Courses
(Approved by Science Chairs, November 2007)
Any undergraduate department/program that is a member of the Science Chairs group has the right to designate any course that it is primarily responsible for offering as a “science course” for the purposes of meeting the BSc degree requirements. In making this decision, the department will be expected to apply its best standards and understanding of what “science course” status signifies in its discipline. The department may consult the Dean (Science) and/or Science Chairs individually or collectively in coming to this decision, but the decision itself is the department’s to make.
Any department/program that is not a member of the Science Chairs group may request science status for any course it is primarily responsible for offering. The request will be considered by Science Chairs or a sub-committee of Science Chairs, will not be subject to appeal and will need to include a full syllabus and explanation of why the course should qualify for this status and why the program desires this status for the course.