First-year course selection for students starting in the winter term (January 2018)

All students should refer to the advice listed on the first-year courses by degree program webpage. The quick guide to registration highlights key resources to help you through the registration process.

Bachelor of Arts students will note that there are no required courses for the first year.  Students should prioritize registration in their intended discipline(s) of study, and then focus on selecting courses that will meet distribution requirements.

Bachelor of Commerce students should register for ECON 1011, MATH 1111, and nine additional credits, keeping in mind distribution requirements or a potential minor area of study. 

Bachelor of Science students in particular will need to be aware that many of the typical winter term courses require fall term prerequisites. However, you will find below a selection of first year courses offered in the winter term that are required (or recommended) for various majors and that do not require prerequisites. Pleases consult with the Academic Advisor or a Program Advisor if you are unsure of which courses to prioritize. 

Aviation: MATH 1111

Biochemistry: BIOC 1001, CHEM 1001, MATH 1111, PHYS 1041, BIOL 1001

Biology: BIOL 1001, BIOC 1001, MATH 1111, CHEM 1001, PHYS 1041

Chemistry: BIOC 1001, CHEM 1001, MATH 1111

Cognitive Science: PSYC 1001, PSYC 1011, CHEM 1001, MATH 1111, 3 credits from Humanities 1600 series

Computer Science: MATH 1111, CHEM 1001, and three credits from BIOL 1001, BIOC 1001, PSYC 1001, or PSYC 1011

Environmental Science: BIOL 1001, BIOC 1001, CHEM 1001, MATH 1111, PHYS 1041

Mathematics: MATH 1111, and three credits from BIOL 1001, BIOC 1001, PSYC 1001, or PSYC 1011

Physics: MATH 1111, and three credits from BIOL 1001, BIOC 1001, PSYC 1001, or PSYC 1011

Psychology: PSYC 1001, PSYC 1011, MATH 1111, PHYS 1041 or CHEM 1001, BIOC 1001 or BIOL 1001  


Students starting in January should note that academic standing is not assessed until 18 credits have been attempted. 

Students with 0 to 23 credits are considered to have first-year standing. Students with 24 to 53 credits are considered to have second-year standing. Third-year standing requires 54 to 83 credits, and fourth-year standing requires 84 to 120 credits.