First-year course selection for students starting in the winter term (January 2019)
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, MATH 1111, PHYS 1041
Biology: BIOC 1001, MATH 1111, PHYS 1041
Chemistry: BIOC 1001, MATH 1111
Cognitive Science: PSYC 1001, PSYC 1011, MATH 1111, PHYS 1041, and three credits from Humanities 1600 series
Computer Science: MATH 1111, three credits from BIOC 1001, PSYC 1001, or PSYC 1011
Environmental Science: BIOC 1001, MATH 1111, PHYS 1041, GENV 1201
Mathematics: MATH 1111, and three credits from BIOC 1001, PSYC 1001, or PSYC 1011
Physics: MATH 1111, and three credits from BIOC 1001, PSYC 1001, or PSYC 1011
Psychology: PSYC 1001, PSYC 1011, MATH 1111, PHYS 1041, 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.