Note: 120 credits are required for a degree. A normal course load is 15 credits per term for each of the Fall and Winter terms. Please refer to section 11.3 of the academic calendar for complete details of the Bachelor of Science degree. To help you map your degree requirements, degree audit forms are available. Please select the degree audit form that corresponds to the academic calendar you are following to complete your degree.

Year one (fewer than 24 credits completed)

  • Science programs require the completion of specific courses in your intended discipline during first year. Review section 12 of the academic calendar to determine which first year courses are required for your intended major and minor area of study, and for any upper year courses you may be interested in taking
  • At the same time you are working towards your major/minor, take the opportunity to register for courses outside of your intended discipline. If you are unsure of a major/minor area of interest, this can be accommodated by making sure your first-year course selection gives you the required flexbility. Consult with the academic advisor (advisor@mta.ca) for further advice.
  • Work three to six credits of non-Science distribution requirements into your schedule 

Year two (24 credits successfully completed)

  • Work three to six credits of non-Science distribution requirements into your schedule
  • Select courses that will lead to a major/minor
  • Declare your major/minor by the end of second year, before registering for third-year courses. Consult with the program advisor if you are considering an honours program
  • Science students completing a non-Science minor should keep in mind the BSc degree requirement of 72 credits from Science courses, of which 30 credits must be at the 3/4000 level

Year three (54 credits successfully completed)

  • Major(s)/minor(s) must be declaredbefore you register for third year courses
  • Distribution requirements should be completed by end of year three
  • Select courses for your major(s)/minor(s) following the program requirements and keeping in mind the BSc requirement of 30 credits from 3/4000 level courses
  • Science students completing a non-Science minor should keep in mind the BSc degree requirement of 72 credits from Science courses, of which 30 credits must be at the 3/4000 level
  • If you intend to pursue honours, you must declare your intention to complete an honours degree by December using the declaration to pursue honours form (see academic calendar sections 10.10.4 and 11.3.22 for honours degree requirements). Eligibility to complete an honours degree program will depend on your academic performance at the end of third year and confirmation of an honours thesis advisor. Students completing an honours degree are not required to complete a minor
Year four (84 credits successfully completed)
  • Select courses for your major(s)/minor(s) following the program requirements and keeping in mind the BSc requirement of 30 credits from 3/4000 level courses
  • Complete any remaining distribution requirements
  • If you intend to graduate in May, you must submit an application for graduation form by Sept. 30 and a degree audit form by Oct. 30
  • Register for both the Fall and Winter terms in all courses required to complete degree requirements

Other requirements — consult with program advisor(s) or the program advisor(s) (advisor@mta.ca)

Major/minor

No more than nine credits can be counted in common between a major and a minor. Where there are more than nine credits of requirements in common, the credit value of the combined program will be at least 15 credits greater than the total credits required for the major (see academic calendar section 11.2.4.)

Additional minor

Students who complete the requirements for more than one minor will have the additional minor(s) recorded on their transcript (see academic calendar section 11.2.5.)

Double major

Students completing a double major may count up to 24 credits in common between the two majors. Even where there are requirements in common, the credit value of the combined program will be at least 36 credits greater than the total for the first major (see degree audit form.)