10.0 Undergraduate Programs 2016/2017

10.1 Core Requirements

Concordia University of Edmonton has long prided itself on the delivery of a liberal education as a solid foundation for Theory life. The Core is designed to fulfill the Mission, Vision, and Values Framework at Concordia University of Edmonton. The Core Requirements allow flexibility for students, while offering students the opportunity to develop a wide range of knowledge.

All students in a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Management, or Bachelor of Science program must complete the Concordia University of Edmonton Core requirements as outlined. All students in a Bachelor of Arts program must complete an additional 3 credits of Fine Arts (ARTH, DAN, DRA, MUS, or MUP).

Table 10.1.1 Core Requirements
Category Learning Objectives Credits Courses that Fulfil Requirement
Humanities Understanding of English Language and Literature 6 ENG 100 or (ENG 101 or ENG 111) and (ENG 102 or ENG 112)
Sciences Understanding of the natural and mathematical worlds 6 Any BES, BIO, BIOCH, CMPT, EAS, ENSC, IT, MAT (excluding MAT 220), or PHY courses
Social Sciences Understanding the human world 6 Any ECO, HIS, POEC, PSCI, PSY, or SOC courses
Foundational Studies: Religious Studies Understanding the role of religion, ethics, and fundamental beliefs in life 3 Any REL courses
Foundational Studies: Ethics, Philosophy or Religious Studies 3 Any PHIL, or REL courses, or ENVH532, MGT 374, MGT 474, MAT 220, PSCI 361, or PSY 305
Leadership: Communications Understanding of communication and leadership 3 Any ARTH, DAN, DRA, GERM, GRK, HEBR, LAT, MUS (excluding MUS 630 and 631), MUP, SPA, or WRI
courses, or BIO 227, ENSC 227, FR 101, FR 102, FR 203, FR 211, FR 212, FR 250, FR 251, FR 252, FR 372, HIS 290, MGT 310, PSY 319, PSY 332, PSY 333, PSY 405, SOC 344, or UFDN 199
Leadership:Leadership, Service, or Management 3 Any RELA courses, or BIO 480, BUS 110, DRA 325, DRA 350, DRA 383, DRA 425, DRA 450, DRA 483, ENSC 485, FIN 220, HIS 221, HRM 220, LDR 310, LDR 320, MUS 263, MUS 321, MUS 361, MUS 395 & 396, PSCI 101, PSY 486, or PSY 496
 

10.2 Bachelor of Arts

10.2.0 Educational Objectives: Faculty of Arts

The Departments of Fine Arts, Literature and Language, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Psychology, and Social Sciences have designed for you a high-quality educational experience to help you attain the following objectives:

  1. To discover, from scientific, theological, humanistic, and creative perspectives, insights from past and present into what it means to be human.
  2. To develop methods of thought and inquiry that will lay the foundation of your future knowledge and wisdom.
  3. To learn to read and to listen critically, to write persuasively, and to communicate with a confidence born of knowledge.
  4. To train in the latest methods of research and digital literacy appropriate to each area of study.
  5. To perceive and foster connections among your areas of study, the Christian tradition, and the wider world around you.
  6. To identify with Concordia University of Edmonton’s aim of developing “independent thinkers, ethical leaders, reflective servants in their occupations, and citizens for the common good.”
  7. To create the basis of your future academic, professional, or vocational career, enabling you to “learn for life.”

10.2.1 Four-Year Bachelor of Arts Degree Programs

A. General Academic Requirements

Candidates for Concordia University of Edmonton’s four-year Bachelor of Arts programs:

  1. Must complete a total of 120 credits.
  2. Must complete a core requirement of 33 credits minimum—consisting of the core requirements and 3 additional credits of Fine Arts (ARTH, DAN, DRA, MUS, or, MUP). See Core Requirements, section 10.1.
  3. Must complete 36-60 credits in a major , or complete a General Studies major.
  4. Except for the General Studies major, must complete at least 18 credits in a minor, of which 6 credits must be at the senior-level; alternatively, a second major is permissible.
  5. May take only 6 credits of junior-level English and 6 credits of junior-level Religious Studies.
  6. May take no more than 48 credits of junior-level courses for credit toward a degree.
  7. May include core course requirements in the major and minor. However, the same course may not be counted toward both the major and minor requirements.
  8. Must complete 60 of the 120 credits required to graduate at Concordia University of Edmonton. Moreover, at least 18 credits of the last 30 credits must be completed at Concordia University of Edmonton (Residency Requirement, section B).
  9. May take no more than 72 credits in any one discipline; however, only 42 credits are permitted in any discipline of a concentration of the General Studies major. [Approved by General Faculties Council on June 10, 2016]
  10. Must take a minimum of 102 credits in Arts and Science courses, of which a minimum of 66 credits must be Arts.
  11. For continuation in the four-year English, Music, Religious Studies, and Sociology degree program, must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 or higher, and a minimum GPA of 2.3 in the major. For the four-year General Studies degree program, must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.0. Students in the applied emphasis program in Psychology should consult the program and GPA requirements in section C, item 5.
    Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements to continue in the four-year BA should consult with a Registration Advisor regarding the three-year BA degree program.
  12. For graduation, must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in the 120 credits applicable to the degree, and a minimum GPA of 2.3 in the courses in the major. For further information, see Graduation Requirements, section 9.7.1.
    Candidates who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements for the four-year BA should consult a Registration Advisor regarding the three-year BA degree.
  13. Must present credit in a 30-level Language Other than English or one of FR 102, GERM 102, GRK 102, HEBR 102, LAT 102, or SPA 102.

B. Residency Requirement

Candidates for Concordia University of Edmonton’s four-year Bachelor of Arts degree must complete the specified credits at Concordia University of Edmonton (section A.8). Students who plan to take courses at other institutions must first follow the procedures for Visiting Student Permission, section 4.4.3.A.

C. Major Requirements

1. English

Students intending to use the four-year degree in English as the basis for graduate studies are urged to obtain the advice of the Chair of Department of Literature and Language in planning their program. They are also strongly recommended to take the Enhanced Program.

Basic Program: 36-45 credits required, to include:

  1. ENG 100 or (ENG 101 or ENG 111) and (ENG 102 or ENG 112) ENG 100 is strongly recommended
  2. One of ENG 323, 324, 330, or 331
  3. ENG 338 or 339
  4. 6 credits chosen from ENG 341, 342, 343, 350, 354, 355, or 356
  5. One of ENG 365, 366, 367, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, or 398
  6. One of ENG 381, 382, 383, or 384
  7. One of ENG 303, 304, 342, 356, or 396 (See Note 2, below)
  8. 3 credits chosen from the ENG 401-425 series or ENG 480 (See Note 3, below)
  9. ENG 491 or 492 (See Note 4, below)
  10. 3-12 credits of unspecified senior-level English courses

Note:

  1. In addition to 36 or more credits of English, all four-year English majors may also count up to 12 credits chosen from CLAS 201, WRI 300, WRI 310, WRI 391, WRI 392, C LIT 201 and C LIT 202 as part of their English major.
  2. ENG 342 or ENG 356 may also simultaneously be used in partial fulfilment of requirement (d); ENG 396 may also simultaneously fulfil requirement (e).
  3. With the approval of the Chair of Department of Literature and Language, courses in the ENG 401-425 series may meet one of the distribution requirements (b) to (g), depending on the topic.
  4. Students intending to pursue graduate studies in English are encouraged to take both ENG 491 and ENG 492.

 

Enhanced Program: 54-60 credits required, to include:

  1. ENG 100 or (ENG 101 or ENG 111) and (ENG 102 or ENG 112) ENG 100 is strongly recommended
  2. ENG 323 or 324
  3. ENG 330 or 331
  4. ENG 338 or 339
  5. One of ENG 341, 342, or 343
  6. One of ENG 350, 354, 355, or 356
  7. One of ENG 365, 366, or 367
  8. One of ENG 381, 382, 383, or 384
  9. One of ENG 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, or 398
  10. One of ENG 303, 304, 342, 356, or 396 (See Note 2, below)
  11. 3 credits chosen from the ENG 401-425 series or ENG 480 (See Note 3, below)
  12. ENG 491 and 492
  13. 12-18 credits of unspecified senior-level English courses

Note:

  1. Students in the Enhanced Program may count up to 12 credits chosen from CLAS 201, WRI 300, WRI 310, WRI 391, WRI 392, C LIT 201 and C LIT 202 as part of their enhanced English major.
  2. ENG 342 may also simultaneously fulfil requirement (e); ENG 356 may also simultaneously fulfil requirement (f); ENG 396 may also simultaneously fulfil requirement (i).
  3. With the approval of the Chair of Department of Literature and Language, courses in the ENG 401-425 series may meet one of the distribution requirements (b) to (j), depending on the topic.
2. General Studies

This multidisciplinary program allows students to gain understanding and experience in more than one discipline without the requirement that the learning be integrated. Students would be able select two or more concentrations for study, customizing their course selections to meet their own interests and career aspirations.

Students for the four-year Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in General Studies:

  1. must complete 2 or 3 concentrations from Concentration Requirements,

    1. if only completing 2 concentrations, may choose to complete a minor consisting of at least 18 credits, of which 6 credits must be at the senior-level
    2. may include core requirements in the concentrations and minor; however, the same courses may not be used in 2 concentrations or a concentration and a minor
3. Music

45-60 credits required, to include:

Performance: 9 credits
  1. MUP 126 and 127
  2. 3 credits chosen from MUP 142 and 143, 162 and 163, 164 and 165, 166 and 167, or 168 and 169
  3. 3 credits chosen from MUP 226 and 227, 242 and 243, 262 and 263, 264 and 265, 266 and 267, or 268 and 269
Theory and Composition: 12 credits
  1. MUS 211 and 212 (Note: In order to be successful in all areas of the degree, it is recommended that students take MUS 211 by their third year.)
  2. MUS 213 and 214
  3. 3 credits chosen from MUS 311, 312, 315, 316, or 313 and 314
History and Literature: 6 credits
  1. 6 credits chosen from MUS 261, 262, 263, 281, 282, or 380-series
Conducting and Pedagogy: 3 credits
  1. 3 credits chosen from MUS 295, 321, 361 or MUED 213, 214 or from the MUS 370-series
Capstone: 3 credits
  1. MUS 490
Senior Project/Recital: 3 credits
  1. MUP 495 and 496 or MUS 495 and 496
Unspecified: 9-24 credits
  1. 9-18 credits of unspecified senior-level Music courses
  2. 0-6 credits junior- or senior-level Music courses (Note: Students may be required to take MUS 100 and/or MUS 120 depending on their level of proficiency in music theory.)

Students with a major in Music must complete a minimum of 12 credits of Music at Concordia University of Edmonton.

4. Psychology

42-60 credits required, to include:

  1. PSY 104 and 105
  2. PSY 211 or equivalent with a minimum grade of C- (MAT 151 and SOC 210 are acceptable equivalents).
    The Psychology Department strongly recommends PSY 211.
  3. PSY 311
  4. PSY 319
  5. 12 credits chosen from PSY 223, 281, 338, 341, 351, or 358; or 12 credits chosen from PSY 281, 324, 338, 341, 351, or 358.
  6. 6 credits chosen from PSY 334, 339, 359, 385, or 399
  7. One of PSY 275, 367, or 477
  8. One of PSY 420, 421, 431, or 435
  9. One of PSY 405, 480 or 481
  10. 0-18 credits of unspecified senior-level Psychology courses

PSY 433, PSY 434, PSY 435, and WRI 300 are strongly recommended.

5. Psychology (Applied Emphasis)

Students must apply for admission to the third year of this program. Specific admission requirements are published in section 3.3.

For continuation to the fourth year of the Basic Program, students must pass PSY 486, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the 90 credits applicable to the degree, and a minimum GPA of 2.3 in Psychology credits. For continuation to the fourth year of the Enhanced Program, students must pass PSY 486, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the 90 credits applicable to the degree and a minimum GPA of 2.3 in Psychology credits, have a current security clearance, and receive consent of the Psychology department.

Basic Program: 42-60 credits required, to include:

  1. PSY 104 and 105
  2. PSY 211 or equivalent with a minimum grade of C- (MAT 151 and SOC 210 are acceptable equivalents). The Psychology Department strongly recommends PSY 211.
  3. PSY 311 and 319
  4. PSY 338 and 339
  5. PSY 305, 332, and 431
  6. PSY 486
  7. 6-24 credits of unspecified senior-level Psychology courses.

PSY 433, PSY 434, PSY 435, and WRI 300 are strongly recommended.

 

Enhanced Program: 54-60 credits required, to include:

  1. PSY 104 and 105
  2. PSY 211 or equivalent with a minimum grade of C- (MAT 151 and SOC 210 are acceptable equivalents). The Psychology Department strongly recommends PSY 211.
  3. PSY 311 and 319
  4. PSY 338 and 339
  5. PSY 305, 332, and 431
  6. PSY 486 and 496
  7. 12-18 credits of unspecified senior-level Psychology courses

PSY 433, PSY 434, PSY 435, and WRI 300 are strongly recommended.

6. Religious Studies

Basic Program: 36-60 credits required, to include:

  1. REL 101 and 102
  2. REL 248, 252, 253, and 373
  3. One of REL 320, 321, 322, 323, or 331
  4. One of REL 362, 364, 365, 367, or 382
  5. One of REL 359, 375, or 376
  6. REL 499
  7. 6-30 credits of unspecified senior-level Religious Studies courses

PHIL 290 is strongly recommended.

Students are strongly advised to take at least six credits of a Language Other than English which relates to their major interest (e.g., Hebrew or Greek in Biblical studies; German, Latin or French in Reformation studies).

7. Sociology

The four-year Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology enables students to study a substantive area of interest in greater depth.

42-60 credits required, to include:

  1. SOC 100
  2. SOC 101 or 102
  3. SOC 210 (MAT 151 and PSY 211 are acceptable equivalents) and 315
  4. SOC 332 and 333
  5. 6 credits chosen from SOC 224, 241, 260, or 261
  6. 12 credits of unspecified senior-level Sociology courses
  7. SOC 405
  8. 3 credits chosen from SOC 471, 475, or 480
  9. 0-18 credits of unspecified Sociology courses with a maximum of 3 credits at the junior-level

10.2.2 Three-Year Bachelor of Arts Degree Programs

A. General Academic Requirements

Candidates for Concordia University of Edmonton’s three-year Bachelor of Arts programs:

  1. Must complete a total of 90 credits.
  2. Must complete a core requirement of 33 credits minimumconsisting of the core requirement and 3 additional credits of Fine Arts (ARTH, DAN, DRA, MUS, or, MUP). See Core Requirements, section 10.1.
  3. Must complete a minimum of 24 credits in a concentration. A higher minimum is specified in some concentrations. Please refer to each concentration for maximum credits allowed.
  4. Must complete at least 18 credits in a minor, of which 6 credits must be at the senior-level; alternatively, a second concentration is permissible.
  5. May take only 6 credits of junior-level English and 6 credits of junior-level Religious Studies.
  6. May take no more than 42 credits of junior-level courses for credit toward a degree.
  7. Must present credit in a 30-level Language Other than English or one of FR 102, GERM 102, GRK 102, HEBR 102, LAT 102, or SPA 102.
  8. May include core course requirements in concentrations and minors. However, the same course may not be counted toward both concentration and minor requirements.
  9. Must take a minimum of 3 credits in 6 different disciplines.
  10. May take no more than 42 credits in any one discipline. [Approved by General Faculties Council on June 10, 2016]
  11. Must take a minimum of 72 credits in Arts and Science courses.
  12. Must take at least 42 credits in Arts courses.
  13. Must maintain a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.0.
  14. Must complete 30 of the 90 credits required to graduate at Concordia University of Edmonton. Moreover, at least 18 credits of the last 30 credits must be completed at Concordia University of Edmonton (Residency Requirement, section B).
  15. May receive up to 60 credits from another institution. Transfer credits may vary depending on program requirements.
    Please refer to the individual Concentrations for restrictions. Students planning to take courses for credit at other institutions must follow the procedures for Visiting Student Permission, section 4.4.3.A.
  16. To graduate, must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 and a GPA of 2.0 in the credits required for the area of concentration. For further information, see Graduation Requirements, section 9.7.1.

B. Residency Requirement

Candidates for Concordia University of Edmonton’s three-year Bachelor of Arts degree must complete the specified credits at Concordia University of Edmonton (section A.15). Students who plan to take courses at other institutions must first follow the procedures for Visiting Student Permission, section 4.4.3.A.

C. Concentration Requirements

1. Drama

24-30 credits required, to include:

  1. DRA 101 or 102
  2. One of DRA 149, 325 or 353
  3. One of DRA 247 or 252 or 352
  4. One of DRA 425, 450, 453 or 483
  5. 12-18 credits of unspecified Drama courses

A maximum of 9 credits of junior-level Drama courses may be counted towards a Drama concentration.

2. English

24-30 credits required, to include:

  1. ENG 100 or (ENG 101 or ENG 111) and (ENG 102 or ENG 112)
  2. One of ENG 303, 323, 331, 338, 339, 350, or 354
  3. One of ENG 324, 330, 341, 342, 343, 355 or 356
  4. ENG 491 or 492
  5. 9-15 credits of unspecified senior-level English courses
3. French

24-30 credits required, to include:

  1. FR 211 and FR 212
  2. FR 251 and FR 252
  3. FR 303 and 312
  4. FR 372
  5. One of FR 492, 493, or 494
  6. 0-6 credits of unspecified senior-level French courses

Students who take FR 303 as a FR 492 capstone or FR 312 as a FR 493 capstone must complete an additional 3 credits of unspecified senior-level French.

4. History

24-30 credits required, to include:

  1. HIS 111 or 112
  2. HIS 290
  3. One of the following senior-level Canadian History courses; HIS 260, 261, 365, 366, 369 or 370; [Approved by General Faculties Council on March 11, 2016]
  4. One of the following senior-level European History courses: HIS 207, 208, 212, 213, 218, 309, 315, 333, or 340;
  5. One of the following senior-level Special Theme History courses: HIS 206, 221, 250, 251, 300 (301, 302, or 303), 355, 415, or 416;
  6. HIS 410
  7. A further 6-12 credits of unspecified senior-level History courses.

Students with a concentration in History must complete a minimum of 9 HIS credits at the 300- or 400-level (in addition to HIS 410).

5. Music

30-33 credits required, to include:

  1. 3 credits chosen from MUP 126 and 127, 142 and 143, 162 and 163, 164 and 165, 166 and 167, or 168 and 169
  2. MUS 211 and 212
  3. MUS 213 and 214
  4. MUS 261, 262, 263, 281 or 282
  5. MUS 490
  6. 9 credits of unspecified senior-level Music courses
  7. 3-6 credits of unspecified senior- or junior-level Music courses

Students may be required to take MUS 100 and/or MUS 120 depending on their level of proficiency in music theory.

Students with a concentration in Music must complete a minimum of 9 credits of Music at Concordia University of Edmonton.

6. Philosophy

24-30 credits required, to include:

  1. PHIL 102 or 202
  2. PHIL 125
  3. PHIL 240
  4. PHIL 241
  5. One 400-level PHIL
  6. 9-15 credits of unspecified Philosophy courses with a maximum of 3 credits at the junior-level

Students with a concentration in Philosophy must take a minimum of 15 credits of Philosophy at Concordia University of Edmonton.

7. Political Economy

Political Economy (without a minor): 42 credits minimum required, to include:

  1. ECO 101 and 102
  2. PSCI 101 and 102
  3. ECO 281 and 282
  4. PSCI 224
  5. POEC 400
  6. 18 credits of unspecified senior-level Economics or Political Science courses

 

Political Economy (with a minor): 30-36 credits required, to include:

  1. ECO 101 and 102
  2. PSCI 101 and 102
  3. ECO 281 and 282
  4. PSCI 224
  5. POEC 400
  6. 6-12 credits of unspecified senior-level Economics or Political Science courses

IT 101, DRA 252, FR 101 and 102, FR 211, FR 212, SOC 210, and WRI 300 are strongly recommended.

8. Psychology

24-30 credits required, to include:

  1. PSY 104 and 105
  2. PSY 211 or equivalent with a minimum grade of C- (MAT 151 and SOC 210 are acceptable equivalents). The Psychology Department strongly recommends PSY 211.
  3. PSY 319
  4. PSY 405
  5. 9-15 credits of unspecified senior-level Psychology courses
9. Religious Studies

24-30 credits required, to include:

  1. REL 101 and 102
  2. REL 499
  3. 15-21 credits of unspecified senior-level Religious Studies courses
10. Sociology

24-30 credits required, to include:

  1. SOC 100
  2. SOC 210 (MAT 151 and PSY 211 are acceptable equivalents) and 315
  3. SOC 332
  4. SOC 405
  5. 9-15 credits of unspecified Sociology courses with a maximum of 3 credits at the junior-level

10.3 Bachelor of Management

10.3.0 Educational Objectives: Faculty of Management

The Faculty of Management at Concordia University of Edmonton is committed to developing “Ethical Leaders for a Global Economy”. The goal is to encourage students to think strategically, using both their hearts and their minds: understanding that the success of any business can be measured by its ability to build and nurture quality relationships internally and externally.

This first objective is the foundation for the Faculty’s more specific objectives. Concordia University of Edmonton has designed its Management program:

  1. To graduate professionals who show leadership in their field.
  2. To integrate and involve the community in our programs as mentors, teachers, advisors, and employers.
  3. To develop and deliver targeted programs that are widely recognized for the quality of the learning experience.
  4. To freely share knowledge, skills, research, and values.
  5. To serve all internal and external stakeholders in timely, effective, and efficient ways.
  6. To stay abreast of recent developments and research, and to maintain professional contacts in the communities in which our graduates seek career opportunities.

10.3.1 Four-Year Bachelor of Management Degree Program

Concordia University of Edmonton’s Bachelor of Management program has been designed to cultivate graduates with a combination of superior professional/technical competency and effective management/leadership skills that will allow them to excel in any industry.

The program’s core curriculum integrates professional and technical courses in accounting, financing, information technology, human resources, operations, and marketing, with management/leadership, communication, and organizational studies courses that foster strategic and critical thinking, creativity, well-roundedness, interpersonal effectiveness as well as social and ethical accountability.

Practical and relevant learning is enhanced through the program’s engagement of industry experts in the classroom, an employer advisory committee consisting of high profile business and community leaders, a 450-hour practicum, student consulting projects, and other experiential learning activities.

The program is innovative and highly flexible, giving students the opportunity to complete their Bachelor of Management degree with an emphasis in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Leadership, or Marketing, or with a minor in various fields from the Faculties of Arts and Science. Students in other programs may also enhance their degree with a minor in Business.

The Bachelor of Management degree prepares students to enter the workforce directly as well as provides the necessary requirements for students to pursue graduate studies in a wide range of business, academic, and professional fields.

A. General Academic Requirements

Candidates for Concordia University of Edmonton’s Bachelor of Management program:

  1. Must complete a total of 120 credits.
  2. Must complete the core requirement of 30 credits minimum. See Core Requirements, section 10.1.
  3. Must complete 60 of the required 120 credits at Concordia University of Edmonton. Moreover at least 18 credits of the last 30 credits must be completed at Concordia University of Edmonton, including MGT 498 (Residency Requirement, section B).
  4. May complete a minor, emphasis or select a range of electives.
  5. For continuation in the program, must maintain an overall GPA of 2.3 or higher.
  6. May count no more than 48 credits of junior-level courses toward the degree.
  7. For graduation, must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.3 in the 120 credits required for the degree. For further information, see Graduation Requirements, section 9.7.1.

B. Residency Requirement

Candidates for Concordia University of Edmonton’s Bachelor of Management degree must complete the specified credits at Concordia University of Edmonton (section A.3). Students who plan to take courses for credit at other institutions must first follow the procedures for Visiting Student Permission, section 4.4.3.A.

C. Program Requirements

Core Requirements: 30 credits
See Core Requirements, section 10.1.
Business: 36 credits
  1. ECO 101 and 102
  2. ACCT 101 and 102
  3. BUS 110, 112, 120, 210, and 250
  4. FIN 201
  5. MARK 201 and 223
Management: 27 credits
  1. FIN 325
  2. HRM 220
  3. MGT 320 and 323
  4. LDR 301 and 402
  5. MGT 417, and 440
  6. MGT 474
Minor/Emphasis/Elective: 24 credits
  1. 24 credits of electives
Internship: 3 credits
  1. MGT 498

D. Bachelor of Management Emphases

Program required courses listed in section 10.3.1.C will not contribute towards any of the emphases listed below.

Accounting
Minimum 12 credits of unspecified 300- or 400-level Accounting.
Finance
Minimum 12 credits of unspecified 300- or 400-level Finance.
Human Resource Management
Minimum 12 credits of unspecified 300- or 400-level Human Resource Management.
Leadership
Minimum 12 credits of unspecified 300- or 400-level Leadership.
Marketing
Minimum 12 credits of unspecified 300- or 400-level Marketing.

10.4 Bachelor of Science

10.4.0 Educational Objectives: Faculty of Science

The educational objectives of the Faculty of Science support the mission and values of Concordia University of Edmonton. Concordia University of Edmonton has designed its Science programs:

  1. To educate its students in both depth and breadth in one or more of the scientific disciplines.
  2. To develop in its students methods of thought and inquiry that lay the foundations for continuous learning.
  3. To enable students to explore and to foster connections with other fields within the liberal-arts tradition.
  4. To be widely recognized for their quality.
  5. To develop in students the ability to conduct scientific research.
  6. To furnish its students with the basis for graduate study, professional education, and successful careers.
  7. To develop graduates who are ethical leaders and contributing members of society.

10.4.1 Four-Year Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

A. General Academic Requirements

Candidates for Concordia University of Edmonton’s four-year Bachelor of Science programs:

  1. Must complete a total of 120 credits.
  2. Must complete the core requirement of 30 credits minimum. See Core Requirements, section 10.1.
  3. Must complete 36-60 credits in a major, or 36-72 credits in a principal area of concentration as noted in the specific majors.
  4. Must complete a minimum of 6 credits at the 400-level in the major.
  5. Must complete at least 18 credits in a minor, of which 6 credits must be at the senior-level; alternatively, a second major is permissible.
  6. May take only 6 credits of junior-level English and 6 credits of junior-level Religious Studies.
  7. May take no more than 48 credits of junior-level courses for credit toward a degree. However, 54 credits are permitted for Mathematics majors.
  8. May include core course requirements in the major and minor. However, the same course may not be counted toward both the major and minor requirements.
  9. Must complete 60 of the 120 credits required to graduate at Concordia University of Edmonton. Moreover, at least 18 credits of the last 30 credits must be completed at Concordia University of Edmonton (Residency Requirement, section B).
  10. Must take a minimum of 102 credits in Arts and Science courses, of which a minimum of 66 credits must be Science.
  11. For continuation in the four-year program, must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 or higher and a GPA of 2.3 or higher in the major.
    Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements to continue in the four-year BSc should consult with a Registration Advisor regarding the three-year BSc degree.
  12. For graduation, must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in the 120 credits applicable to the degree, and a minimum GPA of 2.3 in the courses in the major. For further information, see Graduation Requirements, section 9.7.1.
    Candidates who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements for the four-year BSc should consult a Registration Advisor regarding the three-year BSc degree.

B. Residency Requirement

Candidates for Concordia University of Edmonton’s four-year Bachelor of Science degree must complete the specified credits at Concordia University of Edmonton (section A.9). Students who plan to take courses at other institutions must first follow the procedures for Visiting Student Permission, section 4.4.3.A.

C. Major Requirements

1. Biology

Biology: 42-60 credits required, to include:

  1. BES 107 and 108
  2. BIO 201 and 207
  3. BIO 208 and 227
  4. ENSC 204
  5. BIO 470 and 480
  6. 15-33 credits of unspecified senior-level Biology courses, of which at least 12 credits must be at the 300- or 400-level.

In addition to the above, students must complete:

  1. CH 101
  2. CH 261
  3. BIOCH 200
  4. MAT 151 and 3 credits of unspecified Mathematics courses.

 

Emphasis in Cell and Molecular Biology: 54-60 credits required, to include:

  1. BES 107 and 108
  2. BIO 201, 207, and 265
  3. BIO 208 and 227
  4. 12 credits chosen from BIO 302, 307, 350, 355, 366, or 465
  5. BIO 470, 480, 488, and 489
  6. 9-15 credits of unspecified senior-level Biology courses

In addition to the above, students must complete:

  1. MAT 151 and 3 credits of unspecified Mathematics courses
  2. CH 101
  3. CH 102
  4. CH 261
  5. CH 263
  6. BIOCH 200

 

Emphasis in Integrative Biology: 51-60 credits required, to include:

  1. BES 107 and 108
  2. BIO 207
  3. BIO 208 or ENSC 208 and BIO 227 or ENSC 227
  4. BIO 243 or 245
  5. 6 credits chosen from BIO 201, 265, 355 or 465
  6. One of BIO 250, BIO 225 or BIO 350
  7. One of BIO 304, ENSC 305, BIO 308, ENSC 308, BIO 339 or ENSC 339
  8. BIO 470, 480, 488, and 489
  9. 9-18 credits of unspecified 300- or 400-level Biology or Environmental Science courses

In addition to the above, students must complete:

  1. CH 101
  2. CH 102
  3. CH 261
  4. BIOCH 200
  5. MAT 151 and 3 credits of unspecified Mathematics courses
2. Chemistry

42-60 credits required, to include:

  1. CH 101 and 102
  2. CH 261 and 263
  3. CH 211, 271 and 331
  4. 6 credits chosen from CH 213, 273 or 332
  5. One of CH 486, 493, 494, 496, 497, 498 or 499
  6. 12-30 credits unspecified senior-level Chemistry (may include BIOCH 200) courses with a minimum of 3 credits at the 400-level.

In addition to the above, students must complete:

  1. 3 credits in Physics
  2. MAT 113 or 114, and MAT 115

MAT 120, MAT 214, and an additional 3 credits of Physics are strongly recommended.

3. Environmental Science

Environmental Science: 42-60 credits required, to include:

  1. BES 107 and 108
  2. ENSC 204 and 208
  3. ENSC 227
  4. ENSC 318
  5. ENSC 475 and 485
  6. 18-36 credits of unspecified senior-level Environmental Science courses, of which 12 credits must be at the 300- or 400-level.

In addition to the above, students must complete:

  1. MAT 151
  2. 6 credits of unspecified Chemistry courses

ECO 101, ECO 369 and MAT 103 are recommended.

 

Emphasis in Environmental Assessment and Remediation: 54-60 credits required, to include:

  1. BES 107 and 108
  2. ENSC 204 and 208
  3. ENSC 227
  4. ENSC 318
  5. 6 credits chosen from ENSC 215, 308, 339, or 415
  6. 6 credits chosen from ENSC 210, 220, 250, or 305
  7. 6 credits chosen from ENSC 346, 350 or 355
  8. ENSC 430
  9. ENSC 475, 485, 493, and 495
  10. 3-9 credits of unspecified 300- or 400-level Environmental Science courses

In addition to the above, students must complete:

  1. CH 101
  2. CH 102
  3. CH 211
  4. CH 261
  5. MAT 151 and 3 credits of unspecified Mathematics courses.
4. Mathematics

45-60 credits required, to include:

  1. MAT 113 or 114
  2. MAT 115, 120, and 151
  3. MAT 200 and 214
  4. MAT 400
  5. 24-39 credits of unspecified senior-level Mathematics courses including 6 credits at the 400-level [Approved by General Faculties Council on September 30, 2016]

In addition to the above, students must complete:

  1. 6 credits of unspecified Information Technology or Computing Science courses.

10.4.2 Three-Year Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

A. General Academic Requirements

Candidates for Concordia University of Edmonton’s three-year Bachelor of Science programs:

  1. Must complete a total of 90 credits.
  2. Must complete the core requirement of 30 credits minimum. See Core Requirements, section 10.1.
  3. Must complete a minimum of 24 credits in a concentration. A higher minimum is specified in some concentrations. Please refer to each concentration for maximum credits allowed.
  4. Must complete 18-24 credits in a minor, of which 6 credits must be at the senior-level; alternatively, a second concentration is permissible.
  5. May take only 6 credits of junior-level English and 6 credits of junior-level Religious Studies.
  6. May take no more than 42 credits of junior-level courses for credit toward a degree. However, 48 credits are permitted for Mathematics concentrations.
  7. Are permitted to take a maximum of 6 credits from each discipline (except Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics) in the first year of studies.
  8. May include core course requirements in concentrations and minors. However, the same course may not be counted toward both concentration and minor requirements.
  9. Must take a minimum of 3 credits in 6 different disciplines.
  10. May take no more than 30 credits in any one discipline. However, 33 credits are permitted for Chemistry and Mathematics concentrations.
  11. Must take a minimum of 72 credits in Arts and Science courses.
  12. Must take at least 42 credits from Science courses.
  13. Must maintain a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.0.
  14. Must complete 30 of the 90 credits required to graduate at Concordia University of Edmonton. Moreover, at least 18 credits of the last 30 credits must be completed at Concordia University of Edmonton. (Residency Requirement, section B).
  15. May receive up to 60 credits from another institution. Transfer credits may vary depending on program requirements.
    Students planning to take courses for credit at other institutions must follow the procedures for Visiting Student Permission, section 4.4.3.A.
  16. To graduate, must achieve a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 and a GPA of 2.0 in the credits required for the area of concentration. For further information, see Graduation Requirements, section 9.7.1.

B. Residency Requirement

Candidates for Concordia University of Edmonton’s three-year Bachelor of Science degree must complete the specified credits at Concordia University of Edmonton (section A.14). Students who plan to take courses at other institutions must first follow the procedures for Visiting Student Permission, section 4.4.3.A.

D. Concentration Requirements

Students may not count more than 18 credits from courses outside the Faculties of Arts and Science toward a Concordia University of Edmonton Arts or Science degree. Courses offered through the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Management are outside the Faculties of Arts and Science.

1. Biology

27-30 credits required, to include:

  1. BES 107 and 108
  2. BIO 227
  3. 18-21 credits of unspecified Biology courses, with at least 3 credits at the 400-level

In addition to the above courses students must complete:

  1. 6 credits in Chemistry (normally taken in the first year)
  2. BIOCH 200
  3. MAT 151
2. Chemistry

30-33 credits required, to include:

  1. CH 101 and 102
  2. CH 261 and 263
  3. CH 211
  4. CH 271
  5. CH 331
  6. One of CH 486, 493, 494, 496, 497, 498, or 499
  7. 6-9 credits of unspecified senior-level Chemistry (may include BIOCH 200)

In addition to the above courses students must complete:

  1. MAT 113 or 114, and 115
  2. 3 credits in Physics.
3. Environmental Science

24-30 credits required, to include:

  1. BES 107 and 108
  2. ENSC 204
  3. ENSC 208 and 227
  4. 9-15 credits of unspecified Environmental Science courses, with at least 3 credits at the 400-level

In addition to the above courses students must complete:

  1. 6 credits in Chemistry
  2. MAT 151

ECO 101, ECO 369 and MAT 103 are recommended.

4. Mathematics

27-33 credits required, to include:

  1. MAT 113 or 114
  2. MAT 115, 120, and 151
  3. MAT 200 and 214
  4. One 400-level Mathematics course
  5. 6-12 credits of unspecified senior-level Mathematics courses

10.5 Minors

Students may not count more than 18 credits from courses outside the Faculties of Arts and Science toward a Concordia University of Edmonton Arts or Science degree. Courses offered through the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Management are outside the Faculties of Arts and Science.

1. Biochemistry

18-21 credits required to include:

  1. BES 107
  2. CH 261
  3. BIOCH 200
  4. BIOCH 350
  5. 6-9 credits of unspecified Biochemistry courses

In addition to the above courses students must complete:

  1. CH 101
  2. CH 102

2. Biology

18-24 credits required to include:

  1. BES 107 and 108
  2. 12-18 credits of unspecified senior-level Biology

3. Business

18-24 credits required to include:

  1. BUS 110
  2. BUS 120
  3. ECO 101 and 102
  4. One of BUS 112, MAT 151, PSY 211, or SOC 210
  5. 3-9 credits of unspecified Accounting, Business, Finance, Human Resource Management, Leadership, Management, or Marketing courses

4. Canadian Studies

18-24 credits required to include 6 credits each from three of the four general areas of study listed below with at least 6 credits at the senior-level:

  1. ENG 381, ENG 382, ENG 383, ENG 384, FR 250, FR 300, NS 152
  2. HIS 260, HIS 261, HIS 365, HIS 366, HIS 369, HIS 370, [Approved by General Faculties Council on May 13, 2016] HIS 415, HIS 416
  3. BUS 110, ECO 101, ECO 102, ECO 341, ECO 369, PSCI 224, PSCI 225, MARK 201
  4. SOC 101, SOC 204, SOC 271, SOC 327, SOC 368, SOC 369, SOC 376

5. Career Development

18-24 credits required to include:

  1. CDV 200
  2. CDV 201
  3. CDV 300
  4. CDV 302
  5. 3-9 credits chosen from CDV 303, 304, 305 and 306

6. Chemistry

18-24 credits required to include:

  1. CH 101 and 102
  2. 12-18 credits of unspecified Chemistry courses with at least 6 credits at the senior-level (may include BIOCH 200)

7. Drama

18-24 credits required, with at least 6 credits at the senior-level, to include:

  1. DRA 101 or 102
  2. One of DRA 149, 325, or 353
  3. DRA 247 or 252 or 352
  4. 9-15 credits of unspecified Drama courses

8. Early Childhood Education

18-24 credits required, with at least 9 credits at the senior-level, to include:

  1. ED 199
  2. EDPS 200
  3. PESS 293
  4. EDFD 211
  5. EDFD 321 or ENG 399
  6. EDFD 341
  7. 0-6 credits chosen from EDPS 341, HIS 369, MUED 213, PESS, PACT, PAT, or DAN courses.

Students interested in Concordia University of Edmonton’s Bachelor of Education (After Degree) in Elementary Education should consult the admission requirements, section 3.4.1.

Students in the Faculty of Arts or Science may only take a maximum of 18 credits outside of these Faculties. Any credits taken above this will be declared extra to degree.

9. Economics

18-24 credits required to include:

  1. ECO 101 and 102
  2. 12-18 credits of unspecified senior-level Economics courses

10. Education

18-24 credits required, with at least 9 credits at the senior-level, to include:

  1. ED 199
  2. EDPS 200
  3. PESS 293
  4. 6-9 credits chosen from EDFD 321 or ENG 399, EDFD 341, EDPS 341, HIS 369, or MUED 214
  5. 3-6 credits chosen from PESS, PACT, PAT, or DAN courses.

Students interested in Concordia University of Edmonton’s Bachelor of Education (After Degree) in Elementary Education should consult the admission requirements, section 3.4.1.

Students in the Faculty of Arts or Science may only take a maximum of 18 credits outside of these Faculties. Any credits taken above this will be declared extra to degree.

11. English

18-24 credits required to include:

  1. ENG 100 or (ENG 101 or ENG 111) and (ENG 102 or ENG 112)
  2. 12-18 credits of unspecified senior-level English courses

12. Environmental Science

18-24 credits required to include:

  1. BES 107 and 108
  2. ENSC 204
  3. ENSC 208
  4. 6-12 credits of unspecified senior-level Environmental Science

13. Forensic Studies

Open only to students in the four-year Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Applied Emphasis) program.

18-24 credits required to include:

  1. PSY 350, 433, and 452
  2. SOC 225 and 327
  3. 3-9 credits chosen from SOC 224, 321 or 377

14. French

18-24 credits required to include:

  1. FR 211 and FR 212
  2. FR 251 and FR 252
  3. FR 303 and 312
  4. 0-6 credits of unspecified French courses.

15. History

18-24 credits required to include:

  1. Unspecified History courses with at least 6 credits at the senior-level

16. Information Technology and Computing Science

18-24 credits required to include:

  1. Unspecified Information Technology and/or Computing Science courses with a maximum of 9 credits at the junior-level

17. Mathematics

18-24 credits required to include:

  1. MAT 113 or 114
  2. MAT 115, 120, and 151
  3. MAT 200
  4. 3-9 credits of unspecified senior-level Mathematics courses

18. Music

18-24 credits required to include:

  1. MUS 211
  2. MUS 261, 262, 263, 281, 282 or 380-series
  3. 3 credits of unspecified MUP courses
  4. 9-15 credits of unspecified MUS or MUP courses, at least 6 of which must be MUS courses and at least 6 of which must be at the senior-level

19. Philosophy

18-24 credits required to include:

  1. PHIL 102 or 202
  2. PHIL 125
  3. 12-18 credits of unspecified Philosophy courses with at least 9 credits at the senior-level

20. Physical Education and Sport Studies

18-24 credits required to include:

  1. PESS 101
  2. 3-9 credits chosen from PESS 245, PESS 345, or SOC 230
  3. 3-9 credits chosen from PESS 201, PESS 293, PESS 301 or any DAN [Approved by General Faculties Council on June 10, 2016]
  4. 6-9 credits chosen from Physical Activity and/or Physical Activity Team courses, with at least two different activities

21. Physics

18-24 credits required to include:

  1. One of PHY 111, 121, or 131
  2. PHY 122 or 132
  3. PHY 204 or 281
  4. PHY 211
  5. PHY 301 and 302
  6. 0-6 credits of unspecified senior-level Physic courses

22. Political Science

18-24 credits required to include:

  1. PSCI 101, 102, and 224
  2. 9-15 credits of unspecified senior-level Political Science courses

23. Psychology

18-24 credits required to include:

  1. PSY 104 and 105
  2. 12-18 credits of unspecified senior-level Psychology courses

24. Religious Studies

18-24 credits required to include:

  1. REL 101 or 150
  2. 15-21 credits of unspecified Religious Studies courses with a maximum of 3 credits at the junior-level

25. Sociology

18-24 credits required to include:

  1. SOC 100
  2. 15-21 credits of unspecified Sociology courses with at least 6 credits at the senior-level

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