Natural/Physical Science course options

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 1.0 units (two courses) that include a hands-on investigative component such as a field study, lab, or programming. Co-requisite labs must be taken and passed but do not count toward the 1.0 units of investigative science.  For example BIOL 130 Introductory Cell Biology (0.50 units), and its co-requisite BIOL 130L Cell Biology Laboratory (0.25 units) count as one course (0.50 Units) for the purposes of satisfying the investigative science requirements.

[for students who started KI prior to Fall 2019, these are called "Investigative Science" and they are required to complete 1.5 units.]

Any of these courses would satisfy one of your Natural/Physical Science theme requirements.

Options within the Faculty of Science:

All BIOL, CHEM, EARTH, MNS and PHYS courses offered by the Faculty of Science satisfy the Investigative Science theme requirement:

  • The courses labeled SCI or SCBUS do not
  • The courses labeled OPTOM and PHARM are for specialized programs and are not open to  other undergraduates so they would only come up for transfer students.

Options outside the Faculty of Science:

  • ANTH 204      Biological Anthropology
  • ANTH 355      Human Osteology
  • ANTH 455     Skeletal Biology and Forensics
  • ENVS 200      Field Ecology
  • GEOG 271     Earth from Space Using Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 300     Geomorphology and the Southern Ontario Environment
  • GEOG 303     Physical Hydrology
  • GEOG 310     Geodesy and Surveying
  • GEOG 371     Advanced Remote Sensing Techniques
  • KIN 100/100L Human Anatomy; Limbs and Trunk
  • KIN 121/121L  Biomechanics of Human Activity
  • KIN 221/221L Advanced Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • KIN 301         Human Anatomy of the Central Nervous System
  • KIN 312         Introduction to Movement Disorders

The appearance of a course on this list does not guarantee the course will be offered.  Some of these courses are, or may become, obsolete.  They still need to be on the list for the sake of students who have already earned the credit.

The appearance of a course on this list does not guarantee that a student will be eligible to take the course.  Many of these courses have pre-requisites or anti-requisites. Furthermore, many of these courses are restricted to students who major in that subject area.  We include them here primarily for the information of students considering a transfer into BKI, a double major, concurrent degree, second degree, minor, or option.  We'll use this list to identify which degree requirements such a student has already satisfied in a previous course of study.

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