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Multidisciplinary Studies in Science (Minor)

Program type
Minor
Primary campus
Loyola (LOY)
Duration
3 to 4 years
Start term
Fall, Winter

Why study Multidisciplinary Studies in Science?

The Science College offers highly motivated students in any of the sciences a multidisciplinary program that prepares you for a life of scientific thought and research. In this program — while majoring in your own discipline — you also participate in scientific research projects in each of your three undergraduate years. You’ll take courses that highlight the interrelated nature of the sciences, and you and other Science College students will wrestle with scientific problems, talk with professors and propose new ideas for discussion. This is a challenging program. Usually, Science College students appear as co-authors on papers based on their research.

Program structure

Program options

  • Minor in Multidisciplinary Studies in Science (24–30 credits)

This minor is only available to students enrolled in the following programs (Specialization, Honours or Major):

  • Biology
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Physics
  • Psychology (BSc or BA in Cognitive Science)
  • Mathematics and Statistics (excluding Actuarial Mathematics)
  • Exercise Science

Students in the College must obtain a minimum grade of “B-” in all courses of their major, specialization or honours program and in all courses offered by the College. Please note that some courses may be repeated twice for credit in this program, provided the subject matter is different each time.


Courses

The Minor in Multidisciplinary Studies in Science, consists of 30 of the 90 credits normally required for a BSc degree. These courses have been developed specifically for the College with the intention of providing a unique, integrated program of education in science. In addition to completing the core curriculum, students are responsible for satisfying their particular degree requirements by completing a departmental Honours, Specialization, or Major program leading to a BSc or BA (Psychology-cognitive science).


Admission requirements

Minimum cut-off averages

  • Quebec CEGEP: 28
  • High School: B+ overall, A- in math / sciences
  • University Transfers (internal/external): B+ overall, B+ in math / sciences
  • Bacc. français: 14 overall, 15 in math / science
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 31 overall, 5 math, 6 science  

Course requirements for admission

  • CEGEP STUDENTS: Calculus 1 and Calculus 2 and Linear Algebra – Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism and Wave, Optics and Modern Physics – General Chemistry and Chemistry of Solutions – General Biology OR Natural Science DEC OR DEC intégré en sciences, lettres et arts.
  • HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: one math and two of either biology, chemistry or physics
  • BACC FRANÇAIS STUDENTS: Science programs require the completion of Série S (Sciences) Bacc. français
  • IB STUDENTS: one math, one science (HL preferred but SL acceptable). SL grade requirement may vary. Science HL or SL acceptable.
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFERS: one math, one science (if courses are completed during previous studies, they may be considered as the basis of admission)

Additional requirements for admission




Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.

After your degree

Thanks to Concordia's emphasis on taking an interdisciplinary approach to your field of study, you'll graduate with a depth of knowledge informed by an understanding of how your subject connects to the wider world. You'll be ideally positioned to succeed in a professional role that demands rigorous analytical thinking, sharp communication skills and the ability to approach problem-solving from multiple dimensions. 

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