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Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and Business Administration Joint Major

Bachelor of Science

The Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and the Beedie School of Business co-operate to offer this bachelor of science (BSc) joint major program. This program offers in-depth combined training that is pertinent to development and administration in emergent biotechnology enterprises. Molecular biology and biochemistry form the scientific and technological underpinnings of today’s burgeoning biotechnology field while business teaches fundamentals of economics, management, marketing, investment and business law.

Admission Requirements

Students must meet the criteria specified by the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (see MBB Admission Requirements found on this page https://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/programs/molecular-biology-and-biochemistry/major/bachelor-of-science.html) and the Beedie School of Business (see Admission Requirements).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS - BEEDIE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Internal transfer (Category 3 or 4) applicants should apply to Beedie by submitting a supplemental application form after completing 30 units (including MATH 150/151/154, and the lower division requirements for the Business portion of the joint major, except BUS 217W and BUS 254), meeting a minimum 2.30 overall SFU Business course grade point average, and must either already be accepted to the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry portion of the Joint Major or be eligible for admission that term. The supplemental application can be found on Beedie's website. Students not accepted upon initial application may reapply. Unsuccessful applicants may appeal through the faculty admissions appeals committee.

Application Deadlines

Visit http://beedie.sfu.ca/bba/apply for application deadlines.

Program Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 120 units, as specified below.

The program requires 64 units in MBB-related courses and 54 in BUS-related courses, with little curriculum scheduling flexibility.

Students may follow the requirements in effect when they were accepted into the program or students may take advantage of a new curriculum by changing requirement term at any time.

Grade Requirements

In addition to normal university grade point average requirements, the Beedie School of Business requires a minimum 2.30 overall SFU Business grade point average for entry into all 300 and 400 division business courses.

A minimum 2.30 overall SFU Business course grade point average is required for graduation from a Business major, joint major, or double degree program.

For a course to be accepted as fulfilling a prerequisite, or for a lower division requirement, or for a core course to be accepted in a student’s program in business, a student must have obtained a minimum grade of C- (C minus).

Lower Division Requirements

Lower Division Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Requirements

Students complete all of

BISC 101 - General Biology (4)

An introduction to the biochemical and physiological mechanisms of living organisms. Topics covered include cell structure and function, DNA replication and the flow of genetic information, enzyme function, metabolism and physiology of microorganisms, plants, and animals. Prerequisite: High school Biology 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or BISC 100 with C- or better, or BISC 113 with C+ or better, or HSCI 100 with C+ or better; and High school Chemistry 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or CHEM 111 with a C- or better. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ivona Mladenovic
Onkar Bains
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Onkar Bains
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSB 8169, Burnaby
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D106 Onkar Bains
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
SSB 8169, Burnaby
D107 Onkar Bains
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
SSB 8169, Burnaby
D108 Onkar Bains
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
SSB 8169, Burnaby
D109 Onkar Bains
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
SSB 8169, Burnaby
BISC 102 - General Biology (4)

Survey of the diversity of life, and its evolutionary history on earth. The student is introduced to the study of genetics, development, and evolution, giving an overview of how these processes interact to produce form and function. Also included are principles of behavior and ecological relationships of organisms to each other and their environment. Prerequisite: High school biology 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or BISC 100 with C- or better, or BISC 113 with C+ or better, or HSCI 100 with C+ or better. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Erin Barley
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Erin Barley
Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D102 Erin Barley
Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
RCB 6125, Burnaby
D103 Erin Barley
Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D104 Erin Barley
Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D105 Erin Barley
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D106 Erin Barley
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D107 Erin Barley
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
BISC 202 - Genetics (3)

Principles and concepts of the transmission of genetic information treated comparatively in man, animal, plant and microbe. Prerequisite: BISC 101 and 102 with a grade of C- or better.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Kevin Lam
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D102
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D103
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D104
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6136, Burnaby
D105
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D106
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D107
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
CHEM 121 - General Chemistry and Laboratory I (4)

Atomic and molecular structure; chemical bonding; thermochemistry; elements; periodic table; gases liquids, solids, and solutions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: Chemistry 12, or CHEM 109 or 111 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 120 or 123 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Rebecca Goyan
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
D102
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D103
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D104
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D105
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D106
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D107
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D108
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D200 Garry Mund
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SUR 3310, Surrey
D201
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SUR 3280, Surrey
D202
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3280, Surrey
D203
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 3280, Surrey
D204
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SUR 3280, Surrey
LA03 Rebecca Goyan
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LA06 Rebecca Goyan
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB03 Rebecca Goyan
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB06 Rebecca Goyan
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LC01 Garry Mund
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 2780, Surrey
LE01
TBD
LE02
TBD
CHEM 122 - General Chemistry II (2)

Chemical equilibria; electrochemistry; chemical thermodynamics; kinetics. Students who intend to take further laboratory courses in chemistry should take CHEM 122 concurrently with CHEM 126. Prerequisite: CHEM 120 or 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 124 or CHEM 180 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Hogan Yu
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D102
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D103
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D104
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D105
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D106
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
CHEM 281 - Organic Chemistry I (4)

Structure, bonding, physical and chemical properties of simple organic compounds. Introduction to spectroscopy. Kinetics and mechanisms of organic reactions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: CHEM 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 122. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nabyl Merbouh
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D102
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D103
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D104
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D105
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
D106
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D107
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
D108
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
LA04 Nabyl Merbouh
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LA06 Nabyl Merbouh
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LB04 Nabyl Merbouh
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LB06 Nabyl Merbouh
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LE01
TBD
MBB 222 - Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (3)

The structure, function and synthesis of proteins, RNA and DNA and their interrelated biological functions within the cell. An introduction to molecular biology techniques and methods of protein purification and analysis. Prerequisite: or Corequisite CHEM 281.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Edgar Young
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3149, Burnaby
AQ 3149, Burnaby
AQ 3149, Burnaby
D102
Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D103
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D104
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D105
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D106
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
MBB 231 - Cellular Biology and Biochemistry (3)

A study of the molecular processes which underlie cell structure and function, integrating ultrastructural, physiological and biochemical approaches. Modern techniques used in the analysis of organelle and cell function are integral parts of the course. Prerequisite: MBB 222, BISC 101, CHEM 281 with grades of C- or better. Corequisite or Prerequisite: CHEM 282 or CHEM 283.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michael Silverman
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D103
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D104
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D105
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby

and one of

CHEM 282 - Organic Chemistry II (2)

Polyfunctional organic compounds and complex organic reactions. Introduction to natural products. Prerequisite: CHEM 281 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 283 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Uwe Kreis
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D102
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D103
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D104
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
CHEM 283 - Organic Chemistry IIb (3)

An advanced treatment of Organic Chemistry II. Topics include dienes and their reactivity, conjugation and aromaticity, aromatic substitution reactions, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, ketones and aldehydes, biological molecules, radical reactions, organometallic reagents, pericyclic reactions and planning multi-step synthesis. Prerequisite: CHEM 281 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 282 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Uwe Kreis
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5006, Burnaby

and one of

MATH 150 - Calculus I with Review (4)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Topics as for Math 151 with a more extensive review of functions, their properties and their graphs. Recommended for students with no previous knowledge of Calculus. In addition to regularly scheduled lectures, students enrolled in this course are encouraged to come for assistance to the Calculus Workshop (Burnaby), or Math Open Lab (Surrey). Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B+, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B-, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 151, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 150 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Randall Pyke
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Tu, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
AQ 3005, Burnaby
OP01
TBD
MATH 151 - Calculus I (3)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric functions, inverse functions. Limits, continuity, and derivatives. Techniques of differentiation, including logarithmic and implicit differentiation. The Mean Value Theorem. Applications of differentiation including extrema, curve sketching, Newton's method. Introduction to modeling with differential equations. Polar coordinates, parametric curves. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least A, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 151 for further credit. Quantitative.

MATH 154 - Calculus I for the Biological Sciences (3)

Designed for students specializing in the biological and medical sciences. Topics include: limits, growth rate and the derivative; elementary functions, optimization and approximation methods, and their applications; mathematical models of biological processes. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least C, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 151 or 157 may not take MATH 154 for further credit. Quantitative.

and one of

MATH 152 - Calculus II (3)

Riemann sum, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite, indefinite and improper integrals, approximate integration, integration techniques, applications of integration. First-order separable differential equations and growth models. Sequences and series, series tests, power series, convergence and applications of power series. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or 151; or MATH 154 or 157 with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 155 or 158 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Vijay Singh
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
OP01
TBD
MATH 155 - Calculus II for the Biological Sciences (3)

Designed for students specializing in the biological and medical sciences. Topics include: the integral, partial derivatives, differential equations, linear systems, and their applications; mathematical models of biological processes. Prerequisite: MATH 150, 151 or 154; or MATH 157 with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 152 or 158 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mahdieh Malekian
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
OPO1
TBD

and one of

PHYS 101 - Physics for the Life Sciences I (3)

Force and motion, conservation of energy and momentum, fluids, properties of soft matter and thermal physics with applications taken from the life sciences. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12 or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. This prerequisite may be waived, at the discretion of the department, as determined by the student's performance on a regularly scheduled PHYS 100 final exam. Please consult the physics advisor for further details. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154 or 157; BISC 100 or 101 or 102. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132. Students with credit for PHYS 120, 125 or 140 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew DeBenedictis
Mo, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D102
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D103
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D104
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D106
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D107
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D109
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
OP01
Th 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
PHYS 120 - Mechanics and Modern Physics (3)

A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12 or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. This prerequisite may be waived, at the discretion of the department, as determined by the student's performance on a regularly scheduled PHYS 100 final exam. Please consult the physics advisor for further details. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154 must precede or be taken concurrently. Students with credit for PHYS 101, 125 or 140 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

PHYS 125 - Mechanics and Special Relativity (3)

An enriched course in mechanics for students with good preparation in physics and mathematics. Special relativity and classical topics such as translational and rotational dynamics and conservation laws will be given a much more sophisticated treatment than in our other first-year courses. Prerequisite: Permission of the department. Co-requisite: MATH 125 or MATH 151. Students with credit for PHYS 101, 120 or PHYS 140 may not take PHYS 125 for further credit. Quantitative.

PHYS 140 - Studio Physics - Mechanics and Modern Physics (4)

A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12, or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154 must precede or be taken concurrently. Students with credit for PHYS 125 or 120 or 101 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

and one of

PHYS 102 - Physics for the Life Sciences II (3)

Waves and optics; electricity and magnetism; modern physics emphasizing radioactivity, with applications taken from the life sciences. Prerequisite: PHYS 101 or 120 or 125 or 140 and MATH 154 or 150 or 151 or 157, all with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: BISC 100 or 101 or 102. Recommended Corequisites: MATH 152, 155 or 158, and PHYS 133. Students with credit for PHYS 121, 126, or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew DeBenedictis
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D102
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D103
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D104
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D105
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D106
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D107
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D109
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D110
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
OPL
Th 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6125, Burnaby
PHYS 121 - Optics, Electricity and Magnetism (3)

A general calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 120 or 125 or 140 (or PHYS 101 with a grade of A or B). Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155 must precede or be taken concurrently. Students with credit for PHYS 102, 126 or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Neil Alberding
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
D102
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
D104
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
D105
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
D106
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
D107
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
PHYS 126 - Electricity, Magnetism and Light (3)

An enriched course in electromagnetism for students with good preparation in physics and mathematics. Classical topics such as waves, electricity and magnetism, as well as wave particle duality and the birth of Quantum Mechanics, will be given a much more sophisticated treatment than in our other first year courses. Prerequisite: PHYS 125 and permission of the department. Co-requisite: MATH 126 or MATH 152. Students with credit in PHYS 102, 121 or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

PHYS 141 - Studio Physics - Optics, Electricity and Magnetism (4)

A general calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 120 or PHYS 125 or PHYS 140, with a minimum grade of C- (or PHYS 101 with a minimum grade of B). Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155 must precede or be taken concurrently. Students with credit for PHYS 126 or 121 or 102 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Lower Division Business Requirements

Students complete a total of 23-24 units. All lower division required courses must be completed with a minimum C- grade.

Students complete all of

BUS 217W - Critical Thinking in Business (3)

Examine and review today's global economy through critical analysis of differing perspectives. Develop and improve critical thinking and communication skills appropriate to the business environment. Prerequisite: BUS 201 and 15 units; OR 45 units and corequisite: BUS 202; OR Business Administration joint major, joint honours, or double degree students with 45 units; OR Data Science majors with 15 units. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Leanne Smith-Barlow
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Sa 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D200 Zahra Ladha
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey
D300 Zahra Ladha
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
D400 Leanne Smith-Barlow
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Sa 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
WMC 3260, Burnaby
E100 Colleen Stevenson
Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
E200 Marco Galvani
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2210, Burnaby
BUS 251 - Financial Accounting I (3)

An introduction to financial accounting, including accounting terminology, understanding financial statements, analysis of a business entity using financial statements. Includes also time value of money and a critical review of the conventional accounting system. Prerequisite: 12 units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Anne Macdonald
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D102
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D103
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
D104
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D105
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D106
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
D107
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D108
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
D200 Anne Macdonald
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5140, Surrey
D201
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 5060, Surrey
D202
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 3120, Surrey
D203
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 5060, Surrey
D204
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3120, Surrey
BUS 254 - Managerial Accounting I (3)

Theory and methods of cost compilation for managerial planning, control and decision making; the use of budgets and analysis in planning and controlling operations, establishing supervisory and departmental responsibility, and various techniques of measuring results. Prerequisite: BUS 251; 15 units. Students with credit for BUS 324, BUS 328, or COMM 324 may not take BUS 254 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Hwee Cheng Tan
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D102
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D103
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D104
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D105
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D106
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D107
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
E100 Hwee Cheng Tan
Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 3153, Burnaby
E101
Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
E102
Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
E103
Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
E104
Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
BUS 272 - Behavior in Organizations (3)

Theories, concepts and issues in the field of organizational behavior with an emphasis on individual and team processes. Core topics include employee motivation and performance, stress management, communication, work perceptions and attitudes, decision-making, team dynamics, employee involvement and conflict management. Prerequisite: 12 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michael Huenefeld
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D102
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D103
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D104
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D105
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D106
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D107
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D108
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
E100 Sam Thiara
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
E101
We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
E102
We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
E103
We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
E104
We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
E105
We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
E106
We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
ECON 103 - Principles of Microeconomics (4)

The principal elements of theory concerning utility and value, price and costs, factor analysis, productivity, labor organization, competition and monopoly, and the theory of the firm. Students with credit for ECON 200 cannot take ECON 103 for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kristin Dust
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D102
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D103
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6136, Burnaby
D104
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D105
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D106
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D107
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D108
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D109
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D110
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D111
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D112
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D900 Seong Choi
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 2600, Surrey
ECON 105 - Principles of Macroeconomics (4)

The principal elements of theory concerning money and income, distribution, social accounts, public finance, international trade, comparative systems, and development and growth. Students with credit for ECON 205 cannot take ECON 105 for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Junjie Liu
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D102
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D103
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D104
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D105
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D106
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D107
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D108
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D109
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D110
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D111
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D112
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D900 Seong Choi
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 2600, Surrey

and one of

BUEC 232 - Data and Decisions I (4)

An introduction to business statistics with a heavy emphasis on applications and the use of EXCEL. Students will be required to use statistical applications to solve business problems. Prerequisite: MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157; 15 units. MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157 may be taken concurrently with BUEC 232. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew Flostrand
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
E100 Andrew Flostrand
Tu, Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
OP01
Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP02
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP03
Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP04
Th 7:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP05
Tu 8:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
OP06
We 7:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP07
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP08
We 3:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
STAT 270 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)

Basic laws of probability, sample distributions. Introduction to statistical inference and applications. Prerequisite: or Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155 or 158. Students wishing an intuitive appreciation of a broad range of statistical strategies may wish to take STAT 100 first. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Tim Swartz
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
AQ 3182, Burnaby
OP01
TBD

It is recommended that students complete BUS 202 - Foundations for Collaborative Work Environments (3) in order to ensure they possess the foundational skills in communication and collaboration necessary for successful completion of upper division business coursework. Students wishing to register in BUS 202 should consult with an Undergraduate Academic Advisor in the Beedie School of Business.

Upper Division Requirements

Upper Division Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Requirements

Students complete a total of 23 units, including all of

MBB 308 - Molecular Biology Laboratory (3)

Modern molecular biological and recombinant nucleic acid methods will be covered. Examples are DNA and RNA isolation, plasmid preparation, restriction enzyme digestion, DNA cloning and polymerase chain reaction. Prerequisite: or corequisite: MBB 331 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for BISC 357 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Stephanie Vlachos
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
D101
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8158, Burnaby
D102
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8158, Burnaby
D103
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8158, Burnaby
MBB 309W - Biochemistry Laboratory (4)

Contemporary techniques in biochemistry including protein purification, immunochemical methods, and lipid characterization. Prerequisite: MBB 231, with a minimum grade of C. Recommended: CHEM 215 and CHEM 286 precede MBB 309W. Writing.

MBB 321 - Intermediary Metabolism (3)

The enzymes and intermediates of major catabolic and anabolic pathways. Their regulation and integration in health and disease states. Prerequisite: MBB 231, with a minimum grade of C.

MBB 322 - Molecular Physiology (3)

Biochemical and molecular aspects of cellular function, interactions and communication including cell cycle, apoptosis, cancer, immune system, neuronal transmission and the signal transduction pathways that integrate them. Prerequisite: MBB 231, with a minimum grade of C.

MBB 331 - Molecular Biology (4)

The study of DNA and RNA in relation to gene structure and expression: DNA replication and the regulation of gene expression in bacteria and higher organisms. Introduction to recombinant DNA and cloning theory; natural vector structures and recombinant vector construction. Prerequisite: MBB 231, and BISC 202, with a minimum grade of C.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Stephanie Vlachos
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
AQ 3159, Burnaby
D101
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D102
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D103
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D104
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby

and any two 400 division MBB courses (except MBB 490 and 491), one of which can be fulfilled by completing BISC 303 or 333.

Upper Division Business Requirements

Students complete a total of 31 units.

Core Courses

Students complete all of

BUS 303 - Business, Society and Ethics (3)

This course examines and reviews contemporary thinking on the changing role of business and business persons in the operations of society, particularly Canadian society. The course explores the changing legal, ethical and regulatory environments of business focusing on the critical alignments -- values, policies, technology and legal approaches -- between the modern organization and its broader public. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for BUS 103, COMM 103, or COMM 303 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Thomas Culham
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
D200 Michaela Lucas
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 5140, Surrey
D300 Daniel Hooley
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
E100 Daniel Hooley
Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
BUS 312 - Introduction to Finance (4)

Role and function of financial managers, financial analysis, compound interest valuation and capital budgeting, management of current assets, introduction to financial instruments and institutions. Prerequisite: BUS 254 (or 324); 45 units. Recommended: BUS 207, ECON 201, or ECON 301. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ron Zitron
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D200 Ron Zitron
Fr 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
BUS 336 - Data and Decisions II (4)

This course is an extension of BUEC 232. It develops and applies the quantitative models that are most directly relevant to business decisions. Beginning with material on multiple regression and forecasting modeling, the course moves on to decision analysis, business simulation, quality control, and an introduction to optimization. Prerequisite: MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or 157; BUEC 232 or STAT 270; 45 units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew Flostrand
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D200 George Zhang
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 5140, Surrey
OP01
Mo 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP02
Tu 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
OP03
We 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP04
Tu 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SUR 3300, Surrey
OP05
Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3300, Surrey
BUS 343 - Introduction to Marketing (3)

The environment of marketing; relation of social sciences to marketing; evaluation of marketing theory and research; assessment of demand, consumer behavior analysis; market institutions; method and mechanics of distribution in domestic, foreign and overseas markets; sales organization; advertising; new product development, publicity and promotion; marketing programs. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for COMM 343 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Pei-Shiuan Lin
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D102
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D103
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D104
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D105
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D106
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D107
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D108
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D109
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D200 Pei-Shiuan Lin
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3310, Surrey
D201
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3260, Surrey
D202
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3290, Surrey
D203
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3010, Surrey
D204
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3260, Surrey
D205
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3290, Surrey
BUS 360W - Business Communication (4)

This course is designed to assist students to improve their written and oral communication skills in business settings. The theory and practice of business communication will be presented. Topics include analysis of communication problems, message character, message monitoring, message media. Exercises in individual and group messages and presentations will be conducted. Prerequisite: This course is open to students admitted prior to Fall 2014 to the Business Administration major, honours, or second degree program and who have 45 units, OR to students admitted Fall 2014 - Summer 2017 to the Business Administration major, honours, or second degree program and who have 45 units and BUS 130 or 201 or 202 or 301, OR to student admitted Fall 2017 - onwards to the Business Administration major, honours, or second degree program and who have 45 units and BUS 130 or 201 or 202 or 301 and BUS 217W, OR to Business Administration joint major, joint honours, or double degree students with 45 units, OR to Management Systems Science or Actuarial Science majors with 45 units OR to Data Science majors with BUS 217W and 45 units. Students who have taken BUS 360 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kevin Stewart
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
D200 Kevin Stewart
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
D300 Kevin Stewart
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
D500 Robin Elliott
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey
D600 Robin Elliott
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey
E100 Eric Tung
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
E200 Eric Tung
Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
BUS 393 - Commercial Law (3)

Common law, equity, and statute law; contracts, agency, and negotiable instruments; partnership and corporation law; international commercial law. Prerequisite: 45 units. BUEC 391 is not to be taken concurrently with BUS 393. Students with credit for COMM 393 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Robin Elliott
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D101
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D102
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D103
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D104
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D200 James Pflanz
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 5240, Surrey
D201
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 5060, Surrey
D202
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3120, Surrey
D203
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 5060, Surrey
D204
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3120, Surrey
E100 Sasha Ramnarine
Mo 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
E101
Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
E102
Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
E103
Mo 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
E104
Mo 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
BUS 477 - Startup Experience (4)

This experiential course will expose students to the planning and development process of creating a startup. Emphasis is placed on integrating and applying all of the foundational skills acquired in previous entrepreneurship and innovation classes in a real world setting. Prerequisite: BUS 338, BUS 360W (or another upper division Writing (W) course); 60 units. Recommended: BUS 314, BUS 361.

and one of

BUS 374 - Organization Theory (3)

This course will examine theories of organization which use the organization as a basic unit of analysis. It will show how the structure and internal processes of an organization are linked to and partially determined by forces in the external environment of the organization. Contextual factors such as the technology and corporate strategy of the organization will also be examined. Prerequisite: 45 units; BUS 272 (or 372).

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Rajiv Kozhikode
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3154, Burnaby
BUS 381 - Introduction to Human Resource Management (3)

Subjects include human resource planning, job analysis and design, recruitment, employment equity, selection and placement, performance appraisal, compensation and benefits, training and development, occupational health and safety, and industrial relations. For each subject an overview of current Canadian issues and practices is presented. Prerequisite: BUS 272 (or 372); 45 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Robert Weston
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
E100 Robert Weston
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby

Marketing Courses

Students must also complete

BUS 347 - Consumer Behavior (3)

A study of the manner in which decisions are made in the market place, by both the ultimate consumer and the industrial buyer. Course will include consideration of consumer decision processes, individual and group influences and special cases such as brand loyalty and consumerism. Prerequisite: BUS 343; 45 units. Students with credit for COMM 347 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Judy Zaichkowsky
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D101
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D102
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby

or another upper division BUS course from the marketing concentration listed under the Business Major program.

Students may choose to complete one or more business concentrations by meeting the concentration requirements listed on the Business Major page of the calendar.

† To be completed at Simon Fraser University in accordance with the WQB requirements.

Co-operative Education Recommendation

Students are encouraged to enrol in co-operative education.

University Degree Requirements

Students must also satisfy University degree requirements for degree completion.

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.

 

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

The University's residency requirement stipulates that, in most cases, total transfer and course challenge credit may not exceed 60 units, and may not include more than 15 units as upper division work.

  • At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study
  • At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study
  • At least two thirds of the upper division units in the courses of a school offering (or joint offer) must be earned through that school at Simon Fraser University
  • For information regarding transfer, consult an Advisor.

Elective Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.