First Year Course List

The following suggested course tables will be revised by the Faculty each year and posted in the Fall for the following academic year.

For students interested in:

Behavioural Neuroscience

Fall Spring
BISC 101-4 BPK 142-3
BPK 142-3 CHEM 122-2
CHEM 121-4 MATH 155-3
MATH 154-3 PHYS 101-3
PHYS 100-3 (if no Physics 12)
PSYC 100-3 OR 102-3
PSYC 100-3 OR 102-3  

For students interested in:

Biological Sciences or Molecular Biology & Biochemistry (MBB)

Fall Spring
BISC 101-4 or BISC 102-4 BISC 102-4 OR BISC 101-4
CHEM 121-4 CHEM 122-2 (+CHEM 126-2 FOR MBB majors)
MATH 154-3 MATH 155-3
PHYS 140-4 or PHYS 100-3 if no Physics 12 PHYS 101-3 or PHYS 141-4

For students interested in:

Applied Physics & Physics

Fall Spring
CHEM 121-4 CHEM 122-2
MATH 150-4 OR MATH 151-3 (Students with transfer credit for MATH 151 should take MATH 232) CHEM 126-2
PHYS 140-4 or PHYS 100-3 if no Physics 12 MATH 152-3
  PHYS 141-4 or Burnaby Physics if no 140 in Fall
  MATH 232-3

For students interested in:

Actuarial Science

Fall Spring
CMPT 130-3 CMPT 135-3
ECON 103-4 ECON 105-4
MATH 150-4 or MATH 151-3 (Students with transfer credit for MATH 151 should take MATH 232)  MATH 152-3
  MATH 208W-3 (optional)

For students interested in:

Applied Mathematics or Mathematical Physics

Fall Spring
CMPT 130-3 CMPT 135-3
MATH 150-4 or MATH 151-3 (Students with transfer credit for MATH 151 should take MATH 232) MATH 152-3
PHYS 140-4 MATH 232-3
  PHYS 141-4
  MATH 208W-3 (optional)

For students interested in: 

Operations Research (OR), Management & Systems Science (MSSC), Mathematics, or Mathematics & Computing Science (MACM)

Fall Spring
CMPT 120-3
(Students in Operations Research may also consider CMPT 130-3 or CMPT 126-3)
CMPT 125-3
(Students in Operations Research may also consider CMPT 135-3 or CMPT 128-3)
MACM 101-3 MACM 201-3
MATH 150-4 or MATH 151-3 (Students with transfer credit for MATH 151 are encouraged to take MATH 232) MATH 152-3
  MATH 208W-3
  MATH 232-3 or 240-3 (Students in MSSC may also consider STAT 270-3)

For students interested in:

Statistics

Fall Spring
CMPT 130-3 CMPT  135-3
MATH 150-4 or MATH 151-3 (Students with transfer credit for MATH 151 should take MATH 232) MATH 152-3
SFU Surrey breadth course MATH 232-3
  STAT 270-3

For students interested in:

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Fall Spring
BISC 101-4 BISC 102-4 (BP only)
CHEM 121-4 CHEM 122-2
BPK 110-3 (K only) or BPK 140-3 (K only) or BPK 142-3 BPK 142-3
MATH 154-3 MATH 155-3
PHYS 100-3 if no Physics 12 or PHYS 140-4 PHYS 101-3 or PHYS 141-4 if PHYS 140 taken in Fall

For students interested in:

General Science

Fall Spring
BISC 101-4 or EASC 101-3 BISC 102-4
CHEM 121-4 CHEM 122-2 and 126-2
MATH 150-4 or MATH 151-3 or MATH 154-3 MATH 152-3 OR MATH 155-3
PHYS 100-3 if no Physics 12 or PHYS 140-4 PHYS 101-3 or PHYS 141-4 if PHYS 140 taken in Fall

For students interested in:

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (Life Sciences option):

Fall Spring
BISC 101-4 BISC 102-4
CHEM 121-4 CHEM 122-2
HSCI 130-3 MATH 155-3
MATH 154 -3 PHYS 101-3
PHYS 100-3 if no Physics 12  

Further info for Science @ Surrey students:

  • Students admitted to Science @ Surrey are admitted directly into the Faculty of Science. Admission requirements are the same for all campuses.
  • BISC 101 and BISC 102 may be taken in any order. Most other Surrey Science first year courses are sequential, with the exception of BPK 110, 140, & 142.
  • Physics is taught in a studio laboratory designed to link theory with practice. Students work in collaborative groups in a technology-rich environment, which better retains knowledge. Students who wish to take physics in a traditional lecture-only format should enroll in Physics courses taught at our Burnaby campus.
  • Contact the academic advisor with any program-related questions via science_advisor@sfu.ca.