Upper Division Elective Science Courses

The following upper division science-archive courses have minimal prerequisites. They can be applied to the General Science Double Minor program requirement of 80 total units, including at least 28 upper division units in Faculty of Science coursework. 

* PLEASE NOTE: Course offerings and course prerequisites are subject to change. It is the responsibility of the student to check the Academic Calendar for accurate and current information. *

Subject Area Course Code Course Title Prerequisites Semester Offered
BISC 316-4 Vertebrate Biology BISC 101 and 102 with a C- or better
(students are expected to have completed introductory CHEM, PHYS, MATH, MBB and second year BISC courses)
Fall & Summer
  317-3 Insect Biology BISC 101 and 102 with a C- or better
(students are expected to have completed introductory CHEM, PHYS, MATH, MBB and second year BISC courses)
Fall
  326-3 Biology of Algae and Fungi BISC 101 and 102 with a C- or better
(students are expected to have completed introductory CHEM, PHYS, MATH, MBB and second year BISC courses)
Fall
  337-4 Plant Biology BISC 101 and 102 with a C- or better
(students are expected to have completed introductory CHEM, PHYS, MATH, MBB and second year BISC courses)
Spring
  371-3 Special Topics in Biology for Non-majors 45 units Check with department
  373-3 Brewing Science 60 units Check with department
  421-3 Models in Biology: From Molecules to Migration

MATH 150 or 151, and 152 both with a grade of C+ or better, or MATH 154 and 155 both with a grade of B or better; and at least 60 units; or permission of the instructor. Recommended: A 100 level Biology course.

Check with department
EASC 304-3

Hydrogeology

EASC 101 and PHYS 102 or 121 or 126 or 141; and 12 additional units in earth science-archives, physical geography or environmental science-archive.  All with a grade of C- or better. Check with department
  314-3 Principles of Glaciology

60 units, including MATH 152, PHYS 101 or 121 or 126 or 141, and any 100-level EASC course or permission of the instructor.

Check with department
CHEM 340-3 Materials Chemistry Completion of 60 units in a science-archive or applied science-archive program, including first-year chemistry, physics, and calculus Every Fall
MATH 308-3 Linear Optimization MATH 150/151/154/157 and MATH 232/240 Fall & Spring
  302-3
303-3
304-3
Mathematical Journeys II, III, IV Calculus II (MATH 152 or 155 or 158) and Linear Algebra (MATH 232 or 240).   Varies, usually twice per year
MBB 3XX-3 Varies There are a few MBB courses that require MBB 222 plus other lower division courses that General Science Double Minor students already need to complete.  See the SFU calendar. Note MBB 301 is not longer offered. Varies
  343-2 Data Science Laboratory for Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

MBB 222 and one of STAT 201, 203, 205, or 270 with a minimum grade of C- or permission of the instructor.  Co-requisite: STAT 320

Spring
NUSC 341-3 Introduction to Radiochemistry Completion of 60 units in a science-archive or applied science-archive program, including first-year chemistry, physics, and calculus Fall
  344-3 Nucleosynthesis and the Distribution of the Elements Completion of 60 units in a science-archive or applied science-archive program, including first-year chemistry, physics, and calculus Fall
PHYS 347-3 Introduction to Biological Physics Completion of 45 units, including CHEM 122, MATH 152 (or 155), PHYS 121/102/126/141, with a minimum grade of C- Fall, even years
SCI 301 Science Communication: An Introduction Completion of 60 units towards a BSc degree Twice per year
  390 Special Topics in Science Interdisciplinarity  Permission of instructional team Check with department
STAT 302-3 Analysis of Experimental and Observational Data Any STAT course (except STAT 100) or BUEC/BUS 232 Spring
  305-3 Introduction to Biostatistical Methods for Health Sciences Any STAT course (except STAT 100) or BUEC/BUS 232 Fall & Spring
  320-2 Introduction to Data Science for the Life Sciences One of STAT 201, 203, 205, or 270 with a grade of at least C-.  Co-requisite: MBB 343.  (Note MBB 343 has pre-requisite of MBB 222 or permission of the instructor.) Spring

Contact the General Science Double Minor degree Academic Advisor at science_advisor@sfu.ca if you have questions.