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Undeclared Program
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Students can find it difficult to decide which thematic or discipline-specific program they want to take for their academic studies. The Undeclared program typically enables students to begin their studies with a broad set of topics to help them narrow their focus and transition into a thematic or discipline-specific program. The recommended course patterns for students are outlined below. Students are expected to apply to enter a thematic or discipline-specific program upon or before completing 3.5 credits, and can meet with an academic advisor at the Academic Advising Centre who will offer support in making this decision.

First-year Course Selection for B.A. (Honours) Undeclared Students

To give themselves the greatest range of choices and transition to a more specific program, Undeclared B.A. students should consider the following guidelines in selecting their initial courses.

Undeclared B.A. students should register in:

  1. A B.A. First-year seminar (FYSM);
  2. Courses in at least three different disciplines leading to programs within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Faculty of Public Affairs.

First-year Course Selection for B.Sc. (Honours) Undeclared Students

To give themselves the greatest range of choices and transition to a more specific program, Undeclared B.Sc. students should conform to the following guidelines in selecting their initial courses. Some Science majors have specific math prerequisites which may differ from those listed below. Students must contact sciundecadvising@carleton.ca for support in course selection and major selection.

Undeclared B.Sc. students should register in:

1.  2.0 credits in Experimental Science2.0
2.  1.0 credit in Mathematics1.0
3.  1.0 credit in Mathematics, Experimental Science or Computer Science1.0
4. 1.0 credit chosen from:1.0
NSCI 1000 [0.5]
Seminar in Science
and/or approved courses outside the faculties of Science and Engineering and Design
Total Credits5.0

Course Categories

Experimental Science Courses
Biology
BIOL 1103 [0.5]
Foundations of Biology I
BIOL 1104 [0.5]
Foundations of Biology II
Chemistry
CHEM 1001 [0.5]
General Chemistry I
CHEM 1002 [0.5]
General Chemistry II
CHEM 1005 [0.5]
Elementary Chemistry I
CHEM 1006 [0.5]
Elementary Chemistry II
Earth Sciences
ERTH 1006 [0.5]
Exploring Planet Earth
ERTH 1009 [0.5]
The Earth System Through Time
Physics
PHYS 1001 [0.5]
Foundations of Physics I
PHYS 1002 [0.5]
Foundations of Physics II
PHYS 1003 [0.5]
Introductory Mechanics and Thermodynamics
PHYS 1004 [0.5]
Introductory Electromagnetism and Wave Motion
PHYS 1007 [0.5]
Elementary University Physics I
PHYS 1008 [0.5]
Elementary University Physics II
Appropriate Mathematics Courses
Calculus
MATH 1007 [0.5]
Elementary Calculus I
Algebra
MATH 1107 [0.5]
Linear Algebra I
Statistics
STAT 2507 [0.5]
Introduction to Statistical Modeling I
Appropriate Computer Science Courses
COMP 1005 [0.5]
Introduction to Computer Science I
COMP 1006 [0.5]
Introduction to Computer Science II

Approved Courses Outside the Faculties of Science and Engineering and Design

Approved courses outside the faculties of Science and Engineering and Design are specified in the Academic Regulations for the Bachelor of Science Degree section of this Calendar.