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University of Calgary Calendar 2021-2022 Faculty of Science 4. Program Details 4.6 Non-Departmental Programs: Data Science, Environmental Science, Nanoscience, Natural Sciences, Neuroscience 4.6.4 Natural Sciences Concurrent Degree in Natural Sciences and BEd Concurrent Degree in Natural Sciences and BEd

Students accepted into the BSc (NTSC)/BEd concurrent degree program must meet the requirements for admission into the Natural Sciences Program and the departments of their two concentrations. Students will be required to choose two concentrations from Biology, Chemistry or Physics when applying for admission; it is not possible to complete the concurrent degree with the other concentrations offered within the Natural Sciences. Students interested in Mathematics education should consider the BSc (General Mathematics)/BEd concurrent degree program. Students in the concurrent degree program should also consult the information on the program in the Werklund School of Education portion of the calendar

Note: Admission to the program is competitive and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Students interested in the concurrent degree program should consult the Undergraduate Science Centre at the earliest possible opportunity.


Students must maintain satisfactory standing in both the Faculty of Science and the Werklund School of Education throughout their degree to remain in the concurrent degree program. For more information, refer to the Faculty Regulations sections of both faculties. All education requirements must be completed at the University of Calgary. Please consult the Werklund School of Education for more full details on the education portion/regulations of the concurrent degree.

Program Structure

The program is divided into a Science portion, which consists of 90 units and an Education portion, which consists of 60 units. The outline of the concurrent degree is shown in the suggested course sequence below. Students will complete the first three full years (90 units) in the Faculty of Science. In years 4 and 5, students will complete the education portion of the degree. Students should consult the Werklund School of Education for complete details of years 4 and 5 of their degree. In the Education portion of the program in Year 5, a project course is required amalgamating Science and Education. This course replaces the 500-level Science project course (Science 501) and an option required in the regular Natural Sciences program.

Science Portion (90 units)

In the Science portion, the following concentrations are possible: Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

The requirements are the same as for the Natural Sciences Major program as specified in the Program Structure except that the 9 units Natural Science specific course requirements and the 18 units Non-Science options are replaced by:

3 units - English literature

3 units - Education 201

3 units - Science 403

18 units - Options

Education Portion (60 units)

For details see the information in the Werklund School of Education portion of the calendar.

Recommended Course Sequence

There is a Recommended Course Sequence for this program. This sequence describes both the recommended order in which courses should be taken and the recommended course(s) in instances where multiple courses may fulfill a degree requirement. All possible courses that may fulfill degree requirements are found in the Required Courses listed above.

Taking courses in the order of the Recommended Course Sequence will ensure students can complete their program in a timely fashion. The time to complete a program may be lengthened if students choose to complete their requirements in an alternate order.