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Bachelor of Science (BSc)

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Overview

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) is a three-year undergraduate degree which enables each student to develop his or her own interests in a science subject (science major) and related subjects. Students have the flexibility to combine their major subject with other science subjects, as well as subjects from other disciplines across the University.

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Major Subject Areas

For a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree you must major in at least one of the following subjects:

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Minor Subject Areas

Selecting a minor subject is not compulsory and there may be other combinations of papers more appropriate to your degree. There are no particular subject requirements for the other papers of your degree, but if you wish you may have another subject specified as a minor subject in your degree by passing the prescribed papers for any of the listed subjects.

Full list of available minor subject areas.

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Anatomy

Level Papers Points
100-level

CELS 191  Cell and Molecular Biology

CHEM 191  The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health

HUBS 191  Human Body Systems 1

HUBS 192  Human Body Systems 2

STAT 110  Statistical Methods, or STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics recommended

18

18

18

18

18

200-level

ANAT 241  Human Biology: Cells to Systems

ANAT 242  Neurobiology

ANAT 243  Reproductive and Developmental Biology

18

18

18

300-level

Four of
ANAT 331  Functional Anatomy,
ANAT 332  Cell Biology,
ANAT 333  Reproductive Biology,
ANAT 334  Developmental Biology,
ANAT 335  Neurobiology,
BIOA 301  Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton.

BIOA 201 Introduction to Biological Anthropology is a prerequisite for BIOA 301

72

Plus

162 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

With Head of Department approval prospective MSc students may take ANAT 354 Special Topic

162

Total   360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Biochemistry

Level Papers Points
100-level

BIOC 192  Foundations of Biochemistry

CELS 191  Cell and Molecular Biology

CHEM 191  The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health

At least one of
BIOL 112  Animal Biology,
BIOL 123  Plants: How They Shape the World,
HUBS 191  Human Body Systems 1,
HUBS 192  Human Body Systems 2.

CHEM 111  Chemistry: Molecular Architecture (recommended)

18

18

18

18

200-level

BIOC 221  Molecular Biology

BIOC 222  Proteins and Biotechnology

BIOC 223  Cellular Biochemistry and Metabolism

GENE 221  Molecular and Microbial Genetics (recommended)

18

18

18

18

300-level

BIOC 351  Advanced Protein Biochemistry

BIOC 352  Advanced Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics

BIOC 353  Molecular Basis of Health and Disease

BIOC 360  Research Perspectives in Biochemistry

With Head of Department approval, one 300-level BIOC paper may be replaced by another relevant 300-level paper.

18

18

18

 18

Plus

126 further points; must include 36 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

126
Total   360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Botany

Level Papers Points
100-level

BIOL 123  Plants: How They Shape the World

One of
BIOL 112  Animal Biology,
CELS 191  Cell and Molecular Biology,
ECOL 111  Ecology and Conservation of Diversity,
HUBS 191  Human Body Systems 1,
HUBS 192  Human Body Systems 2.

One of
CHEM 111  Chemistry: Molecular Architecture,
CHEM 191  The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health,
PHSI 191  Biological Physics,
STAT 110  Statistical Methods,
STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics.

18

 

18

 

 

 
18

200-level

BTNY 221  Plant Physiology and Biotechnology

BTNY 223  New Zealand Plant Ecology

BTNY 225*

With Head of Department approval other paper(s) may be substituted for one 200-level BTNY paper

18

18

18

300-level

BTNY 322  Mycology and Plant Pathology

BTNY 323* 

BTNY 325*  Terrestrial and Marine Ecophysiology

BTNY 326  Plant Diversity and Evolution

With Head of Department approval other paper(s) may be substituted for up to two 300-level BTNY papers

Note: * These papers are not available in 2014; students must enrol for other approved papers at the same level

18

18

18

18

Plus

180 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

180
Total   360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Chemistry

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

See below.

200-level

At least five 100- or 200-level CHEM papers

Note: Two 100-level CHEM papers are strongly recommended

90

300-level

Four of
CHEM 301  Physical Chemistry,
CHEM 302  Organic Chemistry,
CHEM 303  Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry,
CHEM 304  Environmental Chemistry,
CHEM 305  Biological Chemistry,
CHEM 306  Forensic Chemistry,
CHEM 390  Critical Readings in Chemistry.

With Head of Department approval other paper(s) may be substituted for one 300-level CHEM paper

72

Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

198

Total 360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Clothing and Textile Sciences

Level Papers Points
100-level

36 points

Papers in biological, physical, and / or social sciences recommended

36
200-level

CLTE 203  Fundamentals of Clothing and Textiles

CLTE 204  Dress and Society

One of
CLTE 206 The Fashion Trade,
CLTE 207 Clothing and Textiles in Sport

18

18

 

18

300-level

CLTE 306  Project in Clothing and Textiles Sciences

Three of
CLTE 303 Structural Properties of Materials and Products,
CLTE 304 Dress as Material Culture,
CLTE 305 Clothing, Humans and the Environment,
CLTE 309 Special Topic.

18

 

54

Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

198
Total   360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Computer Science

Level Papers Points
100-level

BSNS 106  Information and Communication in Organisations

COMP 160  General Programming

ENGL 127  Effective Writing

18 100-level MATH, COMO or STAT points

COMP 150  Practical Programming (recommended)

18

18

18

18

18

200-level

COSC 241  Programming and Problem Solving

COSC 242  Algorithms and Data Structures

COSC 243  Computer Architecture and Operating Systems

COSC 244  Data-communications, Networks, Internet

18

18

18

18

300-level

COSC 326  Effective Programming

Three of
TELE 301  Network Management,
COSC 341  Theory of Computing,
COSC 342  Computer Graphics,
COSC 343  Artificial Intelligence,
COSC 344  Database Theory and Applications,
COSC 345  Software Engineering,
COSC 346  Object-oriented Programming and User Interfaces,
COSC 348  Computing for Bioinformatics,
COSC 360  Computer Game Design.

18

54

Plus

126 further points; must include 36 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

126
Total   360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Ecology

Level Papers Points
100-level

BIOL 112  Animal Biology

BIOL 123  Plants: How They Shape the World

ECOL 111  Ecology and Conservation of Diversity

STAT 110  Statistical Methods, or STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics

At least one of
EAOS 111  Earth and Ocean Science
GEOG 101  Physical Geography
MARI 112  Global Marine Systems

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18

18

18

18

200-level

ECOL 211  Ecology of Communities and Ecosystems

ECOL 212  Ecological Applications

One of BTNY 221, BTNY 223, CHEM 201, CHEM 205, GENE 222, GEOG 282, GEOG 284, GEOG 286, GEOG 287, GEOG 288, GEOG 289, GEOG 290, GEOG 298, GEOG 299, GEOL 252, GEOL 263, GEOL 272MARI 202, STAT 241, STAT 242, STAT 251, STAT 261, SURV 208, ZOOL 221, ZOOL 222, ZOOL 223

18

18

18

300-level

ECOL 313  Ecology Field Course

ZOOL 316  Biological Data Analysis and Computing

One of GEOG 390, GEOL 372, MARI 301, MARI 302, ZOOL 315, ZOOL 318, ZOOL 319

One other paper from BTNY 322BTNY 325, BTNY 326, CHEM 304, GENE 312, GEOG 388, GEOG 390, GEOG 392, GEOG 393, GEOG 394, GEOG 395, GEOG 397, GEOG 398, GEOG 399, GEOL 372, MARI 301, MARI 302, SURV 310, ZOOL 313, ZOOL 315, ZOOL 318, ZOOL 319

18

18

18

 18

Plus

144 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

 Students majoring in Ecology must pass STAT 110 or STAT 115 before taking 300-level ECOL papers

144
Total   360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

BSNS 104  Principles of Economics 1

ECON 112  Principles of Economics 2

MATH 160  Mathematics 1

STAT 110  Statistical Methods

18

18

18

18

200-level

ECON 202  Macroeconomics

ECON 271  Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

ECON 210  Introduction to Econometrics, or ECON 270  Introduction to Mathematical Economics

18

18

18

300-level

Four 300-level ECON papers

72

Plus

162 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

162
Total 360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Electronics

Level Papers Points
100-level

MATH 170  Mathematics 2

PHSI 132  Fundamentals of Modern Physics

COMP 150  Practical Programming, or COMP 160 General Programming recommended

18

18

18

200-level

ELEC 253  Electronics: Introduction

PHSI 232  Electromagnetism and Optics

PHSI 282  Experimental Physics 1

MATH 202  Linear Algebra

MATH 203  Calculus of Several Variables

18

18

18

18

18

300-level

Four of
ELEC 353  Analogue Electronics,
ELEC 358  Digital Electronic Design,
ELEC 361  Measurement and Analysis,
PHSI 365  Computational Physics.

72

Plus

144 further points; must include 18 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

Note: PHSI 132 assumes an understanding of NCEA Level 3 physics and mathematics.

144
Total   360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Energy Studies

Level Papers Points
100-level

One 100-level PHSI paper  (PHSI 131  Physical Law and its Applications, recommended)

MATH 160  Mathematics 1

MATH 170  Mathematics 2

18

18

18

200-level

EMAN 201  Thermoprocesses 1

EMAN 204  Energy Resources

PHSI 243  Environmental Physics

GEOG 216  Resource Evaluation and Planning (recommended)

18

18

18

18

300-level

EMAN 301  Fluids and Heat Transfer

EMAN 308  Thermoprocesses 2

GEOG 388  Climate Change: Present and Future or GEOG 392  Climatology

One further 300-level paper approved by the Programme Director

18

18

18

18

Plus

144 further points; must include 36 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

144
Total   360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Food Science

Level Papers Points
100-level

CELS 191  Cell and Molecular Biology

CHEM 191  The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health

FOSC 111  Food Principles

FOSC 112  Introduction to Food Marketing

STAT 110  Statistical Methods, or STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics

18

18

18

18

18

200-level

FOSC 201  Food Systems 1

FOSC 202  Food Systems 2

FOSC 213  Sensory Science

MICR 221  Microbes to Medicine

18

18

18

18

300-level

FOSC 301  Food Chemistry

FOSC 302  Food Process Technology 2

FOSC 311  Food Product Development

18

18

36

Plus

144 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

144

Total   360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Genetics

Level Papers Points
100-level

CELS 191  Cell and Molecular Biology

CHEM 191 The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health

At least two of BIOL 112, BIOL 123, BIOC 192, ECOL 111, HUBS 191, HUBS 192, MATH 151 or MATH 160, STAT 110 or STAT 115

18

18

36

200-level

GENE 221  Molecular and Microbial Genetics

GENE 222  Genes, Chromosomes and Populations

GENE 223  Developmental and Applied Genetics

BIOC 221  Molecular Biology (highly recommended)

MICR 221  Microbes to Medicine (recommended)

ZOOL 222  Evolutionary Biology (recommended)

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18

18

300-level

Four of
GENE 311  Genetic Analysis of Eukaryotes,
GENE 312  Evolutionary Genetics,
GENE 313  Medical Genetics,
GENE 314  Developmental Genetics,
BIOC 352  Advanced Molecular Biology and Informatics,
MICR 335  Molecular Microbiology.

With approval from the Programme Director, other papers relevant to Genetics may be substituted for one 200-level paper and one 300-level paper.

Relevant 300-level papers include ANAT 334, BIOC 353, BITC 301, BTNY 326, MICR 336, MICR 337, PLBI 301, ZOOL 315, ZOOL 316

72
Plus

108 further points

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

108
Total   360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Geography

Level Papers Points
100-level

GEOG 101  Physical Geography

GEOG 102  Human Geography

STAT 110  Statistical Methods

18

18

18

200-level

GEOG 290  Field Research Methods (Science)

At least one of GEOG 281, GEOG 282, GEOG 284GEOG 286, GEOG 287, GEOG 288, GEOG 289, GEOG 298, GEOG 299,

Further 200-level GEOG papers worth at least 18 points (excluding GEOG 280)

18

18

 
18

300-level

GEOG 380  Field Research Studies

At least two of GEOG 387, GEOG 388, GEOG 390, GEOG 392, GEOG 393, GEOG 394, GEOG 395, GEOG 398, GEOG 399

Further 300-level GEOG papers worth at least 18 points

18

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18

Plus

180 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

180
Total   360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Geology

Level Papers Points
100-level

EAOS 111 Earth and Ocean Science

GEOL 112  Dynamic Earth: A New Zealand Perspective

18

18

200-level

GEOL 251  Minerals and Rocks

GEOL 252  Field Studies and New Zealand Geology

One further 200-level GEOL paper

18

18

18

300-level

GEOL 344  Advanced Field Studies

GEOL 353  Tectonics

Two further 300-level GEOL papers

18

18

36

Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

Students majoring in Geology must pass papers worth at least 72 points from BIOL, BSNS 102, BSNS 106, BTNY, CHEM, COMP, COSC, ECOL, INFO, MATH, PHSI, STAT, SURV 102, SURV 202, SURV 208, SURV 309, ZOOL

198
Total   360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Human Nutrition

Level Papers Points
100-level

BIOC 192  Foundations of Biochemistry

CELS 191  Cell and Molecular Biology

CHEM 191  The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health

HUBS 191  Human Body Systems 1

HUBS 192  Human Body Systems 2

STAT 110  Statistical Methods or STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics (recommended)

18

18

18

18

18

18

200-level

HUNT 221  Macronutrients and Health

HUNT 222  Vitamins, Diets and Health

HUNT 223  Minerals, Undernutrition and Health

PHSL 251  Physiology (for Human Nutrition / Dietetics (recommended)

BIOC 230  Biochemistry or BIOC 223  Cellular Biochemistry and Metabolism (recommended)

18

18

18

21

18

300-level

HUNT 311  Metabolism, Health and Disease

HUNT 312  Nutrition in Cancer and Heart Disease

HUNT 313  Life Cycle Nutrition

HUNT 314  Nutrition and Health Communication

18

18

18

18

Plus

87 further points; must include 69 points at 200-level or above.

May be taken from outside Science.

Students intending to proceed to the Master of Dietetics should include HUNT 231, HUNT 331, BIOC 230 or BIOC 223, PHSL 251 and FOSC 111 in their degree programmes.

87
Total   360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Information Science

Level Papers Points
100-level

BSNS 106  Information and Communication in Organisations

COMP 150  Practical Programming, or COMP 160  General Programming

18

18

200-level

INFO 211  Systems Analysis, Design and Modelling

INFO 213  Business ICT Strategy

INFO 214  Business ICT Infrastructure

INFO 221  Application Software Development

18

18

18

18

300-level

INFO 312  Information Systems Development Project

Two of
INFO 321  Database Systems,
INFO 322  Information Systems Strategy and Governance,
INFO 323  Distributed Information Systems,
INFO 324  Adaptive Business Intelligence.

One further 300-level INFO paper or SENG 301  Software Project Management or TELE 302  Network Design, or TELE 303  Wireless Communications

18

36

  

 

18

Plus

180 further points; must include 36 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

180
Total   360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Land Planning and Development

Level Papers Points
100-level

SURV 101  Introductory Surveying

SURV 102  Computational Methods for Surveyors

SURV 103 (this paper is no longer offered) or an approved equivalent

MATH 160  Mathematics 1

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18

18

18

200-level

SURV 203  Land Development Engineering 1

SURV 204  Land Development Engineering 2

SURV 205  Statutory Planning 1

SURV 206  Land Tenure 1

SURV 208  Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

SURV 299  Second Year Field Course

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18

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18

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300-level

SURV 303  Urban Design 1

SURV 304  Land Development Engineering 3

SURV 305  Statutory Planning 2

At least 36 points from SURV 306, SURV 309, SURV 310, SURV 325, SURV 329, SURV 450, SURV 453, SURV 454, SURV 455, SURV 460, PMAN 401

18

18

18

36

Plus

108 further points.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

It is strongly recommended  that SURV 455  Statutory Planning 3 be taken in the final year of study.

108
Total   360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Mathematics

Level Papers Points
100-level

MATH 160  Mathematics 1

MATH 170  Mathematics 2

STAT 110  Statistical Methods, or STAT 115 Introduction to Biostatistics (or an approved 200-level STAT paper)

COMO 101  Computational Mathematics, recommended (compulsory for Computational Mathematics specialisation)

18

18

18


18

200-level

MATH 201  Real Analysis

MATH 202  Linear Algebra

Further paper(s) for one of the specialisations listed below:
Applied Mathematics
One 200-level MATH paper  (MATH 203  Calculus of Several Variables, recommended)

Computational Mathematics
MATH 203  Calculus of Several Variables,
MATH 262  Ordinary Differential Equations,
COMO 201  Applied Computational Modelling

Pure Mathematics
One 200-level MATH paper, (MATH 203  Calculus of Several variables, recommended)

18

18


18


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18

300-level

Four 300-level MATH or COMO papers, including those specified for one of the specialisations listed below:

Applied Mathematics
Two of
MATH 304 Partial Differential Equations,
MATH 306 Geometry of Curves and Surfaces,
MATH 361 Numerical Analysis.

Computational Mathematics
MATH 361 Numerical Analysis
COMO 301 Modelling 1

Pure Mathematics
Two of
MATH 301 Hilbert Spaces,
MATH 302 Complex Analysis,
MATH 342 Modern Algebra.

72
Plus

126 or 162 further points depending on specialisation; total programme must include at least 180 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

Notes: MATH 203 and COMO 101 are recommended for the Applied Mathematics and Pure Mathematics specialisations.
Advanced placement into MATH 170 will be allowed for suitably qualified candidates.
A 200-level STAT paper approved by the Head of Department may be substituted for 18 STAT points at 100-level.

126 or 162
Total   360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Microbiology

Level Papers Points
100-level

CELS 191  Cell and Molecular Biology

CHEM 191  The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health

HUBS 191  Human Body Systems 1

18

18

18

200-level

MICR 221  Microbes to Medicine

MICR 222  Microbes in Action

MICR 223  Infection and Immunity

GENE 221  Molecular and Microbial Genetics

MICR 221-223, GENE 221 should normally be passed before proceeding to 300-level MICR papers

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18

18

18

300-level Four of
MICR 331  Food Microbiology,
MICR 332  Health Microbiology,
MICR 334  Advanced Immunology,
MICR 335  Molecular Microbiology,
MICR 336  Applied and Environmental Microbiology,
MICR 337  Virology.
72
Plus

162 further points; must include 36 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

162
Total   360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Neuroscience

Level Papers Points
100-level

CELS 191  Cell and Molecular Biology

HUBS 191  Human Body Systems 1

PSYC 111  Brain and Behaviour

Two of
BIOC 192  Foundations of Biochemistry,
BIOL 112  Animal Biology, or HUBS 192  Human Body Systems 2,
CHEM 191  The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health,
PHSI 191  Biological Physics.

18

18

18

36

200-level

ANAT 242  Neurobiology

PHSL 231  Neurophysiology

PSYC 211  Brain and Cognition

One of
BIOC 221  Molecular Biology,
BIOC 223  Cellular Biochemistry and Metabolism,
GENE 221  Molecular and Microbial Genetics,
GENE 222  Genes, Chromosomes and Populations,
PHAL 211  Introductory Pharmacology,
ZOOL 223  Animal Physiology.

18

18

18

18

300-level

Four of ANAT 335, ANAT 336, PHAL 303, PHSL 341, PHSL 342, PSYC 313, PSYC 317, PSYC 323, ZOOL 314

72
Plus

126 further points; must include 36 points at 200-level or above

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

126
Total   360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Oceanography

Level Papers Points
100-level

MARI 112  Global Marine Systems, and

Three of
BIOL, CELS, CHEM, COMO, EAOS, ECOL, GEOL, MATH, PHIL or PHSI papers.

18

54

200-level

OCEN 201  Physical Oceanography, and

Three of
AQFI 251, AQFI 252, BTNY 225, CHEM 201, COMO 201, ECOL 211, GEOG 298, GEOL 263, GEOL 272, GEOL 273, MARI 202, MATH 202, MATH 203, MATH 262, PHIL 225, PHSI 243, ZOOL 221.

18

54

300-level

OCEN 301 (new paper, subject to approval), and

One of
OCEN 321 (new paper, subject to approval)
OCEN 322 (new paper, subject to approval)
OCEN 323 (new paper, subject to approval)
CHEM 365 (not currently offered)

Two of
AQFI 351, AQFI 352, CHEM 304, COMO 301, GEOG 398, GEOL 363, GEOL 372, GEOL 373, MARI 301, MARI 302, MATH 304, OCEN 321, OCEN 322, OCEN 323, PHSI 336, PHSI 365, ZOOL 316, ZOOL 319

18

18

 

 
 

36

Plus

144 further points; must include 36 points at 200-level or above

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

Note: Students should check the prerequisites for 300-level papers when selecting 200-level papers.

144

Total   360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Pharmacology

Level Papers Points
100-level

BIOC 192  Foundations of Biochemistry

CHEM 191  The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health

At least two of
CELS 191  Cell and Molecular Biology,
HUBS 191  Human Body Systems 1,
HUBS 192  Human Body Systems 2.

18

18

36

200-level

PHAL 211  Introductory Pharmacology

PHAL 212  Introductory Therapeutics and Toxicology

At least one 200-level ANAT, BIOC, GENE, MICR or PHSL paper

18

18

18

300-level

PHAL 301  Principles of Drug Action

Three of
PHAL 303  Neuropharmacology,
PHAL 304  Human Pharmacology,
PHAL 305  Molecular and Immunopharmacology,
PHAL 306  Human Toxicology.

18

54

Plus

162 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

162
Total   360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Physics

Level Papers Points
100-level

PHSI 131  Physical Law and Its Applications, or PHSI 191 Biological Physics

PHSI 132  Fundamentals of Modern Physics

MATH 160  Mathematics 1

MATH 170  Mathematics 2

18

18

18

18

200-level

PHSI 231  Quantum and Thermal Physics

PHSI 232  Electromagnetism and Optics

PHSI 282  Experimental Physics 1

MATH 202  Linear Algebra

MATH 203  Calculus of Several Variables

ELEC 253  Electronics: Introduction (recommended)

18

18

18

18

18

18

300-level

PHSI 331  Quantum, Atomic and Particle Physics

PHSI 332  Electromagnetism and Condensed Matter

PHSI 381  Experimental Physics II

One other 300-level PHSI or ELEC paper

18

18

18

18

Plus

108 further points

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

Note: PHSI 191 assumes an understanding of NCEA Level 2 Physics; PHSI 131 and 132 assume an understanding of NCEA Level 3 Physics and Mathematics

108
Total   360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Physiology

Level Papers Points
100-level

HUBS 191  Human Body Systems 1

HUBS 192  Human Body Systems 2

At least two of
BIOC 192  Foundations of Biochemistry,
CELS 191  Cell and Molecular Biology,
CHEM 191  The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health,
PHSI 191  Biological Physics.

18

18

36

200-level

PHSL 231  Neurophysiology

PHSL 232  Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology

PHSL 233  Cellular, Gastrointestinal and Renal Physiology

18

18

18

300-level

Four of
PHSL 341  Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurophysiology (I),
PHSL 342  Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurophysiology (II)
PHSL 343  Cellular and Epithelial Physiology,
PHSL 344  Cardiovascular Physiology,
PHSL 345  Physiological Aspects of Health and Disease.

72

Plus

162 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

162
Total   360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Plant Biotechnology

Level Papers Points
100-level

BIOL 123  Plants: How They Shape the World

At least one of
BIOC 192  Foundations of Biochemistry,
CELS 191  Cell and Molecular Biology,
CHEM 191  The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health,
ECOL 111  Ecology and Conservation of Diversity.

18

18

200-level

BTNY 221  Plant Physiology and Biotechnology

At least three 200-level BIOC, BTNY or GENE papers

18

54

300-level

PLBI 301  Applied Plant Science

At least three approved 300-level BIOC, BTNY or GENE papers

18

54

Plus

180 further points; must include 36 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

Note: Prerequisite for BIOC 192 is CHEM 191.
Prerequisites for 200-level BIOC and GENE papers include CELS 191 and may include CHEM 191 or BIOC 192.
ECOL 111 is a prerequisite for some BTNY 200-level papers.

180
Total   360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Psychology

Level Papers Points
100-level

PSYC 111  Brain and Behaviour

PSYC 112  Human Thought and Behaviour

STAT 110  Statistical Methods (strongly recommended)

18

18

18

200-level

PSYC 210  Principles of Psychological Research

PSYC 211  Brain and Cognition

PSYC 212  Social and Applied Psychology

18

18

18

300-level

Four of PSYC 313, PSYC 315PSYC 317, PSYC 318, PSYC 319, PSYC 321, PSYC 323, PSYC 325, PSYC 326, PSYC 327

Students intending to advance to postgraduate study should also take PSYC 311  Quantitative Methods

72
Plus

180 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

180
Total   360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Statistics

Level Papers Points
100-level

Statistics

STAT 110  Statistical Methods or STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics

MATH 160  Mathematics 1

MATH 170  Mathematics 2

or

Applied Statistics

STAT 110  Statistical Methods, or STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics

MATH 160  Mathematics 1

MATH 170  Mathematics 2

 

18

18

18

 

 

18

18

18

200-level

Statistics

STAT 261  Probability and Inference 1

Two further STAT papers at 200-level or above

MATH 202  Linear Algebra, or MATH 203  Calculus of Several Variables

or

Applied Statistics

STAT 241  Regression and Modelling 1

Two further STAT papers at 200-level or above

 

18

36

18

 

 

18

36

300-level

Statistics

STAT 362  Probability and Inference 2

STAT 380  Statistical Computing

Two further STAT papers at 300-level or above

or

Applied Statistics

STAT 341  Regression and Modelling 2

STAT 380  Statistical Computing

Two further STAT papers at 300-level or above

 

18

54

 

 

18

54

Plus

Either 162 (Statistics) or 180 (Applied Statistics) further points; must include 36 (Statistics) or 54 (Applied Statistics) points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

Other approved paper(s) may be substituted for up to two 200- or 300-level STAT papers

Applied Statistics students who are not also enrolled for another degree programme must fulfil the requirements for an approved minor subject.

162

or

180

Total   360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Surveying Measurement

Level Papers Points
100-level

SURV 101  Introductory Surveying

SURV 102  Computational Methods for Surveyors

SURV 103 (this paper is no longer offered), or an approved equivalent

MATH 160  Mathematics 1

18

18

18

18

200-level

SURV 201  Surveying Methods 1

SURV 202  Surveying Mathematics

SURV 208  Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

SURV 298  Introductory Field Camp

18

18

18

0

300-level

SURV 301  Surveying Methods 2

SURV 302  Geodetic Reference Systems and Network Analysis

SURV 309  Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies

SURV 399  Third Year Field Course

Three of SURV 206, SURV 306, SURV 310, SURV 322, SURV 329, SURV 413, SURV 450, SURV 451, SURV 452, SURV 459, PMAN 401

18

18

18

0

54

Plus

126 further points; must include 18 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

Admission to SURV 201 and SURV 298 is limited. Applications must reach the Division of Sciences by 15 November.

Note: A Bachelor of Surveying degree is also offered.

126
Total   360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Zoology

Level Papers Points
100-level

BIOL 112  Animal Biology

CELS 191  Cell and Molecular Biology

STAT 110   Statistical Methods, or STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics

18

18

18

200-level

ZOOL 221  Animal Designs for Living

ZOOL 222  Evolutionary Biology

ZOOL 223  Animal Physiology

18

18

18

300-level

Three of
ZOOL 313  Environmental Physiology,
ZOOL 314  Neurobiology,
ZOOL 315  Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology,
ZOOL 316  Biological Data Analysis and Computing,
ZOOL 318  Freshwater Ecology,
ZOOL 319  Conservation Biology,
GENE 312  Evolutionary Genetics.

One further paper from ZOOL 313, ZOOL 314, ZOOL 315, ZOOL 316, ZOOL 318, ZOOL 319, GENE 312, GENE 314, MARI 301, MARI 302

54

 

 

 

 

 

18

Plus

180 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

ZOOL 316  Biological Data Analysis and Computing is strongly recommended for students intending to advance to PGDipWLM, PGDipSci, or MSc in Zoology.

180
Total   360

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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)

  1. Structure of the Programme

    Every programme of study for the degree

    1. shall consist of papers worth not less than 360 points
    2. shall include at least 180 points for papers above 100-level, of which at least 72 points shall be for papers above 200-level
    3. shall satisfy the requirements for at least one of the major subjects listed above. No paper above 200-level may count for more than one Major Subject Requirement
    4. may include one or more optional minor subjects listed above. No paper may count for both a Major and a Minor Subject Requirement or for more than one Minor Subject Requirement unless that paper is at 100- or 200-level and is specified as compulsory for both Requirements
    5. may include papers which are not listed in Science Schedule C either:
      1. up to 90 points; or
      2. as specified in the Major Subject Requirements; or
      3. as specified in the Minor Subject Requirements.

  2. Prerequisites, Corequisites and Restrictions

    1. Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for prerequisites, corequisites, and restrictions set out in the Prescriptions (published in the Guide to Enrolment).
    2. A candidate with outstanding results in a subject prior to entering the University may be permitted by the Head of Department concerned to enrol for a paper at 200-level without having satisfied the normal prerequisites. In such cases the candidate shall not be credited with the prerequisite papers, but shall be exempted from including those papers in a Major Subject Requirement. A candidate may not, having passed any such paper at 200-level, enrol subsequently for any prerequisite paper from which exemption has been given.

  3. Cross Credits

    A candidate who is enrolled for two degrees concurrently, or who has completed one degree and is proceeding with another, may cross credit 100-level and 200-level papers which are common to both degrees up to a maximum of 126 points where the other degree is a three-year degree and up to a maximum of 180 points where the other degree is longer than a three-year degree.

  4. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

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