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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons))

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Overview

A specific aim of the Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) degree is to develop advanced theoretical and research skills and in so doing to provide a platform for an advanced professional or academic career.

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Anatomy

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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Biochemistry

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  • BIOC 490  Research Project

  • Three of:
    • BIOC 461  Research Design and Analysis in Biochemistry
    • BIOC 462  Molecular Biology
    • BIOC 463  Contemporary Technologies in Biochemistry
    • BIOC 464  Applied Biochemistry

    With approval from the Head of Department one 400-level BIOC paper may be replaced with a 400-level paper from another relevant subject.

    Prerequisites:
    At least five 300-level papers including at least four of BIOC 351, BIOC 352, BIOC 353, BIOC 360 

    With approval from the Head of Department one 300-level BIOC paper may be replaced with a 300-level paper from another relevant subject.

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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Botany

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  • BTNY 490  Research Project

  • Three of:
    • BTNY 461  Plant Physiology and Biotechnology
    • BTNY 465  Plant and Environment
    • BTNY 467  New Zealand Plant Ecology and Evolution
    • BTNY 469  Principles of Nature Conservation
    • BTNY 470  Special Topics

    Prerequisites:
    At least five 300-level papers including at least four 300-level BTNY or PLBI papers.

    Note: With approval from the Head of Department, one of the papers listed may be replaced by another 300-level paper. and two further approved 300-level papers

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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Chemistry

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  • CHEM 490  Research Project

  • CHEM 461  Topics in Advanced Chemistry

  • CHEM 462  Topics in Advanced Chemistry

  • CHEM 463  Topics in Advanced Chemistry

    Prerequisites: at least five 300-level papers including at least four 300-level CHEM papers.

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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Clothing and Textile Sciences

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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Computer Science

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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Ecology

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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Economics

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  • ECON 401  Advanced Economic Theory

  • ECON 490  Econometric Methods and Dissertation

  • Two of:
    • ECON 402  Growth, Institutions and Development
    • ECON 403  Monetary Economics
    • ECON 404  International Economics
    • ECON 405  The Economics of Natural Resources and Public Choice
    • ECON 406  Labour and Population Economics
    • ECON 407  Special Topic in Advanced Economics

    Prerequisites:
    ECON 371  Microeconomic Theory
    ECON 375  Econometrics
    ECON 376  Macroeconomic Theory
    One further 300-level ECON paper
    18 further 300-level points

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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Electronics

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  • ELEC 490  Research Project

  • Three of:
    • ELEC 441  Linear Systems and Noise
    • ELEC 442  Digital Signal Processing
    • ELEC 443  Boundary Value Problems of Mathematical Physics
    • ELEC 444  Logic Synthesis
    • ELEC 445  Inverse Problems and Imaging
    • ELEC 446  Computational Inference
    • 20 further 400-level points, as approved by the Programme Director

    Prerequisites:
    At least five 300-level papers including:
    At least three 300-level ELEC papers
    one further 300-level ELEC, MATH or PHSI paper

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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Food Science

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  • FOSC 490  Research Project

  • Three of:
    • FOSC 401  Topics in Advanced Food Science 1
    • FOSC 402  Topics in Advanced Food Science 2
    • FOSC 403  Topics in Advanced Food Science 3
    • FOSC 404  Topics in Advanced Food Science 4
    • FOSC 405  Topics in Advanced Food Science 5

    Note: With approval from the Head of the Department of Food Science, FOSC 460 or one 400-level paper from another relevant subject may be substituted for one elective 400-level FOSC paper.

    Prerequisites:
    FOSC 301 Food Chemistry, Structure and Function
    FOSC 302 Food Preservation and Processing
    FOSC 311 Food Product Development
    One of FOSC 306 Advanced Sensory Science, or MICR 331 Food Microbiology

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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Genetics

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  • GENE 490  Dissertation

  • GENE 411  Current Topics in Genetics

  • GENE 412  Current Topics in Genetics

  • One of:
    • BIOC 462  Molecular Biology
    • BIOC 463  Contemporary Technologies in Biochemistry
    • BTNY 467  New Zealand Plant Ecology and Evolution
    • MICR 461  Molecular Microbiology
    • PLBI 401   Special Topics
    • ZOOL 410  Evolutionary Genetics

      With Programme Director approval, one of the papers listed above may be replaced by another 400-level paper.

  • Prerequisites: At least five of:
    GENE 311  Genetic Analysis of Eukaryotes
    GENE 312  Evolutionary Genetics
    GENE 313  Medical Genetics
    GENE 314  Developmental Genetics
    GENE 360  Special Topics in Genetics (highly recommended)
    BIOC 352  Advanced Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics
    MICR 335  Molecular Microbiology

    With Programme Director approval, one of the papers listed above may be replaced by another 300-level paper.

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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Geography

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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Geology

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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Human Nutrition

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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Information Science

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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Mathematics

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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Microbiology

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  • MICR 490  Research Project

  • MICR 461  Molecular Microbiology

  • MICR 463  Trends in Microbiology

  • MICR 464  Medical Microbiology and Immunology

    Prerequisites:
    At least five 300-level papers including at least 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
    (MICR 360  Special Topics: Preparation for Postgraduate Study, highly recommended)

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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Neuroscience

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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Pharmacology

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  • PHAL 490  Research Project

  • PHAL 421  General Pharmacology and Toxicology

  • Two of:
    • PHAL 423  Neuropharmacology
    • PHAL 426  Clinical Pharmacology
    • PHAL 427  Special Topic: Cancer Pharmacology
    • PHAL 428  Current Research Literature in Toxicology
    • PHAL 430  Advanced Topic in Pharmacology and Toxicology
    • PHAL 431  Special Project

    Prerequisites:
    At least five 300-level papers including at least four of:
    PHAL 303  Neuropharmacology
    PHAL 304  Human Pharmacology
    PHAL 305  Molecular and Immunopharmacology
    PHAL 306  Human Toxicology
    PHAL 307  Special Topics (highly recommended)

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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Physics

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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Physiology

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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Plant Biotechnology

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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Psychology

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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Statistics

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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Zoology

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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons))

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).
    2. Every applicant shall have fulfilled one of the following conditions:
      1. have been admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Science majoring in the subject or subjects of study proposed with an average grade of at least B+ for the appropriate 300-level papers;
      2. have been admitted with the status of one who is entitled to proceed to the degree;
      3. have a qualification acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and produce evidence acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of ability to proceed to the degree.

  2. Subjects of Study

    The degree may be awarded in any one of the subjects listed above, or in an approved combination of the subjects (Combined Honours) listed above.

  3. Structure of the Programme

    1. Every programme of study shall satisfy the reqirements for the subject concerned as set out in the subjects listed above.
    2. With the permission of the Heads of Departments concerned, a candidate may substitute a paper of another subject for one of the required papers.
    3. A student who has obtained the degree in one subject may become a candidate for the degree in any other subject.
    4. The research report must be submitted by 1 June or 1 November of the semester in which the degree is completed.

  4. Prerequisites, Corequisites and Restrictions

    Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for prerequisites, corequisites and restrictions set out in the Prescriptions (published in the Guide to Enrolment).

  5. Duration of the Programme

    A candidate shall complete the requirements for the degree in one academic year of full-time study following admission to the Honours programme.

  6. Level of Award of the Degree

    1. The degree may be awarded with First Class Honours, with Second Class Honours (Division I), with Second Class Honours (Division II), or with Third Class Honours.
    2. Should a candidate fail to obtain Honours, the papers passed may be credited towards a Postgraduate Diploma.
    3. A candidate who fails to obtain Honours may not resit all or part of the Honours programme in a subsequent year, unless the Senate has determined that his or her performance in those examinations was seriously impaired.

  7. Variations

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

Note: The due date for applications for enrolment in the programme is 10 December. Late applications will be considered.

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