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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; and

  • 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; and

  • 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:

  • BTNY 322  Mycology and Plant Pathology
  • BTNY 325  Terrestrial and Marine Ecophysiology
  • BTNY 326  Plant Diversity and Evolution
  • 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:

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

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  • ELEC 490  Research Project; and

  • Three of
    ELEC 411  Topics in Modern Electronics,
    ELEC 412  Topics in Modern Electronics,
    ELEC 413  Topics in Modern Electronics,
    ELEC 414  Topics in Modern Electronics,
    ELEC 415  Topics in Modern Electronics,
    ELEC 416  Topics in Modern Electronics,
    One further 400-level paper, as approved by the Programme Director

    Prerequisites:
    At least five 300-level papers including
    At least three 300-level ELEC papers, and
    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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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Genetics

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  • GENE 490  Dissertation; and
    GENE 411  Current Topics in Genetics; and
    GENE 412  Current Topics in Genetics; and

  • 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

Note: Any two of HASC 411, HASC 413, HASC 415, PUBH 721 may be substituted for HUNT 454

Prerequisites: HASC 311, HASC 312, HASC 313, HASC 314, HASC 355

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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; and

  • PHAL 421  General Pharmacology and Toxicology; and

  • 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:

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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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Prerequisites:
At least five 300-level papers including:

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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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Prerequisites:
At least five 300-level papers including:

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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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