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  • Objectives
    The program provides students with a broad-based modern education. Students simultaneously pursue studies toward two 36-credit concentrations: one in a field of business or economics, and one in a scientific discipline. Students earn a rigorous, in-depth, substantial education in two very different yet complimentary fields of human activity and will develop and hone skills in scientific analysis, presentation, critical reasoning and entrepreneurship.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Business and Science
  • Course description
    Students are considered for entry into the B.B.Sc. program after completion of a Québec Collegial Diploma (DEC), grade 12 in other provinces or the U.S.A., or the equivalent level of education from other international origins. Admitted students (except those with a DEC) will normally be registered in 123-credit programs. The program is normally four years, or 120 course credits, plus the 3- credit, English Writing Proficiency examination (EWP) which all Bishop’s students must complete. Applicants from CEGEP may be admitted to a B.B.Sc. program of three years (93 credits). See the section for CEGEP applicants below.

    Students admitted to the B.B.Sc. program choose one field of concentration studies from those offered by the Williams School of Business or the Department of Economics, and a second from among the sciences or mathematics. All B.B.Sc. students must also complete a set of cognate courses, designed to provide the student with skills important across both fields of his/her concentration studies, and give opportunity for reflection and discussion of relevant societal issues.

    Fields of Concentration Studies
    Students must choose one business or economics concentration from List A, and one science or mathematics concentration from list B, below.

    LIST A (chose one concentration. Total: at least 36 credits or 12 courses)
    Accounting
    Economics
    Entrepreneurship
    Finance
    Human Resources
    International Business
    Marketing

    LIST B (chose one concentration. Total: at least 36 credits or 12 courses)
    Applied Mathematics
    Biochemistry
    Chemistry
    Computer Science
    Environmental Biology
    Exercise Science & Sports Studies
    Physics
    Physiology
    Psychology
    Pure Mathematics

    Cognate Component
    Students in a 4-year B.B.Sc. program must include the following 15 credits of integrative cognate courses:

    A. 6-credits of statistics. Students must complete one of the two course sequences as per Table I :

    Table I
    Pma160 and Pma 161     for: Exercise Science and Sports Studies or Psychology
    Phy 101 and Pma 161     for: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Envir. Biology, Physics or Physiology
    Bma 140 and Bma141     for: Applied Mathematics, Business, Computer Science or Pure Mathematics

    B. 3-credits of entrepreneurship training: Bmg 214 Introduction to Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation

    C. 3-credits of writing skills training: Ela 116 Effective Writing
    (Note 1: this course may be taken in the first year of the program.)
    (Note 2: CEGEP graduates are exempt from this course)

    D. 3-credits of reflective studies. Students must choose one of:
    a. Phi 245 The Philosophy of Science,
    b. Sci 201 History of Science,
    c. Phi 240 Topics in Business Ethics
    d. Bph 240 Business and Professional Ethics,
    e. Bio 252 Bioethics,
    f. Csc 201 Computer Ethics,
    g. Psy 330 Psychology and Ethics

    CEGEP graduates are exempt from cognate requirement C.) and so must only complete 12 credits of cognate courses as above.

    First Year: Foundations Studies

    Students admitted to a 4-year B.B.Sc. program will normally register in first year in ten courses, plus any additional co-requisite laboratories. This first year of studies is called the U0 year. Students will register in eight or nine “foundations” courses (2 economics, 2 mathematics, 4 or 5 science courses), and one or two elective courses. The first year after the foundation year (the 2nd year in a 4-year program) is called the U1 year.

    All 4-year B.B.Sc. students must normally include the following in their U0-year:
    6 credits of economics: Eco 102 Principals of Economics: Microeconomics, and Eco 103 Principals of Economics: Macroeconomics
    6 credits (two courses) of mathematics as per Table II below.

    Table II
    Mat 191* and 192     for: Applied Math, Computer Science, Pure Math or Physics
    Mat 198* and 199     for: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Env. Biology or Physiology
    Mat 193* and 195     for: Business, Exercise Science and Sports Studies or Psychology

    *A course in Precalculus Mathematics, Mat 190 is available, if necessary.

    The list of required science foundations courses depends on the science concentration chosen, as outlined in Table III below:

    Table III
    Biochemistry, Envir. Biology & Physiology - Bio191, Bch 191, Che191, Che 192, Phy 193
    Chemistry and Physics - Che191, Che192, Csc 101, Phy 193, Phy191
    Exercise Science & Sports Studies - Bio191, Bch191, Phy192, Phy193, Phy194, Psy101 or Psy102
    Mathematics and Computer Science - Csc 101, Phy191, Phy192, Psy101 or Psy102
    Psychology - Bio191, Bch191, Psy 101, Psy 102

    Elective Courses
    Each 4-year student normally completes 3 or 6 credits (one or two courses) of free electives in U0 and a further 3 credits (one course) at some time during the upper years. Recommended electives include one of the courses not taken to fulfill the cognate requirement D (above) or:
    BMG 318     The Successful New Venture: Feasibility Analysis and the Management of Risk.

    Applicants from a Québec CEGEP
    Students with a DEC in Pure and Applied Sciences or in Science and Nature will be admitted to a 3-year program of 93 credits including the English Writing Proficiency test (EWP). However, students with any Québec collegial diploma (DEC) will be considered for admission to the B.B.Sc. degree program. Other CEGEP graduates will be admitted to programs of varying lengths depending on the concentrations chosen, and which (if any) collegial science, psychology and mathematics courses the student has been credited with in their DEC program. These CEGEP graduates who are missing some (or all) of the foundations courses appropriate to their choice of concentrations as outlined in Table II and Table III will have these courses added to their degree credit requirements, necessarily making their programs longer than 3 years. If the DEC included some or all of the collegial courses: General Biology, General Chemistry, Solutions Chemistry, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Introduction to Psychology, Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, the equivalent foundations courses will not be required at Bishop’s. The first year of a 3-year program is called the U1 year.

    Students admitted to the 3-year program will normally register in the U1 year in:

        * 6 credits of economics: Eco 102 and Eco 103
        * 6 credits of statistics as per Table I
        * 9 credits in each of their chosen concentrations

    The 3-year (93-credit) program is composed of 6 credits of Economics, 12 credits of required cognate courses, and 36 credits in each of two concentrations, plus the EWP.

    Required Course Lists
    Business and Economics concentrations in List A

    Note: The course lists below describe 12-course concentrations beginning with the U1-year. Completion of appropriate U0 “Foundations” year courses Eco 102, Eco 103 and six credits of mathematics as per Table II above is assumed to be prerequisite to these course lists.

    Accounting
    BAC 121 and BAC 122
    BAC 211
    BAC 221
    BAC 312
    BAC 331
    BAC 212
    BAC 241
    BAC 311
    BAC 322
    BAC 332
    BAC 341

    Economics

    ECO 208 and ECO 209
    ECO 212 and ECO 213
    EMA 261
    + 7 elective courses in Economics

    Entrepreneurship
    BMG 112 + ILT 100 (1 credit lab)
    BHR 221
    BHR 224
    BMG 230
    BMG 214
    BMG 318
    BMG 328
    + 5 courses from the list below
    BMG 322
    BMG 323
    BMG 324
    BHR 316
    BMK 321
    BMK 323
    BCS 212

    Finance
    BFN 201 and BFN 203
    BAC 122
    ECO 212
    BFN 210
    BFN 301 or BFN 354
    BFN 352
    BFN 360
    + 4 courses from the list below.
    BFN 301 (if not already include in the 8 required courses above)
    BFN 304
    BFN 315
    BFN 335
    BFN 351
    BFN 354 (if not already included in the 8 required courses above)
    BFN 356
    BFN 370
    BMS 303
    EMA 261 and/or EMA 361

    Human Resources
    BHR 221
    BHR 224
    BMG 112 + ILT 100 (1 credit lab)
    + 9 courses from the list below.
    ECO 204
    BMG 230
    BHR 312
    BHR 313
    BHR 315 AND/OR BHR 316
    BHR 321
    BMG 322
    BHR 325 AND/OR BHR 326
    BHR 328
    BHR 330
    BHR 333 AND/OR BHR 334

    International Business

    BFN 201
    BMG 112 + ILT 100 (1 credit lab)
    BMG 215
    + 9 courses from the list below, of which, no more than 4 may be cognates (i.e. courses with POL or ECO codes).
    BMG 222 AND/OR BMG 322
    BMG 312
    BMG 315
    BHR 316
    BFN 360
    BMK 372
    POL 140
    POL 231
    POL 241
    POL 333
    POL 346
    ECO 217

    Note: A requirement for students to complete the International Business concentration is to study abroad as an exchange student a minimum of one semester, and a maximum of two semesters. Students must make a formal application to the International Business Concentration Stream in the Williams School of Business, normally after the completion of one or two semesters at Bishop’s (specifically: after 15 course credits for students in three-year programs or 30 course credits for students in four-year programs) with a cumulative average grade of at least 70%. Further, students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative average of 70% to remain in the concentration and to be eligible to go on an exchange. The number of spaces in International Business is limited. Students may be declared ineligible to continue in the International Business Concentration after the Williams School of Business considers their application during the U1 year (2nd year for 4-year students), or subsequently, should the student’s cumulative average drop below 70%. Simply having an average of 70% does not guarantee the privilege to complete the concentration. Students must select their courses for this concentration in consultation with the Dean of the Williams School of Business.

    Marketing

    BMG 112 + ILT 100 (1 credit lab)
    BMK 112
    BMK 211
    BMG 230
    BMK 321 and BMK 332
    + 6 courses from the list below.
    BMK 312
    BMK 323
    BMK 340
    BMK 350
    BMK 354
    BMK 362
    BMK 371 and/or BMK 372
    BMK 381

    Science and Mathematics Concentrations in List B
    Notes
    The course lists below describe 12 course concentrations beginning with the U1-year. Completion of U0 “Foundations” year courses as outlined in Tables II and III above is assumed to be prerequisite to these course lists.
    Some science courses have 1-credit, co-requisite laboratories. Laboratory credits do not count toward the degree’s total credit requirement, but are required to earn the degree.

    Applied Mathematics
    MAT 105
    MAT 106 and MAT 107
    MAT 108
    MAT 210 and MAT 211
    MAT 213 and MAT 214
    MAT 224
    MAT 225
    MAT 301
    + 1 course from the 200 level

    Biochemistry
    BIO 110
    BIO 118
    CHE 102
    CHE 104
    CHE 105 and CHE 106
    BCH 211 and BCH 212
    BCH 275
    BCH 370
    BIO 226
    BIO 352

    Chemistry
    CHE 102 and CHE 189 (stand alone lab)
    CHE 103
    CHE 104
    CHE 105 and CHE 106
    CHE 221 and CHE 222
    CHE 223 and CHE 224
    CHE 227
    CHE 256

    Computer Science

    MAT 105
    MAT 108
    CSC 111 and CSC 121
    CSC 116
    CSC 204
    CSC 207
    CSC 211
    CSC 215
    CSC 217
    CSC 303
    CSC 309

    Environmental Biology

    BIO 115 and
    BIO 116     Diversity of Life I and II
    BIO 117     Ecology
    BIO 118     Genetics
    CHE 133     Environmental Chemistry
    BIO 212     Evolution
    + 6 courses from the list below. At least 2 must be “Ecology” courses.
    BIO 113     and/or
    BIO 114     Field Biology I and II
    BIO 217     Advanced Ecology
    BIO 221     Biogeography
    BIO 230     Freshwater Ecology
    BIO 260     Climate Change
    BIO 267     Ecosystems in Flux
    BIO 317     Forest Ecology
    BIO 330     Ornithology
    BIO 349     Biology of the Insects
    BIO 358     Behavioral Ecology
    BIO 367     Ichthyology

    Exercise Science & Sports Studies

    EXS 101     Introduction to Exercise Science
    EXS 127     Introductory Exercise Physiology
    BIO 132     The Human Body in Health and Disease
    PSY 102     Introductory Psychology II
    PBI 128     Physiological Bases of Behavior I
    PSY 208     Sport and Exercise Psychology
    PBI 227     Psychology of Nutrition
    BIO 2xx     Human Anatomy
    PBI 275     and
    PBI 276     Health Psychology I and II
    EXS 3xx     TBA + Laboratory
    EXS 3xx     TBA + Laboratory

    Physics

    MAT 106 and MAT 107
    MAT 108
    PHY 106
    PHY 107
    PHY 117
    PHY 213 and PHY 214
    + 4 courses from the 200 level

    Physiology
    CHE 105
    BIO 110
    BIO 115 and BIO 116
    BIO 118
    BIO 2xx Human Anatomy
    BIO 215
    BIO 226 and BIO 228
    + 3 courses from the list below
    BIO 278
    BIO 310
    BIO 314
    BIO 320
    BIO 328
    BIO 352
    BIO 359
    BIO 360
    BIO 365

    Psychology
    PSY107 Personality (full-year, 6cr. course, so counts as 2 courses of 12)
    PSY 113 Research Methods I
    PBI 128 Physiological Bases of Behaviour I
    PSY 342 History of Psychology
    One of: PSY 245 or PSY 246 (Social I or II)
    One of: PSY 109, PSY 123, or PBI 141
    One of: PCS 205, PSY 229, or PSY 270
    One of: PSY 236, PSY 237, PSY 266, or PSY 290
    + 3 courses from any area of psychology.
    Note: some courses have pre-requisite requirements which must be met.

    Pure Mathematics

    MAT 104
    MAT 105 and MAT 115
    MAT 108 and MAT 109
    MAT 215 and MAT 216
    MAT 221 and MAT 222
    MAT 217
    MAT 331
    + 1 course from the 200 level

    GENERAL NOTES:


       1. The B.B.Sc. is not available as an honours concentration.
       2. The most appropriate way to prepare for graduate school in a traditional discipline, e.g. Physics, is to earn a B.Sc. with an honours specialization in the discipline in question.
       3. The “Foundations” year science requirements may not satisfy the science requirements of all medical/dental/veterinary schools.
       4. The concentrations in Chemistry and Biochemistry are not certified by the Ordre des Chimistes du Québec.
       5. The concentration in Psychology does not provide sufficient undergraduate background to enable students to apply for membership in the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec, even once the additional graduate requirements of the Ordre have been completed.
       6. Students in the B.B.Sc. program are encouraged to seek regular academic advising from the Dean in charge of the Program.
       7. Students may flexibly change their programs at any time up to graduation: those possessing a cumulative average grade of 55% or better may leave the B.B.Sc. program and pursue a regular major or honours specialization (leading to a B.A., B.B.A or B.Sc.) in one of the two disciplines which had been their selected concentration fields. They may also complete a minor in the other discipline. Two completed minor programs is the least specialized means to graduate from Bishop’s, and leads to a B.A. Students with averages below 55% must have a Dean’s approval for a program change.
       8. Double Failure Rule: Any student who twice receives a failing grade in any course required in either one of the concentrations chosen for their B.B.Sc. degree will not be permitted to repeat the course again. Such students will not be eligible to graduate with a B.B.Sc. degree with the concentration in which the course was twice failed. Such students are also precluded from receiving transfer credit for the equivalent course elsewhere.
       9. Maintenance of Good Standing: Notwithstanding the University regulations on Academic Standing, the B.B.Sc. degree program has additional requirements. Students with cumulative averages of 60% or more, calculated at the end of each academic semester, remain in good standing in the B.B.Sc. degree program. For the purposes of this regulation, the cumulative average will be computed for the first time after the student has registered in two full-time academic semesters at Bishop’s or has attempted thirty credits. In the case that a course is repeated, the grade awarded on the second attempt will be the only one used in the computation of the average. Students will not be permitted to remain registered in the B.B.Sc. degree program if their cumulative average is less than 50%. Students with cumulative averages between 50 and 59%will be permitted to remain in the program for one additional semester during which they must improve their cumulative average to greater than 60% or they will not be permitted to remain in the B.B.Sc. program. Having been required to leave the B.B.Sc. program, a student is not eligible to transfer back in.
      10. The University reserves the right to add or delete or modify these regulations at its convenience. For graduation purposes, a student may meet the requirements of the program as in force during the academic year in which he/she entered the program, or as in force during the academic year of graduation, whichever is more advantageous to the student.

    SCI 201ab     History of Science     3-3-0
    This course provides an introduction to the history of science. It briefly outlines the development of thinking about the natural world from the ancient myths and philosophies of the Middle East and Greece to the time of Galileo. It then follows the shift from the medieval to the modern view of man’s place in the universe that took place between Copernicus and Newton and its intellectual, religious and social implications. It discusses the historical development of the modern scientific endeavor including the models of Descartes, Boyle, and Newton, Darwin and the theory of evolution, electromagnetism and Maxwell’s equations. The course concludes with an emphasis on some of the most modern developments: mathematical models, the age of technology, materials, computation, genetics and DNA, biotechnology, proteomics, nanotechnology and quantum physics.

    EXS 101ab     Introduction to Exercise Science     3-3-0
    This course provides an introduction to the field of exercise science as a discipline and profession. Using epidemiological studies, students are exposed to the role of physical activity on morbidity and mortality. Primary and secondary health-risk factors are examined relative to the influence physical activity has on them and one’s quality of life. Causes of sports injury are also addressed.
    Co-requisite: Exercise Science 181ab.

    EXS 127b     Introductory Exercise Physiology     3-3-0
    This course will explore concepts in Exercise Physiology, with applications in Sports Medicine. The student will be challenged to apply basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology to exercise, training and sports. Adaptation of body systems to exercise, injury and reconditioning will be studied. Basic principles of biomechanics and exercise will be explored. The course will consist of lectures, presentations, discussion periods, and demonstrations.
    Prerequisites: Secondary school Biology and/or Chemistry are recommended.
    Note: this course cannot be taken for credit by Biology or Biochemistry students.

    EXS 181ab     Introductory Exercise Science Laboratory     1-0-3
    The laboratory component of the course focuses on practical knowledge of human body movement. Biomechanical concepts and principles are applied to understand movement in running, jumping, throwing, kicking, and swimming.
    Co-requisite: Exercise Science 101ab.

    EXS 373     Advanced Exercise Science     3-3-0
    This course examines selected topics in Exercise Physiology. Through traditional lectures, directed readings, seminars, and case studies, students will study short-term and long-term adaptations to exercise. We will also examine the scientific principles underlying sports-related topics such as optimizing exercise performance, injuries, and injury repair.
    Prerequisite: Exercise Science 127 or Biology 226
    Co-requisite: Exercise Science 383
    Note: See Biology 333. Students may not take this course for credit if they have received credit for BIO 333.

    EXS 383     Advanced Exercise Science Laboratory     1-0-3
    The labs will introduce students to functional and clinically applied anatomy and physiology. They will experience evaluation and treatments of various musculoskeletal conditions, with an emphasis on sports related injuries. The student will work in both clinical and field settings. Case studies, injury reporting, and injury research will enable the student to learn independently and apply lecture material.
    Co-requisite: Exercise Science 373
    Note: See Biology Laboratory 333. Students may not take this course for credit if they have received credit for BIL 333.

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