Undergraduate Program Structure

Bachelor of Science (BSc)
A Bachelor's degree consists of 120 credit hours, and is made up of courses belonging to a major (including courses in the desired field of study as well as cognate courses ) and electives (course chosen by the student from a variety of categories). Electives may include courses contributing to a minor (optional).

A B.Sc Hons. Is completed within 120 credit hours, just like a B.Sc. except that there are more advanced courses within the major area of study, including a research project requirement. Students must possess a minimum of 75% average in their major and complete these additional program requirements in order to be eligible to graduate with B.Sc. Hons. If you think you may be interested in a career involving research, or intend to further pursue your education beyond a Bachelor's degree to a Master's or Ph.D. level, then an honours degree may be for you.

A major is the primary area of study developed during a Bachelor's degree program. Majors range from 51.0 -93.0 credit hours, and define the program of study. A student must select at least one major in order to complete a Bachelor's degree program.

The Faculty of Science at the University of Regina offers B.Sc. and some B.Sc. Hons. Programs, majoring in the following subject areas:

Double Major

A double major is a program whereby a student completes the requirements for two majors within the 120 credit hour program. Because so many courses are required for a major in Science, a double major can be difficult to accomplish within 120.0 credit hours sometimes two separate degrees is more appropriate. If either of these options are of interest to you, please contact the Academic Program Advisor .

Combined Major

A Combined major is a single major that has been designed to provide a student with knowledge relating to two areas of study, which requires less courses in each individual area, but a good background in both and an understanding as to how the two relate. The Faculty of Science offers the following Combined programs:


  • Biology/Biochemistry
  • Biology/Geography
  • Biology/Statistics
  • Biochemistry/Chemistry
  • Computer Science/Mathematics
  • Statistics/Economics
  • Geology/Geography
  • Mathematics/Statistics

Joint Programs

Joint Programs are those programs that have been built in conjunction with various colleges or other institutions which together meet the requirements for a Bachelor's degree. These programs often require that you complete a diploma program at another institution such as SIAST or Lakeland College.

Bachelor of Medical Imaging (BMI) - SIAST
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLS) - SIAST
BSc Environmental Biology -Lakeland or Lethbridge College
BSc of Chemical Technology - SIAST
Post-diploma BSc in Computer Science-SIAST


Certificates are short programs that may be completed in 30.0 - 60.0 credit hours. They do not carry the same weight as a Bachelor's degree, but indicate that an individual has some background in a particular area of study. Certificates are good for students who intend to study only part-time, or who are unsure if they wish to commit to a full Bachelor's program. The credit from a Certificate can often be applied to a full Bachelor's degree at a later date.

Certificate in Indigenous Health Studies (CIHS )
Certificate in Computer Science (CCSc)

Pre-Professional Programs
Students intending to enter professional programs at other Universities can take their pre-professional programs in the Faculty of Science. All courses taken in these pre-professional programs are credit courses, and as such, they may be applied to any of the degrees offered by the University. Details can be found in the University of Regina Undergraduate Calendar Section 19. These programs include (but are not restricted to) the ones listed here:

Co-op Programs

All programs offered by the Faculty of Science can be involved with the University of Reina's Co-op program. For more information please see the main Co-op website.