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This fourth year, six credit course is mandatory for a B.Sc Specialization. The goal of this course is two-fold:

1) To give valuable laboratory experience to students;

2) To have students develop the necessary skills to present scientific data in both oral and written format.

To earn this credit, students are required to give a seminar presentation on a topic of their choice. Students must also select a supervisor from the full-time faculty members or within the cross-appointed members in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (the list of eligible faculty is available here). With guidance from the supervisor, students will complete an original laboratory or theoretical research project. The result of the research work will be presented by the student to his group of peers as part of the mini-symposium presentation at the end of the semester. The scientific data will also be presented as a written document in the research thesis.

At least 60 credits in courses relating to chosen specialization.

Offers more job opportunities.

Ideal degree for students who intended in pursuing further studies in health or Science professions (Medicine, Zoology, Chemistry, etc) or who wish to continue at the graduate level (M.Sc., Ph.D.).

42 credits in the chosen discipline.

Must be taken alongside a major or minor in a different field.

24 credits in chosen discipline.

Must accompany either a Major or a Specialized degree.


The aim of the mentoring program is to provide students with a mentor who can answer questions, provide academic advice and/or help the student navigate through appropriate administrative/academic units. First year and second year university students will be paired with a designated faculty/staff member with (generally) three meetings scheduled during the school semester.


Cross Appointed members are faculty from other LU Faculties/schools (e.g. Law, Engineering,etc.) and who can supervise 4th year or graduate students enrolled in programs within the School of Natural Sciences.

There are many clubs for students interested in becoming involved with the University community.

The executives organize social events during the school year and they have also scheduled tutorial sessions during midterm /exam time.


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