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Thunder Bay • Orillia

BASc, BEd (Interdisciplinary Studies) P/J(O)

Five Year program

An overall 65% average in the Interdisciplinary Studies Major through each year is required. The Interdisciplinary Studies Major consists of 6 FCEs: one (1) FCE of Interdisciplinary Studies courses and five (5) FCE in discipline. In Concurrent Education programs at the Primary/Junior level, students must meet and complete requirements of the partnering Bachelors degree program including all Pre-Professional Program Education requirements (see Degree Programs Information for Education requirements).

Note 1:

All students will satisfactorily complete two Interdisciplinary Studies courses: one-half (0.5) full course equivalents (FCE) at first-year level and one-half (0.5) FCE at third-year level.

Note 2:

Students must complete five (5) full-course equivalents (FCEs) in a discipline: one (1) FCE at the first-year level, two (2) FCEs at the second-year level, and two (2) FCEs at the third or fourth year level. Eligible disciplines are Anthropology, Biology, Criminology, English, General Science (as defined as a “Teachable” by the Faculty of Education), Geography, History, Media Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, or permission of the chair.

Note 3:

By the end of three years (15 FCEs), at least three (3) FCEs must be Type A (Humanities) or Type B (Social Sciences) courses; at least three (3) FCEs must be Type C (Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences) or Type D (Health and Behavioural Sciences) courses; and at least one-half (0.5) FCE must be Type E courses. The Indigenous Content Requirement is being met by the inclusion of one-half FCE chosen from the list of Type E courses taken as an elective in any year of the program.

Note 4:

In Second Year, BASc students must complete one of the following methodological courses: Anthropology 2517Biology 2910Criminology 2090English 2913Environmental Sustainability 2033Geography 2251Geography 2271Mathematics 2310Media Studies 2230Philosophy 2413Political Science 2555Psychology 2101Sociology 2911.

Note 5:

Concurrent Education Primary/Junior students must take an eligible Science course (General Science 1000 recommended) as part of their Type C and D requirements.  See Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education Concurrent Content Regulation #1.


First Year:
(a) One-half FCE in first year Interdisciplinary Studies
(b) One FCE (full course equivalent) in discipline
(c) One FCE in English, French, or Indigenous Language (unless area of specialization is English) This counts as Type A courses.
(d) One FCE in Type C courses (General Science 1000 recommended) unless area of specialization is in Type C
(e) One half-course in Music or Visual Arts (counts as Type A courses)
(f) One half-course elective (Note the Type A, B, C, D, and E courses requirement.)
(g) Education 1050

Second Year:
(a) Two FCEs in discipline at second year level
(b) One FCE at second year level
(c) One and one-half FCE electives (Note the Type A, B, C, D, and E courses requirement.)
(d) Education 2050

Third Year:
(a) One-half FCE in third year Interdisciplinary Studies
(b) Two FCEs in discipline at third or fourth year level
(c) One half-course elective at second or third year level
(d) One and one-half FCE electives at second year level or above (Note the Type A, B, C, D, and E courses requirement.)
(e) One half-course Education elective (see Electives in the Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education Courses list)
Note: Concurrent Education students should check the timetable for Pre-Professional Program course offerings.

Fourth and Fifth Years (2-Year Professional Program):
Concurrent (Primary/Junior) requirements