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All courses for every first-year Science student will be delivered online this fall. A limited number of students in their second, third and fourth years will return to campus for part of the semester.

All courses for every first-year Science student will be delivered online this fall. A limited number of students in their second, third and fourth years will return to campus for part of the semester.

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Course Map for Science & Law pathway
A course map of the Science & Law pathway. Extended description found below.

 

  • There are four journeys through this pathway starting in level I, with supplementary courses along the way.
  • Journey one begins with ANTHROP 1AB3 in level I, which leads to ANTHROP 3FA3 in level III.
  • Journey two begins with PSYCH 1F03, 1N03 or 1X03 in level I, which leads to PSYCH 2AP3 and PSYCH 2B03 in level II. PSYCH 2AP3 and PSYCH 2B03 together lead to PSYCH 3CC3.
  • Journey three begins with SOCWORK 1AA3 or SOCWORK 1BB3 in level I, which leads to SOCWORK 4J03 in level IV.
  • Journey four begins with PHILOS 2D03 in level II, which leads to PHILOS 3C03 in level III.
  • LINGUIST 2FL3 can be taken as an independent course in level II.
  • The following can be taken as independent courses in level III: PEACEST 3B03, HLTHAGE 3R03, HLTHAGE 3S03 and ENVSOCTY 3EG3 (which is cross-listed with POLSCI 3GC3). 
  • The following can be taken as independent courses in level IV: HTHSCI 4ZZ3 and HTHSCI 4LD3.

Sample Schedule – Science & Law

Below is an example of what your transcript might look like if you pursue the Science and Law pathway. The transcript includes all Life Sciences program requirements as well as 16 courses from the Science and Law pathway.

LEGEND
Course List A: Communication Skills
Course List B: Laboratory Skills
Course List C: Experiential Learning
Course List D: Life Sciences Course List (LSCL)
Course List E: Knowledge Transfer/Seminar
Science & Law Pathway
Elective (E)
Course Level Term Course List
BIOLOGY 1A03 – Cellular and Molecular Biology  1 1  
CHEM 1A03 – Introductory Chemistry I 1 1  
MATH 1LS3 – Calculus for Life Sciences I  1 1  
PSYCH 1X03 – Introduction to Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour  1 1  
ANTHROP 1AB3 – Intro. to Anthropology: Race, Religion & Conflict (E)  1 1 Science & Law Pathway
BIOLOGY 1M03 – Biodiversity, Evolution & Humanity  1 2  
CHEM 1AA3 – Introductory Chemistry II  1 2  
PHYSICS 1A03 – Introductory Physics 1 2  
PSYCH 1XX3 – Foundations of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour  1 2  
SOCWORK 1AA3 – So You Think You Can Help? Intro to Social Work I (E)  1 2 Science & Law Pathway
LIFESCI 2A03 – Research Methods in Life Sciences  2 1  
LIFESCI 2L03 – Living Systems Laboratory  2 1  
BIOLOGY 2B03 – Cell Biology  2 1  
PSYCH 2AP3 – Abnormal Psych.: Fundamentals & Major Disorders (LSCL) 2 1 Science & Law Pathway
LIFESCI 2D03 – Behavioral Processes (LSCL) 2 1 Science & Law Pathway
LIFESCI 2AA3 – Introduction to Topics in Life Sciences  2 2  
BIOLOGY 2C03 – Genetics  2 2  
PSYCH 2B03 – Personality (LSCL) 2 2 Science & Law Pathway
PHILOS 2D03 – Bioethics (E) 2 2 Science & Law Pathway
LINGUIST 2FL3 – Introduction to Forensics Linguistics (E) 2 2 Science & Law Pathway
LIFESCI 3BB3 – Neurobiology of Disease  3 1 Course List A: Communication Skills
LIFESCI 3M03 – Cellular Dynamics  3 1 Course List A: Communication Skills
PSYCH 3CC3 – Forensic Psychology (LSCL) 3 1 Science & Law Pathway
PHILOS 3C03 – Advanced Bioethics (E) 3 1 Science & Law Pathway
Life Science Course List   3 1 Course List D: Life Sciences Course List (LSCL)
MOLBIOL 3M03 – Fundamental Concepts of Development  3 2 Course List B: Laboratory Skills
STATS 2B03 – Statistical Methods for Science 3 2  
ANTHROP 3C03 – Health & Environment: Anthropological Approaches (E)   3 2 Science & Law Pathway
POLSCI 3GC3 – Global Climate Change (E)  3 2 Science & Law Pathway
Elective 3 2  
LIFESCI 4O03 – Research Seminar  4 1 Course List E: Knowledge Transfer/Seminar
ANTHROP 3FA3 – Forensic Anthropology (E) 4 1 Science & Law Pathway
HTHSCI 4ZZ3 – Global Health Advocacy (E) 4 1 Science & Law Pathway
HLTHAGE 3S03 – Global Health & Environment Policy (E) 4 1 Science & Law Pathway
Life Science Course List   4 1 Course List D: Life Sciences Course List (LSCL)
LIFESCI 3EP3 – Applied Placement 4 2 Course List C: Experiential Learning
HTHSCI 4LD3 – Global Health Governance, Law & Politics  (E) 4 2 Science & Law Pathway
PEACEST 3B03 – Peace Building & Health Initiatives (E) 4 2 Science & Law Pathway
Life Science Course List   4 2 Course List D: Life Sciences Course List (LSCL)
Elective 4 2  

Activities

Sample Experiential Courses

  • Placement Examples: Good Shepherd, law firm, City of Hamilton
  • Research Examples: Canadian Institute for Genomics and Society, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence & Impact, UNIWEH.

On Campus

  • McMaster Undergraduate Journal of Law and Politics
  • McMaster Global Public Health Brigades
  • Student International Health Initiatives
  • Sciential Journal

Within the Community

  • ITLOS: International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea Internship
  • UNESCO internship
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

 


Careers

Exploring Careers Using O*NET

  1. Search www.onetonline.org in Google
  2. Click on the main link
  3. Go to the "Occupation Quick Search" bar on the main page: https://www.onetonline.org/find/quick?s=
  4. Enter keywords relating to your interests (examples on next section)
  5. A list of jobs that incorporates the keywords will appear 
  6. Click on a job that interests you to view a summary report and learn more

Sample Keywords

Pathway Example Keywords

Public & Global Health

Community, Health, Wellness, Epidemiology, Global
Communicate, Analyze, Knowledge Translation, Research

Drugs, Humans & the Environment

Pharmaceuticals, Environment, Ecosystem, Toxicology
Research, Analysis, Sustainability

Science & Law

Policy, Law, Science, Patents, Ethics
Critical-thinking, Debating, Analysis, Communication

Aging

Geriatrics, Rehabilitation, Therapy, Wellness
Ethics, Empathy, Communication, Community Engagement

Health Management

Health, Organizations, Economics
Communication, Adaptability, Leadership
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