Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values;
- Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems;
- Act as informed and critically discriminating participants within the community of scholars, as citizens and in the work force;
- Communicate effectively;
- Commit to continuous learning;
- Be proficient in the use of appropriate modern technologies, such as the computer and other information.
The Graduate Diploma in Science enables students to complete the equivalent of an undergraduate science major, and is a pathway to the Master of Science.
The Graduate Diploma in Science is designed for students who have taken undergraduate subjects in a particular discipline but did not complete the major, and who now want to pursue a Master of Science in that discipline.
Areas of study include: applied mathematics, botany, chemistry, computer science, discrete mathematics/operations research, genetics, geology, human geography, intergrated geography, medicinal chemistry, physical geography, physics, pure mathematics, and statistics/stochastic processes, zoology.
Note: This program is not open to international students.