Environmental Science

 

To qualify for the degree, students must complete core requirements as well as major requirements.

Students may choose to specialize in the biology stream or the chemistry stream.

The environmental science core ensures a broad education in not only scientific but also cultural, ethical and political issues concerning the environment.

In the third and fourth years, students take in-depth environmental biology or environmental chemistry courses that provide expertise in their chosen stream.

 

Possible career opportunities for graduates:

  • environmental scientist
  • environmental consultant
  • aquaculture
  • scientist
  • environmental technician
  • food inspection and laboratory technician

Environmental science is also excellent preparation for students intending to study education and teach science

Course available in first year

Environmental Science 1000
An Introduction to Environmental Science (available only at Grenfell Campus) is an introduction to the study of the environment. Environmental principles, issues and problems will be described and placed in a historicaland societal context.
Lectures: Three hours per week
Prerequisite: None

Sample program for first year

Students pursuing the B.Sc. degree with a major in environmental science will normally take the following courses in their first year:

Biology Stream
Sample program

Fall SemesterWinter Semester
Mathematics 1090 or 1000Mathematics 1000 or Statistics 2550
English 1000English 1001
Biology 1001Biology 1002
Chemistry 1200 (or 1810)*Chemistry 1001 (or 1200)
Physics 1020 or 1050** or Earth Sciences 1000Physics 1021 or 1051 or elective

 


 * Students who complete their first year at the St. John’s campus should complete Chemistry 1010/1011 or 1050/1051 before transferring to Grenfell Campus. Students who complete Chemistry 1050/1051 before transferring to Grenfell Campus will have a wider choice of second-year chemistry courses.

 

** Students in the biology stream may choose to take physics in first or second year.

 

Chemistry Stream
Sample program

Fall SemesterWinter Semester
Mathematics 1090 or 1000Mathematics 1000 or Statistics 2550
English 1000English 1001
Physics 1020 or 1050Physics 1021 or 1051
Chemistry 1200 (or 1810)*Chemistry 1001 (or 1200)
Earth Sciences 1000elective

 


* Students should complete Mathematics 1001 in their first year.

 

** Students taking Chemistry 1810/1200 in the Fall and Winter semesters must take Chemistry 1001 in Intersession to complete first-year requirements. Students who complete their first year at the St. John’s Campus should complete Chemistry 1050/1051 before transferring to Grenfell Campus.

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

For additional information please contact:
Dr. Don-Roger Parkinson
dparkins@grenfell.mun.ca
www.grenfell.mun.ca/academics-and-research/Pages/Bachelor-of-Science/Environmental-Science.aspx

Contact

Guide to First Year

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca