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Grenfell Campus

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General Information

Grenfell Campus (Grenfell) offers four-year degree programs in arts, science, fine arts and nursing. The bachelor of arts degree is available in English, environmental studies, historical studies, humanities, psychology, social/cultural studies, and tourism studies. A bachelor of arts (honours) is available in psychology. The bachelor of science degree is offered (with the option of a general or honours degree) in environmental science, general science and psychology. The arts and science degrees have a common set of regulations - the core program - that is different from the degree regulations governing arts and science degrees on the St. John's campus. The bachelor of fine arts degree is offered in theatre and visual arts and is available only at the Grenfell campus. In addition to these degree programs, students may do the first year of the University of New Brunswick’s forest resource program at Grenfell, and Grenfell offers arts and science courses toward the bachelor of nursing (collaborative) degree for students in that program at Western Regional School of Nursing.

Full information about these programs can be obtained from the registrar's office at Grenfell, info@swgc.ca, (709) 637-6298 or toll free 1-866-381-7022.

Arts and Science Degrees

For the bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees at Grenfell, students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours made up of the following components:

  • core program requirements (see below)
  • an approved concentration of courses known as a major
  • an approved concentration of courses known as a minor (Note: A minor is not required for interdisciplinary programs or for the bachelor of science in psychology. However, students in such programs may choose to complete a minor.) At Grenfell, minors are available in art history, business, Canadian studies, classics, English, environmental science, environmental studies, folklore, general science, geography, historical studies, humanities, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, religious studies, science, social/cultural studies, sociology, and tourism studies.
  • electives

The core program requirements include:

a) literacy requirement (30 credit hours)

b) quantitative reasoning and analysis (QRA) requirement (six credit hours)

c) breadth of knowledge requirement (18 credit hours chosen from three groups)

For more information, please refer to the university Calendar.

Bachelor of Arts

General Information

Students enter the Grenfell bachelor of arts (BA) degree program by declaring a major in English, environmental studies, historical studies, humanities, psychology, social/cultural studies, or tourism studies.

To qualify for the degree students must complete 120 credit hours subject to the core program and major and minor requirements.

First-Year Programs

English major
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Students pursuing an English major will normally take the following courses in first year:

Semester I Semester II
English 1000 English 1001
Course in minor area Course in minor area
Designated quantitative reasoning and anaylsis (QRA) course Designated quantitative reasoning and anaylsis (QRA) course
Two electives Two electives


Environmental studies major
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Students pursuing an environmental studies (environmental perspectives or outdoor recreation) major will normally take the following courses in first year:

Semester I Semester II
English 1000 English 1001
Geography 1000 Geography 1001
Environmental Studies 1000 Three electives
Economics 2010  
Elective  
 


Historical studies major
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Students pursuing an historical studies major will normally take the following courses in first year:

Semester I Semester II
English 1000 English 1001
History 1100 History 1101
Designated quantitative reasoning and analysis (QRA) course or elective Designated quantitative reasoning and analysis (QRA) course or elective
Two electives Two electives



Humanities major
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Students pursuing a humanities major will normally take the following courses in first year:

Semester I Semester II
English 1000 English 1001
Designated quantitative reasoning and analysis (QRA) course or elective Designated quantitative reasoning and analysis (QRA) course or elective
Two humanities courses (discipline 1 and 2)* Two humanities courses (discipline 1 and 2)*
Social science course** Social science course**

* For example, Classics 1100 or French 1500 or History 1100 or Philosophy 1200 or Religious Studies 1010 or 2050, etc.
**For example, Anthropology 1031 or Economics 2020 or Geography 1000 or Psychology 1000 or Folklore 1000, etc.


Psychology major
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Students pursuing a psychology major will normally take the following courses in first year:

Semester I Semester II
English 1000 English 1001
Mathematics 1000 or 1090 or 1050 Mathematics 1001 or 1000 or 1051
Psychology 1000 Psychology 1001
Two electives Two electives



Social/cultural studies major
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Students pursuing a social/cultural studies major will normally take the following courses in first year:

Semester I Semester II
English 1000 English 1001
Designated quantitative reasoning and analysis (QRA) course or elective

Folklore/Sociology/Anthropology 2230

Folklore 1000 Anthropology 1031
Sociology 2000 Two electives
Elective  


Tourism studies major
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Students pursuing a tourism studies major will normally take the following courses in first year:

Semester I Semester II
English 1000 English 1001
Tourism 1000

Tourism 1100

French 1501 French 1502
Business 1000 Eective
Elective Elective



Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre)
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General Information

The bachelor of fine arts (BFA) (Theatre) requires 120 credit hours over a four-year period. The core of the degree consists of 75 credit hours in theatre and 18 credit hours in dramatic literature. Students major in acting or stagecraft, but the courses in dramatic literature are common to both areas. In addition, theatre students are required to take six credit hours in first-year English, six credit hours in art history and 15 credit hours in electives in consultation with the program chair.

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the general academic requirements of the university, applicants for the BFA (Theatre) must undergo an audition/ interview to the satisfaction of the department. Enrolment in the program is limited and selection is competitive. The deadline for applications is April 30 of the year in which entry is sought.
First-Year Program

Students accepted to the BFA (Theatre) program will normally take the following courses in first year:

Semester I Semester II
English 1000 English 1001
Theatre 1000 Theatre 1001
Theatre 1010 Theatre 1110 or 1120
Theatre 1020 Two electives
Elective  


Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)
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General Information

The bachelor of fine arts (BFA) (Visual Arts) is a professional program designed to educate and train students in the history, theory and practice of the visual arts. Courses are offered in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, multimedia, digital imaging and art history. In addition to studio and art history courses, students will take 24 credit hours in appropriate academic courses chosen in consultation with the department. This degree requires 120 credit hours over a four-year period.

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the general academic requirements of the university, applicants for the BFA (Visual Arts) will be required to submit a portfolio of previous art work and a completed department application form before April 15 of the year in which entry is sought. Enrolment in the program is limited and selection is competitive.

First-Year Program

Students accepted to the BFA (Visual Arts) will normally take the following courses in first year:

Semester I Semester II
English 1000 English 1001
Visual Arts 100A Visual Arts 100B
Visual Arts 110A Visual Arts 110B
Visual Arts 120A Visual Arts 120B
Visual Arts 2700 Visual Arts 2701


Bachelor of Science

General Information

The bachelor of science (B.Sc.) in environmental science, general science or psychology requires the completion of at least 120 credit hours.

Environmental science major
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To qualify for the degree students must complete core requirements common to the BA and B.Sc. 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 give expertise in the chosen stream.

First-Year Programs

Students pursuing the B.Sc. (Environmental Science) degree will normally take the following courses in first year:

Biology Stream

Semester I Semester II
English 1000 English 1001
Mathematics 1090 or 1000 Mathematics 1000 or Statistics 2550
Biology 1001 Biology 1002
Chemistry 1200 (or 1810)* Chemistry 1001 (or 1200)
Physics 1020 or 1050 Physics 1021 or 1051

*Students taking Chemistry 1810/1200 in semesters I and II must take Chemistry 1001 in intersession to complete first-year requirements.

Note: Students who complete their first year in St. John’s must complete Chemistry 1010/1011 before transferring. Students who complete 1050/ 1051 (or 1010/1011/1031) before transferring to Grenfell will have a wider choice of second-year chemistry courses.

Chemistry Stream

Semester I Semester II
English 1000 English 1001
Mathematics 1000 (or 1090) Mathematics 1001 (or 1000)
Chemistry 1200 (or 1810)* Chemistry 1001 (or 1200)
Physics 1020 or 1050 Physics 1021 or 1051
Earth Sciences 1000 Elective

*Students taking Chemistry 1810/1200 in semesters I and II must take Chemistry 1001 in intersession to complete first-year requirements. Students should complete Mathematics 1001 in their first year.

Note: Students who complete their first year in St. John’s must complete one of the following sequences before transferring to Grenfell: Chemistry 1050/1051 or Chemistry 1010/1011/1031.

General Science major
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To qualify for the degree students must complete core requirements common to the BA and B.Sc. as well as requirements for the major. Students must complete a General Science core and must choose three of the following streams: biology, chemistry, earth systems, mathematics and physics.

Students will normally take the following courses in first year:

Semester I Semester II
English 1000 English 1001
Mathematics 1000 (or 1090) Mathematics 1001 (or 1000)
First of two courses in a first laboratory science* Second of two courses in a first laboratory science*
First of two courses in a second laboratory science* Second of two courses in a second laboratory science
First of two courses in a third laboratory science* or elective Second of two courses in a third laboratory science* or elective

*Laboratory sciences must be chosen from the following:
Biology 1001, 1002
Chemistry 1200 (or 1810**), Chemistry 1001 (or 1200)
Earth Science 1000, 1002
Mathematics 1000 (or 1090), Mathematics 1001 (or 1000)
Physics 1050, 1051

**Students taking Chemistry 1810/1200 in Semesters I and II must take Chemistry 1001 in intersession to complete first-year requirements.

Notes:

1. The same laboratory science selected in Semester I has to be completed in Semester II, i.e., if you complete Biology 1001 in Semester I you must complete Biology 1002 in Semester II.

2. Students who complete their first year in St. John’s must complete Chemistry 1010/1011 before transferring. Students who complete 1050/1051 (or 1010/1011/1031) before transferring to Grenfell will have a wider choice of second-year chemistry courses.

Psychology major

Students pursuing a psychology major through a B.Sc. degree will normally take the following courses in first year:

Semester I Semester II
English 1000 English 1001
Mathematics 1000 (or 1090) Mathematics 1001 (or 1000)
Psychology 1000 Psychology 1001
Biology 1001 Biology 1002
Chemistry 1200 or Physics 1020 (or 1050) Chemistry 1001 or Physics 1021 (or 1051)



Forestry
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General Information

The forestry curriculum is governed by a memorandum of understanding between the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and Memorial University.

Students can complete the first year of prescribed courses before admission into the second year of UNB’s program.

Students planning on attending Grenfell who have an interest in forestry should contact the Division of Science at (709) 637-6204 for academic advice.

First -Year Program

Students pursuing the forestry program will normally take the following courses in first year:

Semester I Semester II
Mathematics 1090 or 1000 Mathematics 1000 or elective
Biology 1001 Biology 1002
Chemistry 1200 (or 1810)* Chemistry 1001 (or 1200)*
Earth Sciences 1000 Forestry 1900
Forestry 1010 Forestry 1011

*Students taking Chemistry 1810/1200 in Semester I and II must take Chemistry 1001 in intersession to complete first-year requirements.

For detailed information about the UNB progra, contact the Assistant Dean, Faculty of Forestry, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB E3B 6C5, Phone (506) 453-4501, e-mail forem@unb.ca or check www.unb.ca/departs/forestry/.


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