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September 18 , 2003

New degree approved for Grenfell College

By Pamela Gill
At its last meeting Senate approved a new degree program for Sir Wilfred Grenfell College — a B.Sc. in general science is now available to students at the Corner Brook campus.

The program will produce university graduates who are knowledgeable and literate about science and who are specifically prepared for a possible career as a science school teacher.

“Graduates of the program will be well-placed as they search for employment in a world that places an increased premium on a familiarity with science and technology,” said Lois Bateman, head of the Division of Science at Grenfell.

Students intending to become future high school teachers are required to finish a bachelor’s degree program (usually a BA or B.Sc.) before completing a further year in the Faculty of Education. Their first degree must include courses in two or more disciplines which can be taught in high school. Students in the general science degree program will complete a minimum of eight courses in each of three of the following five disciplines: biology, chemistry, earth systems, mathematics and physics. Any combination will allow a student to accumulate courses in at least three teachable science areas.

The completion of this interdisciplinaryundergraduate degree will also be an acceptable springboard into programs in professional areas such as law, dentistry, medicine, journalism or library science.



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