Sir Wilfred Grenfell College

SPECIALIZATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Programme Chair: Dr. J. Dust

GENERAL PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

The B.Sc. in Environmental Science requires the completion of at least 120 credit hours. The student will complete an Environmental Science Core (51-54 credit hours), providing a broad appreciation of the interrelationships inherent in any study of the environment, and a more specific stream (at least 30 credit hours) which will provide the depth and focus for the degree programme. Students must ensure that their chosen combination of required and elective courses meets the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Core Programme requirements.

Environmental Science Core

The student must complete:

a) Biology 1001, 1002, 2600
Chemistry 1200*, 1001*
Earth Science 1000
Mathematics 1000* (or 1080 and 1081), Math 2550 or equivalent
One of Physics 1020* or 1050* and one of Physics 1021* or 1054*
Environmental Science 4000 (Environmental Science Seminar)
Environmental Science 4950 (or 4951, see Honours section) (Research Project in Environmental Science I)

b) at least two of:
Anthropology 3083 (Cultural Crises and the Environment)
Economics 2010 (Intro Microeconomics)
Environmental Studies 3000 (Environmental Economics)
Philosophy 2809 (Environmental Ethics)
Political Science 3550 (Politics and the Environment)
Political Science 3731 (Environmental Policy)
Religious Studies 3880 (Spirituality and the Environment)

(c) at least three of:
Environmental Science 2261 (Survey of Environmental Chemistry)
Environmental Science 2360 (Geohazards and Natural Disasters)
Environmental Science 2370 (Global Environmental Change)
Environmental Science 2371 (Oceanography)
Environmental Science 2430 (Energy and the Environment)
Environmental Science 2450 (Meteorology)
Environmental Science 3072 (Comparative Marine Environments)
Environmental Science 3470 (Transport Phenomena)
Environmental Studies 2000 (Mapping, Remote Sensing, GIS)

*It is strongly recommended that students considering the Chemistry stream of the Environmental Science Programme complete asterisked courses in their first year.

Stream Requirements

Courses required in each stream are listed below:

Biology stream

Biology 2010, 2122
ENVS 3110, 3130, 3131, 4132, 4140 (or an equivalent field course)
Chemistry 2300 or 2400/2401 or 2440
Two of ENVS 4069, 4131, 4133, 4240, 4479

One additional Science or Statistics laboratory course beyond the first year level excluding Environmental Science Core courses.

Chemistry stream

Chemistry 2210, 2300 and 2400/2401 or equivalent
Environmental Science 2261, 3210, 3211, 3260, 3261, 4230
Two of ENVS 4069, 4131, 4249, 4240, 4479
Mathematics 1001

NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students complete Mathematics 1001 in their first year.

ARTICULATION AGREEMENT WITH THE COLLEGE OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC

Students who have graduated from the three-year Environmental Technology Diploma Programme offered by Westviking College, or who are in their final semester of this programme, can apply for entry with Advanced Standing into the Environmental Science Degree Programme offered at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. Upon admission to the University, such students will enter Year 2 of either stream of the Environmental Sciences Programme. See ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS WITH THE COLLEGE OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC.

REQUIREMENTS FOR HONOURS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (B.Sc.)

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Environmental Science at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College offers greater concentration than is allowed for the completion of a general degree while still meeting the Core Program requirements of the Grenfell College Bachelor's degree. The Honours degree also requires a higher level of academic achievement than required for the general degree. The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College is a 120-credit hour program normally requiring four years for completion. The following requirements govern the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College of Memorial University of Newfoundland.

1. Residence Requirements

See General Regulations for an Honours degree in Arts and Science at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.

2. Course Requirements for Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science.

a) Students must meet the Core Requirements for a Grenfell College Bachelor of Science degree.

b) In addition to the College Core program requirements, those students who have declared an intention to pursue the honours program in Environmental Science must complete the Environmental Science Core requirements and the course requirements of a specific stream, as well as any other courses to achieve a total of at least 120-credit hours.

c) Honours candidates must complete three credit hours in courses at the fourth-year level in addition to those required in the general degree specialization (or stream). These courses normally will be drawn from the candidate's honours specialization as follows:

i) For the honours Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (Biology), a further course chosen from: ENVS 4069, ENVS 4131, ENVS 4240, ENVS 4133, ENVS 4479

ii) For the Honours Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (Chemistry), a further course chosen from: ENVS 4069, ENVS 4131, ENVS 4240, ENVS 4249, ENVS 4479

d) Students, in close consultation with a faculty advisor and the agreement of the Chair of the Program, may select fourth-year honours requirement courses in place of those required in Section 2.c. (above), so long as such selections are consistent with the Specialization to which they are added. Such honours selections will be subject to approval by the Academic Studies committee.

e) Honours graduates of the Environmental Science Programme will have also completed a two-semester research project consisting of a research proposal and literature review course (ENVS 4951) and a research project course (ENVS 4959).

3. Honours Dissertation

The Honours project sequence (Environmental Science 4951 and 4959) involves the production of an honours dissertation. This dissertation will be evaluated by a three member committee that includes the dissertation supervisor(s) and that is approved by the Environmental Science faculty unit.

4. Academic Standing

In order to graduate with an Honours degree, the candidate must satisfy the regulations regarding academic standing as specified under Regulations for Honours degree of Bachelor of Science at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.

Courses used to calculate the academic standing as outlined in the General Regulations for an Honours Degree at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College include required ENVS and Chemistry courses for the Chemistry stream students and all required ENVS and Biology courses for the Biology stream students, excluding, in both cases, the 1000 level course.

More specifically, courses normally used for calculations would be:

Biology stream:

Chemistry stream:

Note 1: For students completing "open" programmes (see Section 2.e. of the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College General Regulations for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor or Science Degree Programmes in the Memorial University Calendar), the appropriate courses to be used in calculation of academic standing will be determined by the Environmental Science Unit and will be subject to approval by the Academic Studies committee.

Note 2: Students will normally not be allowed to repeat courses to fulfil the Academic standing criteria for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science.


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