Sir Wilfred Grenfell College

DIVISION OF SCIENCE

Bachelor of Science (General and Honours) degrees are available in Environmental Science. Bachelor of Science (General and Honours) degrees are available in Psychology (see regulations for degrees in Social Science).

Minors are available in Environmental Science, Mathematics, Science.

An articulation agreement has been established with the College of the North Atlantic for those students who have completed the three-year Environmental Technology diploma program and who wish to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree (Major in Environmental Science).

A memorandum of understanding has been established with the University of New Brunswick whereby students can complete the first two years of the University of New Brunswick's Bachelor of Science program in Forestry at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.



MAJOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Program Chair: Dr. P. Rouleau

The Major consists of an Environmental Science Core which provides a broad appreciation of the interrelationships inherent in any study of the environment and one of two possible streams which provide the depth and focus for the degree program.

1. Environmental Science Core

The student must complete at least 45 credit hours as follows:

a) - Biology 1001, 1002, 2600
- 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 Program complete asterisked courses in their first year.

2. Environmental Science Streams

Students must complete at least 39 credit hours in one of the following streams:

(i) Biology stream

- Biology 2010, 2122
- Chemistry 1200/1001 sequence or Chemistry 1011/1031 sequence or Chemistry 1050/1051 sequence and one of Chemistry 2300 or 2400/2401 sequence
or
- Chemistry 1001 or 1011 or 1051 and Chemistry 2440
- ENVS 3110, 3130, 3131, 4132, 4140 (or an equivalent field course)
- 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.

(ii) Chemistry stream

- Chemistry 1200/1001* sequence or Chemistry 1011/1031* sequence or Chemistry 1050/1051* sequence.
- Chemistry 2210, 2300 and 2400/2401 or equivalent
- Environmental Science 2261, 3210, 3211, 3260, 3261, 4230
- Two of ENVS 4069, 4131, 4240, 4249, 4479
- Mathematics 1001

NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students complete one of the sequences of Chemistry courses marked with an asterisk in their first year. Students in the Chemistry stream should also complete Mathematics 1001 in their first year.

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

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Environmental Science offers greater concentration in the discipline and also requires a higher level of academic achievement than is required for completion of 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. (See regulations for a Honours degree in Arts and Science at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.) The following requirements govern the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science:

1. Course Requirements

a) Students must meet the General Regulations for Grenfell College Bachelor of Science degree.

b) Candidates must also complete:

(i) the Environmental Science Core requirements

(ii) the course requirements of a specific stream

c) Candidates must complete three additional credit hours in courses at the 4000 level. These courses normally will be drawn from the candidates's honours stream 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 1.c. (above), so long as such selections are consistent with the Major 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 Program 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).

2. 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.

3. 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 all required Environmental Science and Chemistry courses for the Chemistry stream students and all required Environmental Science and Biology courses for the Biology stream students, excluding, in both cases, 1000-level courses.

More specifically, courses normally used for calculations would be:

Biology stream:

- Biology 2010, 2122, 2600
- Three of: Environmental Science 2261, 2360, 2370, 2371, 2430, 2450, 3072, 3470, or Environmental Studies 2000
- Environmental Science 3110, 3130, 3131, 4132, 4140 (or equivalent)
- Three of: Environmental Science 4069, 4131, 4133, 4240, 4479
- Environmental Science 4000, 4951, 4959

Chemistry stream:

- Chemistry 2210, 2300, 2400, 2401
- Two of: Environmental Science 2360, 2370, 2371, 2430, 2450, 3072, 3470, or Environmental Studies 2000.
- Environmental Science 2261, 3210, 3211, 3260, 3261, 4230
- Three of: Environmental Science 4069, 4131, 4240, 4249, 4479
- Environmental Science 4000, 4951, 4959

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

NOTE: For students completing an Honours degree in "open" programs the appropriate courses to be used in calculation of academic standing will be determined by the program unit and will be approved by the Academic Studies Committee.


MINOR PROGRAMS - DIVISION OF SCIENCE

Environmental Science Minor:

Students may choose one of the following three options:

1. Environmental Science

a) Biology 1001, 1002 and 2600
or
Chemistry 1200, 1001, and one of Chemistry 2440 or Environmental Science 2261

b) Additional 15 credit hours in science courses within the Environmental Science program of which at least six credit hours must be at the 3000 or 4000 level

2. Environmental Science-Biology

a) Biology 1001, 1002, 2010, 2122, 2600

b) Three credit hours from Environmental Science 3110, 3130, 3131, 4131

c) An additional six credit hours in courses with the Environmental Science designation of which at least three credit hours must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.

3. Environmental Science-Chemistry

a) Chemistry 1200, 1001, 2210, 2300, 2440

b) Three credit hours from Environmental Science 3210, 3261, 4240

c) An additional six credit hours in courses with the Environmental Science designation of which at least three credit hours must be at the 3000 or 4000 level

Mathematics Minor:

a) Mathematics 1000, 1001 (The only other course at the 1000 level which carries credit toward a Minor in Mathematics is Computer Science 1700.)

b) 18 additional credit hours in Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, and Applied Mathematics courses beyond 1000 level
OR
15 additional credit hours Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, and Applied Mathematics courses beyond 1000 level and three credit hours in Statistics or Computer Science courses.

At least six credit hours will be in courses at the 3000 level or higher.

Science Minor:

a) Mathematics 1000

b) Six additional credit hours in first-year science courses (At least three credit hours must be in a laboratory course chosen from any science discipline except mathematics)

c) Five science courses beyond the 1000 level, at least six credit hours of which must be beyond the 2000-level. (Mathematics 1001 may be substituted for one of the 2000 level science courses).

Note 1) Students pursuing the Minor in Science may choose courses from the following disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics, Science and Statistics. Students who have completed courses drawn from other Science disciplines must obtain approval of the Head of Science.


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