Office of the Registrar
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (2008/2009)
9.3 Major in General Science

Program Chair: Dr. Georg Gunther

Students completing the Major in General Science will complete a General Science Core. In addition, they will complete a minimum of 24 credit hours (or 18 credit hours in the case of Mathematics) in each of three streams chosen from Biology, Chemistry, Earth Systems, Mathematics or Physics. A student may not use the same course to satisfy the requirements of more than one stream. Students planning their course selection should be aware of the fact that most senior level science courses have one or more specified prerequisites.

The allowable courses that can be chosen from each stream are listed below.

  1. General Science Core

    Students must complete:

    1. Course Requirements

      Mathematics 1000, 1001

      Science 4000 (General Science Seminar)

    2. Independent Project

      Science 4950

  2. General Science Streams

Students must complete at least 24 credit hours in each of three streams, chosen from the following list of courses:

  • Biology:
  • Biology 1001, 1002
  • Eighteen credit hours from Biology 2010, 2122, 2210, 2250, 2600, Environmental Science 3072, 3110, 3130, 3131, 4140 (or equivalent field course) where at least 6 credit hours must be beyond the 2000 level.
  • Earth Systems:
  • Earth Science 1000, 1001 or 1002
  • Any 18 credit hours (six courses) from the following list, at least two courses of which are beyond the 2000 level: Environmental Studies 2000, 3001, Environmental Science 2360, 2370, 2371, 2450, 3072, 3470, 4069, 4479, Earth Science 3811.
  • Mathematics:
  • Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, Pure Mathematics 2320
  • Nine additional credit hours beyond the 1000 level chosen from Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Statistics, at least 6 of which must be beyond the 2000 level.