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Grenfell Campus (2011/2012)
8.2 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 Grenfell Campus is a 120 credit hour program normally requiring four years for completion. (See Regulations for the Honours Degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science at Grenfell Campus.) Students will normally not be allowed to repeat courses to fulfil the academic standing criteria for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science. 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.

The following requirements govern the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science:

  1. Course Requirements

    1. Students must meet the General Regulations for Grenfell Campus Bachelor of Science degree.

    2. Candidates must also complete:

      1. the Environmental Science Core requirements

      2. the course requirements of a specific stream

    3. Candidates must complete 3 additional credit hours in courses at the 4000 level. These courses normally will be drawn from the candidates's honours stream as follows:

      1. For the Honours Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (Biology), a further course chosen from: Environmental Science 4069, 4131, 4133, 4240, 4479

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

    4. 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.

    5. 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 (Environmental Science 4951) and a research project course (Environmental Science 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 Grenfell Campus.

    Courses used to calculate the academic standing as outlined in the General Regulations for an Honours Degree at Grenfell Campus 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: