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Grenfell Campus (2015/2016)
5 Description of Programs

Students must meet all regulations of Grenfell Campus in addition to those stated in the general regulations. For information concerning fees and charges, admission/readmission to the University, and general academic regulations (undergraduate), refer to UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS.

5.1 General Degrees

Grenfell Campus has four Divisions namely the Divisions of Arts, the Division of Fine Arts, the Division of Science, and the Division of Social Science. Grenfell Campus offers seven general degrees in sixteen program areas. For specific details on each degree refer to the appropriate Admission/Readmission Regulations for Grenfell Campus and Program Regulations - General and Honours Degrees. The Division of Arts also offers English as a Second Language non-degree programs.

5.1.1 Arts Degree

Bachelor of Arts degree programs are offered under the Division of Arts and the Division of Social Science.

The Bachelor of Arts degree program is comprised of 120 credit hours, 40 courses, and may be completed on a full or part-time basis. Students will examine culture, thought, prehistory and history, human interactions, and the social and natural forces that constantly transform our society. Students gain critical-thinking, analytical and communication skills needed to succeed and adapt in a changing world through the study of a major and minor. Students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours made up of Core Program Requirements, an approved concentration of courses known as a Major, an approved concentration of courses known as a Minor, and elective courses. A Minor is not required for Interdisciplinary programs. However, students in such programs may choose to complete a minor. Students cannot use the same course to fulfill requirements for both a major and a minor.

Majors are available in English Language and Literature, Environmental Studies, Historical Studies, Humanities, Psychology, Social/Cultural Studies, and Tourism Studies. The requirements for a Major can be fulfilled in one of two ways:

  1. a minimum of 36 credit hours in a single discipline. Students choosing a single discipline major, with the exception of Bachelor of Science in Psychology, must complete one of the following: a minor or with the permission of the appropriate program chair(s), a second major. Actual credit hours required for specific disciplines will vary. or

  2. a minimum of 72 credit hours in an interdisciplinary area.

All Majors require a minimum of 12 credit hours in 3000-level courses, 6 credit hours in 4000-level courses and 3 credit hours in a 4000-level senior project. A candidate must follow the specific requirements for each major program as set forth in the Grenfell Campus section of the University Calendar Single discipline majors are available in following areas: English, Historical Studies, Humanities, Psychology (B.A. and B.Sc.), and Tourism Studies. Interdisciplinary majors are available in following areas: Environmental Studies, and Social/Cultural Studies.

A Minor requires a minimum of 24 credit hours which must be completed in a single discipline or interdisciplinary area other than that of the Major. Minors are available in the following areas: Art History, Business, Canadian Studies, Classics, Economics, English, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Folklore, French, Geography, Historical Studies, Humanities, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Science, Social/Cultural Studies, Sociology; and Tourism Studies. A candidate must follow the requirements for the Minor program as set forth in the Grenfell Campus section of the University Calendar. As an alternative to a Minor, a second Major may be completed and students must meet all general and departmental or program regulations for both Majors.

Elective courses to make up the total of 120 credit hours, other than those required for the core program and Major/Minor requirements, may be chosen according to the following guidelines: Any courses in arts, social science, science and fine arts, and up to 15 credit hours in other subject areas.

An Articulation Agreement with the College of the North Atlantic is in place for students who have completed the two-year Adventure Tourism diploma program and who wish to complete the Bachelor of Arts with Major in Environmental Studies at Grenfell Campus. For specific admission and program requirements see Admission/Readmission Requirements for Programs Offered by the Division of Social Science and Program Regulations - General and Honours Degree, Division of Social Science.

An Articulation Agreement with the College of the North Atlantic is in place for students who have completed the two-year Adventure Tourism and the two-year Hospitality Management diploma program and who wish to complete the Bachelor of Arts with Major in Tourism Studies at Grenfell Campus. For specific admission and program requirements see Admission/Readmission Requirements for Programs Offered by the Division of Social Science and Program Regulations - General and Honours Degree, Division of Social Science.

5.1.2 Business Degree

The Bachelor of Business Administration is offered under the Division of Social Science.

The Bachelor of Business Administration is comprised of 120 credit hours, 40 courses, and may be completed on a full or part-time basis. The program is designed to deliver a comprehensive foundation in the fundamental areas of business and decision making. Students specialize in areas of contemporary business or small business and entrepreneurship.

Articulation Agreements with the College of the North Atlantic are in place for students who have completed the two-year Business Administration (Accounting), the two-year Business Administration (Human Resource Management), the two-year Business Administration (Marketing), or the two-year Business Administration (General) diploma programs and who wish to complete the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program at Grenfell Campus. For specific admission and program requirements see Admission/Readmission Requirements, (Bachelor of Business Administration and Program Regulations - General and Honours Degree, Division of Social Science.

5.1.3 Education Degree

The Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a Second Degree is a 72 credit hour program intended for students who have completed an appropriate Bachelor’s degree. This program is offered in a four semester (16 month), full-time format and commences in the Spring semester of each year. The student will learn about child development, diverse learners and much more. For specific admission and program requirements see Admission/Readmission Regulations for the Faculty of Education, (Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a Second Degree and Program Regulations, Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a Second Degree.

5.1.4 Fine Arts Degree

The Bachelor of Fine Arts is offered under the Division of Fine Arts.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts is available in Theatre or Visual Arts. For specific admission and program requirements see Admission/Readmission Regulations for Programs Offered by the Division of Fine Arts and Program Regulations - General and Honours Degree, Division of Fine Arts.

5.1.4.1 Theatre

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre) is comprised of 120 credit hours, 36 courses and is normally completed on a full-time basis. This program is designed to educate and train the student in the history, theory and practice of the theatre arts.

5.1.4.2 Visual Arts

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) is comprised of 120 credit hours, 40 courses and is normally completed on a full-time basis. This professional program is designed to educate and train students in the history, theory, and practice of the visual arts.

5.1.5 Nursing Degree

The Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) is a four-year program comprised of 130 credit hours and is completed on a full-time basis. The program is designed to prepare entry-level nurses who will function within a variety of health care settings. For specific admission and program requirements see Admission/Readmission Regulations for the School of Nursing and Program Regulations, General Degree, Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative). The program is completed at Grenfell Campus and the Western Regional School of Nursing.

The Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Fast-Track Option is a full-time option for current degree holders or those with advanced standing and is comprised of 94 credit hours. This Option is taken over six consecutive semesters, i.e. two calendar years. For specific admission and program requirements see Admission/Readmission Regulations for the School of Nursing and Program Regulations, General Degree, Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Fast-Track Option The program is completed at Grenfell Campus and the Western Regional School of Nursing.

5.1.6 Resource Management Degree

The Bachelor of Resource Management is offered under the Division of Social Science.

The Bachelor of Resource Management is a four year program comprised of 40 courses, 120 credit hours and may be completed on a full or part-time basis. The program aims to produce a different type of resource manager, graduates who have an understanding of ethics, as well as the many ecological, sociological, and economic factors. This program is currently under review. For specific admission and program requirements see Admission/Readmission Regulations for Programs Offered by the Division of Social Science and Program Regulations - General and Honours Degree, Division of Social Science

Articulation Agreements with the College of the North Atlantic are in place for students who have completed the two-year Fish and Wildlife Technician or the two-year Forest Resources Technician Diploma. and who wish to complete the Bachelor of Resource Management degree program at Grenfell Campus. For specific admission and program requirements see Admission/Readmission Regulations for Programs Offered by the Division of Social Science and Program Regulations - General and Honours Degree, Division of Social Science.

5.1.7 Science Degree

Bachelor of Science degree programs are offered under the Division of Science and the Division of Social Science.

The Bachelor of Science is a four year program comprised of 40 courses, 120 credit hours and may be completed on a full or part-time basis. Students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours made up of Core Program Requirements, an approved concentration of courses known as a Major, an approved concentration of courses known as a Minor, and elective courses. A Minor is not required for Interdisciplinary programs or for Bachelor of Science in Computational Mathematics, Physics, or Psychology. However, students in such programs may choose to complete a Minor. The program is available in the following five majors: Computational Mathematics, Environmental Science (Biology or Chemistry), General Science, Physics, and Psychology.

Elective courses to make up the total of 120 credit hours, other than those required for the core program and Major/Minor requirements, may be chosen according to the following guidelines: Any courses in arts, social science, science and fine arts, and up to 15 credit hours in other subject areas.

An Articulation Agreement with the College of the North Atlantic is in place for students who have completed the three-year Environmental Technology diploma program and who wish to complete the Bachelor of Science with Major in Environmental Science degree program at Grenfell Campus. For specific admission and program requirements see Admission/Readmission Regulations for Programs Offered by the Division of Science and Program Regulations - General and Honours Degree, Division of Science.