BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: These degree programs generally take four years to complete. Students must choose a major and they may also choose a minor (see following pages for more information on the available majors).
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY (CO-OPERATIVE): Students in the Department of Psychology have the option of completing their major or honours degree in psychology or in behavioural neuroscience as a co-operative program, combining classroom study and work term placements in local, national and international businesses.
Students may apply for admission into the Faculty of Science directly from high school by indicating bachelor of science as their program choice on the university application. Entry into a specific major requires the completion of at least 10 courses at the university level and some majors are competitive for a limited number of placements. Direct entry into the faculty from high school is subject to the applicant meeting the general admission requirements for
FACULTY OF SCIENCE MAJORS INCLUDE:
The Faculty of Science, in partnership with Career Development and Experiential Learning, employs a science career development co-ordinator. This role is designed to help science students with career exploration, facilitate career-related workshops, assist students in their job search and educate them about work and volunteer experience available on campus.
ScienceM@tters is a national award winning career mentoring program that allows students beyond their first year of study to discover how the skills and knowledge they obtain from their B.Sc. degree can be applied to career goals. It is a collaborative initiative between Career Development and Experiential Learning, the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development and the Faculty of Science. Students are mentored by Memorial B.Sc. alumni with similar interests and participate in exclusive career development workshops. For further information, please visit www.mun.ca/cdel/sciencematters.
A wide variety of joint majors and joint honours programs are available in science. An honours degree requires study at an advanced level in a subject of specialization, and demands a high quality of work throughout the program. Honours students engage in research and gain hands-on experience that is excellent preparation for graduate work or careers in their discipline.
Graduates from the Faculty of Science have gone on to pursue the following careers:
The Bonne Bay Marine Station located on Newfoundland’s west coast is a world-class facility offering a host of services to students, researchers, educators and the general public. Equipped with teaching and research laboratories, library/resource centre, multi-media theatre, aquarium, residence accommodations, and small boats, the station offers students a premiere learning environment and researchers a first-rate facility for marine ecosystem research. The station is surrounded by Gros Morne National Park and the Bonne Bay area exhibits unparalleled diversity of habitat, marine plants, fish and invertebrates.
The Ocean Sciences Centre is a cold ocean research facility located about 10 minutes from the St. John’s campus. It is an ideal location for shore-based studies of cold ocean processes, including Subarctic and Arctic organisms, aquaculture, fisheries ecosystems and hydrocarbon pollution. Major areas of study include cognitive behaviour and animal hormone fluctuations.