Why study general science at Grenfell?

Science is about the origins of Earth and the understanding of the complex relationships between all its elements. It’s knowledge of plants and animals. It explains how a plane flies or what the soil is made of – it’s the foundation of our lives. Grenfell’s general science degree program is different from most: it recognizes the unique scientific foundation that comes from a triple concentration.

This four-year Bachelor of Science program gives you the opportunity to explore a variety of topics in five main areas of study. You will choose three of the following areas to focus on:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the program, you’ll have a large number of course offerings to choose from. You’ll be led in classrooms by academics from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. Your program will provide a broad academic preparation which will serve you well in many different careers.

Our science facilities include modern Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Physics labs, and you’ll have a chance to learn in Grenfell’s observatory which houses one of Atlantic Canada’s largest astronomical telescopes.


Career opportunities

There is a variety of career opportunities for graduates of the general science program. Past graduates of the program have gone on to careers including:

  • Education
  • Medicine, health and related areas
  • Science laboratory instructor
  • Law