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7.5 School of Science and the Environment

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The School of Science and the Environment offers the Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability with Majors in Environmental Studies or Resource Management and the Bachelor of Science with Majors in Computational Mathematics, Environmental Science, General Science, and Physics general degrees.

A Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree is available in Environmental Science.

Minors are available in Economics, Environment and Sustainability, Environmental Science, Environmental Science Biology, Environmental Science Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, and Science. Students for the Bachelor of Science degree offered by the School of Science and the Environment may complete a minor offered by the School of Science and the Environment, the School of Arts and Social Science, or the School of Fine Arts. See Table 19 Minor Programs Offered by the School of Arts and Social Science, Table 7 Minor Program Offered by the School of Fine Arts, and Table 10 Minor Programs Offered by the School of Science and the Environment.

Articulation agreements have been established with the College of the North Atlantic for students who have completed the Two-Year Fish and Wildlife Technician Diploma Program and the Two-Year Forest Resources Technician Diploma Program who wish to obtain the Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability degree.

Students previously admitted to the Bachelor of Arts, Major in Environmental Studies program and the Bachelor of Resource Management, Major in Sustainable Resource Management program must complete all program requirements by June 2021. Students currently completing the requirements of either of these programs must follow the Calendar regulations for the academic year in which they were admitted to the Major. Memorial University of Newfoundland calendars by academic year can be read at www.mun.ca/regoff/calendar.php.

Students completing the Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability or Bachelor of Science degree programs offered by the School of Science and the Environment must also complete the School of Science and the Environment Core Program Requirements comprised of 24 credit hours.

7.5.1 Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability with Majors in Environmental Studies or Resource Management
7.5.1.1 Articulation Agreement - Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability with Majors in Environmental Studies or Resource Management for Graduates of the Two-Year Fish and Wildlife Technician Diploma Program Offered by the College of the North Atlantic
7.5.1.2 Articulation Agreement - Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability with Majors in Environmental Studies or Resource Management for Graduates of the Two-Year Forest Resources Technician Diploma Program Offered by the College of the North Atlantic
  • Students who have graduated from the two-year Forest Resources Diploma Program offered by the College of the North Atlantic and who are entering the Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability Program will be awarded a total of 60 credit hours towards the 120 credit-hour degree program.

  • Students will be required to complete an additional 60 credit hours as outlined under Table 3 Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability with Majors in Environmental Studies or Resource Management for Graduates of the Two-Year Forest Resources Technician Diploma Program Offered by the College of the North Atlantic.

    Table 3 Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability with Majors in Environmental Studies or Resource Management for Graduates of the Two-Year Forest Resources Technician Diploma Program Offered by the College of the North Atlantic

    Required Courses Major in Environmental Studies

    Required Courses Major in Resource Management

    Electives

    3 (Environmental Studies Major) or 6 (Resource Management Major) credit hours in elective courses. Three of these credit hours must be chosen from Art History, Classics, English, History, Humanities, Languages, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Theatre, or Visual Arts.

    Table 4 Suggested Program of Study for the Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability

    Year/Semester

    Common Courses

    Major in Environmental Studies

    Major in Resource Management

    Year 1, Fall Semester

    • Economics 1010
    • Environment and Sustainability 1000
    • Geography 1050

    Biology 1001

    Year 1, Winter Semester

    • English 1000
    • Environmental Science 1000

    Political Science 2600

    Biology 1002

    Year 2, Fall Semester

    • Environment and Sustainability 2000
    • Geography 3222

    Environment and Sustainability 2200 (students enrolled in the Environmental Studies Major are required to take either Environment and Sustainability 2200 or 2201)

    Biology 2600

    Year 2, Winter Semester

    Environment and Sustainability 2001

    • Environment and Sustainability 2201 (students enrolled in the Environmental Studies Major are required to take either Environment and Sustainability 2200 or 2201)
    • One of: History 3030, Humanities 3020, Philosophy 2130 or the former 2561, Religious Studies 3880

    Year 3, Fall Semester

    • Economics 3080
    • Political Science 3631 or the former 3731
    • Economics 2550
    • Political Science 3351 or the former 3550
    • Environment and Sustainability 3100
    • Environment and Sustainability 3101

    Year 3, Winter Semester

    • Environment and Sustainability 3000
    • Environment and Sustainability 3001

    Year 4, Fall Semester

    Environment and Sustainability 4010

    Environment and Sustainability 4200

    • Environment and Sustainability 4100
    • Environmental Science 4132, 4140 (or an equivalent field course from Biology, Earth Science, or Geography)

    Year 4, Winter Semester

    Environment and Sustainability 4000

    • Environment and Sustainability 4201
    • Environment and Sustainability 4950

    Environment and Sustainability 4960

7.5.2 Bachelor of Science with Major in Computational Mathematics

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This Mathematics Major covers the essential undergraduate topics in mathematics, develops rigorous logical thinking, and equips students with computational techniques to model and solve real-world problems. Courses used to complete the requirements of this major may be used to meet the requirements of a minor or second major in a different subject area excluding a minor in Science and a major in General Science.

Table 5 Bachelor of Science with Major in Computational Mathematics

Required Courses

Elective Courses

Courses as outlined under the School of Science and the Environment Core Program Requirements.

Elective courses to make up the total of 120 credit hours.

  • 3 credit hours in a computer programming course. Computer Science 1510 or 1001 is recommended.
  • Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 2051, 2130, 2260, 2320, 3000, 3132, 3240, 4242, 4950
  • 3 credit hours in Physics chosen from Physics 1020, 1050, 2151, or 2400
  • Statistics 2550 (or equivalent)
  • 9 further credit hours in Mathematics and Statistics at the 3000 level or higher, including 3 credit hours at the 4000 level (Physics 3820 may be used in place of an equivalent level Mathematics course)
  • 3 credit hours chosen from Philosophy 2030 or the former 2210, Physics 2820, or Mathematics, Statistics, or Computer Science at the 2000 level or higher.
7.5.3 Bachelor of Science with Major in Environmental Science

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The Major consists of an Environmental Science Core which provides a broad appreciation of the interrelationships inherent in any study of the environment and one of two possible streams which provide the depth and focus for the degree program.

Table 6 Bachelor of Science with Major in Environmental Science

Required Courses

Elective Courses

Courses as outlined under School of Science and the Environment Core Program Requirements.

Elective courses to make up the total of 120 credit hours.

  • Environmental Science Core
  • 54 credit hours as follows:
  • Biology 1001, 1002, 2600
  • Chemistry 1200/1001 sequence or Chemistry 1050/1051 sequence. It is strongly recommended that students complete one of these sequences of Chemistry courses in their first year.
  • Earth Sciences 1000
  • Mathematics 1000, Statistics 2550 or equivalent
  • Physics 1020 or 1050
  • Environmental Science 2000, 3000, 4000
  • Environmental Science 4950 (or 4951)
  • Two of Environmental Science 4069, 4131, 4133, 4369, 4479, Environment and Sustainability 4201
  • 3 credit hours chosen from Philosophy 2130 or the former 2561, Political Science 3351 or the former 3550, 3631 or the former 3731, Religious Studies 3880. Students are encouraged to take additional courses from this list as electives.
  • 6 credit hours chosen from Environmental Science 2360, Environmental Science 2370, Environmental Science 2430, Environmental Science 3072, Environment and Sustainability 2000 (this course is strongly recommended for the Biology Stream of the Environmental Science program). Students are encouraged to take additional courses from this list as electives.

It is recommended that students successfully complete Environmental Science 1000.

  • Environmental Science Streams
  • A student must choose one of the following streams:
  • Chemistry stream (33 credit hours)
  • Chemistry 2210, 2301, 2400, 2401
  • Environmental Science 3210, 3211, 3260, 3261, 4230
  • Mathematics 1001
  • Physics 1021 or 1051
  • It is strongly recommended that students considering the Chemistry stream of the Environmental Science program complete Mathematics 1000 and 1001, Physics 1020 or 1050 and one of Physics 1021 or 1051 in their first year; Biology 1001/1002 may be delayed until second year for students in the Chemistry stream of the Environmental Science program.
7.5.4 Bachelor of Science with Major in General Science

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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 or Physics) 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; some prerequisites may involve courses from outside a particular stream.

Table 7 Bachelor of Science with Major in General Science

Required Courses

Elective Courses

Courses as outlined under School of Science and the Environment Core Program Requirements.

Elective courses to make up the total of 120 credit hours.

  • General Science Streams
  • 24 credit hours in each of three streams, chosen from the following list of courses:
  • Earth Systems:
  • Earth Sciences 1000, 1002
  • Any 18 credit hours beyond the 1000 level from the following list, at least 6 credit hours of which are beyond the 2000 level: Environment and Sustainability 2000, 3001, 4100, Environmental Science 2360, 2369, 2370, 2430, 3072, 4069, 4369, 4479, Geography 2425, Physics 2150, 2151, any Earth Sciences courses.
  • Mathematics:
  • Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 2320
  • 9 additional credit hours beyond the 1000 level chosen from Mathematics or Statistics, at least 6 of which must be beyond the 2000 level.
  • Physics:
  • Physics 1050 (or 1020), 1051, 2056, 2820
  • 12 additional credit hours in Physics beyond the 1000 level, at least 6 of which must be beyond the 2000 level.
7.5.5 Bachelor of Science with Major in Physics

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Table 8 Bachelor of Science with Major in Physics

Required Courses

Elective Courses

Courses as outlined under School of Science and the Environment Core Program Requirements.

Elective courses to make up the total of 120 credit hours.

  • Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 2260 (or the former Mathematics 3260), 3202. Since Mathematics 2000 is required for a number of upper-year Physics and Mathematics courses, a student not successfully completing Mathematics 1001 in first year will require more time to complete the degree. A student who has successfully completed Mathematics 1000 and Physics 1020 with a minimum grade of 65% may enrol in Physics 1051. Taking the sequence Physics 1020, 1021, and 1051 will increase the number of credit hours needed to complete the major

9 additional credit hours in Physics chosen from Physics 3160, 3180, 3250, 3230, 3820.

Table 9 Suggested Program of Study for the Bachelor of Science with Major in Physics
  • Year 1
  • Fall & winter
  • Chemistry 1001 (recommended)
  • Elective
  • English 1001
  • Mathematics 1001
  • Physics 1051
  • Year 2
  • Fall and Winter
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Mathematics 2260
  • Physics 2053
  • Physics 2056
  • Year 3
  • Fall and Winter
  • Year 4
  • Fall and Winter
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Physics 4100
  • Physics 4880
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Physics 3180 and/or Physics 3230 and/or Physics 3820
  • Physics 4950
7.5.6 Minor Programs Offered by the School of Science and the Environment

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Table 10 Minor Programs Offered by the School of Science and the Environment
  • Economics Minor
  • Economics 1010 (or the former 2010), 1020 (or the former 2020), 3000, 3010
  • 12 additional credit hours in Economics of which at least 6 must be at the 3000 or 4000-level
  • Environment and Sustainability Minor
  • Environment and Sustainability 1000, 2000, 2001, 3000
  • Environmental Science 1000
  • 9 additional credit hours in Environment and Sustainability which must be at the 3000 or 4000 level
  • Environmental Science Biology Minor
  • Biology 1001, 1002, 2010, 2122, 2600
  • 3 credit hours from Environmental Science 3110, 3130, 3131, 4131
  • An additional 6 credit hours in Environmental Science of which at least 3 credit hours must be at the 3000 or 4000 level
  • Environmental Science Chemistry Minor
  • Chemistry 1200, 1001, 2210, 2301, 2440
  • 3 credit hours from Environmental Science 3210 or 3261
  • An additional 6 credit hours in Environmental Science of which at least 3 credit hours must be at the 3000 or 4000 level
  • Environmental Science Minor
  • Biology 1001, 1002, 2600; or Chemistry 1200, 1001, 2440
  • Environmental Science 2000
  • Additional 12 credit hours in science courses within the Environmental Science program of which at least 6 credit hours must be at the 3000 or 4000 level
  • Geography Minor
  • Geography 1050, 2001, 2102, 2195, 2302, 2425
  • 6 additional credit hours in Geography which must be at the 3000 or 4000 level
  • Mathematics Minor
  • Mathematics 1000, 1001
  • either 18 additional credit hours from Mathematics and Statistics courses at the 2000 level or higher, at least 6 credit hours shall be in courses at the 3000 level or higher (Physics 3820 can be used in place of a Mathematics course at the 3000 level); or
  • 15 additional credit hours from Mathematics and Statistics courses at the 2000 level or higher, at least 6 credit hours shall be in courses at the 3000 level or higher (Physics 3820 can be used in place of a Mathematics course at the 3000 level); and
  • 3 credit hours in one of Computer Science 1001, 1510, the former 1710, or Engineering 1020
  • Physics Minor
  • Physics 1050 (or 1020), 1051, 2053, 2056, 2820.
  • An additional 9 credit hours in Physics at the 2000-level or above
  • Science Minor
  • The Minor in Science may be chosen in courses from the following disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics, Science, and Statistics. Students who have successfully completed courses drawn from other Science disciplines must obtain approval of the Committee on Student Academic Affairs upon recommendation of the Dean.
  • Mathematics 1000
  • 6 additional credit hours in first year science courses (At least 3 credit hours must be in a laboratory course chosen from any science discipline except mathematics).
  • Five science courses beyond the 1000 level, at least 6 credit hours of which must be beyond the 2000 level. (Mathematics 1001 may be substituted for one of the 2000 level science courses).

Students for the Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability and Bachelor of Science degrees offered by the School of Science and the Environment may complete a minor offered by the School of Science and the Environment, the School of Arts and Social Science or the School of Fine Arts. See Table 19 Minor Programs Offered by the School of Arts and Social Science, or from Table 7 Minor Program Offered by the School of Fine Arts, or from Table 10 Minor Programs Offered by the School of Science and the Environment.