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Environment and Sustainability

Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability

The Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability is offered only at the Grenfell Campus. Students enrolled in this degree program are required to complete 120 credit-hours, usually over a four-year course of study. The degree offers two majors, Environmental Studies and Resource Management.

The program consists of a common set of core courses which provides an interdisciplinary understanding of environmental studies and resource management issues within the context of the physical, social and economic environments and two sets of courses that provide specialized training in either Environmental Studies or Resource Management. Students in each major are also required to complete a minor in a discipline of their choice.

Course requirements for each major in the Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability degree program are as follows:

Program Course Requirements – Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability
  ​ ​
Common courses to both majors  Major in Environmental StudiesMajor in Resource Management

ECON 1010, 3080

ENSU 1000, 2000, 2001, 3000, 3001, 4000, 4010

ENVS 1000
GEOG 1050, 3222
POSC 3631

Additional courses:
Electives to make up the total of 120 credit hours, 24 credit hours of which must be toward a minor degree program.

ECON 2550, 3085
ENSU 2200 or 2201, 4200, 4201, 4950
POSC 2600, 3351
SOCI 3040 
One of:
HIST 3030
HUMN 3020
PHIL 2130
RELS 3880
BIOL 1001, 1002, 2600
ENSU 3100, 3101, 4100, 4960
ENVS 4132, 4140 (or equivalent field course from Biology, Earth Science or Geography)

Core Program Requirements

All students enrolled in this degree program must complete the following 24 credit hours to meet the School of Science and the Environment Core Program Requirements: :    

  1. One of:
    1. 6 credit hours in English courses;
    2. 3 credit hours in English and 3 credit hours in another language;
    3. 6 credit hours in Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) courses, including at least 3 credit hours in English courses.
  2. 6 credit hours in Mathematics or Statistics courses;
  3. 6 credit hours in courses chosen from: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Ocean Sciences or Physics;
  4. 6 credit hours in courses chosen from: Economics, Environment and Sustainability, Geography or Political Science.

The same course cannot be used to meet more than one of the requirements listed above.

Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) courses are regulated by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, St. John's Campus. Eligible CRW courses are indicated under Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Course Descriptions.


Articulation agreements with the College of the North Atlantic

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 Environment and Sustainability degree program at Grenfell Campus. Students transferring from each of these College of the North Atlantic programs to either major in the Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability degree will be awarded a total of 60 credit hours toward their degree. The remaining required 60 credit hours are as follows:

For students transferring from CNA's Fish and Wildlife diploma program

Major in Environmental Studies Major in Resource Management

ECON 1010, 3080, 3085
ENSU 1000, 2000, 2001, 2200 or 2201, 3000, 4000, 4010, 4200, 4201, 4950
GEOG 1050, 3222
POSC 3351, 3631
SOCI 3040 

Additional courses:
3 credit hours in elective courses

ECON 1010, 3080
ENSU 1000, 2000, 2001, 3000, 3001, 3100, 3101, 4000, 4010, 4100, 4960
ENVS 4140 (or equivalent field course from Biology, Earth Science or Geography)
GEOG 1050, 3222
POSC 3631

Additional courses:
6 credit hours in elective courses

 

For students transferring from CNA's Forestry Resources diploma program

Major in Environmental Studies Major in Resource Management

ECON 1010, 3080, 3085
ENSU 1000, 2000, 2001, 2200 or 2201, 3000, 4000, 4010, 4200, 4201, 4950
GEOG 1050, 3222
POSC 3351, 3631
SOCI 3040 

Additional courses:
3 credit hours in first year English
3 credit hours in elective courses

 

ECON 1010, 3080
ENSU 1000, 2000, 2001, 3000, 3001, 3100, 3101, 4000, 4010, 4100, 4960
ENVS 4140 (or equivalent field course from Biology, Earth Science or Geography)
GEOG 1050, 3222
POSC 3631

Additional courses:
3 credit hours in first year English
6 credit hours in elective courses

 

Sample four-year plan:

Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability

YEAR ONE
  
 Common coursesEnvironmental StudiesResource Management
FallECON 1010
ENSU 1000
GEOG 1050
2 electivesBIOL 1001
1 elective
Winter
ENGL 1000
ENVS 1000
POSC 2600
2 electives
BIOL 1002
2 electives

 

YEAR TWO
  
 Common coursesEnvironmental StudiesResource Management
FallENSU 2000
GEOG 3222
ENSU 2200
2 electives
BIOL 2600
2 electives
WinterENSU 2001ENSU 2201
One of:
HIST 3030
HUMN 3020
PHIL 2130
RELS 3880
2 electives
4 electives

 

YEAR THREE
  
 Common coursesEnvironmental StudiesResource Management
FallECON 3080
POSC 3631
ECON 2550
POSC 3551
1 elective
ENSU 3100
ENSU 3101
1 elective
Winter
ENSU 3000
ENSU 3001
ECON 3085
SOCI 3040
1 elective
3 electives

 

YEAR FOUR  
 Common coursesEnvironmental StudiesResource Management
Summer  ENVS 4140
FallENSU 4010ENSU 4200
3 electives
ENSU 4100
ENVS 4132
2 electives
Winter
ENSU 4000ENSU 4201
ENSU 4950
2 electives
ENSU 4960
3 electives

 

Chair, Environmental Studies

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: AS387
Phone: (709) 639-2552
Email: gsabau@grenfell.mun.ca