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Environmental science

​Major in Environm​ental Science

The Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) 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 streams, biology and chemistry and can be completed as either a general degree or an honours degree.

Students in each stream who are in either the general or honours degree program take courses in basic biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, math and statistics at the start of their program, then take more specialized courses that could include ecology, atmospheric chemistry, oceanography, environmental restoration, global environmental change, and soil systems. Senior courses include an environmental seminar and a one-semester research project (general degree) or a two-semester independent project (honours degree).

 

Program Course Requirements – Bachelor of Science with Major in Environmental Science

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Environmental Science Core  Biology StreamChemistry Stream

BIOL 1001, 1002, 2600

Chem 1200/1001 or 1050/1051

EASC 1000

MATH 1000

STAT 2550 (or equivalent)

PHYS 1020 or 1050

ENVS 2000, 3000, 4000, 4950 (or 4951)

 

Two of:

ENVS 4069, 4131, 4133, 4369, 4479, ENSU 4201

Two of:

ENVS 2360, 2370, 2430, 3072, ENSU 2000

One of:

PHIL 2130, POSC 3351, 3631, RELS 3880

Students are recommended to take ENVS 1000

Electives:

Students will take elective courses to make up the total 120 required credit hours

BIOL 2010, 2122

CHEM 2440

 

ENVS 3110, 3130, 3131, 4132, 4140 (or equivalent field course)

 

One of:

EASC 1002, PHYS 1021, 1051

 

 

 

CHEM 2210, 2301, 2400, 2401

ENVS 3210, 3211, 3260, 3261, 4230

MATH 1001

PHYS 1021 or 1051

 

Honours in Environmental Science

Students in the Honours Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science must complete all requirements for the Major in Environmental Science as well as:

  1. complete 3 additional credit hours in courses at the 4000 level, normally drawn from ENVS 4069, 4131, 4133, 4369, 4479 and ENSU 4001
  2. undertake a two-semester long research project consisting of a literature review and research proposal (ENVS 4951) and a research project course and an honours dissertation (ENVS 4959)


Students are advised to consult the Grenfell section of the Memorial University Academic Calendar for detailed program requirements (https://www.mun.ca/regoff/calendar/sectionNo=SWGC-0000).

 

Core Program Requirements

All students enrolled in either the Major or the Honours 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.

 

 

Sample four-year plan:

Major in Environmental Science

YEAR ONE

  
 Common coursesChemistry StreamBiology Stream
Fall

CHEM 1200

MATH 1000

ENGL 1000

PHYS 1020 or 1050

1 elective

 

BIOL 1001

1 elective

 

Winter

CHEM 1001

ENGL 1001

PHYS 1021 or 1051

MATH 1001

1 elective

BIOL 1002

2 electives

 

YEAR TWO


  
 Common coursesChemistry StreamBiology Stream
Fall

ENVS 2000 (a lab course)

 

BIOL 1001

CHEM 2301

CHEM 2400 

1 elective

PHYS 1020/1050 OR EASC 1000

BIOL 2600

STAT 2550

1 elective

Winter

One of: ENVS 2360, ENVS 2370, ENVS 2430, ENVS 3072, or ENSU 2000

 

BIOL 1002

CHEM 2210

CHEM 2401

STAT 2500

PHYS 1021/1051 OR EASC 1002

BIOL 2122

BIOL 2010

CHEM 2440

 

YEAR THREE

  
 Common coursesChemistry StreamBiology Stream
Fall

One of:  PHIL 2130, POSC 3351, POSC 3631, or RELS 3880

 

EASC 1000

BIOL 2600

ENVS 3210

(ENVS 3260)

PHYS 1020/1050 OR EASC 1000

ENVS 3110

ENVS 3131

1 elective

 

Winter

ENVS 3000

One of: ENVS 2360, ENVS 2370, ENVS 2430, ENVS 3072, or ENSU 2000

 

ENVS 3211

ENVS 3261

1 elective

ENVS 3130

3 electives

 

YEAR FOUR


  
 Common coursesChemistry StreamBiology Stream
Fall

ENVS 4000

One of: ENVS 4069, ENVS 4131, ENVS 4133, ENVS 4369, ENVS 4479, ENSU 4201)

 

ENVS 4230

(ENVS 3260)

electives

ENVS 4132

ENVS 4140 (taken previous summer)

electives

Winter

ENVS 4950

One of: ENVS 4069, ENVS 4131, ENVS 4133, ENVS 4369, ENVS 4479, ENSU 4201

(ENVS 3261)

electives

electives

 

 

 

Sample four-year plan:

Honours in Environmental Science

YEAR ONE

  
 Common coursesChemistry StreamBiology Stream
Fall

CHEM 1200

MATH 1000

ENGL 1000

PHYS 1020 or 1050

1 elective

 

BIOL 1001

1 elective

 

Winter

CHEM 1001

ENGL 1001

PHYS 1021 or 1051

MATH 1001

1 elective

BIOL 1002

2 electives

 

YEAR TWO

  
 Common coursesChemistry StreamBiology Stream
Fall

ENVS 2000 (a lab course)

STAT 2550

 

BIOL 1001

CHEM 2301

CHEM 2400 

1 elective

PHYS 1020/1050 OR EASC 1000

BIOL 2600

1 elective

Winter

One of: ENVS 2360, ENVS 2370, ENVS 2430, ENVS 3072, or ENSU 2000

 

BIOL 1002

CHEM 2210

CHEM 2401

 

PHYS 1021/1051 OR EASC 1002

BIOL 2122

BIOL 2010

CHEM 2440

 

YEAR THREE

  
 Common coursesChemistry StreamBiology Stream
Fall

One of:  PHIL 2130, POSC 3351, POSC 3631, or RELS 3880

 

EASC 1000

BIOL 2600

ENVS 3210

(ENVS 3260)

PHYS 1020/1050 OR EASC 1000

ENVS 3110

ENVS 3131

1 elective

 

Winter

ENVS 3000

One of: ENVS 2360, ENVS 2370, ENVS 2430, ENVS 3072, or ENSU 2000

 

ENVS 3211

ENVS 3261

1 elective

ENVS 3130

3 electives

 

YEAR FOUR


  
 Common coursesChemistry StreamBiology Stream
Fall

ENVS 4000

ENVS 4951

One of: ENVS 4069, ENVS 4131, ENVS 4133, ENVS 4369, ENVS 4479, ENSU 4201)

 

ENVS 4230

(ENVS 3260)

electives

ENVS 4132

ENVS 4140 (taken previous summer)

electives

Winter

ENVS 4959

Two of: ENVS 4069, ENVS 4131, ENVS 4133, ENVS 4369, ENVS 4479, ENSU 4201

(ENVS 3261)

electives

electives

 

 

 

Chair, Environmental Science

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

Office:
Phone: (709) 637-6246
Email: ian.warkentin@grenfell.mun.ca​