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 Program Requirements

Major

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) in each of three streams chosen from Biology, Chemistry, Earth Systems, Mathematics or Physics. The allowable courses that can be chosen from each stream are listed below.

1. General Science Core

Students must complete:

  1. Course Requirements:
    Mathematics 1000, 1001, Science 4000 (General Science Seminar)
  2. Independent Project:
    Science 4950

2. General Science Streams

Students must complete at least 24 credit hours in each of three streams (18
credit hours in Mathematics), chosen from the following list of courses:

Biology:

  • Biology 1001, 1002
  • Eighteen (18) credit hours from Biology 2010, 2122, 2210, 2250, 2600, Environmental Science 3072, 3110, 3130, 3131, 4140 (or equivalent field course) where at least 6 credit hours must be beyond the 2000 level.

Chemistry:

  • Chemistry 1001, 1200, 2210, 2300
  • Either Chemistry 2440 or both 2400 and 2401
  • Students who have completed Chemistry 2440 must complete another 9 credit hours from Environmental Science 2261, 3210, 3211, 3261, 4230, 4240; students who have completed Chemistry 2401 must complete another 6 credit hours from Environmental Science 3210, 3211, 3260, 3261, 4230, 4240.

Earth Systems:

  • Earth Science 1000, 1001 or 1002
  • Any 18 credit hours (six courses) from the following list, at least two courses of which are beyond the 2000 level: Environmental Studies 2000, 3001, Environmental Science 2360, 2370, 2371, 2450, 3072, 3470, 4069, 4479, Earth Science 3811.

Mathematics:

  • Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, Pure Mathematics 2320
  • Nine additional credit hours beyond the 1000 level chosen from Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Statistics, at least 6 of which must be beyond the 2000 level.

Physics:

  • Physics 1050, 1051, 2056, 2065, 3060, 3220
  • Two of Physics 2151, 2550, 3160, 3820, Earth Science 2150, Environmental Science 2430, 2450, 3470, 4479

Note : Students should be aware of the fact that the study of some senior science courses requires a strong background in Mathematics or other sciences.

Note: A student may not use the same course to satisfy the requirements of more than one stream, but a course in one stream may have its prerequisite course counted in another stream.

Minor

Students may now wish to take a minor in Science at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. Below are the requirements for a minor in Science:

  1. Mathematics 1000
  2. Six 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).
  3. 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).

Note: 1) Students pursuing the Minor in Science may choose courses from the following disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics, Science, and Statistics. Students who have completed courses drawn from other Science disciplines must obtain approval of the Head of Science.

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