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General science

Programs

Students of the general science program at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, work towards a bachelor of science degree.

The four-year program gives students the opportunity to explore a variety of topics in five main areas of study. Students choose three of the following areas to focus on:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Earth systems
 

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 a house is built – it’s the foundation of our lives. Grenfell’s general science degree program is unlike any other degree in Canada. It recognizes the unique scientific foundation that comes from a triple concentration.

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. Determining your concentrations will help you to define more clearly what your course load will look like.

View a course list for the general science program.

You’ll study the night sky through one of Atlantic Canada’s largest astronomical telescope, housed in Grenfell’s recently opened
observatory. New state-of-the-art chemistry, biology, earth science and physics labs are located in the Arts and Science Building extension.

  • The chemistry lab focuses on the study of organic chemistry, the study of carbon-based molecules, and inorganic chemistry, which includes the study of metallic compounds.
  • The earth science/soils laboratory accommodates the study of soils as well as courses in earth science beyond the first year. Two research labs include wet and dry benches for scientific work in the fields of biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science.
  • The biology lab supports the cultivation of tissue culture and microbiological preparation.
  • Electricity and subatomic physics are taught in the new physics lab.

It's affordable

You'll enjoy the lowest tuition rate in English-speaking Canada. The provincial government gives high priority to education, providing extensive funding to Memorial University. This commitment allows us to provide an affordable yet high-quality post-secondary education.

It’s personal

At Grenfell, your professors will know you by name. Our low student-instructor ratio ensures that your learning will be personal and relevant. With approximately 1,300 students on campus, you’ll make real connections with your classmates and become an important part of the Grenfell community.

Meet our general science faculty and staff.

Information for first-year students

As a Grenfell student, you can participate in the National Student Exchange (NSE) Program, where you pay Grenfell tuition rates while studying in another NSE member university in Canada or the United States.

Admission

You must meet the general admission requirements for Memorial University. Students usually declare general science as their major in their first or second year.

Career opportunities

There is a variety of career opportunities for graduates of the general science program, including:

  • Education
  • Science and laboratory technician
  • Medicine and related areas
  • Law

Learn about other programs in Grenfell's School of Science and the Environment.

Office of Student Recruitment

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

Office:
Phone: (709) 637-6269
Email: study@grenfell.mun.ca