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Honours Program Requirements

Environmental science

Environm​ental Science (Honours)

The B.Sc. (honours) in environmental science offers greater concentration in the discipline and also requires a higher level of academic achievement than is required for completion of the general degree. It is a 120-credit-hour program normally requiring four years for completion. Students must also complete an honours dissertation to meet the requirements for this degree.

Students must meet the General Regulations for Grenfell Campus Bachelor of Science degree. Candidates must also complete:

Course Requirements

a. Students must meet the General Regulations for Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Bachelor of Science degree.

b. Candidates must also complete:

i) the Environmental Science Core requirements

ii) the course requirements of a specific stream

c. Candidates must complete 3 additional credit hours in courses at the 4000 level. These courses normally will be drawn from the candidate's honours stream as follows:

i) For the Honours Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (Biology), a further course chosen from: Environmental Science 4069, 4131, 4133, 4240, 4479

ii) For the Honours Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (Chemistry), a further course chosen from: Environmental Science 4069, 4131, 4240, 42494479

d. Students, in close consultation with a faculty advisor and the agreement of the Chair of the Program, may select fourth-year honours requirement courses in place of those required in Section 1.c. (above), so long as such selections are consistent with the Major to which they are added. Such honours selections will be subject to approval by the Academic Studies committee.

e. Honours graduates of the Environmental Science Program will have also completed a two-semester research project consisting of a research proposal and literature review course (Environmental Science 4951) and a research project course (Environmental Science 4959).

Honours Dissertation

The honours project sequence (Environmental Science 4951 and 4959) involves the production of an honours dissertation. This dissertation will be evaluated by a three member committee that includes the dissertation supervisor(s) and that is approved by the Environmental Science faculty unit.

Academic Standing

In order to graduate with an Honours degree, the candidate must satisfy the regulations regarding academic standings specified under Regulations for the Honours Degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science at Grenfell Campus.

Courses used to calculate the academic standing as outlined in the General Regulations for an Honours Degree at Grenfell Campus include all required Environmental Science and Chemistry courses for the Chemistry stream students and all required Environmental Science and Biology courses for the Biology stream students, excluding, in both cases, 1000 level courses.

More specifically, courses normally used for calculations would be:

Biology Stream

Biology 2010, 2122, 2600

Three of: Environmental Science 2261, 2360, 2370, 2371, 2430, 2450, 3072, 3470, or Environmental Studies 2000

Environmental Science 3110, 3130, 3131, 4132, 4140 (or equivalent)

Three of: Environmental Science 4069, 4131, 4133, 4240, 4479

Environmental Science  4000, 4951, 4959

Chemistry Stream

Chemistry 2210, 2301, 2302, 2400, 2401

Two of Environmental Science 2360, 2370, 2371, 2430, 2450, 3072, 3470 or Environmental Studies 2000

Environmental Science 2261, 3210, 3211, 3260, 3261, 4230

Three of: Environmental Science 4069, 4131, 4240, 4249, 4479

Environmental Science 4000, 4951, 4959

NOTE: For students completing an Honours degree in "open" programs the appropriate courses to be used in calculation of academic standing will be determined by the program unit and will be approved by the Academic Studies Committee.

See also the Biology Stream and Chemistry Stream sample program web pages and the University Calendar .

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​