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Program Requirements

General science

​​Major in general science

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 Computational Mathematics) in each of three streams chosen from Biology, Chemistry, Earth Systems, Computational Mathematics or Physics. A student may not use the same course to satisfy the requirements of more than one stream. Students planning their course selection should be aware of the fact that most senior level science courses have one or more specified prerequisites.
  • The 120 credit hour, 40 course program may be completed on a full or part-time basis      

  • All students enrolled in this degree program must complete the Core Program Requirements outlined in the School of Science and the Environment section of the Memorial University Academic Calendar.

  • A Minor is not required for this program.

 

 Required courses

General Science Core

  • Mathematics 1000, 1001
  • Physics 1050 (or 1020), 1051 (or 1021). Students in the Physics Stream require Physics 1050, 1051.
  • Science 4000, 4950

General Science Streams

Biology
  • Biology 1001, 1002
  • Eighteen credit hours from Biology 2010, 2122, 2210, 2250, 2600, 3053, 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, and 1200 (or equivalents), 2210, 2301 or 2302, 2400 and 2401, another 6 credit hours from Environmental Science 3210, 3211, 4240
Earth Systems
  • Earth Sciences 1000, 1001 or 1002
  • Any 18 credit hours (six courses) from the following list, at least 6 credit hours of which are beyond the 2000 level: Environmental Studies 2000, 3001, Environmental Science 2360, 2369, 2370, 2371, 2430, 2450, 3072, 3470, 4069, 4479, Earth Sciences 2150, 3811.
Mathematics
  • Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 2320
  • Nine additional credit hours beyond the 1000 level chosen from Mathematics or Statistics, at least 6 which must be beyond the 2000 level.
Physics
  • Physics 1050, 1051, 2056, 2820, 3060, 3220
  • Two of Physics 2053, 2151, 2400, 2553, 3160, 3180, Earth Sciences 2150, Environmental Science 2430, 2450, 3470, 4479

 

 

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.

 

Sample first-year plan:

Biology-Chemistry-Math combination

YEAR ONE 
FallWinter

BIOL 1001

CHEM 1200

ENGL 1000

MATH 1000

PHYS 1020

BIOL 1002

CHEM 1001

ENGL 1001

MATH 1001

PHYS 1021

 

 
 
 
 

Biology-Earth Systems-Math combination

YEAR ONE 
FallWinter

BIOL 1001

EASC 1000

ENGL 1000

MATH 1000

PHYS 1020

BIOL 1002

EASC 1002

ENGL 1001

MATH 1001

PHYS 1021

 

 

Chemistry-Math-Physics combination

YEAR ONE 
FallWinter

BIOL 1001

CHEM 1200

ENGL 1000

MATH 1000

PHYS 1050

BIOL 1002

CHEM 1001

ENGL 1001

MATH 1001

PHYS 1051

Biology-Earth Systems-Physics combination

 

 

YEAR ONE 
FallWinter

BIOL 1001

EASC 1000

ENGL 1000

MATH 1000

PHYS 1050

BIOL 1002

EASC 1002

ENGL 1001

MATH 1001

PHYS 1051

 

 

 

 

Chair, General Science

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

Office: AS3022
Phone: (709) 639-6293
Email: rbailey@grenfell.mun.ca