The sustainable resource management program at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University is not a bachelor of arts degree, nor is it a science degree.
Rather, it is a bachelor of resource management (B.R.M.) that bridges scientific concerns about natural resources with policy development and management. The four-year degree program draws on existing courses shared among different programs at Grenfell Campus and also introduces new courses.
Why study sustainable resource management at Grenfell?
What is sustainable resource management? Human demands on our precious resources are increasing. The need to protect these resources is greater than ever. Our society, economy, and planet need educated professionals who can find that balance.
Sustainable resource management is about better managing our valuable renewable and nonrenewable resources. You’ll take a holistic approach, exploring ethics, economics, science, activism, and policy. This is a multidisciplinary degree that equips you to become a responsible, passionate resource manager. You‘ll gain a broad theoretical perspective on resource management, and you‘ll learn to apply it to renewable and non-renewable resources.
Some of the courses in you'll take include:
- Biology and chemistry
- Economics and statistics
- Environmental studies
- A fourth-year research seminar
- An independent research project – excellent preparation for master's- and Ph.D.-level research
- A field course at Bonne Bay Marine Station
Learning about resources cannot be confined to a classroom. In Corner Brook, you’ll have lots of opportunities to see first hand the resource management challenges and opportunities presented by local industry. We’ve got pulp and paper, hydroelectricity, oil and gas, and fish and forestry industries. There are national parks, ecological reserves, a model forest network and other protected areas.
You may work with faculty on research such as the Humber River Basin Project, a comprehensive collection of research initiatives that will help us learn more about water and land resources not far from campus.
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.
At Grenfell, your professors will know you by name. Our low student-instructor ratio ensures that your learning will be personal and intimate. With just over 1,300 students on campus, you’ll make real connections with your classmates and become an important part of the Grenfell community.
Information for first-year students
As a Grenfell student, you can take advantage of several travel opportunities. Travel to Belize where you can study sustainable development and in your spare time, you can explore the barrier reef. Participate in the National Student Exchange (N.S.E.) Program, where you pay Grenfell tuition rates and study in another N.S.E. member university in Canada or the United States. Or study French in the Frecker Program, offered in St. Pierre et Miquelon, French islands off the coast of Newfoundland. You can even hop across the pond” and study at Memorial’s Harlow Campus in England.
You must meet the general admission requirements for Memorial University and declare environmental science as your major to be accepted to the program.
Our graduates are recognized and are working globally in a wide range of fields:
- Resource management in the public service or private industry
- Environmental policy development
- Ecological restoration
- The foreign service
- International business
- Non-governmental organizations
Graduates are also well prepared for advanced studies in:
- Resource management
- Environmental studies