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UNB partners with Holland College to renew bachelor of science in environment and natural resources pathway program

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Jan 25, 2022

Category: UNB Fredericton

The University of New Brunswick and Holland College have renewed their degree pathway program that enables graduates of the college’s environmental applied science technology and wildlife conservation technology programs to earn a bachelor of science in environment and natural resources from UNB.

Eligible graduates from the wildlife conservation technology program may receive up to 63 transfer credits, while graduates from the environmental applied science technology program may receive up 62 transfer credits, significantly reducing the time and tuition fees a degree usually entails.

“UNB is proud to have a partnership with Holland College. This pathway will help students achieve their goal of earning a university degree,” says Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle, president and vice-chancellor of the University of New Brunswick. “We will continue to foster similar partnerships that provide students with many avenues to success.”

The two-year environmental applied science technology program at Holland College teaches environmental microbiology, soil science, air quality and environmental chemistry in the classroom, and then students apply the theories working in rivers, streams and water treatment facilities. The program is accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board of the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (Technician level).

In the two-year wildlife conservation technology program, students learn about plant and animal ecology, environmental chemistry, map use and analysis, canoe safety, advanced wilderness and remote first aid, and wildlife management. The program is accredited by the North American Wildlife Technology Association.

“The renewal of the agreement ensures that students can pursue their educational goals seamlessly,” says Dr. Alexander MacDonald, president of Holland College. “Rather than having to apply for credit transfers course by course, graduates of these two programs know that they are receiving credit for the work they completed at Holland College,”

At UNB, the faculty of science focuses on navigating the complex issues faced by the world today. Ensuring graduates have the tools they need to take on these challenges requires a broad range of skills and perspectives pertaining to earth’s environmental system: its biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere. This type of training is brought together through UNB’s interdisciplinary programs in the environmental sciences.

Media contact: Kristen d’Entremont