Important notes on admissions requirements

Additional information for high school students interested in applying for an undergraduate degree at the University of New Brunswick.

  1. A pass at the high school level is required for each subject counted for admission (unless otherwise specified).
  2. To count for admission a subject must be taken at the Grade 12 "academic" level" (N.B. level 2) unless otherwise specified; level 1, French Immersion, and advanced courses are satisfactory substitutes (where they exist). Courses taken at the "general" or "open" levels will not be accepted for admission purposes.
  3. Students intending to enter the Science program (BSc), programs offered concurrently with the Science program (BA/BSc, BCS/BSc), the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science program (BMLS), the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences program (BASc), the Engineering programs (BScE and BScFE), and the Bachelor of Computer Science/Engineering concurrent program (BCS/BScE) should note that two years each of high school Chemistry and Physics will normally be required. Students who do not meet these requirements may be given special consideration.
  4. Students whose first language is French may offer French in place of English in the required subjects and may then offer English as an elective.
  5. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to any program.
  6. The faculties of Arts and Science (Fredericton) or Science, Applied Science & Engineering (Saint John) offer a number of combined programs. These faculties offer a concurrent BA/BSc program (5 years of study lead to both a BA and a BSc degree), and a BASc (4 years of study lead to a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree). See Admission Chart for admission requirements for these programs.
  7. The Faculty of Arts (Fredericton) offers the Bachelor of Applied Arts (Craft and Design) (BAA). This degree program is designed for students who wish to combine practical work in craft and design with elements of the Bachelor of Arts academic program. Students will complete two years at each of the University of New Brunswick and the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. Students must also meet the admission requirements as listed in the Admissions chart. For further information, contact the Admissions Office.
  8. The Faculty of Science offers a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLS). This program consists of courses offered at UNB (Fredericton and Saint John) and at the New Brunswick Community College. Admission requirements are as for the BSc program.
  9. A concurrent program in Arts and Computer Science is available on the Fredericton campus in which both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Computer Science degree can be completed in 5 years.
  10. A concurrent program in Computer Science and Science (BCS/BSc) is available on the Fredericton campus in which both a Bachelor of Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science degree can be completed in 5 years. Admission requirements are the same as the BSc program, with the additional qualification of a mark of 60% or higher in senior-year Mathematics.
  11. A concurrent program in Computer Science and Engineering (BCS/BScE) is available on the Fredericton campus in which both a Bachelor of Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Geodesy & Geomatics) can be completed. This concurrent program requires at least 6 years of study. Admission requirements are the same as the Bachelor of Science in Engineering program, with the additional qualification of a mark of 60% or higher in senior-year Mathematics.
  12. Students intending to enroll in MATH 1003, Introduction to Calculus I, must take a Placement Test which will be administered during Orientation week in September. Materials to prepare for this test are available on the web at http://math.unb.ca/ready as well as from the Mathematics Departments in New Brunswick High Schools and UNB. Based on their test scores, and the regulations set out by the Mathematics Departments, students will be required to take a Pre-Calculus course (Math 0863 UNBF or Math 1863 UNBSJ) or a special section of Math 1003 that covers the material of the course over two semesters, or a regular (one semester) section of Math 1003.
  13. (1) Ontario applicants may present Math MCB4U AND Math MGA4U wherever Math MCV4U and MHF4U are required. (2) Ontario applicants presenting 3A and 4A courses from the old curriculum should contact the Registrar's Office for clarification regarding specific program requirements.
  14. Science 122 is an approved Group 1 elective but it wlll not be accepted as a substitute for Chemistry 122 or Physics 122 for admission to programs requiring either of these courses.
  15. New Brunswick students should present the following Mathematics courses: (a). For programs not requiring calculus (Nursing and Bachelor of Philosophy), UNB will require either pre-Calculus 11 or Foundations 12. (b). For programs requiring a calculus course (including Business Administration), UNB will require Pre-Calculus 12A and Pre-Calculus 12B. The grades earned in both courses will be used to determine the admission average.
  16. FOR UNITED STATES APPLICANTS ONLY If you are applying from the U.S., you must submit a high school transcript, Guidance Councelor's or Principal's report, and your SAT 1 or ACT scores. You must offer a grade of "B" in courses used for admission, a B-average or better, a rank in the upper half of your class, and a combined SAT 1 score of 1100 on the critical reading and math components (higher standards required in restricted enrolment programs). On the new SAT Writing component, we require scores in the range of 550-600 for Writing, 55-60 for Multiple Choice, and 7.5-8.5 for Essay.
  17. Information about admission to the Faculty of Education, Faculty of Law, Bachelor of Integrated Studies, Bachelor of Applied Management, Bachelor of Applied Management in Accounting, Bachelor of Applied Management in Electronic Commerce, Bachelor of Applied Management in Hospitality and Toursism, and the Bachelor of Health Sciences programs are in appropriate sections of the University of New Brunswick Undergraduate Calendar.