Program-specific requirements

We use admission averages to evaluate high school students for admission to the University of New Brunswick.

Required courses

Students must complete six specific high school courses, according to their program of choice. UNB takes the overall average of the high school grades achieved in these six courses to calculate the student’s "minimum admission average", which is used to determine admissibility. Required courses, by program, are outlined in the chart below.

Courses in English as a Second Language (ESL) and/or other English language acquisition courses do not satisfy the Senior English Literature requirement.

For students who are taking required courses in the second semester of grade 12, and therefore don’t have access to their grades when they apply, the prerequisite course (usually grade 11) will be used to make a grade estimate for the grade 12 course required for admission to your selected program of study. Please note that UNB does not accept 'mid-term' grades.

Electives

Electives are additional courses that may be used toward your admission average. If you have multiple elective courses that UNB considers acceptable and appropriate for the degree to which you are applying, UNB will choose the elective courses with the highest grades to consider toward your admission average.

UNB groups electives into five groups:

Group 1: Senior Secondary Additional or Advanced Math, Biology, Chemistry, Computer / Information Technology, French, Geography, History, Geology, Law, Political Science, Science, Physics, Sociology, Environmental Studies.

Group 2: Senior Secondary Accounting, Business Studies, Marketing.

Group 3: Senior Secondary Communication, Art, Music, Drama.

Group 4: Senior Secondary Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD), Electronics.

Group 5: Senior Secondary Health or Physical Education.

Please note: Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to any program. Contact a recruiter for more details.

Program requirements

Arts  |  Business  |  Computer Science  |  Education  |  Engineering  |  Environment  |  Kinesiology  |  Leadership  |  Nursing  |  Science



Arts

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

  • Course requirements:
    • Senior English Literature (60% or higher)
    • 4 electives from group 1
    • 1 elective from group 1, 2 or 3
  • Minimum admission average: 65%
  • Campus: Fredericton and Saint John

Bachelor of Applied Arts

  • Course requirements:
    • Senior English Literature (60% or higher)
    • 1 elective from group 1, 2 or 3
  • Minimum admission average: 65%
  • Campus: Fredericton

Concurrent: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Computer Science (BA/BCS)

  • Course requirements:
    • Senior English Literature (60% or higher)
    • Senior Math, including Pre-Calculus (65% or higher)
    • 1 other academic math
    • 1 of Senior Biology, Senior Chemistry or Senior Physics (65% or higher)
    • 1 elective from group 1 (60% or higher)
    • 1 elective from group 1, 2 or 3 (60% or higher)
  • Minimum admission average: 75%
  • Campus: Fredericton

Concurrent: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (BA/BEd)

  • Course requirements:
    • Students must first obtain 30 credit hours in the Bachelor of Arts degree program. Applicants should apply to the Bachelor of Arts degree program on the Saint John campus (see requirements above).
    • Additional forms are also required. Please contact a recruiter.
  • Minimum admission average: 65%
  • Campus: Saint John

Bachelor of Arts and Science (BAS)

  • Course requirements:
    • Senior English Literature (60% or higher)
    • Senior Math, including Pre-Calculus
    • 1 other academic math
    • Senior Chemistry
    • 1 of Senior Physics, Senior Biology or Senior Geology
    • 1 elective from group 1 or 2
  • Minimum admission average: 75% (The average marks in Pre-Calculus Math, Chemistry and the best other Science course must be at least 75%)
  • Campus: Fredericton

Concurrent: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (BA/BSC)

  • Course requirements:
    • Senior English Literature (60% or higher)
    • Senior Math, including Pre-Calculus
    • 1 other academic math
    • Senior Chemistry
    • 1 of Senior Physics, Senior Biology or Senior Geology
    • 1 elective from group 1 or 2
  • Minimum admission average: 75% (The average marks in Pre-Calculus Math, Chemistry and the best other Science course must be at least 75%)
  • Campus: Fredericton



Business

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

  • Course requirements:
    • Senior English Literature (60% or higher)
    • Senior Math, including Pre-Calculus (60% or higher)
    • 1 other academic math
    • 2 electives from group 1
    • 1 elective from group 1 or 2
  • Minimum admission average: 75%
  • Campus: Fredericton and Saint John

Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM)

  • Course requirements:
    • Applicants must have a two-year post-secondary diploma from a recognized UNB partner college. Additional admission requirements will depend on the institution from which a student graduated. For more information, contact a recruiter.
  • Minimum admission average: 70%
  • Campus: Saint John

Bachelor of Applied Management in Hospitality and Tourism (BAMHT)

  • Course requirements:
    • High school applicants:
      • Senior English Literature (60% or higher)
      • Senior Math, including Pre-Calculus (60% or higher)
      • 1 other academic math
      • 2 electives from group 1
      • 1 elective from group 1 or 2
    • Transfer students:
      • Completion of an approved diploma program from a recognized college. Contact a recruiter.
      • Micro-economics (70% or higher)
      • Macro-economics (70% or higher)
  • Minimum admission average: 70%
  • Campus: Saint John (Year 2 of this program delivered in St. Andrews)

Bachelor of Applied Management in Electronic Commerce (BAMEC)

  • Course requirements:
    • Applicants must have a two-year post-secondary diploma from a recognized UNB partner college. Additional admission requirements will depend on the institution from which a student graduated. For more information, contact a recruiter.
  • Minimum admission average: 70%
  • Campus: Saint John

Bachelor of Applied Management in Accounting (BAMAC)

  • Course requirements:
    • Applicants must have a two-year post-secondary diploma from a recognized UNB partner college. Additional admission requirements will depend on the institution from which a student graduated. For more information, contact a recruiter.
    • (High school applicants may choose to enrol in a BBA program and major in Accounting)
  • Minimum admission average: 70%
  • Campus: Saint John



Computer Science

Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS)

  • Course requirements:
    • Senior English Literature (60% or higher)
    • Senior Math, including Pre-Calculus (60% or higher)
    • 1 other academic math
    • 1 of Senior Biology, Senior Chemistry or Senior Physics (65% or higher)
    • 1 elective from group 1 (60% or higher)
    • 1 elective from group 1 or 2 (60% or higher)
  • Minimum admission average: 75%
  • Campus: Fredericton

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BScCS)

  • Course requirements:
    • Senior English Literature (60% or higher)
    • Senior Math, including Pre-Calculus (65% or higher)
    • 1 other academic math
    • 1 of Senior Physics or Senior Chemistry (65% or higher)
    • 1 elective from group 1 (60% or higher)
    • 1 elective from group 1 or 2 (60% or higher)
  • Minimum admission average: 75%
  • Campus: Saint John

Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering (BscSwE)

  • Course requirements:
    • Senior English Literature (70% or higher)
    • Senior Math, including Pre-Calculus (70% or higher)
    • 1 other academic math
    • Senior Chemistry (70% or higher)
    • Senior Physics (70% or higher)
    • 1 elective from group 1, 2 or 4 (60% or higher)
  • Minimum admission average: 75%
  • Campus: Fredericton

Bachelor of Information Sciences (BISc)

  • Course requirements:
    • Senior English Literature (60% or higher)
    • Senior Math, including Pre-Calculus (65% or higher)
    • 1 other academic math
    • 2 electives from group 1 (60% or higher)
    • 1 elective from group 1 or 2 (60% or higher)
  • Minimum admission average: 75%
  • Campus: Saint John

Concurrent: Bachelor of Computer Science/Bachelor of Science (BCS/BSc)

  • Course requirements:
    • Senior English Literature
    • Senior Math, including Pre-Calculus (60% or higher)
    • 1 other academic math
    • Senior Chemistry
    • 1 of Senior Physics, Senior Biology or Senior Geology
    • 1 elective from group 1 or 2
  • Minimum admission average: 75% (The average marks in Pre-Calculus Math, Chemistry and the best other Science course must be at least 75%)
  • Campus: Fredericton



Education

Bachelor of Education (BEd)

  • Course requirements:
    • Admission to the Bachelor of Education program at UNB Fredericton requires the completion of an undergraduate degree with a minimum cumulative grade point (CGPA) average of 2.7.
    • Admission to the Bachelor of Education is highly competitive. The minimum CPGA stated may not be sufficient to secure a place.
  • Minimum admission average: CPGA of 2.7
  • Campus: Fredericton

Concurrent: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (BA/BEd)

  • Course requirements:
    • Students must first obtain 30 credit hours in the Bachelor of Arts degree program.
    • Applicants should apply to the Bachelor of Arts degree program on the Saint John campus (see requirements above).
    • Additional forms are also required. Please contact a recruiter.
  • Minimum admission average: 65%
  • Campus: Saint John



Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BScEng): Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical

  • Course requirements:
    • Senior English Literature (70% or higher)
    • Senior Math, including Pre-Calculus (70% or higher)
    • 1 other academic math
    • Senior Chemistry (70% or higher)
    • Senior Physics (70% or higher)
    • 1 elective from group 1, 2 or 4 (60% or higher)
  • Minimum admission average: 75%
  • Campus: Students may complete all 4 years of these Engineering programs in Fredericton, or may complete the first two years in Saint John and then transfer to Fredericton for the remainder of their program.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BScEng): Geomatics, Geological

  • Course requirements:
    • Senior English Literature (70% or higher)
    • Senior Math, including Pre-Calculus (70% or higher)
    • 1 other academic math
    • Senior Chemistry (70% or higher)
    • Senior Physics (70% or higher)
    • 1 elective from group 1, 2 or 4 (60% or higher)
  • Minimum admission average: 75%
  • Campus: Fredericton

Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering (BscSwE)

  • Course requirements:
    • Senior English Literature (70% or higher)
    • Senior Math, including Pre-Calculus (70% or higher)
    • 1 other academic math
    • Senior Chemistry (70% or higher)
    • Senior Physics (70% or higher)
    • 1 elective from group 1, 2 or 4 (60% or higher)
  • Minimum admission average: 75%
  • Campus: Fredericton

Bachelor of Geomatics (BGEOM)

  • Course requirements:
    • Senior English Literature (70% or higher)
    • Senior Math, including Pre-Calculus (70% or higher)
    • 1 other academic math
    • 2 electives from group 1: Senior Physics is recommended (70% or higher); must have 60% in the other elective from group 1
    • Although admission may be granted after completion of appropriate secondary courses (above), it is preferred that applicants have completed a Diploma in Geomatics Engineering Technology or equivalent.
    • All applicants will be assessed by the department. In order to be considered for admission, applicants normally will possess one of the following qualifications as deemed acceptable by the department: completion of a recognized 2 or 3 year Diploma in Geomatics Engineering Technology; completion of post-secondary education; experience, maturity and qualities indicating the ability to undertake study in Geomatics.
    • Applicants are expected to have knowledge of calculus, computer science, probability and statistics, as well as preferably Physics equivalent to first year university courses.
  • Minimum admission average: 75%
  • Campus: Fredericton



Environment

Bachelor of Science in Forestry (BScF)

  • Course requirements:
    • Senior English Literature (70% or higher)
    • Senior Math, including Pre-Calculus (70% or higher)
    • 1 other academic math
    • Senior Biology or Senior Physics (70% or higher)
    • Senior Chemistry (70% or higher)
    • 1 elective from group 1 or 2 (60% or higher)
  • Minimum admission average: 75%
  • Campus: Fredericton

Bachelor of Science in Environment and Natural Resources (BScENR)

  • Course requirements:
    • Senior English Literature (70% or higher)
    • Senior Math, including Pre-Calculus (70% or higher)
    • 1 other academic math
    • Senior Biology or Senior Physics (70% or higher)
    • Senior Chemistry (70% or higher)
    • 1 elective from group 1 or 2 (60% or higher)
  • Minimum admission average: 75%
  • Campus: Fredericton



Health Sciences

Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHS)

  • Course requirements:
    • Students must be accepted by a Canadian Medical Association (CMA) or Council on Accreditation for Respiratory Therapy Education (CoARTE) accredited program in Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, or Radiography — or have completed such an accredited program.
    • Students entering the university who have not yet been admitted into an accredited program should enroll in the Bachelor of Science (BSc) program.
  • Minimum admission average: 75% (The average marks in Pre-Calculus Math, Chemistry and the best other Science course must be at least 75%; Senior Physics is required)
  • Campus: Saint John



Kinesiology

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (BScKin)

  • Course requirements:
    • Senior English Literature (60% or higher)
    • Senior Math, including Pre-Calculus
    • 1 other academic math
    • 2 of Senior Biology, Senior Chemistry or Senior Physics
    • 1 elective from group 1, 2, 3 or 5
  • Minimum admission average: 75%
  • Campus: Fredericton

Bachelor of Recreation and Sport Studies (BRSS)

  • Course requirements:
    • Senior English Literature (60% or higher)
    • Senior Math, including Pre-Calculus
    • 1 other academic math
    • 1 of Senior Biology, Senior Chemistry or Senior Physics
    • 2 electives from group 1
    • 1 elective from group 1, 2, 3 or 5
  • Minimum admission average: 75%
  • Campus: Fredericton



Leadership

Bachelor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies (BPHIL)

  • Course requirements:
    • Senior English Literature
    • Grade 11 Math
    • 3 electives from group 1
    • 1 elective from group 1, 2 or 3
    • 3 electives from group 1; and
    • 1 elective from group 1, 2 or 3
  • Minimum admission average: 75% (A combined average of 75% or higher is required in Senior English Literature and Grade 11 Math)
  • Campus: Fredericton (Renaissance College)



Nursing

Bachelor of Nursing (BN)

  • Course requirements:
    • Senior English Literature (70% or higher)
    • Grade 11 Math (70% or higher)
    • Senior Chemistry (70% or higher)
    • Senior Biology (70% or higher)
    • 2 electives from group 1
  • Minimum admission average: 75%
  • Campus: Saint John and Fredericton



Science

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

  • Course requirements:
    • Senior English Literature
    • Senior Math, including Pre-Calculus
    • 1 other academic math
    • Senior Chemistry
    • 1 of Senior Physics, Senior Biology or Senior Geology (Senior Physics is required for entry into Health Sciences)
    • 1 elective from group 1 or 2
  • Minimum admission average: 75% (The average marks in Pre-Calculus Math, Chemistry and the best other Science course must be at least 75%.)
  • Campus: Saint John and Fredericton

Bachelor of Science in Economics (BscEc)

  • Course requirements:
    • Senior English Literature
    • Senior Math, including Pre-Calculus
    • 1 other academic math
    • Senior Chemistry
    • Senior Physics
    • 2 electives from group 1 or 2
  • Minimum admission average: 75% (Science average must be 75%, based on Pre-Calculus Math and best of senior Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
  • Campus: Saint John

Bachelor of Science in Financial Mathematics (BScFM)

  • Course requirements:
    • Senior English Literature
    • Senior Math, including Pre-Calculus
    • 1 other academic math
    • Senior Chemistry
    • Senior Physics
    • 2 electives from group 1 or 2
  • Minimum admission average: 75% (Science average must be 75%, based on Pre-Calculus Math and best of senior Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
  • Campus: Saint John

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