Program-Specific Admission Requirements

UNB uses admission averages to evaluate high school students for admission to the University.

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 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 those students who are taking required courses in the second semester of high school, and the grades for which are not available at the time of application, 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. In the event that 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.

For further details, please contact a recruiter.



Arts
Degree ProgramCourse RequirementsMinimum Admission AverageCampus
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Senior English Literature (60% or higher)
  • 4 electives from Group 1
  • 1 elective from Group 1, 2 or 3
65% Fredericton & Saint John
Bachelor of Applied Arts (BAA)
  • Senior English Literature (60% or higher)
  • 4 electives from Group 1
  • 1 elective from Group 1, 2 or 3
65% Fredericton
Concurrent: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Computer Science
(BA/BCS)
  • 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)
75 % Fredericton
Concurrent: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (BA/BEd)
  • 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.
65% Saint John
Bachelor of Arts and Science (BAS)
  • 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
75%
(The average marks in Pre-Calculus Math, Chemistry and the best other Science course must be at least 75%.)

 

Fredericton
Concurrent: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (BA/BSC)
  • 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
75%

(The average marks in Pre-Calculus Math, Chemistry and the best other Science course must be at least 75%.)
Fredericton
Business
Degree ProgramCourse RequirementsMinimum Admission AverageCampus
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • 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
75% Fredericton & Saint John
Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) 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. 70% Saint John
Bachelor of Applied Management in Hospitality and Tourism (BAMHT) 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)
70% Saint John (Year 2 of this program delivered in St. Andrews)
Bachelor of Applied Management in Electronic Commerce (BAMEC) 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. 70% Saint John
Bachelor of Applied Management in Accounting (BAMAC) 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.)
70% Saint John
Computer Science
Degree ProgramCourse RequirementsMinimum Admission AverageCampus
Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS)
  • 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)
75% Fredericton
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BScCS)
  • 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)
75% Saint John
Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering (BscSwE)
  • 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)
75% Fredericton
Bachelor of Information Sciences  (BISc)
  • 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)
75% Saint John
Concurrent: Bachelor of Computer Science/Bachelor of Science (BCS/BSc)
  • 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
75% (The average marks in Pre-Calculus Math, Chemistry and the best other Science course must be at least 75%.)

Fredericton
Education
Degree ProgramCourse RequirementsMinimum Admission AverageCampus
Bachelor of Education (BEd)
  • 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 cgpa stated may not be sufficient to secure a place.
CGPA of 2.7 Fredericton
Concurrent: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (BA/BEd)
  • 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.
65% Saint John
Engineering
Degree ProgramCourse RequirementsMinimum Admission AverageCampus
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BScEng)
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Computer
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • 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)
75% 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
  • 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)
75% Fredericton
Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering (BscSwE)
  • 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)
75% Fredericton
Bachelor of Geomatics (BGEOM)
  • 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.
75% Fredericton
Environment
Degree ProgramCourse RequirementsMinimum Admission AverageCampus
Bachelor of Science in Forestry (BScF)
  • 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)
75% Fredericton
Bachelor of Science in Environment and Natural Resources (BScENR)
  • 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)
75% Fredericton
Health Sciences
Degree ProgramCourse RequirementsMinimum Admission AverageCampus
Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHS)
  • 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 enrol in the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) program.
75% (The average marks in Pre-Calculus Math, Chemistry and the best other Science course must be at least 75%; Senior Physics is required) Saint John
Kinesiology
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (BScKin)
  • 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
75% Fredericton
Bachelor of Recreation and Sport Studies (BRSS)
  • 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
75% Fredericton
Leadership
Degree ProgramCourse RequirementsMinimum Admission AverageCampus
Bachelor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies (BPHIL)
  • 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
75% (A combined average of 75% or higher is required in Senior English Literature and Grade 11 Math) Fredericton (Renaissance College)
Nursing
Degree ProgramCourse RequirementsMinimum Admission AverageCampus
Bachelor of Nursing (BN)
  • 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
75% Saint John and Fredericton
Science
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • 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
75% (The average marks in Pre-Calculus Math, Chemistry and the best other Science course must be at least 75%.) Saint John and Fredericton
Bachelor of Science in Economics (BscEc)
  • Senior English Literature
  • Senior Math, including Pre-Calculus
  • 1 other academic math
  • Senior Chemistry
  • Senior Physics
  • 2 electives from Group 1 or 2
75%  (Science average must be 75%, based on Pre-Calculus Math and best of senior Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.) Saint John
Bachelor of Science in Financial Mathematics (BScFM)
  • Senior English Literature
  • Senior Math, including Pre-Calculus
  • 1 other academic math
  • Senior Chemistry
  • Senior Physics
  • 2 electives from Group 1 or 2
75% (Science average must be 75%, based on Pre-Calculus Math and best of senior Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. Saint John