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Academics

Faculty of Arts

Students studying in our Faculty of Arts have the majority of their classes in Tilley Hall and Carleton Hall, where they can choose from a diverse selection of over 1,000 courses in more than 30 areas of study. Students who choose to specialize in psychology will spend most of their time in Keirstead Hall, home to our Psychology department.

Inside these buildings, you’ll find a variety of classroom styles, ranging from large lecture theatres to more intimate seminar rooms where smaller classes are held. Tilley Hall, Carleton Hall and Keirstead Hall are all internally connected to the Harriet Irving Library by underground tunnels, so on those days when the weather isn’t so nice, you can still get to all of your classes without going outside! Arts students also have lots of opportunities to gain valuable experience off-campus, including through our Arts Internship Program.

Sir Leonard Tilley Hall

Tilley Hall

Tilley Hall, home to our Faculty of Arts.

 

Thomas Carleton Hall

Carleton Hall

Carleton Hall, home to our Faculty of Arts.

Carleton Hall

Students from our English department in a seminar room in Carleton Hall.

 

Wilfred Keirstead Hall

Kierstead Hall

Keirstead Hall, home to our Psychology department within the Faculty of Arts.

 

Faculty of Computer Science

The Head Hall complex is where our Faculty of Computer Science was established in 1990, making it the first of its kind in Canada – but our history with computers dates back to 1959. Our highly sought-after students are preparing for careers in growing fields like cybersecurity, information management, computer programming and software building. Many students choose to participate in our accredited co-op program, which gives them the opportunity to spend 4-6 terms earning a salary while getting hands-on experience in their chosen field. Past co-op placements have included McCain Foods, Statistics Canada, TD Bank and Google.

Sir Edmund Head Hall

Head Hall

Computer Science students working in one of our computer labs in Head Hall.

Head Hall - Gillin Hall

Our Computer Science Creative Space (known as CS Square) is a knowledge-sharing and entrepreneurship centre where students, faculty and local industry can meet and exchange innovative ideas. CS Square is located in Gillin Hall, part of the Head Hall complex.

 

Faculty of Education

Marshall d’Avray Hall is home to our Faculty of Education, which offers a highly competitive 10-month post-degree Bachelor of Education. When they’re not in this building, our education students are out in schools and community educational centres learning from specialists in their teachable areas. Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Education after completing their undergraduate degree program at UNB Fredericton should consider applying for the Faculty of Education Admission Advantage (FEAA). Marshall d’Avray Hall is also home to the UNB Media Lab and the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre.

Marshall d'Avrary Hall

Marshall d'Avrary

Marshall d’Avray Hall

Marshall d'Avrary

Bachelor of Education students in one of the classrooms in Marshall d’Avray Hall.

Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre

Marshall d'Avrary

UNB students outside the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre.

 

Faculty of Engineering

Head Hall also where you’ll find our Faculty of Engineering. In 1854, UNB became the first university in Canada to offer an engineering program. Today, our engineering students can specialize in one of seven competitive programs: Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Geological, Geomatics, Mechanical or Software. With some of the best undergraduate labs in the country and a leading co-op program, UNB will prepare you for a career in growing fields like healthcare, biotechnology, transportation, renewable energy, aerospace and environmental management. Students with a passion for entrepreneurial thinking should also consider our Technology, Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) program.

Sir Edmund Head Hall

Head Hall

Head Hall, home to our Faculty of Engineering and our Faculty of Computer Science.

Head Hall

UNB students working in one of Head Hall’s many engineering labs.

 

Faculty of Forestry & Environmental Management

The Forestry and Geology Building is where you’ll find our Faculty of Forestry & Environmental Management. With small class sizes that average around 20 students, this building soon starts to feel like home for anyone studying here. In addition to the modern labs you’ll have access to inside, many of your hands-on learning experiences will be spent outdoors during field trips and practicums. Many students find summer employment placements where they earn between $10,000 and $20,000, gain invaluable experience and make connections for future employment. The education you receive in this building will open many doors: employers often visit as early as September to start meeting with students, and 95% of Forestry & Environmental Management graduates find a job in the natural resource sector!

Forestry & Geology Building

Forestry & Geology Building

The Forestry and Geology Building, home to our Faculty of Forestry & Environmental Management.

Forestry & Geology Building

Technology lab in the Forestry and Geology building.

 

Faculty of Kinesiology

Opened in August 2018, the state-of-the-art Kinesiology Building is the newest building on our Fredericton campus and home to our Faculty of Kinesiology. Whether you choose to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology or a Bachelor of Recreation and Sport Studies (the only program of its kind in Canada), you’ll have access to a range of unique classrooms and high-tech labs. The building was specifically constructed to achieve both LEED and WELL certification and is directly connected to the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, meaning the overall design keeps students’ physical health and environmental footprint in mind. Examples of this include a large central staircase to promote physical activity, and a rainwater collection system used to operate much of the building’s plumbing!

The Kinesiology Building

The Kinesiology Building

The Kinesiology Building, home to our Faculty of Kinesiology. Along with the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER located beside it, this building embodies our commitment to the health and wellness of our students.

The Kinesiology Building

The gym in the Kinesiology Building is a high-performance training space for UNB athletes.

 

Faculty of Law

Established in 1892, our Faculty of Law has developed a reputation as “Canada’s great small Law school”. Each year around 90 students are admitted to the faculty, and they become a close-knit community during their 3 years spent together in the Faculty of Law, where classrooms, offices, lounges and the renowned Gérard V. La Forest Law Library are all located. With an emphasis on career readiness, our Faculty of Law prepares students for careers in fields like constitutional law, criminal law and commercial law.

Faculty of Law building

Ludlow Hall

Ludlow Hall

The Colin B. Mackay Reading Room, part of the Gérard V. La Forest Law Library. 

 

Faculty of Management

Singer Hall is where you’ll find our Faculty of Management, which offers a Bachelor of Business Administration. Located beside the Harriet Irving Library and the Student Union Building, Singer Hall is a centre for experiential learning and entrepreneurial thinking, where students gain the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to tackle real-world business challenges. Combine finance theory with hands-on investment experience through our $8 million Student Investment Fund, or get a job in your field through our co-op program.

Ethel Singer Hall

Singer Hall

Singer Hall, home to our Faculty of Management.

Singer Hall

Co-op students meeting with an instructor in Singer Hall.

 

Faculty of Nursing

Our Faculty of Nursing is located in MacLaggan Hall, where students enjoy small class sizes and a 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio for most clinical courses. MacLaggan Hall is also home to Nutsihpiluwewicik, our Indigenous nursing program. When they’re not on campus, our nursing students are completing their clinical hours in local hospitals, long-term care facilities and community health centres. This hands-on experience starts as soon as you begin your program: you’ll gain 108 clinical hours in your first year alone! If you have already completed at least 60 credit hours of university courses, consider our Advanced Standing program based in Moncton.

Katherine MacLaggan Hall

MacLaggan Hall

MacLaggan Hall, home to our Faculty of Nursing.

MacLaggan Hall

Students gaining important hands-on experience in the clinical lab located on the first floor of MacLaggan Hall.

 

Renaissance College

Maggie Jean Chestnut Residence is a traditional Victorian home located in the heart of downtown Fredericton, where you will find our Faculty of Leadership Studies – more commonly known as Renaissance College. The first accelerated bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary leadership in Canada, this unique program is designed to be completed in 3 years, which includes summer internships. With a maximum intake of 30 students each year, your experience at Renaissance College will focus heavily on building close relationships with both your peers and your instructors. Plus, you’re only a 15-minute walk from the UNB Fredericton campus, which means you have easy access to the same resources as students from other faculties.

Maggie Jean Chestnut Residence

Maggie Jean Chestnut Residence

Maggie Jean Chestnut Residence, home to Renaissance College.

Maggie Jean Chestnut Residence

Students spending time inside the main entryway of Maggie Jean Chestnut Residence.

 

Faculty of Science

Our Faculty of Science is located in a collection of buildings that surround our Science & Forestry Library. Bailey Hall is home to our Biology and Earth Sciences departments, Toole Hall is where you’ll find our Chemistry department, and our Physics and Mathematics & Statistics departments can be found in the IUC Concourse. All of these buildings are connected internally, allowing for easy access between lecture halls, labs and study spaces, as well as opportunities for different departments to connect and collaborate. Collaboration is a big theme in the Faculty of Science: we offer 25 undergraduate degree possibilities, including joint and concurrent degree options! Add to that a variety of off-campus experiential education opportunities and you’ll have a degree that can take you anywhere.

F. J. Toole Hall

Toole Hall

Toole Hall, home to our Chemistry department within the Faculty of Science.

Toole Hall

The chemistry labs in Toole Hall are some of the best in the country, thanks to recent renovations valued at $4 million.

 

Loring Bailey Hall

Toole Hall

A biology lab in Bailey Hall, where hands-on learning is common practice.