Founded back in 1785, the University of New Brunswick is a public institution of higher learning with campuses in Saint John and Fredericton. With a student population of about 11,000, the university offers graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 30 fields, including Law, Environmental and Natural Resources, Education, Computer Science, and Applied Arts.
The Faculty of Management offers programs in Economics and Finance, Accounting, International Business, and Human Resources Management. Students enrolled in Economics and Finance gain knowledge and understanding of basic financial principles and institutions and general economic trends. Possible career paths for graduates include:
- Insurance agent
- Claims adjuster
- Credit analyst
- Project manager
- Asset researcher
- Asset manager
- Securities salesperson
The Faculty of Science, Applied Science, and Engineering Department features programs in Mechanical, Geodesy and Geomatics, Geological, Electrical, Civil, and Chemical Engineering. The Geological Engineering program teaches students about the importance of energy and mineral and water resources and their responsible use and protection. Graduates can choose from different employment opportunities in sectors such as environmental protection, exploration of groundwater, energy, and minerals, and environmental and geoscientific consulting. Students enrolled in the program gain understanding across topics such as engineering hydrogeology, rock mechanics, and the age, evolution, and origin of the Earth.
The Faculty of Science, Applied Science, and Engineering also offers degrees in Respiratory Therapy and Radiology, with graduates working in air quality testing facilities, research labs, home care services, and public health clinics. Young professionals also find employment in rehabilitation centres, hospitals, and pharmaceutical and equipment sales.
The University of New Brunswick features graduate programs across multiple fields, including Political Science, Business Administration, Health Services Research, and Quantitative Investment Management. Courses in psychology, biology, chemistry, biology, and other disciplines are available.
Students are eligible to apply for provincial and federal funding and provincial loans, scholarships, and bursaries. Financial aid is available through the Student Abroad Bursary Program and UNB Special Bursary Program. Graduate students who are enrolled full-time are eligible to apply for bursary of up to $500. A work-study program is also offered in liaison with the Student Employment Service and Financial Aid Office. Only students with GPA of 2.0 or higher and a demonstrated financial need are eligible.
A variety of services are also available, including student, conference, and dining services, facilities management, childcare, and communications and marketing.
Student Life and Recreation
Students are welcome to join a variety of clubs and societies and sports and recreational activities, including community programs and club and varsity sports. The Athletics Centre can be used by all students free of charge and features throwing and track areas and an artificial field, along with a multi-purpose room, fitness room, and three gyms. The university also offers wellness webinars and virtual classes, including virtual yoga and tabata and club sports such as rugby, hockey, football, and field hockey. Athletes can choose from three varsity sports – volleyball, soccer, and basketball.