Faculty of Arts and Science

Join innovative and intelligent students like you in the pursuit of a world-class degree in Arts and Science. Our faculty offers over 26 areas of study ranging from Biology to Sociology so no matter where your passion is we have a program for you.

  • Engage with some of the best educators and leading thinkers with Nipissing small class sizes.
  • Benefit from personalized attention and participate in undergraduate and, in some cases, graduate-level research.
  • Experience a picturesque setting with state-of-the-art facilities nestled in 256 acres of pristine forest.
  • If you love the outdoors and looking for a personalized, high quality education, Nipissing is for you.
  • Guaranteed single room in residence for first year students admitted from high school!

Foundations Pathway

The Faculty of Arts and Science is pleased to announce a new initiative that supports the transition from high school to university. Students will have an opportunity to take unique courses that inspire curiosity and provide an open dialogue for discovery. This pathway is intended for students who are determined to earn a university education but have faced challenges in an academic environment. Through our customized classes, students gain the skills and knowledge required for continued success as they work towards their Bachelor of Arts or Science degree. The pathway admits students applying directly from secondary school who have an average below the 70% admission requirement.

Learn more about the Foundations Pathway

French Language Placement Test

Please note that the French Placement Test is no longer a requirement to register in French courses for 21FW.

If you wish to enroll in FREN-1106 Introductory French I and have no knowledge of French you are encouraged to contact the Chair of the French Department, Richard Wenghofer at richardw@nipissingu.ca to seek permission. If approved, the Chair will inform the Office of the Registrar and you will be notified that you can proceed with registering for Introductory French I. 

It is strongly recommended that students enrolling in the French Minor at Nipissing University with grade 12 core French enroll in FREN-1106 Introductory French I, while those who have graduated from a French immersion or fully French secondary school enroll in FREN-2006 Intermediate French I. 

If you wish to enroll in FREN-2006 Intermediate French I and have not completed Introductory French you are encouraged to contact the Chair of the French Department, Richard Wenghofer at richardw@nipissingu.ca to request exemption from this prerequisite requirement. If approved, the Chair will inform the Office of the Registrar and you will be notified that you can proceed with registering for Intermediate French. 

 

Certificate of Bilingualism

Students of Nipissing University are eligible for a Certificate of Bilingualism if they demonstrate superior ability in French and English.

Please note:  You must be in your graduating year to take this test.

Application Deadline:  Friday, January 29, 2021

Written Examination:  Tuesday, March 16, 2021

10:00 am - 12:00 pm (English)

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (French)

Oral Examination:  Thursday, March 18, 2021

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Testing Fee:  $45 

Application forms are available through the Dean of Arts and Science Office at asdean@nipissingu.ca.