New Student Resources

Below you will find more information about the course selection process for new students beginning at Nipissing University in 2021, including step-by step guides to selecting your courses based on your program of study.

Before selecting your courses, we recommend becoming familiar with your program and degree requirements by watching the Finding Your Program Requirements video below.

Additionally, if you are enrolled in the Concurrent Education program, you can learn more about your program requirements in the Concurrent Education Requirements video.

How to find your program requirements.

To learn how to effectively schedule your courses, please watch the video below.

You can find the Timetable Planner tool that is referenced in the video here.

If you are a student that is just beginning your post-secondary studies at Nipissing University in Fall 2021, we have provided some course recommendations for your first Fall and Winter semesters.

For instructions on how to register for courses, please visit this link. 

Please select the program that you are enrolled in below. 

If you would like to discuss your course selections with an academic advisor, please contact us.

Anthropology

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • ANTH 1006
  • ACAD 1601
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • *Science (6 credits)
  • Electives (15 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070. Concurrent education is only available to anthropology students pursuing an honours double major so students will need to include courses from their second major in their course registration as well.

Biology

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • BIOL 1006 & BIOL 1007
  • CHEM 1006 & CHEM 1007
  • *3 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1257
  • ACAD 1601
  • *Electives (12 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070. Please note, MATH 1257 is not part of this list. Students can still select MATH 1257, however this would mean a total of 9 credits of MATH would be required to satisfy both the requirements for Concurrent Education and Biology.

Students are required to complete an additional 6 credits of Science within their degree, as well as 3 credits of Humanities and 6 credits of Social Sciences and/or Professional Studies.

Business Administration

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • ADMN 1011
  • ADMN 1206
  • ADMN 1306
  • ACCT 1106 & ACCT 1107
  • ADMN 1607
  • ECON 1006 & ECON 1007
  • MKTG 1126
  • ORGS 1136
  • Electives* or Concentration Requirements** (3 credits)

Students require 6 credits of Arts & Science (non-business) within their degree.

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete ACAD 1601 (3 credits) and 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070. This will satisfy the Arts & Science requirement. Concurrent Education students who plan to take MATH 1070 should take it in their first year and wait to take ACAD 1601 and either ADMN 1206, ADMN 1306, ECON 1006 or ECON 1007 in second year.

**Some concentrations require additional first year courses. Please review your concentration requirements in the Academic Calendar.

Child and Family Studies

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • CHFS 1006
  • PSYC 1106
  • PSYC 1107
  • SOCI 1016
  • ACAD 1601
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • *Science (6 credits)
  • Electives (6 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070.

Classical Studies

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • CLAS 1006
  • CLAS 1007
  • ACAD 1601
  • Social Sciences and/or Professional Studies (6 credits)
  • *Science (6 credits)
  • **Electives (9 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070.

**Students planning for the Honours Specialization should also include CLAS 1206 and CLAS 1207.

Computer Science (Bachelor of Arts)

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • COSC 1557
  • COSC 1567
  • COSC 1757
  • MATH 1036
  • MATH 1037
  • MATH 1046
  • MATH 1056
  • ACAD 1601
  • *Electives (6 credits)

*Students are required to complete 3 credits of Humanities, as well as 6 credits of Social Sciences and/or Professional Studies within their degree.

Please note, students in Concurrent Education will satisfy their Mathematics requirement with the courses listed above.

Computer Science (Bachelor of Science)

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • COSC 1557
  • COSC 1567
  • COSC 1757
  • MATH 1036
  • MATH 1037
  • MATH 1046
  • MATH 1056
  • *6 credits of: BIOL 1006, BIOL 1007, CHEM 1006, CHEM 1007, PHYS 1006, PHYS 1007
  • ACAD 1601

*Students will be required to complete an additional 6 credits from this group of courses within their degree.

Students are required to complete 3 credits of Humanities, as well as 6 credits of Social Sciences and/or Professional Studies within their degree.

Please note, students in Concurrent Education will satisfy their Mathematics requirement with the courses listed above.

Criminal Justice

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • CRJS 1087
  • CRJS 1206
  • SOCI 1016
  • PSYC 1106 & PSYC 1107
  • *Humanities (6 credits)
  • **Science (6 Credits)
  • Electives (3 Credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete ACAD 1601 (3 credits). ACAD 1601 will count towards three credits of the Humanities requirement.

**Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070.

Economics

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • ECON 1006
  • ECON 1007
  • ECON 1127
  • ACAD 1601
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • *Science (6 credits)
  • Electives (9 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070.

English Studies

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • *3 credits of 1000 level ENGL 
  • ACAD 1601
  • **Science (6 credits)
  • Social Sciences and/or Professional Studies (6 credits)
  • Electives (12 credits)

*Excluding ENGL 1551 and ENGL 1552

**Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070.

Environmental Biology and Technology

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • BIOL 1006 & BIOL 1007
  • CHEM 1006 & CHEM 1007
  • ENSC 1005
  • GEOG 1017
  • *3 credits of: MATH 1036, 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056, MATH 1257
  • ACAD 1601
  • **Electives (3 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070. Please note, MATH 1257 is not part of this list. Students can still select MATH 1257, however this would mean a total of 9 credits of MATH would be required to satisfy both the requirements for Concurrent Education and Environmental Biology and Technology.

**Students are required to complete 6 credits of Humanities, Social Sciences and/or Professional Studies within their degree.

Fine Arts

To find your program requirements, click here.

  • FAVA 1026
  • FAVA 1027
  • FAVA 1206
  • FAVA 1207
  • ACAD 1601
  • Social Sciences and/or Professional Studies (6 credits)
  • *Science (6 credits)
  • Electives (3 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070.

In addition to the introductory 1000 level FAVA courses, students are encouraged to take a maximum of 6 credits of 2000 level studio during their first year of study. In order to make room for this, students will need to leave some of their other listed requirements for later years.

Gender Equality and Social Justice

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • 3 credits of 1000 level GEND
  • ACAD 1601
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • *Science (6 credits)
  • Electives (15 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070.

Geography

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • GEOG 1016
  • GEOG 1017
  • ACAD 1601
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • *Electives (18 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070.

Geography, Environment and Physical

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • GEOG 1016
  • GEOG 1017
  • GEOL 1006 or GEOL 1007
  • ACAD 1601
  • *3 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1046, or MATH 1056
  • *12 credits of: BIOL 1007, CHEM 1006, CHEM 1007, COSC 1557, COSC 1567, COSC 1666, COSC 1757, GEOL 1006, GEOL 1007, MATH 1036, MATH 1046, MATH 1056, PHYS 1006 or PHYS 1007
  • **Electives (3 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070.

**Students are required to complete 3 additional credits of Humanities within their degree.

Geography, Environmental

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • ENSC 1005
  • GEOG 1016
  • GEOG 1017
  • ACAD 1601
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • *Electives (12 credits)

* Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070. 
Students are strongly recommended to include BIOL 1007 in their course selection.

History

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • 6 credits of 1000 level HIST
  • ACAD 1601
  • Social Sciences (6 credits)
  • *Science (6 credits)
  • Electives (9 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070.

Indigenous Studies

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • INDG 1006
  • ACAD 1601
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • Science (6 credits)
  • * Electives (15 credits)

* Students are strongly encouraged to complete a language course, INDG 1306.

Liberal Arts

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • *Minor 1 (6 credits)
  • *Minor 2 (6 credits)
  • ACAD 1601
  • Science (6 credits)
  • **Electives (9 credits)

*One discipline for the minors must be in the Humanities or Social Sciences.

**These electives must be in the Humanities or Social Sciences if not taken above.

Liberal Science

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • *Minor 1 (6 credits)
  • *Minor 2 (6 credits)
  • ACAD 1601
  • Humanities or Social Sciences or Professional Studies (6 credits)
  • **Electives (9 credits)

*These must be chosen from: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, or Mathematics.

**Within the program students must include a minimum of 12 credits in a Science discipline in an area other than their areas of study. Students are required to complete 3 additional credits of Humanities within their degree.

Mathematics (Bachelor of Arts)

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • MATH 1036
  • MATH 1037
  • MATH 1046
  • MATH 1056
  • COSC 1557
  • ACAD 1601
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • Social Sciences and/or Professional Studies (6 credits)
  • Electives (3 credits)

Please note, students in Concurrent Education will satisfy their Mathematics requirement with the courses listed above.

Mathematics (Bachelor of Science)

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • MATH 1036
  • MATH 1037
  • MATH 1046
  • MATH 1056
  • COSC 1557
  • 6 credits of:  BIOL 1006, BIOL 1007, CHEM 1006, CHEM 1007, PHYS 1006 or PHYS 1007
  • ACAD 1601
  • *Electives (6 credits)

*Students interested in the Applied Mathematics Steam or the General Stream will be required to complete COSC 1567. Students completing the Pure Mathematics Stream will not.

Students will also be required to complete 3 credits of Humanities and 6 credits of Social Sciences and/or Professional Studies within their degree.

Please note, students in Concurrent Education will satisfy their Mathematics requirement with the courses listed above.

Nursing

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • NURS 1006
  • NURS 1016
  • NURS 1017
  • NURS 1026
  • NURS 1027
  • NURS 1037
  • BIOL 1011
  • BIOL 2706
  • BIOL 2707
  • SOCI 1016

When registering for year one courses on WebAdvisor, please select one of the “All Req’d 1st-YR BScN FA Courses” block, as well as one “All Req’d 1st-YR BScN WI Courses” block. Selecting these two blocks will register you for all of the above classes.

Philosophy

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • PHIL 1116
  • PHIL 1117
  • ACAD 1601
  • Social Sciences and/or Professional Studies (6 credits)
  • *Science (6 credits)
  • Electives (9 credits)

**Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070.

Physical and Health Education

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • PHED 1007
  • PHED 1016
  • PHED 1017
  • PHED 1037
  • PHED 1206
  • PHED 1207
  • ACAD 1601
  • *Electives (3 credits)
  • One of the following options: **
    • PHED 1100 and PHED 1200 practicals (on-campus), or
    • 6 credits of electives (virtual)

* Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070. Concurrent Education students who plan to take MATH 1070 should take it in their first year in place of ACAD 1601 or the 6 credits of electives for students who wish to study virtually.

** For more information, please review the email you received from the BPHE department titled "Additional Course Registration Information for New BPHE Students".

Political Science

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • POLI 1006
  • POLI 1007
  • ACAD 1601
  • *Science (6 credits)
  • Electives (15 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070.

Psychology (Bachelor of Arts)

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • PSYC 1106
  • PSYC 1107
  • ACAD 1601
  • *Science (6 credits)
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • *Electives (12 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070.

Psychology (Bachelor of Science)

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • PSYC 1106
  • PSYC 1107
  • *12 credits of: BIOL 1006, BIOL 1007, CHEM 1006, CHEM 1007, MATH 1036, MATH 1037, PHYS 1006 or PHYS 1007
  • ACAD 1601
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • **Electives (6 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070.

**Students are required to complete an additional 6 credits of Science within their degree.

Religion and Cultures

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • 3 credits of 1000 level RLCT
  • ACAD 1601
  • Social Sciences and/or Professional Studies (6 credits)
  • *Science (6 credits)
  • Electives (12 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070.

Social Welfare and Social Development

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • SWLF 1006
  • SOCI 1016
  • ACAD 1601
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • *Science (6 credits)
  • Electives (12 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070.

Students who have been admitted to Social Welfare and Social Development with a Social Service Worker Diploma will take the same first year courses as those admitted to Social Welfare and Social Development.

Social Work

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • SWLF 1006
  • SWRK 1007
  • *Humanities (6 credits)
  • Science (6 credits)
  • **Electives (12 credits)

*It is recommended that students include ACAD 1601 in their first 30 Nipissing credits. ACAD 1601 will count towards three credits of the Humanities requirement.

**The department of Social Work recommends the following electives: ADMN 1156, CHFS 1006, CRJS 1087, CRJS 1206, GEND 1006, INDG 1005, PHIL 1117, PSYC 1106, PSYC 1107, RLCT 1206, SOCI 1016.

Sociology

To view your program requirements, click here.

  • SOCI 1016
  • ACAD 1601
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • *Science (6 credits)
  • Electives (15 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070.

Undeclared

Selecting courses with an Academic Advisor when you are an undeclared student is of particular importance. An Academic Advisor is knowledgeable about Nipissing’s undergraduate programs and will be able to suggest a number of academic programs based on your interests, assist you with exploring options for combining your interests, and will help you with keeping your options open to ensure the classes you pick as an undeclared student will have a place in the degree program you select later on.

Please see additional course information below.

Breadth Requirements

Most undergraduate programs make reference to Humanities, Social Science, Science, and Professional Discipline requirements (breadth requirements). The purpose of breadth requirements is to ensure that students are exposed to different disciplines within their degree.

Please note that courses in the subjects below may not be offered each year.

These groups are defined as follows:

Humanities

Classical Studies, English Studies, Film, Fine Arts, French, History, Philosophy, Religions and Cultures, Spanish

Social Sciences

Anthropology, Child and Family Studies, Criminal Justice, Economics, Gender Equality and Social Justice, Geography, Indigenous Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Social Welfare and Social Development, Sociology

Sciences Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Data Science, Environmental Science, General Science, Physical/Technique Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics
Professional Studies

Accounting, Administrative Studies, Finance, Marketing, Nursing, Organizational Studies, Social Work, Technology Management

Other

Aboriginal Leadership, Academic Writing, First Year Foundations Experience

Electives

Electives are courses taken outside of the program requirements, chosen by the student. Students often use elective credits to achieve additional goals such as majors, minors, certificates and/or teaching subjects. When trying to select electives, students can look at specific courses and course descriptions using WebAdvisor or the Academic Calendar.

French Courses

It is strongly recommended that students with Grade 12 core French enroll in FREN-1106 Introductory French, while those students who have graduated from a French immersion program or fully French secondary school enroll in FREN-2006 Intermediate French. Students interested in a Minor in French can find the requirements at this link.

If you wish to enroll in FREN-2006 Intermediate French and have not completed Introductory French, please email Dr. Richard Wenghofer, Chair of Classical Studies, at richardw@nipissingu.ca to request exemption from this prerequisite requirement.  If approved, Dr. Wenghofer will inform the Office of the Registrar and you will be notified when you can proceed with registered for FREN-2006 Intermediate French.  

Course Codes

When registering for courses on WebAdvisor, students will need to search by subject in order to find the recommended course codes. For example, the "ACAD 1601" course will be listed under the "Academic Writing" subject option.

Please see a list of subjects and the corresponding course code below:

Aboriginal Leadership (LEAD) Education (EDUC) Marketing (MKTG)
Academic Writing (ACAD) English Studies (ENGL) Mathematics (MATH)
Accounting (ACCT) Environmental Science (ENSC) Nursing (NURS)
Administrative Studies (ADMN) Film (FILM) Organizational Studies (ORGS)
Anthropology (ANTH) Fine Arts (FAVA) Philosophy (PHIL)
Astronomy (ASTR) Finance (FINC) Physical and Health Education (PHED)
Biology (BIOL) First Year Foundations Experience (FYFE) Physics (PHYS)
Chemistry (CHEM) French (FREN) Political Science (POLI)
Child and Family Studies (CHFS) Gender Equality and Social Justice (GEND) Psychology (PSYC)
Classical Studies (CLAS) General Science (GSCI) Religions and Cultures (RLCT)
Computer Science (COSC) Geography (GEOG) Social Welfare and Social Development (SWLF)
Criminal Justice (CRJS) Geology (GEOL) Social Work (SWRK)
Data Science (DATA) History (HIST) Sociology (SOCI)
Digital Humanities (DIGI) Indigenous Studies (INDG) Spanish (ESPA)
Economics (ECON) Interdisciplinary Studies (INTD) Technology Management (TMGT)

 

For more information on course codes, please visit this link