New Student Orientation (NSO)

Welcome, Lakers…

…and congratulations on your decision to join the Nipissing University Lakers’ Community! We look forward to working with you during your transition to university. Through programs like New Student Orientation (NSO) and Lakers Orientation Week, we hope to connect you to all of the resources and services to prepare you for the exciting experience ahead.

We are very excited to announce that this year’s New Student Orientation will be held entirely virtually.

Online New Student Orientation

Step One: Complete Your Online Orientation Module

Your first step to take in your New Student Orientation is to complete the Online Learning Module. Steps to access are included below.

Online sessions are designed to be the first step you take in your New Student Orientation. As you move through each section, you’ll gain the tools and knowledge needed to register for courses and take your next steps at Nipissing University.

Instructions for accessing your New Student Orientation Learning Module:

  1. Go to the MyNipissing portal and log in with your Nipissing login information
  2. Click on the "Online Modules" button - this will bring directly into the NSO module
  3. You're in!  

Step Two: Register to Attend the Live Online Orientation Sessions Below

Lakers to Lakers:

Designed for incoming students, these sessions are your opportunity to hear from upper-year student leaders about the experiences you may have, how Nipissing University can support you in this transition, and how you can get involved on campus. You’ll get to join other new students and ask questions about campus and North Bay life.

  • Tuesday, July 14: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm  (CLOSED - FULL)
  • Monday, July 20: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CLOSED - FULL)
  • Wednesday, July 22: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (CLOSED - FULL)
  • Thursday, July 23:  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CLOSED)
  • Wednesday, July 29: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (CLOSED)

Registration Required, see below.
Platform: Blackboard Collaborate or Zoom, a link will be emailed to registrants

Lakers to Lakers Session Registration   

Nursing Program Pre-Arrival Information Session:

Due to the nature of this program, there are some pre-arrival pieces that need to be reviewed.  In this session, we’ll be discussing the documentation you will need, important dates, program requirements, immunizations, mask fittings and more!

  • Thursday, July 16: 10:00 am - 11:00 am  (CLOSED)

Registration Required, see below.
Platform: Zoom, a link will be emailed to registrants

Nursing Information Session Registration   

Q&A with the Nursing Society

Immediately following the information session, there will be a brief  Question and Answer session with representatives from the Nursing Society

Academic Advising

Undergraduate students who wish to plan their programs or who need advice on any academic matter should consult an Academic Advisor. Click on the Course Selection tab above to review first-year courses for your program, start building a timetable/course plan for your first year, and to find out how to connect with an academic advisor. Click here to access program-specific resource videos to help with course selection.

Email: advising@nipissingu.ca, distanceadvising@nipissingu.ca

French Placement Test

Click on the Course Selection tab for dates and how to register.

Virtual Resource Fair:

We've gathered together the services, supports, and resources relevant to new students all in one digital space for you to explore at your own pace! Jot down any questions you have and bring them with you to the Live sessions!

Visit the Virtual Resource Fair   

Welcome to the Lakers Family, Supporters! 

As part of our online New Student Orientation programming, we've planned orientation sessions specifically for Lakers Supporters! 

Who are Laker Supporters? They're the friends and family members who are right there encouraging Lakers and helping them succeed! We've got a variety of options for you to participate in. You can attend a live interactive learning opportunity, participate in an online Q&A, check out some digital resources, and/or listen to our podcast! Explore these options in a bit more detail below.

Live Sessions

Supporter Connections

Did you know that birds vary in how they support each other? Register for this live session with Student Learning Coordinators, Veronica and Lindsey, and find out what type of supporter you are during this interactive learning experience. You’ll learn about what supports are available at Nipissing University and how you can use that information to effectively support your new Laker!

Date & Time Options:
  • Friday, July 17: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (CLOSED)
  • Tuesday, July 21: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (CLOSED)
  • Thursday, July 30: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (CLOSED - FULL)
  • Friday, July 31: 8:30 am - 9:30 am (CLOSED - FULL)

Registration Required, see below.
Platform: Zoom, a link will be emailed to registrants

Campus Community Panel

We know you have questions and we have gathered experts from across the campus to provide you with information about academic support, mental health and wellness, finances, residence, and more.  Join in, get your questions answered, and get to know some of the people who will be supporting your student during their time at Nipissing University.

Date and Time Options: 
  • Wednesday, July 15: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  (CLOSED)
  • Tuesday, July 21: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (CLOSED)

Registration Required, see below.
Platform: Zoom, a link will be emailed to registrations

Register for a Live Supporter Orientation Sessions Here! 

Additional Resources

A NU Way of Supporting Podcast:

A podcast hosted by Student Learning & Transitions A NU Way of Supporting. For Supporters By Supporters. Blue text on a blue green watermark backgound

A Podcast for Supporters by Supporters 
New episodes released weekly at noon on Supporter Saturdays

Do you ever find yourself wondering what student life will be like for your Laker? Student Learning Coordinators, Veronica and Lindsey, will answer this and other common supporter questions. Join them and their special guests to learn about "A NU Way of Supporting" your Laker in the virtual learning environment and beyond!

NU Way of Supporting is available anywhere you prefer to get your podcasts! Click on one of the links below. 

Anchor FMBreaker | Google Podcast | Pocket Cast | RadioPublic | Spotify | Apple Podcasts 

Information Essentials for Supporters:

Your Laker is going to start talking about things that might leave you scratching your head. Click on the PDF below to get your cheat sheet to the essential information and key terms the student in your life might be referencing.

Information Essentials PDF for Supporters

Virtual Resource Fair:

We've gathered together the services, supports, and resources relevant to new students all in one digital space for you to explore at your own pace! Jot down any questions you have and bring them with you to the Campus Community Panel!

Visit the Virtual Resource Fair  

Instructions for Course Registration

  1. Go to Nipissing University’s Website: www.nipissingu.ca and then click the My Nipissing link in the top right corner.
  2. Enter your user name (first letter of your surname followed by your student ID number) and enter your password in the following format: Mmmddyyyy. (For example, if your birthday is September 9, 1999 then your password would be Sep091999. Please note that the month is three letters starting with a capital letter). Click submit.
  3. Click on Go to WebAdvisor.
  4. Click on Students.
  5. Click on Search and Register for Classes.
  6. Select the term 20FW – UG 2020/21FA/WI from the dropdown menu.
  7. Select a course subject (e.g., Biology) from the dropdown menu and hit ‘Submit’. You may also choose to filter your search by inputting the course number and/or location. The following screen will display the results of your search. Click the box on the left to choose the courses in which you wish to register. Click Submit.
  8. On the following screen (Preferred Sections), select an Action for each course you have selected. In the Action box, you have three options: ‘Register’, ‘Remove from list’, or ‘Waitlist’.

    - If the course is open, select ‘Register’ to enrol in the course.
    - If the course is full and you wish to go on a waiting list, select ‘Waitlist’ to be added to the waiting list.
    - If you neither want to register nor want to go on the waiting list, you can choose ‘Remove from List’ to remove that course selection from your Preferred Sections.
    - Once you choose what you want to do, click ‘Submit’. Please note that the system will only allow you to register for courses you are eligible to take.

  9. On the following screen, you will receive a message indicating your status in the chosen course(s). Your status should appear as ‘Registered for this section’ to indicate that you have registered successfully in the course.
  10. Return to the menu, click on ‘Search and Register for Classes’ and repeat the steps to register in courses of a different discipline.
  11. To drop courses on WebAdvisor, click on ‘Register/Drop Classes’. The screen will list both your Preferred Sections and Current Registrations. Under Current Registrations, select the course you wish to drop and click submit. You will receive a message indicating your status in the chosen course(s). Your status should appear as ‘Dropped for this section’ to indicate that you have successfully dropped the course.
  12. To get a listing of your courses, click on ‘View My Class Selections’ or ‘View My Timetable’. It is a good idea to double-check your registration through these screens after making any changes to ensure everything is as you expect.

How to Find Your Transfer Credits

Your transfer credit will be processed when you have accepted your offer of admission and submitted your final college and/or university transcript showing all your final grades and your diploma has been awarded or your university transcript showing final grades. When you request your final college transcript, please ensure that your transcript indicates that you graduated. Once your transfer credit is processed, you will be able to view it on WebAdvisor under Summary of Transfer Credits (under Prospective Students menu) or under Unofficial Transcript which contains more explanation (under Students menu - available after June 30 only). Go to Nipissing University’s Website: www.nipissingu.ca and then click the ‘My Nipissing’ link in the top right corner.

If this summary section is blank, and you feel you should be receiving transfer credits click "Return to Menu" and then on “Important Documents Outstanding/Received” under Communication to check on the status of any required documents. Any questions should be directed to the Registrar’s Office at registrar@nipissingu.ca.

Instructions for Managing Your Waitlist

For courses that allow a waiting list, Manage My Waitlist will show you what position you are on the waiting list. You will also be able to register yourself in the course once a space is available.

  1. At any time you may select Manage My Waitlist to see what position you are on a list.
  2. If space is available in a course Manage My Waitlist will show the status as “Permission to Register”. An email will also be sent to your Nipissing student email account to notify you that a space is available.
  3. To register in the course you would select the action ‘Register’.

If you do not wish to remain on a waiting list, go to Manage My Waitlist and select the action ‘Remove’ to remove your name from the waiting list.

Welcome to the course selection area of New Student Orientation. Below you will find more information about the course selection process, including step-by step guides to selecting your courses based on your program of study.

Over the month of July, Nipissing University will be offering opportunities for you to connect virtually with other students in your program and academic advisors to ask your questions about the course selection and enrollment process.

Breadth Requirements

Many degree programs make reference to Humanities, Social Sciences, Professional Studies, and Science requirements (also known as breadth requirements). The following is a listing of the course subject areas that fall under each group:

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

Other

Aboriginal Leadership, Academic Writing, First Year Foundations Experience

* Subject to course availability for 2020-2021

Interested in taking a French Course?

French Language Placement Test

The French program is designed to expand on the knowledge of the French language first acquired in elementary and secondary schools. All students who wish to take French courses at Nipissing University are required to complete the French Language Placement Test prior to registering in their first French course.  This test will evaluate the language competency of students and enable them to enroll in the appropriate language level. 

There will be an online test available between 1:00pm and 9:00pm on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020
  • Thursday, July 16, 2020

Other Dates for Fall Term:

  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020
  • Wednesday, August 5, 2020
  • Wednesday, August 19, 2020
  • Wednesday, September 2, 2020
  • Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The online test consists of 2 grammar sections and a composition section.  You must complete the test BEFORE 9:00pm as the test will not be accessible after this time. For the oral component of the test, you must make an appointment with the professor in charge. The oral test will be done through Blackboard Collaborate. 

The French Placement Test is divided into three components:

  • Grammar (1 hour)
  • Dictation and composition (15 minutes) 
  • Oral interview (10 minutes)

Contact information:

Students who wish to register for the French Placement Test must send an email to Nicole Savage at nicoles@nipissingu.ca providing the following information:

  • Student name
  • Student ID number
  • Student telephone number
  • Test date requested  

Students will receive an email confirmation with their appointment time to do the oral test with Nicole Savage (between 1:00pm and 9:00pm).

The purpose of the French Placement Test is to assess some of the basic skills and abilities necessary to perform the tasks required in the French Courses.

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.

Concurrent Education Students

The following course listings apply to all undergraduate students including students who are in Concurrent Education. All students in Concurrent Education are required to complete ACAD 1601, as well as MATH 1070 or 6 credits of Mathematics with a 4U prerequisite. In some programs, these credits are required for students regardless of if they are in Concurrent Education or not. In other programs, these credits will count as students’ Science credits or as electives. To see where these credits fit into your program, please review the information below. Additional information regarding upper year requirements for Concurrent Education, teaching subject requirements and divisions can be found in the Academic Calendar and will be discussed at New Student Orientation.

Course Selection for Transfer Students

For a video to assist you in understanding your transfer credits, click here.

Course Selection for Mature Students

Mature students who qualify for admission can be admitted full-time on probation with a reduced course load to a maximum of 24 credits. Please review your offer of admission to see how many credits you will be permitted to take. If you will be taking a reduced load, you can still use the Guide to First Year Courses for Direct from High School Students below, however, prioritize your program requirements over the electives when selecting your courses. You may email advising@nipissingu.ca to request an advisor review your course selections or you can attend one of the live sessions for their program to ask an advisor questions. 

First-Year Course Selection for Direct from High School Students

Guide To First-Year Course Selection for Direct from High School Students

In order to plan your courses, you will need to review your program of interest in the Academic Calendar, view the guide to first year courses for your program below, and print a Timetable Planner. Once you have reviewed what courses are required for your program, you can look on WebAdvisor to see what courses are available this year. Academic Advisors will be available during your NSO day to assist you in finalizing your first-year timetable. Bringing a completed or partially-completed timetable to your NSO day will ensure your day runs more smoothly. 

Anthropology

For a video to assist you with course selections, 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.

Biology

For a video to assist you with course selections, 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

For a video to assist you with course selections, 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

For a video to assist you with course selections, 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

For a video to assist you with course selections, 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 1106 and CLAS 1107.

Computer Science (Science)

For a video to assist you with course selections, 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.

Computer Science (Arts)

For a video to assist you with course selections, 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.

Criminal Justice

For a video to assist you with course selections, 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

For a video to assist you with course selections, 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

For a video to assist you with course selections, 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

For a video to assist you with course selections, 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.

Environment and Physical Geography (Science)

For a video to assist you with course selections, 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.

Environmental Geography (Arts)

For a video to assist you with course selections, 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.

Fine Arts

For a video to assist you with course selections, 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.

Foundations Pathway Program

For a video to assist you with course selections, click here.

Applicants who are admitted to a program with the Foundations pathway will be eligible to register in a maximum of 24 credits and must register in the following courses:

All of the following CORE Foundations Courses:

  • FYFE 1001 Topics in Arts and Science I (3 cr.)
  • FYFE 1002 Topics in Arts and Science I (3 cr.)

6 credits of the following TRANSFORMATION Courses:

  • FYFE 1011 Critical and Applied Thinking (3 cr.)
  • FYFE 1021 Building a Better World (3 cr.)
  • FYFE 1031 Social Media: Untangling the Threads (3 cr.)

In addition to the FYFE courses listed above, students are recommended to take the following:
6 credits of the following TRANSITION Courses:

  • ACAD 1501 Preparation for Academic Writing (3 cr.)
  • ACAD 1601 Academic Writing (3 cr.)
  • ENGL 1551 Language & Written Communication: English Second Language I (3 cr.)
  • ENGL 1552 Language & Written Communication: English Second Language II (3 cr.)
  • INDG 1506 On the Land/From the Land: Indigenous Worldviews (3 cr.)
  • MATH 1011 Quantitative Reasoning (3 cr.)
  • MATH 1911 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
  • MATH 1912 Elementary Calculus (3 cr.)
  • COSC 1901 New Media Tools (3 cr.)
  • COSC 1902 Coding Techniques (3 cr.)
  • BIOL 1911 Introduction to Biology (3 cr.)
  • CHEM 1911 Introduction to Basic Chemistry (3 cr.)

6 credits of AREA of INTEREST Courses:
Students can select up to six credits in a subject area(s) that most interests them. This could be the introductory course(s) for their chosen program of study or a subject area they would like to explore. To be eligible to progress in a BA or BSc program, students must achieve a minimum cumulative average of 60%. Students will be placed on probation if at least 18 credits have been attempted and the student’s cumulative average is between 55%-59%. Students placed on probation will be allowed continue on probation (maximum of 18 credits) and will be reassessed once a total of 30 credits have been attempted.

In some cases, as determined by Academic Advising, students may be given permission to take fewer FYFE courses in order to accommodate the courses required for their intended program of study. While students are required to take the FYFE courses as outlined above whenever possible, exceptions can be made in consideration with course availability and a student’s individual academic goals.

Gender Equality and Social Justice

For a video to assist you with course selections, 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

For a video to assist you with course selections, 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.

History

For a video to assist you with course selections, 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

For a video to assist you with course selections, click here.

  • INDG 1005
  • ACAD 1601
  • Science (6 credits)
  • Electives (15 credits)

Liberal Arts

  • *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

  • *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 (Arts)

For a video to assist you with course selections, 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 (Science)

For a video to assist you with course selections, 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

    For a video to assist you with course selections, 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

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    • 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

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    • PHED 1007
    • PHED 1016
    • PHED 1017
    • PHED 1037
    • PHED 1203
    • PHED 1204
    • PHED 1206
    • PHED 1207
    • PHED 1213
    • PHED 1223
    • PHED 1224
    • PHED 1233
    • ACAD 1601
    • *Electives (3 credits)

    When registering for year one courses on WebAdvisor, please select one of the “All Req’d 1st-YR BPHE FA Practicals” block, as well as one “All Req’d 1st-YR BPHE WI Practicals” block.

    This will register you for all of your year one practical courses (PHED 1203, PHED 1204, PHED 1213, PHED 1223, PHED 1224, and PHED 1233). You will need to register for all other courses separately from these blocks.

    *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 second year.

    Political Science

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    • 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 (Arts)

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    • 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 (Science)

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    • 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.

    Religions and Cultures

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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.