The Université de Moncton might be small, but it punches above its weight in New Brunswick. The chief justice of the province, J. Ernest Drapeau, and Premier Brian Gallant earned bachelor’s degrees here, and other graduates have served as the province’s economic development minister, lieutenant-governor and premier in the past. Small is good when it comes to class size, too: Moncton has one of the lowest student-faculty ratios in Canada. Home of the world’s biggest archive of Acadian materials, Moncton is a must-visit for historians. And while the university serves its Acadian roots well, it looks to attract students from beyond its region, as evidenced by the rising number of international students choosing Moncton. “Who would have believed 20 years ago that international students would represent 20 per cent of the student population?” asks rector Raymond Théberge. “This trend has to continue.” Moncton has three campuses; all are exclusively French-speaking. Wide-open spaces and greenery dominate the main campus in Moncton. The Edmundston campus, close to the Saint John River, sits among the hills of the Appalachians in northwestern New Brunswick. The Shippagan campus is located on the Acadian Peninsula, an area with beautiful beaches.
• Forest Management: Students learn to manage forest resources with a view to environmental sustainability. The program draws on natural, management, social and economic sciences while incorporating lots of practical applications and advanced technologies.
• Criminology: This multidisciplinary program gives students the in-depth knowledge and diverse skill set needed for a career in this field; it includes case studies, team projects and completion of an internship or research project.
• Sustainable Development and the Coastal Zone: Offered at the Shippagan campus, this program explores the challenges of resource management in coastal zones and how these resources can be used to meet the socio-economic needs of coastal communities.
• Crisis Communication: This course teaches students how to manage a public relations crisis; topics cover communications strategies using real-world case studies.
• Women and Power: Students explore the relationship between women and the state, analyzing their domestic, cultural, economic, social and political power through the lens of the contemporary feminist movement.
|Minimum entering grades||Tuition||Average class size||Number of students||Residence spaces||Graduation and retention rates|
|$6,416||1st & 2nd year: 25.4
3rd & 4th year: 16.1
|789 (476 reserved for first years)||Graduation: 62.6%