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Student Life

Choose your own path for discovery. With 140 modules and 480 courses, 3M National teaching award-winning instructors, Canada Research Chairs and the largest number of Industry Research Chairs in Science at any Ontario university, you will experience tremendous personal and academic growth in an inspiring environment.

Take full advantage of high-impact learning through Western’s new Interdisciplinary Science program (WISc), which breaks down traditional discipline barriers to develop science-based solutions to societal issues.

Collaborate across the ether in live design and development events at internationally recognized firms with peers from across the globe through our Computer Science virtual field trips.

Discover hidden talents – and new friends – in biology and geology field courses delivered around the world. Earth Science’s International Field School has seen five continents in the past decade (all but Australia and Antarctica).

Get Involved

Challenge your creativity and problem-solving abilities at events like our Industry Problem-Solving Week, the extracurricular SCINAPSE Science Case Competition or at Hack Western. Explore budding research interests at annual events like Space Day and the Fallona Family Interdisciplinary Research Showcase.

Acquire a new language and discover a different culture while building your scientific skill set through our exchange and study-abroad programs with partner universities.

Join the Science Students’ Council, the Outcrop Club, BUGS, or any number of Science clubs and up to 170 societies and associations on campus to meet and exchange with soon-to-be friends.

Visit the Faculty of Science website for more information.

Science Programs

  • Actuarial Science
  • Advanced Chemistry*
  • Advanced Physics*
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Applications of Computer Science*
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics Methods
  • Applied Statistics
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry and Chemistry
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology
  • Chemical Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Algebra*
  • Computer Science
  • Conceptual Astronomy*
  • Ecosystem Health
  • Environmental Geoscience
  • Environmental Science
  • Financial Modelling
  • Game Development*
  • Genetics
  • Genetics and Biochemistry
  • Geology
  • Geology and Biology
  • Geophysics
  • High Performance Computing*
  • Honors Environmental Geoscience Program – For Professional Registration
  • Honors Geology Program – For Professional Registration
  • Honors Geophysics Program – For Professional Registration
  • Information Systems
  • Integrated Science
  • Materials Chemistry*
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematical and Numerical Methods*
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics in Society
  • Medical Biophysics (Biological Science concentration)
  • Medical Biophysics (Physical Science concentration)
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Physics of Materials*
  • Planetary Science & Space Exploration*
  • Scientific Computing and Numerical Methods
  • Software Engineering*
  • Statistics
  • Theoretical Computer Science*
  • Theoretical Physics

* Available as a minor only; cannot be completed as a degree alone. 

Foods and Nutrition Programs

  • Food Management**
  • Food Science and Technology**
  • Nutrition and Dietetics**

**Programs and modules in Foods and Nutrition are offered through Brescia University College, in collaboration with the Faculty of Science. Female students only are welcome to apply to Brescia University College while both male and female students are welcome to apply to Main Campus. These modules lead to BSc degrees.


  • Honors Bachelor of Arts (4 Years)
  • Bachelor of Arts (3 Years, 4 Years)
  • Honors Bachelor of Science (4 Years)
  • Bachelor of Science (3 Years, 4 Years)
  • Honors Bachelor of Science (Foods and Nutrition) (4 Years), offered jointly by Brescia University College and Main Campus
  • Bachelor of Science (Foods and Nutrition) (4 Years), offered jointly by Brescia University College and Main Campus
  • Honors Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) with Juris Doctor (JD), offered jointly with the Faculty of Law (6 Years)
  • Honors Bachelor of Science with Honors Business Administration (HBA), offered jointly with the Ivey Business School (5 Years)