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Student Life

Experience a warm, friendly and creative environment in which to learn with 3M National Teaching award-winning instructors.

Develop expertise in experimental design and a strong foundation in data analysis in our first-year labs.

Gain access to powerful tools, from PCR for genetic analysis to the technologies of our Nanofabrication Laboratory, to address complex industrial, business, natural, and societal challenges.

Cultivate critical-thinking and communications skills with group projects, at undergraduate conferences, during field courses across the globe or even in virtual field trips across the ether. There are so many ways to discover your scientific passion at Western Science.

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 such as 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, Biology Undergraduate Society (BUGS), or any number of Science clubs to meet and
exchange ideas 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
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Algebra*
  • Computer Hardware Design*
  • Computer Science
  • Conceptual Astronomy*
  • Data Science
  • 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 (WISc)
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematical and Numerical Methods*
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics in Society
  • Medical Physics
  • 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 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.


  • Bachelor of Arts Honors (BA) (4 Years)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) (3 Years, 4 Years)
  • Bachelor of Science Honors (BSc) (4 Years)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) (3 Years, 4 Years)
  • Bachelor of Science Honors - Foods and Nutrition (BSc (FN)) (4 Years), offered jointly by Brescia University College and Main Campus
  • Bachelor of Science - Foods and Nutrition (BSc (FN)) (4 Years), offered jointly by Brescia University College and Main Campus
  • Bachelor of Science Honors (BSc) with Honors Business Administration (HBA), offered jointly with the Ivey Business School (5 Years)