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As a Western Science student, you will embark on an academic journey of exploration and discovery, learning with cutting-edge researchers while engaging in critical thinking and hands-on educational opportunities in state-of-the-art labs and out in the field. You will have opportunities to develop a well-rounded academic record through a variety of programs in Science and the Basic Medical Sciences while establishing a network of friends and colleagues through involvement in departmental societies for the Science Students’ Council and participation in extracurricular competitions.

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)