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Undergraduate programs

Find the program that's right for you

All science fields offer majors (normal four-year programs), honours (special four-year programs with individual research projects, report and presentation), or minors (a concentration of elective coursework along with another major or honors).  Some also offer double majors (complete the coursework for two majors or honours programs) and combined majors (a mix of two majors programs).

While each department's website has information about their programs, the University Calendar is the authoritative source.

Get information on adding and dropping courses.

Biochemistry and microbiology

Biochemistry merges biology and chemistry. It covers some of the most exciting areas of the life sciences.

Modern biochemical research includes:

  • structural biology
  • proteomics
  • genomics
  • epigenetics
  • signal transduction
  • gene expression and development
  • metabolic diseases
  • bioinformatics
  • molecular evolution

Microbiology spans all of biology. It provides the foundation for molecular biology and biotechnology. Microorganisms are the cause of many human diseases. A microbiology program is a popular choice for students with interests in molecular biology, drug discovery, medicine, or biotechnology.

For program information see the biochemistry and microbiology website and the University Calendar entries.

Biology

Biology is the study of living organisms, including their form, function and ecological relationships. It's subdivided into many fields like ecology, marine biology, molecular biology, plant biology, etc.

For program information see the biology website and the University Calendar entries

Chemistry

Chemistry is the science of matter. It examines the composition, structure and properties of matter.

For program information see the chemistry website and the University Calendar entries.

Earth and ocean sciences

Earth, ocean, and climate scientists study the interactions between solid earth, oceans, atmosphere and life.

They study how the earth's system and climate have evolved through deep time into the present day, and make predictions about its future.

For program information see the earth and ocean sciences website and the University Calendar entries

Mathematics and statistics

Mathematics is the study of quantity, space and arrangement, often in the form of patterns.

Statistics is the science of analyzing numerical data and examines how to infer the distribution of populations from samples.

For program information see the mathematics and statistics website and the University Calendar entries.

Physics and astronomy

Astronomy explores stars, galaxies and the universe by using physical laws and computational tools to interpret observations.  Astronomers have shaped our understanding of our relationship to the universe since ancient times.

Physics tries to understand what the world is made of and how the parts interact, both at the level of fundamental particles and in macroscopic systems. Physicists have profoundly influenced culture and technology and continue to do so.

For program information see the physics and astronomy website and the University Calendar entries.

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