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  • #BrighterWorld

    McMaster University’s Faculty of Science works to create global impact by advancing scientific discovery and knowledge, and promoting greater understanding. Our innovative, interdisciplinary approach generates new methods and insights, groundbreaking results and lasting change.

  • Undergraduate Studies

    Undergraduate Studies

    Experience an education that represents far more than a collection of facts, concepts and answers. Our award-winning professors and researchers value innovative teaching, a lifelong passion for learning, and working at the frontiers of knowledge.

  • Graduate Studies

    Graduate Studies

    The Faculty of Science offers 32 graduate degrees across 7 Departments and Schools; we also offer 5 interdisciplinary programs and specializations. Our diverse graduate programs and cutting-edge research makes the Faculty an excellent place to pursue a degree of your choice.

  • Research

    Research

    Committed to training the next generation of researchers, we involve students in the research process at the earliest stages of their university experience. Our students have unparalleled opportunities to conduct research, work with external partners, and broaden their understanding of science and its impact.

  • Community

    Community

    The Faculty of Science hosts a number of facilities and programs for the community to better understand the practice of science, the results that research uncovers, and the world around us.

Letter from the Dean

Letter from the Dean

March 18th, 2020.

To Students, Faculty and Staff...

Departments & Schools

Departments & Schools

Our teaching and research activities run the spectrum from the life sciences to computational sciences.

Research

Research

Find Researcher Information, Current Research Initiatives and Faculty Research Chair information

Centres & Institutes

Centres & Institutes

Explore the many research-based centres and institutes that encourage the integrated, multi-disciplinary work for which McMaster is famous.

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Faculty of Science Strategic Plan

Faculty of Science Strategic Plan

Learn more about our strategic planning process and how to get involved.

Latest News

McMaster Science Cares with Dean Maureen MacDonald

Friday, 3 April 2020

“Everyone take a deep breath in as far as you can, all the way to the bottom of your spine, now let it out. Remember... Read more

McMaster Science Cares with Krista Howarth

Friday, 3 April 2020

"This is me recording anatomy and physiology lectures late at night in my basement after my kids have finally collapsed for the day!I just wanted... Read more

McMaster Science Cares with Ana Tomljenovic-Berube

Friday, 3 April 2020

“I’ve been thinking of you all as we’ve transitioned to this new distanced way of living/studying/working. I’m the kind of person that tends to “roll... Read more

McMaster Science Cares with Angelica McQuarrie

Friday, 3 April 2020

"A new space and a new office mate: two very small reflections of how different the world looks right now. To all of our student staff... Read more

McMaster Science Cares with Krista Madsen

Friday, 3 April 2020

"My brain runs over with thoughts and questions every day, and I am reminded of the importance of perspective to ground them. In this photo... Read more

McMaster Science Cares with Paul Harrison

Friday, 3 April 2020

“I know courses must seem particularly difficult at this stressful time, and not least for those in the organic chemistry class!  But stay positive, stay... Read more

McMaster Science Cares with Linda Davis

Friday, 3 April 2020

"This is my home “office” aka my dining table.  The future Mac grad (bottom left) is not loving the transition to online learning. I think about... Read more

McMaster Science Cares Volume 2

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Students are missed by all of us at the Faculty of Science. Faculty members and staff are sending messages of reassurance and hope to students... Read more

McMaster Science Cares with Ana Campos

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Dear students, "I struggled to find words that would bring you comfort and help you navigate this very difficult situation. Having found none of my own... Read more

McMaster Science Cares with Dick Day

Thursday, 2 April 2020

"Unfortunately, I have no capacity to take a selfie where I am self-isolating.But I would like my students to know that I REALLY miss them... Read more

McMaster Science Cares with Elizabeth Weretilnyk

Thursday, 2 April 2020

“First off, I hope that you are all keeping well and staying safe. Next, you are missed!!! I am so impressed by the resilience and... Read more

McMaster Science Cares with Bartek Protas

Thursday, 2 April 2020

“When the Great Plague struck Europe in the mid-17th century, the University of Cambridge closed and Isaac Newton sought isolation at his home in Woolsthorpe... Read more

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