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    Over 31,500 alumni with 28,639 undergraduate degrees granted and 5,786 graduate degrees granted, and counting


Faculty of Science's Fall Term Update on courses, labs, tutorials, exams, research and fieldwork

Faculty of Science: By the Numbers

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The Faculty of Science is a vibrant community of researchers, educators, students, staff and alumni who work to create a brighter world. Our mission is to advance scientific discovery and knowledge, and to promote scientific literacy and understanding in our community. Our vision is to be the leading Faculty of Science in Canada and among the world’s best in strategic areas of strength through innovation, creativity, and excellence in research, education, scholarship and service. Here are some of the numbers that tell our story and mark our impact.

7,400 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in 8 Departments and Schools, and 4 interdisciplinary graduate programs
Over 1450 undergraduate and graduate degrees granted in 2016
13 different science co-op programs
Over 400 work terms secured in each through our co-operative education programs 
32 graduate degrees offered across 7 Departments and Schools
195 full-time faculty members across the Faculty
Over $27.5 million in Faculty's annual research revenues
15 Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) and one Canada 150 Research Chair
Over 45 Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund projects
7 current Ontario Early Research Awards (ERA) holders
400,000 square feet dedicated to research and educational activities spread across 15 campus buildings and off campus locations
Innovative facilities such as the Biointerfaces Institute, Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE), and the McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind, home of the LIVELab
Collaborative relationships with researchers in over 32 countries spanning 6 continents
Over 31,500 alumni with 28,639 undergraduate degrees granted and 5,786 graduate degrees granted, and counting
11 Past Deans of the Faculty
Faculty of Science Award and Honours recipients

  Check out the McMaster Academic Planner for the Faculty of Science or M.A.P., our online resource for planning and program selection, for more information on Level I programs and the Faculty at large.
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