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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.

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All courses for every first-year Science student will be delivered online this fall. A limited number of students in their second, third and fourth years will return to campus for part of the semester.

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

Inspiring McMaster Educator Receive Recognition For Outstanding Teaching

Thursday, 3 September 2020

Congratulations to Krista Madsen and the BioBlend Team on receiving the McMaster University President's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning. Krista is an Assistant... Read more

Meet New Faculty Member - Lydia Chen

Thursday, 3 September 2020

Meet Lydia Chen, an Assistant Professor in the Department Of Chemistry & Chemical Biology. Lydia is joining us from Ryerson University. Who or what inspired you... Read more

Faculty Of Science Newsmakers

Friday, 28 August 2020

Laurel Trainor, Director of the McMaster Institute for Music & the Mind, joined a panel of scientists on Music and Mind LIVE with Renee Fleming... Read more

Centre For Climate Change Lecture Announced

Friday, 28 August 2020

Dr. Mark Loeb is the keynote speaker for the McMaster Centre for Climate Change's Fall 2020 public lecture. Dr. Loeb, Division Director for Infectious Diseases... Read more

Added Resources To Support Remote Teaching

Friday, 28 August 2020

Dozens of instructors have received webcams, microphones, tablets and other computer accessories during the past month. If you require accessories to support remote teaching during... Read more

Program Recognized Program Recognized By International Organization For Preparing Students

Friday, 28 August 2020

The Casualty Acturial Society has presented its 2020 University Award to Science's Actuarial & Financial Mathematics program. McMaster is only the second Canadian university to receive... Read more

New Website Offers DIY Physics Experiments

Friday, 28 August 2020

Kari Dalnoki-Veress, Sara Cormier and Adam Fortais have launched a website to share their labour of love.When the pandemic closed labs on campus, Kari, Sara... Read more

Forging Connections During A Remote Fall Term

Thursday, 27 August 2020

Debbie Marinoff has joined the Faculty of Science on a part-time secondment as the first Manager of Remote Experiences. Debbie will be helping connect students... Read more

Mandatory COVID-19 Training Introduced

Thursday, 27 August 2020

All faculty, staff and students working on campus are required to complete mandatory COVID-19 awareness training. To register, please go to the Regulatory Training section of... Read more

Get To Know Audrey Hicks, Acting Associate Dean For Graduate Studies

Thursday, 27 August 2020

Audrey Hicks, Acting Associate Dean For Graduate Studies Why did you take on this role?As I’m nearing the end of my career at McMaster, I felt... Read more

Get To Know Juliet Daniel, Acting Associate Dean For Research & External Relations

Thursday, 27 August 2020

Juliet Daniel, Acting Associate Dean For Research & External Relations What have you learned since taking on this role? Any surprises?I’ve learned that having someone control... Read more

Meet McMaster Science Society President – Nicole Wong

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Nicole Wong is a fourth-year Chemical Biology student and this year's MSS President. The MSS works to enhance the undergraduate science student experience through providing... Read more

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