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    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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Daily News Fall 2021 updates for students: What we know and what we’re working towards

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McMaster University will continue to host undergraduate academic activities remotely for the Spring/Summer/Intersession term with only a few exceptions for courses that need student access to specialized equipment.

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

7 Core Skills of Accessibility

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Date/TimeDate(s) - 12/05/20211:00 pm - 2:30 pmAttendees will learn how to apply the 7 Core Skills of Digital Accessibility to the McMaster ecosystem, including Microsoft... Read more

Eight Teaching Awards For The Faculty of Science

Monday, 12 April 2021

Meagan MacKenzie has capped off her first year with the Faculty of Science by receiving a teaching award from students.Meagan, an Assistant Professor with the... Read more

Showcase Extraordinary Teaching In Science

Friday, 9 April 2021

The Faculty of Science and the MacPherson Institute are looking to celebrate some of the extraordinary teaching and learning experiences that faculty, instructors, staff and students... Read more

Three Students Receive Co-op Awards

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Richa Alvares, Alyssa Burrows and Miranda Zary are the Faculty of Science's 2020 Co-op Students of the Year. The employer-nominated awards are presented annually by Science Career... Read more

Honorary Doctorate for Juliet Daniel

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Congratulations to Juliet Daniel on receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Science from The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus. Juliet, who is serving as... Read more

Foundation Honours Distinguished University Professor

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Congratulations to Chemistry & Chemical Biology professor Mike Brook on receiving a D'Arcy McGee Beacon Fellowship from the Ireland Canada University Foundation. The fellowship connects Irish... Read more

National Research Award for Kinesiology Undergrad

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Christina Pizzola pivoted her way to a national award with an assist from Zoom and Amazon and encouragement from a past award recipient. Christina, a fourth-year... Read more

Grad Student Recognized for Leadership Role

Monday, 5 April 2021

Shawn Hercules has received the Mary Keyes Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service to McMaster. The award, named in memory of Dr. Mary Keyes, Associate... Read more

LIVELab Ambassadors Make Research-Infused Playlist

Friday, 2 April 2021

LIVELab Ambassadors can help put you to sleep, work up a sweat and find your inner peace.The 45 student volunteers have curated research-themed Spotify and... Read more

New Lab Stores 0pens its doors to Researchers

Monday, 15 March 2021

The fast pace of research demands reliable access to essential lab supplies, small equipment and general, high-volume chemicals. To meet the needs of researchers, a... Read more

Major Federal Investment in Nuclear Reactor

Saturday, 13 March 2021

The Canada Foundation for Innovation has awarded $14.25 million to a national project led by Bruce Gaulin with the Department of Physics & Astronomy. The Building... Read more

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