Experiential Education & Research Opportunities
Science Career and Cooperative Education Office
The Science Career and Cooperative Education (SCCE) office offers a variety of resources to help students research and explore education and career opportunities they can pursue during and following their degree. Visit the SCCE webpage for more information about experiential and cooperative education as well as career resources.
Experiential Education provides students with opportunity to gain real world, academically relevant experience in a community, research or professional setting. This combination of academic and applied learning helps students to further develop the necessary qualities and skills that will be transferable to future career paths.
For program-specific experiential course options, click here.
For examples of experiential learning projects completed by our students in the past, please visit the Level II, III & IV section of the M.A.P.
Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)
Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA), partially funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), are intended to stimulate interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering. They are also meant to encourage students to undertake graduate studies and pursue a research career in these fields. They help students to gain research work experience that complements studies in an academic setting; these awards can help provide students with financial support through their host university.
For more information on McMaster's application process, please visit the Research Office for Administration, Development and Support (ROADS) URSA webpage.
Undergraduate Thesis Project
Students in all honours science programs have the opportunity to complete an undergraduate thesis project under the supervision of a faculty member in their Department. Thesis courses are facilitated at the Departmental or School level; therefore, all questions regarding thesis course enrollment, work, and evaluation should be directed to the appropriate department. Please visit the Departments & Schools page for a list of all department contacts or refer to the Undergraduate Calendar for more information about thesis course requirements.