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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


    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


    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.


All first-year Science courses will be delivered virtually for Winter 2021. Due to the COVID-19 provincial lock-down, all students who were expecting in-person labs, should check their McMaster e-mail for important winter announcements..

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.



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

Four Faculty Members Awarded Canada Research Chairs

Friday, 15 January 2021

FOUR FACULTY NAMED CANADA RESEARCH CHAIRSAlemu Gonsamo, Jennifer Heisz, Gita Ljubicic and Gabriel Xiao have been awarded Canada Research Chairs by the Government of Canada.“Congratulations... Read more

New Resources to Help Faculty with Virtual Classrooms

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Reducing the workload for faculty and students, rethinking student assessments and improving course navigation and organization are among the topics covered in the MacPherson Institute's... Read more

Provincial Funding to Support Virtual Learning

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

$50 MILLION FUND TO SUPPORT VIRTUAL LEARNINGeCampusOntario has released a call for expressions of interest in support of the Government of Ontario's Virtual Learning Strategy.The... Read more

Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students Masking Up

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Faculty of Science-branded face masks were mailed to faculty and staff just before the winter break. If you haven't received your mask, please send an... Read more

McCall MacBain Postdoctoral Fellows Research Showcase Webinar Jan. 21

Monday, 11 January 2021

Four scientists from the Faculty of Science's McCall MacBain Postdoctoral Fellows Teaching and Learning Program will share their passion for research in a series of... Read more

Wage Subsidy Still Available To Hire Co-op Students

Monday, 11 January 2021

There is still time to hire a Faculty of Science co-op student and secure a wage subsidy of 75 percent of the student's wages. Science Career... Read more

Welcoming New Executive Assistant to the Dean and Acting HR Strategic Partner

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Susanne Janisch joins the Faculty of Science as the new Executive Assistant to the Dean beginning Jan. 18 and can be reached at cr_easci@mcmaster.ca. Susanne is... Read more

Faculty of Science Newsmakers

Friday, 8 January 2021

Kudos to Ed Reinhardt for having the most viewed Brighter World story of 2020. The story, which showcases Ed's research with an international team in... Read more

Biology Department Assembles Home Lab Kits For More Than 1,700 Students

Thursday, 7 January 2021

Last summer was a warm-up for the BIO1A03 team.After mailing lab kits to 120 Biology students in early June, the team began assembling kits during... Read more

Updates to Winter 2021 Science Courses

Monday, 4 January 2021

All courses for every first-year Science student will be delivered online for Winter 2021. Due to the COVID-19 provincial lock-down, second, third and fourth year... Read more

Four McMaster Researchers Named Canada Research Chairs

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

McMaster University's newest Canada Research Chairs. Clockwise from top left: Gita Ljubicic, Alemu Gonsamo, Gabriel Xiao and Jennifer Heisz. Four McMaster University researchers have been awarded... Read more

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