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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 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.

Latest News

Messages For The Classes Of 2020 And 2024

Monday, 15 June 2020

Graduating students received congratulations from Dean Maureen MacDonald while incoming students and future scientists were welcomed and received their first four-part university homework assignment. Here's the... Read more

Faculty And Staff Zoom In For Annual Retreat

Monday, 15 June 2020

It was a morning of firsts for the Faculty of Science.Last month's retreat was the first to bring together faculty and staff. In previous years... Read more

Faculty And Staff Share Racial Justice Statement

Monday, 15 June 2020

Thank you to all faculty and staff who read and shared the Statement on the Killing of George Floyd and Racial Justice from the African-Caribbean... Read more

New Webinar Explores How To Make Accessible Content

Monday, 15 June 2020

An accessible documents webinar to meet the growing need for inclusive design training and creating accessible content has been launched by the Faculty of Science... Read more

Name Change Reflects Schools Core Strengths

Monday, 15 June 2020

The School of Geography & Earth Sciences will be renamed the School of Earth, Environment & Society on July 1. "The School's new name captures our major... Read more

Three Students Receive Top Co-op Awards

Monday, 15 June 2020

Kyle Faiczak (from left), Traky Dean and Jessica Mo earned high praise from employers and the Faculty of Science’s top award for co-op students. The annual... Read more

Introducing New Faculty Members

Sunday, 14 June 2020

The largest ever renewal of faculty continues in Science, with the hiring of 12 new faculty members. Three active searches are also underway for teaching... Read more

Teams Chosen For New Global Research Initiative

Sunday, 14 June 2020

Carolyn Eyles, Jianping Xu, Karen Kidd and Mike Waddington have been awarded the Faculty of Science's first international research partnership grants.Carolyn, Jianping, and Karen and... Read more

NSERC Discovery Grants by the numbers

Sunday, 14 June 2020

      83 - Total number of new Discovery Grants awarded to researchers at McMaster 43 - Number of Discovery Grants awarded to Faculty of Science researchers$1,800,000 -... Read more

Outgoing Associate Dean Looks Back On Eight Years

Sunday, 14 June 2020

Gianni Parise is returning to the Department of Kinesiology after serving eight years as Associate Dean, Research & External Relations. Gianni will begin a five-year term... Read more

Acting Dean Of Graduate Studies Appointed

Sunday, 14 June 2020

Audrey Hicks will serve as Acting Associate Dean of Graduate Studies for six months beginning July 1. Audrey will be Acting Associate Dean while Bhagwati Gupta... Read more

Science Student Earns Canada's Top Academic Medal

Sunday, 14 June 2020

Life Sciences honours student Lyan Abdul is McMaster's 2020 Governor General's Academic Medal recipient. Introduced in 1873, the national award is presented annually to students graduating with... Read more

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