• #BrighterWorld

    The involvement of our School in using innovative pedagogical approaches reflects McMaster’s strong commitment to excellence in original research in a student-centered environment.

  • Integrated Science

    Integrated Science

    Our Honours Integrated Science program, iSci, is a unique four-year program that uses research to explore all areas of science. Students learn cutting-edge science, but also how science works in and for society.

  • Life Sciences

    Life Sciences

    Students in our Life Sciences programs study topics in human health, aging and disease. We emphasize communication, community engagement, experiential learning and research skills.

  • Medical Radiation Sciences

    Medical Radiation Sciences

    Medical Radiation Sciences encompasses health professions that employ various forms of radiation for diagnostic and therapeutic care of patients. The fully integrated program is offered jointly by Mohawk College and McMaster University.

  • SIS Open Science Courses

    SIS Open Science Courses

    SIS Open Science Courses, available to students in the Faculty of Science and from across McMaster, create opportunities for personal discovery and developing science communication skills.

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Future Students

Future Students

Innovative teaching, hands-on learning and opportunities to engage with the community form the core of all of our programs.

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Learning Spaces

Learning Spaces

From interactive classrooms to interdisciplinary laboratories, purpose-built facilities provide students exciting opportunities to engage in and explore science.

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The SIS Approach

The SIS Approach

Our faculty and students value exploration and collaborative learning across different fields. This interdisciplinary approach makes our programs unique.

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We pursue a diverse range of research interests including fundamental science, teaching innovation, science communication and community engagement.

Latest News

Experiential learning courses helping Life Sci students to “find themselves” academically

Thursday, 8 November 2018

In McMaster’s Life Sciences program, every student must apply their knowledge through an experiential opportunity. Students can choose a placement in a science-related workplace like... Read more

Visualizing Science Information Sessions

Monday, 5 November 2018

WE ARE RECRUITING ARTISTS FOR THE 2018-2019 VISUALIZING SCIENCE EXHIBITION!The VS exhibition is an unique opportunity for artists and scientists at McMaster to share their... Read more

iSci for a Day Program Registration Now Available

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Back by popular demand! If you're interested in the Honours Integrated Science program and want to learn more, please consider taking part in our 'iSci... Read more

Science Stories Series: The Super Powers of Science Comics

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Superman, Captain American, Wonder Woman. When you think of comic books, the stories of these classic super heroes might be what immediately comes to mind... Read more

Life Sciences Students Take Top Prize at Convocation

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Two students from the Life Sciences program finished their undergraduate studies with one of the highest honours from McMaster University: the President’s Award. Sebat Mohamed and... Read more

McMaster wins Global Teaching Excellence Award

Thursday, 19 July 2018

McMaster has won the prestigious Global Teaching Excellence Award based on the strength of its experiential learning opportunities, a commitment to global engagement and the... Read more

Meet this afternoon’s Faculty of Science valedictorian

Thursday, 14 June 2018

What emoji best represents you? What is your definition of success? Meet Preethi Anbalagan, the morning valedictorian at the June 14 convocation for the Faculty... Read more

1st Year iSci Students place 2nd in The Smart Energy Engineering Competition

Friday, 9 March 2018

Congratulations to Maisha Ahmed, Christy Au-Yeung, Meea Fogal, Bushra Haque, and Peipei Wang for placing 2nd out of 10 teams competing at the first student... Read more

Congratulations to Dr. Kimberley Dej Women of Distinction Award in Education

Friday, 9 March 2018

The School of Interdisciplinary Science is very proud to announce that our colleague, Dr. Kimberly Dej, has been awarded the 2018 Women of Distinction Award... Read more

New lab course brings Mac’s world-class aging research to undergrad experience

Monday, 1 May 2017

Students in Life Sciences 2L03 put on a specialized body suit designed to mimic many of the physical effects of aging. From tinnitus, to back... Read more

Mac science program wins international award

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

McMaster's Integrated Science program for high-achieving students has picked up a major international award. The program launched in 2009 has been recognized with a prestigious Wharton-QS... Read more

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