• #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.


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.

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.

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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

Congratulations to Dr. Nguyen Vo

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Ontario Colleges and Universities on Twitter “Congrats to Dr. Nguyen Vo who received a Minister's Award of Excellence. Dr. Vo is a professor at @McMasterU, who... Read more

Meet Stefan Mladjenovic, Faculty of Science valedictorian

Friday, 12 June 2020

This article was first published on Daily News JUNE 11, 2020 Name: Stefan M. Mladjenovic Hometown: Aurora, ON What is the degree and subject you pursued? Honours BSc Life Sciences What... Read more

Woman of Distinction Award nomination

Friday, 6 March 2020

Congratulations to Abeer Siddiqui, Librarian at McMaster University and Adjunct Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Science, on her nomination for a Woman of Distinction Award. ... Read more

iSci student team First Place in CANDEV Data Challenge

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

A student team from the iSci program has won first place in the CANDEV Data Challenge by Statistics Canada. The event gathers students for 24... Read more

Dr. Carolyn Eyles honoured for supporting grad students

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

CAROLYN EYLES HONOURED FOR SUPPORTING GRAD STUDENTS Interdisciplinary Science professor Carolyn Eyles is the 2019 recipient of the President's Award for Excellence in Graduate... Read more


Tuesday, 3 December 2019

SPOTLIGHT ON SCIENCE AMBASSADOR KATIE MOISSE Science Stories organizer Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Science Story originally posted in Faculty of Science December 2019 Science Matters newsletter ... Read more

Life Science Program Research Information Night

Monday, 4 November 2019

  Life Sciences Level II and Level III students: Please come out to the First Life Science Program Research Information Night. We will ave a round table... Read more

Public Lecture: Why the Media Can't Tell Their Asteroid from Their Ebola

Thursday, 5 September 2019

SIS, in partnership with the Alumni Association, is hosting an exciting public lecture on the evening of Thursday October 3 at McMaster Innovation Park:   Why the... Read more

Stargate: Talk and Film Screening

Friday, 30 August 2019

Stargate: Talk and Film Screening Stargate: Talk and Film Screening Faculty and staff are invited to a free screening of the 1994 sci-fi classic Stargate and a... Read more

ComSciConCAN Communicating Science Conference

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

“We’re not always just sharing the facts – we’re sharing enthusiasm for the learning process and science” The participants and organizers of ComSciConCAN 2019. Photo by... Read more

Take an EXPLORE Course at SIS!

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

The School of Interdisciplinary Science offers a variety of courses with a strong focus on interdisciplinary content and active learning so that learning occurs by... Read more

iSci Graduating Class 2019

Monday, 24 June 2019

Congratulations to the iSci Graduating Class of 2019! You worked so hard these past years to reach this goal. We hope you feel great about... Read more

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