Courses for your Honours Science degree

First-year courses and beyond

Programs/majors in the Faculty of Science start right in first year. To select your program with confidence, here’s some handy info to get you started.

September to December

January to April

 

After first year

Types of courses you'll take

55% science electives, 5% math, 37% free electives, 3% communications

This is a general guideline. The ratio of courses may change slightly from year to year.

Skills attained within this major

  • Research
  • Quantification
  • Data interpretation and analysis
  • Experimentation
  • Analytics

This isn't an exhaustive list – rather a glimpse into the skills an Honours Science major can provide.

Your experience will be unique, and the skills you develop will depend on your goals; which courses you take; and your involvement with any clubs, jobs, or research projects.

 

Advisors are here to help

With so much flexibility, you might have a lot of questions. We're here to help! If you're applying for admission, contact our Faculty of Science recruitment co-ordinator.

Once you're a Waterloo student, you'll have access to academic advisors who can help you

  • choose your courses,
  • select minors and specializations,
  • ensure that you're meeting the requirements for your degree, and more.


Next steps