Why Science at Waterloo?
Join a community that’s challenging, supportive, and fun. Use unique tools, technologies, and innovation to push boundaries. Whether you focus on one or many disciplines within science, you’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed here and in the future.
Not only will you learn exceptional technical skills in the lab, but you can also expand your confidence and interpersonal skills through co-op or EDGE, our experiential education certificate program. You’ll be prepared for the careers of the future, equipped with abilities that are in demand.
Science majors and programs
Co-op and careers
In most Science majors, you can choose our co-op program to add work experience to your degree and graduate with up to two years of work experience – developing the skills and knowledge employers want.
Engage in world-class basic and applied research.
Gain hands-on experience and get prepared for rewarding careers.
Develop professional skills, explore career options, and learn how market yourself to employers.
Discover student life in the Faculty of Science
Shadow a Science student at Waterloo! We've got a whole team of students who'd love to show you around campus and experience life in Science.
Join a community that supports and nurtures talented, innovative, and confident scientists who are ready to revolutionize the world.
Tour the Faculty of Science
Enjoy this fast-paced video of our buildings showcasing labs, lecture halls, museums, coffee shops, innovation hubs, student spaces, and so much more.
FAQs about the Faculty of Science
Students answer frequently asked questions
Find answers about Science admission requirements, tuition, who to contact, and more.
Can I switch into the co-op program if I start in the regular program?
What do you do when your application gives you the choice between co-op and regular?
Ready to learn more?
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Learn more about our programs, the student experience, co-op, and careers.
Learn how to apply
If you plan to be a Science student, check out how to apply and learn about the application process.
Connect with us
Questions about courses, programs, requirements, or careers?
Contact Alisia, our Faculty of Science recruitment coordinator, who can answer any questions you have.