A Faculty of Science student in a lab.

Go beyond your own limits – participate in ground-breaking research, engage with award-winning professors, and dive into hands-on learning opportunities.

Prove yourself while setting new goals – all while earning your Honours Bachelor of Science degree. This, and more, is possible through the Faculty of Science.

Science drives the human race forward by increasing our understanding of the world. It helps us uncover the past while discovering what the future holds. Science takes us beyond our limits into a universe of infinite possibilities. At Waterloo, you’ll use unique tools, technologies, and innovation to push the boundaries of science. Whether it’s through our integrated programs or delving into pure science, we’ll equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed here and in the future.

Science programs


7science-related clubs to build connections and expand your enjoyment of science
100+courses give you hands-on lab experience
$50M+in annual research funding helps to finance meaningful research jobs for Science students


Beyond Science Fiction

Jake Malliaros, a student in Applied Physics, is hoping to change the future of travel by being part of Waterloo's Hyperloop team.


Test tubes in a rack

Have an idea to help solve a world problem? Want total support getting started with your own company that manufactures your scientific solution? Oh, and did we mention you will retain all intellectual property (IP) rights? Velocity Science is a partnership between the Faculty of Science and Velocity, the University's entrepreneurship program and the world's largest free startup incubator.


Student writing in notebook

While on her co-op term at the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver, Caroline worked closely with medical oncologists doing research on locally advanced breast cancer. Through this work, she became first author on a paper that looked at the decision-making process behind ordering an MRI. She then had the opportunity to present her findings to physicians and researchers at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.


Girl working in lab

Sajni had excelled in both science and business in high school - but didn't know which path to choose when it came to selecting a university program. Enter Science & Business at the University of Waterloo! Not only is she studying what she loves, she gets one-of-a-kind instruction on how to combine these two subjects, using real-world examples. These workshops prepare her for a successful future in science, using skills in business.


Canada goose

Girl sampling river water

Environmental Information Technology building

Ceiling of Science Teaching Complex

DIY glow sticks

Dinosaur replica wearing graduation cap


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