Science and Business

What is Science and Business

Science and Business? What's that?

  • A paradigm shift: Your specialty doesn't have to be limited to one area. Waterloo offers 3 programs under the Science and Business umbrella that combine practical, comprehensive business skills with domain expertise in the sciences, get the in-depth study of both.
  • A challenge to think differently: See science and business as two connected concepts, with graduates (you!) that bridge the gap—in knowledge, communication and capability—between the two fields.
  • A jumpstart for your career: An impressive Bachelor of Science degree that's so much more than just science.

From tech start-ups to medical diagnostic firms, organizations need work-ready professionals that have expertise in multiple fields. Go from explaining the science behind a new product to presenting the commercial launch!

3 streams of study that help you reach your goals

  • Science and Business
    Choose your specialization from 7 possible scientific disciplines, or stay unspecialized and choose the courses you'll need, to prime you for the future you want. Use electives to personalize your degree and you'll graduate as an expert in a field of science you're passionate about, with a versatile set of business skills. You'll be an asset right away, on any project. You can also include cooperative work experience in your study, with all the benefits that brings. Not only will you be an authority in your subject area, but you'll also be a triple threat with your scientific expertise, business skills and experiential learning!
  • Biotechnology and Economics
    Gain a solid foundation in economic theory, sharpen your business acumen, and build your expertise in an exciting, high demand field of science or technology. Add your required co-operative work experience to the mix and you'll graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to make an impact, no matter where you land.
  • Biotechnology and Chartered Professional Accountancy
    Graduate with an elite, cutting edge science degree and the tools to address the heart of business. Be ready to take on the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) or the Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree. Build your future with this unique program (the only one in the country) offering accounting, biotechnology and co-operative work placements and gain practical work experience that will set you apart.
  1. Apr. 20, 2021Okey Igboeli named next Director of the Science and Business Program
    Okey Igboeli

    The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce that Professor Okey Igboeli will be our next Director in the Science and Business Program, effective July 1, 2021.

  2. Mar. 22, 2021WatSolve surpasses 50 completed deliverables

    Written by: Monica Shum

    WatSolve provides consulting services to STEM businesses of all sizes. Since 2017, WatSolve has worked with 22 clients and has completed over 50 deliverables! Project deliverables included financial audits, market research, customer segmentation, and plenty more. 

  3. Dec. 15, 2020Blockchain systems offer solution to healthcare record management

    The implementation of a blockchain-based system may resolve many of the challenges facing current electronic medical records for British Columbia patients. 

    By integrating a blockchain encryption method that works with the current electronic medical record options already being used, patient information could be securely and efficiently passed between healthcare providers, without the need for paper records or faxes, according to researchers from the University of Waterloo. 

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  1. Sep. 29, 2021Fusion Conference 2021

    Fusion is an annual conference held at the University of Waterloo. It is planned and executed 100% by students with a strong acumen for Science, Business, and Technology.

    We are currently heading into our 17th year and have another new and exciting theme:

    Disruptive Technology

    Please visit our website for more information and to buy tickets!

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  1. Mar. 22, 2021The world of consulting - how WatSolve gives students management consulting experience

    Science and Business students gain skills in both scientific research and business analysis. Unique courses and remarkable career opportunities set a solid foundation for professional development. 

    For students looking to explore both scientific and business fields, consulting is a great career path to consider! It involves providing clients with guidance in various business areas. This is ideal for students who want to consider their options before delving into a program specialization.

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