- A paradigm shift: Your specialty doesn't have to be limited to one area. Waterloo offers 2 plans under the Science and Business program (Science and Business, and Biotechnology/CPA) 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!
2 plans of study that help you reach your goals
Choose your specialization from 3 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!
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.
Winter 2024 Alumni Advisory Fireside Chat
Co.Lab co-founders draw on their co-op experiences to build a Forbes recognized global business
Ariana and Ibraheem exemplify perseverance, resilience, and dedication in academia, receiving prestigious awards for their remarkable achievements.
Tasbiha Ansari describes her journey as a 2023 Fusion Conference competition delegate
The key to the successful SCBUS mentorship platform at the University of Waterloo was a strategic partnership with Ten Thousand Coffees (10KC), a user-friendly platform with AI capabilities, resulting in over 600 students and alumni connected for mentorship and networking opportunities, with a 96% satisfaction rate and continuous improvement based on feedback.
For the past four years, I've been a student at the University of Waterloo studying in the Science and Business co-op program, specializing in Biochemistry. Being from B.C., one of the reasons why I chose to fly across the country to attend Waterloo was because of the co-op program.