Take it to another level
As a student of the most innovative university in Canada, you're in control of your future.
Our role? To help you achieve your potential and challenge you to change the world!
Employers are looking for talented individuals, with multiple skills sets that can adapt and grow with the needs of their business. The Science and Business programs are designed to ensure you have what it takes to do just that! You'll graduate with an interdisciplinary foundation of science knowledge, business and economic principles, and the flexible soft skills you need to be a valued asset on your charted path.
Whether you're in 1A or 4B, this page will help you make the most of the resources available to you and help you excel as a student during your time here and beyond.
- Find support from the Science and Business Ambassador Team (SBAT) if you need advice about any part of your university experience, from co-op procedures to course selection to campus life.
- Drop into the Science and Business Students Association (SBSA) room to learn more about student events and activities and meet your new #scibesties.
- Participate in the annual Fusion Conference, where you can network with industry professionals, employers, and leading experts to learn about what's happening in the fields of science, business and technology.
Academics and Campus Life
- View the program outlines for your specialization to make sure you're taking the right courses in the recommended order.
- Learn more about how to maintain academic integrity and avoid accidental offences with tutorials and quick reference sheets from the Office of Academic Integrity.
- Use the Undergraduate Calendar to check course descriptions, research electives or look into requirements for sub-plans, options, or minors.
- Use the Important Dates list to keep track of course selection periods, due dates, and holidays.
- The Writing Centre offers workshops, one-on-one help, and drop-in services to help you, whether you're writing a work report, doing an assignment, creating a presentation, or putting together a portfolio.
- Don't forget to reference your sources! Learn how to use APA style or incorporate citations within the text.
- University life can be a huge adjustment. Waterloo offers counseling services to help with study skills, career planning, or personal challenges, free of charge to registered students.
- Students with disabilities fit into Waterloo like everyone else. Learn more about the accessibility services we can provide to help you access and enjoy the full university experience
Co-op and career
- Book a meeting with a SBAT Ambassador or co-op career advisor to talk about your resume, interview tips, co-op opportunities, discuss work term challenges, or just figure out your next steps.
- Use Waterloo Works to search and apply for co-op opportunities, manage your interviews and view your offers.
- Improve your leadership skills by registering in the Student Leadership Certificate Program run by the Student Success Office. Free to any current student enrolled at Waterloo, you'll receive a certificate signed by the President and the Associate Provost upon completion.
- Get involved with Velocity Science to nurture your entrepreneurial spirit and get business ideas off the ground.
- Travel the world and get credit for it! Add a Global Experience Certificate to your credentials by learning a new language, going on an exchange or participating in cross-cultural volunteer opportunities.
Something else on your mind?
Have more questions? Got a big idea that can make Science and Business even better? Contact:
- Science and Business Ambassadors Team (SBAT);
- Science and Business Students Association (SBSA);
- Kashif Memon, Science and Business Program Lecturer and Student Advisor; or
- Jean Richardson, Science and Business Program Lecturer and Student Advisor; or
- Okey Igboeli, the Director of the Science and Business Program.