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Future undergraduate students

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Located in the heart of campus, the Faculty of Science boasts 9 buildings dedicated to excellence in teaching, experiential learning, and research. Our newest building, the Science Teaching Complex, is a hub of student activity - with state-of-the-art labs, lecture halls, study spaces, media outlet, as well as the University's first Starbucks.

Our Undergraduate Programs

18 BSc majors to choose from, starting in that major in your first year*

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Canada's only co-op School of Pharmacy^

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Canada's only School of Optometry and Vision Science taught in English^

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*with the exception of Psychology       ^requires prior undergraduate studies before admission

Why Science at Waterloo?

Innovation and research excellence

Student involvement and empowerment

  • Spanning both the academic and social aspects of the student experience, our Science Society provides exciting activities and genuine support to our students.
  • We are home to 7 student-run clubs that any Science Student can join! Enjoy lounges and study spaces, where students can socialize and forge new friendships.
  • Find experienced science students who want to  help their peers through the challenges that students can go through. The Science Student Help Team is here for you!

Experiential and hands-on learning

  • Take advantage of the largest co-op program in North America - with access to thousands of employers (with over 560 science-related employers) - graduating with almost 2 years of work experience and $34,000-$82,000 in potential co-op earnings.
  • Choose the regular stream of study and you'll have access to EDGE, our experiential education certificate program.
  • Apply what you have learned in lectures to challenging experiments in the lab - providing tactile and applied science with your education.

Science by the numbers


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science-related clubs to help build connections

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Waterloo Science in action

Beyond Science Fiction - Jake Malliaros, Faculty of Science student - Physics

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