Seeing the world like a scientist.

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How do you see the world? Is it a little differently? Do you look for the science in every day life? If yes, you've found the right place!

Here in the Faculty of Science, at the University of Waterloo, we encourage you to be different, to be curious, explore, and discover. We love students who are passionate about their chosen field of study! Heck, with 17 science majors to choose from, we'd like to think we know a little something about passionate scientists. 

Science doesn't just happen in a lab (although that is our favourite place to watch it) - it happens all around us. From our homes, our food, our bodies, and our environment - its always there. Sometimes it's obvious - like watching a plant grow. Sometimes we don't see it, and yet we "see" it everywhere (we're looking at you energy, light, forces, and air).

Whether you love physics, biology, earth science, or chemistry (or even the business of science), we'll show you the fun you can have seeing science in its natural form - where we live it every day.


Check out the science that we see in our newest residence, Claudette Millar Hall.


The Peter Russell Rock Garden gave us the perfect place to find even more science.


There aren't many who can show us amazing science like our women's hockey team can!

Connect with us.

We have a great team of student ambassadors who'd love to meet you and give you first-hand knowledge of what it's like to be a student in the Faculty of Science. Not sure what program is the best fit for you? We can help you with that two. Here are some ways you can get in touch with us:

Ask a (Science) Warrior - schedule a one-on-one virtual conversation with one of our enthusiastic ambassadors. We'll do our best to match you with someone in the program of your choice.

Campus virtual tour - can't come to campus in person? No problem - we offer a virtual tour with a knowledgeable ambassador. 

Are you looking for something specific? We're happy to answer any questions you have! Either email us at or check out our FAQ page.

Need more?

Head to our future student science page for information on careers, labs, degree customizations, and more.

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Check out #whatascientistsees to see how other students view the world from a scientist's perspective. Heck, post one of these yourself! We'd love to see how you see the science in your life!