Current Students

“For every fact there is an infinity of hypotheses.”

~ Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, 1974


Science is a way of knowing.Danielle Leonard: Physics and Math major (MUN), Rhodes Scholar (Oxford)

Our programs, and our engaging and committed faculty and staff, expose you to the tools and techniques used by leading-edge scientists in areas as minute as sub-atomic particles, or as incomprehensibly vast as the expanding universe.

We have a growing reputation for ingenuity in research. Many of our graduates work as successful laboratory researchers, teachers and doctors. However, they also work beyond the scope of traditional science in fields such as journalism, forensics and video game development.

Remember to sign up for a major after completing 30 credit hours in the required subject areas, and consider joining the student society in your major subject. In the Faculty of Science, you must choose a major and you may choose an additional minor if desired. If your proposed major has specific admission requirements, contact the department during your first year to make sure you are completing the admission requirements in the best way possible. All declared majors and honours students should consult their departmental undergraduate officer at least once a year, too. Once you begin the final year of your academic program, you should ensure that you are completing all the program requirements for your degree program by requesting a program audit from the Registrar's Office.  

Killam Fellowship

The Killam Fellowships Program provivides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in Canada and the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the other country.Matthew Downer

The award is $5,000 US per semester, along with a health insurance allowance and up to $800 US for in-country travel. See the Scholarships and Awards description for more details.

The deadline for application for the 2016-2017 award is Jan. 16, 2017. 

Check out the stories of our 2015-2016 Killiam Fellow, Matt Downer, and the 2014-2015 Killam Fellows, Josh Lehr and Alicia Morry