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.  

Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarship is a postgraduate award for study at the University of Oxford. The scholarship is for two years in the first instance.

University and College fees are paid by the Rhodes Trust. In addition, Rhodes Scholars receive a monthly stipend to cover accommodation and living expenses.

The external deadline for full application including extended résumé, personal statement, letters of reference and endorsement from the University President, is October 14, 2016. However, the internal deadline for Science student applicants to submit the full package to the Dean of Science office is September 30.

Contact both your Department Head and Dr. Andy Foster (Associate Dean of Science) if you are a senior undergraduate Science student applying for the Rhodes Scholarship.

The General Rick Hillier Scholarship

The General Rick Hillier Scholarship in Science and Leadership, valued at $4,097, was established through donations and the proceeds of the first Halifax Affinity Dinner.

The scholarship is in recognition of General Rick Hillier, highly respected Canadian military leader and former Chancellor of Memorial University. It is awarded to an undergraduate student of scholarship standing in the Faculty of Science. Preference is given to students with demonstrated leadership in their activities either on- or off-campus, students from rural NL, and students who are members of military families or are past or present members of the military.

If you qualify, please contact your Department to self-identify for this award before September 22, 2016.