“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.
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.
Devin Grant is Newfoundland and Labrador's newest Rhodes Scholar.
Each year, 11 outstanding Canadian students are chosen on the basis of exceptional intellect, character, leadership and commitment to services to study at the University of Oxford.
The St. John’s resident is currently in his fifth year of studies at Memorial University and is nearing completion of a honours degree in applied math with a minor in computer science.
A regular on the Dean’s List, Mr. Grant has also been heavily involved with the MUN Students’ Union and United Nations Society; is a member of the award winning Newman’s Sound Men’s Choir and a founding member of The Night Caps, an all-male vocal quartet specializing in holiday performances. He has also been involved in several musical productions.
Mr. Grant will begin his master’s in mathematical modeling and scientific computing at Oxford in October.