Bachelor of Science

As a student at Memorial, you have an incredible science lab right outside your window. Whether you are interested in exploring the ocean beyond, the forests next door or the rocks under your feet, Memorial is uniquely positioned to bring science right to you. Many of our graduates work as successful laboratory researchers, teachers and doctors. However, they also work beyond the scope of traditional careers in fields such as journalism, forensics and video game development. Students can choose from a full range of majors, minors and joint programs to pursue their areas of interest while getting excellent preparation for graduate work or careers in their discipline.

The bachelor of science generally takes four years to complete. After one year of study, students apply to their desired major program; they may also select a minor.



An optional minor can be chosen from the following disciplines:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Earth sciences
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Oceanography
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable aquaculture and fisheries ecology

A minor may also be chosen from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Business Administration or School of Music.


Admission requirements

Students may apply for admission into the bachelor of science program directly from high school by indicating their program choice on the University Application for Admission/Readmission.

Entry into a specific major requires the completion of at least 10 courses at the university level and some majors are competitive for a limited number of placements. Direct entry into the faculty from high school is subject to the applicant meeting the general admission requirements for Memorial University.


Program Information

Faculty of Science


St. John's

Honours Option:


Co-op Available:

Yes (with majors as indicated)


4 years


Fall, winter and spring semesters

Application Deadline:

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by:

  • March 1 for fall admission
  • Oct. 1 for winter admission
  • Feb. 1 for spring admission

Supplementary Application:



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