Discover the Endless Possibilities of a Bachelor of Science Degree!

Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

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U of G's Bachelor of Science program offers 27 majors - the possibilities are endless!

Apply to U of G today and dive into the sciences at the home of North America’s largest integrated teaching and research facility, the Summerlee Science Complex.

Our robust Bachelor of Science (BSc) program boasts 27 majors – 13 of which offer the option to complete a co-op. The goals of this program are the same across all 27 disciplines: to enhance your problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills, while strengthening your knowledge and application of scientific methods and techniques.

So what majors do we offer, anyway? It’s easiest if we break these up by college.


The College of Engineering & Physical Sciences

If you’re interested in chemistry, computing and information science, mathematics, physics, or statistics, the Physical Sciences may be for you!  Explore non-living systems and uncover the underlying laws of nature with one of the following majors:

  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematical Science
  • Nanoscience
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Theoretical Physics


The College of Biological Science

Interested in living organisms and systems, from bacteria to mammals to complex ecosystems?  If so, you might belong in the College of Biological Science, where students and faculty strive to understand and improve life.  This department offers the following majors:

  • Animal Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biodiversity
  • Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Biological Science
  • Biological and Medical Physics
  • Bio-Medical Science
  • Biomedical Toxicology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Geomatics
  • Food Science
  • Human Kinetics
  • Marine & Freshwater Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences
  • Plant Science
  • Wildlife Biology and Conservation
  • Zoology

Common first year

Every Bsc student across all majors starts with the same courses in their first year. This means you’ll be given the time and opportunity to discover a range of scientific fields beyond what you may have been exposed to in high school. It also means that if you decide to change your major after your first year, it’s usually pretty easy since everyone has the same common core of knowledge.

Admission requirements

One important thing to note if you’re considering applying to the BSc at U of G is that our biological and physical science majors have different requirements for admission. If you’re applying from a Canadian high school, we suggest you take a look at pages 75-76 of the 2021 viewbook for all the details.  International applicants  can check out pages 22-23 of our 2021 international viewbook.

Get the scoop about Science!

We could go on and on about this program (in fact, we have! Check out this article we published about BSc last year), but we figured you might be interested in hearing about the highlights of the BSc program from someone who’s currently IN the program.

If you’ve already looked through the 2021 Admission Viewbook, you may have already read about Mackenzie Cameron, a mathematical science student in her final year of the program. We recently asked Mackenzie about her undergraduate experience as she prepares to apply to a master’s program, and here’s what she had to say:

“This program has given me the ability, space, and time in my academic schedule to try out different courses within the college of engineering and physical sciences and beyond that. For example, I have taken some environmental science and botany courses, that I never thought I would have been able to take coming into my major out of high school.

The BSc program has supported my ability to take a reduced course load (mainly 4 courses a semester instead of 5) for the majority of my undergrad. Through that flexibility, this program has fostered the ability and accessibility for me to explore different fields of science. 

One of the best highlights of this program has been getting to see my friends and peers complete and present fourth year research projects. It was very interesting to see how they were using the tools gained from classes and apply them to problems they wanted to discover more about.”


Next steps

Ready to learn more about this program? Sign up on our website and let us know you’re interested in the Bachelor of Science degree to receive program-specific information, updates on your application and exclusive invitations to events.

Already know you’re ready to be a #FutureGryphon? Apply today through OUAC and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!


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