The Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science strives to deliver programs that are nationally and internationally recognized and to build a community that nurtures the next generation of knowledge creators and societal leaders.
The Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science provides many paths to an elevated learning experience. Interdisciplinary learning allows students to make connections with other areas of study.
The Bachelor of Sustainability (BSust) is interdisciplinary to the core because no one academic discipline can address issues like climate change and biodiversity loss in their entirety.
At the same time, it asks students to learn within select concentrations that develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that enable them to take action and solve problems at local to global scales.
Water is projected to become Canada’s foremost ecological crisis early in this century, and the availability and management of freshwater is becoming one of the greatest environmental, social, and political challenges of the 21st century. The Freshwater Science program integrates aquatic aspects of biology, chemistry, geography, and earth and environmental sciences. Students in the program will study water quality and quantity, aquatic organisms, and the health of aquatic ecosystems. Graduates of this program will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to deal with future national and international freshwater environmental problems.
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Learn how our planet works, and use that knowledge to benefit both people and the environment.
The program emphasizes the interactions between humans and the environment and is extremely flexible. Students can focus on the environment or the solid earth in their studies as well as enhance their program with related courses in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, geography, plus mathematics and statistics.
The Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science is organized into four departments that are responsible for the programs offered by our faculty.
Biochemistry | Biology | Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | Microbiology | Zoology
Biochemistry | Chemistry | Environmental Chemistry
Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics
Computer Science | Data Science | Mathematical Sciences | Mathematics | Medical Physics | Physics | Statistics
Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences
Earth & Environmental Sciences | Freshwater Science | Geography