The Faculty is home to six departments and one college that offer programs in the sciences. Whether your goal is to acquire the knowledge and skills to enable you to work in the pharmaceutical industry, government or private agencies, the health sector, or to pursue graduate studies, to list a few, the Faculty has something for everyone and anyone with scientific aspirations.
Are you fascinated by living organisms, the environment, or the latest breakthroughs in DNA technology? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then consider an education and career in the biological sciences. The Department of Biology offers a broad education in the fundamentals of the biological sciences. With a variety of programs to choose from and an opportunity to conduct original, independent research in the areas of Genomics, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Behavioral Ecology, Aquatic Ecology, Plant Biology, Ecotoxicology, Entomology and Population Biology our students can truly expand their horizons in the field of Biology. Visit the Biology website.
Would you like a front row seat in the scientific and technological achievements that are shaping our future? As a student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry you can acquire skills to launch an exciting career in an academic, government, hospital or industrial laboratory. In addition to providing a solid foundation in organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry and biochemistry, our department offers training opportunities in cutting-edge fields such as environmental, computational and protein chemistry, nanotechnology and biological mass spectrometry. Our department is affiliated with the Institute of Co-operative Education, allowing students to obtain practical job experience while pursuing an undergraduate degree. Visit the Chemistry and Biochemistry department website.
Do you think health and fitness is essential for everyone? Do you want to play an active role in helping individuals develop healthy lifestyles? The Department of Exercise Science is committed to teaching and research in the areas of exercise, health, and physical activity while emphasizing the fields of athletic therapy and clinical exercise physiology. The curriculum permits students to explore the biomechanical, physiological, and psychological responses to physical activity of healthy individuals and persons with a variety of impairments and disabilities. Visit the Exercise Science department website.
Are you curious about our environment? Are you interested in understanding natural processes occurring on our planet? Do you want to learn more about climate change, water resources, forests, ecology, and environmental management? Are you concerned about this planet’s ability to maintain biodiversity? Are you looking for the tools and knowledge necessary to develop innovative and science-based solutions to environmental challenges? Then the B.Sc. in Environmental Science is your path to an exciting range of careers in the public or private sectors. You will acquire unique interdisciplinary scientific training in geography, geology, biology, chemistry, computer science, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), environmental engineering, and environmental impact assessment. Visit the Geography, Planning and Environment department website.
Do you enjoy creative problem solving, abstract thinking and using your analytic skills? The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is recognized for the reputation of its members in a variety of fields. Its programs provide students with the breadth and depth needed for research and development as well as many jobs in industry and business. Mathematics and Statistics students acquire problem solving skills and logical-thinking abilities that employers value highly and have ample career opportunities in many areas, including science, mathematical modeling, data analysis, software development, transport and communications, design, finance and insurance. Visit the Mathematics and Statistics department website.
Do you want to really understand how the world works, in every detail and at the deepest level: from elementary particles, to nuclei, atoms, molecules, macromolecules, living cells, solids, liquids, gases, plasmas, living organisms, the human brain, complex systems, supercomputers, the atmosphere, planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe itself? Physicists study questions facing today's science and technology and a physics education emphasizes problem solving and abstract thinking. Some areas where you can find physicists at work: telecommunications, optometry, holography, weather, oceanography, pollution control, medical imaging, radiation treatment, lasers and satellite design. Visit the Physics department website.
Are you intrigued by scientific study of the interaction of brain and behaviour? Modern scientific psychology studies human and animal behaviour in both natural and controlled conditions, examining the internal and external factors which govern development, cognition, emotion, motivation and perception etc. Through teaching and research, the Department of Psychology extends our knowledge of individual and group differences, ultimately serving the community at large. Visit the Psychology department website.
Would you like to prepare for a life of research, teaching or some similarly demanding intellectual pursuit in a profession in the sciences? Science College prepares students enrolled in one of Concordia’s science programs for these kinds of careers in the sciences. The academic program of the College complements the regular undergraduate curriculum and includes cross disciplinary courses and student participation in ongoing laboratory research activities right from the first year of study. Visit the Science College website.