Science at Mount Allison is hands-on and engaging.

physics at mount allisonA Bachelor of Science degree provides both academic and extracurricular opportunities that will turn a love of science into a personalized path to future success.

You will gain valuable experience through lab work, research projects, and academic conferences. You may choose to:

  • design your own independent research project
  • complete an honours thesis
  • take on a research-based special topic course
  • work directly with faculty on their research

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World-Class Research
environmental science at mount allisonScience students at Mount Allison have a rare opportunity to participate in research as undergraduates, a rarity among Canadian universities:

  • Approximately 40 per cent of our Science students are directly involved in research
  • Nearly 50 per cent of all scientific papers produced by our professors are co-authored by an undergraduate student

You even have the opportunity for employment as a summer research assistant, working closely with faculty to solve complex problems with real-world applications.

You can also benefit from collaborations with national and international labs, including:

  • National Oceanography Centre in the United Kingdom
  • Mainz Microtron in Germany
  • Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC)

But you don't need to travel far from home for access to state-of-the-art labs, facilities, and equipment.
You will have access to:

  • Mount Allison Gemini Observatory
  • High performance computing clusters
  • Harold Crabtree Aqualab: Centre for Aquatic Sciences
  • Digital Electron Microscope Facility
  • ...just to name a few.

Distribution credits

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree at Mount Allison will learn how to take an interdisciplinary approach to important issues by taking courses from outside their program of study through distribution requirements.

Students must complete six credits (two courses) in each of four categories:

  • Arts – Canadian studies, drama, English, Fine Arts, languages, Music
  • Humanities – classics, history, philosophy, religious studies
  • Natural science – biology, biochemistry, computer science, environmental science, math, physics, psychology
  • Social world – economics, environmental studies, political science, sociology, women's and gender studies

In order to qualify for a Bachelor of Science degree, students must complete 120 credits.

For more details, see the Mount Allison Academic Calendar.