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Faculty of Science

Program Information

At York, scientific progress occurs within and across traditional disciplines through innovation and collaboration. The Faculty of Science lets you customize your university experience to feed your curiosity and meet your academic and career needs.

Life Sciences
Biomedical Science
Environmental Biology
Environmental Science
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Mathematics and Statistics
Actuarial Science
Applied Mathematics
Mathematics for Education
Mathematical Biology

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Physical Science
Physics & Astronomy
Space Science

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Admission Requirements

Whether you are a high school, returning, mature, transfer, or international student - there are plenty of options for you to pursue as a student in York Science. Our staff and faculty are prepared to help you with the admissions process.

Admission Requirements

Starting at Science

Learn more about starting your academic journey with the Faculty of Science at York University.

Alumni Spotlights

Why Choose York Science?

At York Science, we are a collaborative community where your fellow students, instructors and staff are all invested in student success. With leading faculty members in research, an abundance of free peer-led tutoring services and hands-on learning opportunities - our students are bound for personal and academic success. In Maclean's 2020 University Rankings, our Mathematics and Statistics Department was rated fourth in Ontario. At York Science, we are committed to making your education a meaningful and rewarding experience.

Experiential Education

The Faculty of Science provides a rich diversity of opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in Experiential Education.  Students can explore the ideas covered in class through a variety of experiences — whether they are in the classroom, in a lab, working in a community organization or a private sector firm.  Experiential Education leads to deeper learning and better preparation for life after graduation, whether that is in the job market or further professional studies.

Co-op programs currently available for Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Biology, and Environmental Science

Internship programs currently available for Biophysics, Physics & Astronomy, Mathematics & Statistics, Biology and Chemistry

Undergraduate Research

Advance your knowledge by gaining research experience outside the classroom.  Students have the opportunity to learn advanced lab techniques, use sophisticated lab equipment, interact with graduate students, gain in-depth knowledge in a particular field, and actually contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge. At York Science, Lab and research opportunities can begin as early as first year.

Getting Involved

Getting involved in co-curricular activities at university is a great way to network, meet new people and learn more about your school. Discover the many ways you can get involved academically and socially on campus as a York Science student.

Bethune College
Bethune College is the “home” for science and engineering students at York. Students in the Faculty of Science and Lassonde School of Engineering are automatically members of the college and have free access to a variety of academic services, such as Peer-Assisted Study Sessions, Peer Tutoring, Seminars and Workshops, Class Representatives, Bethune Writing Centre and Math Help.

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Bethune College Council
The Bethune College Council is the student government for York University's Norman Bethune College. The Bethune College Council's mandate is to serve the Bethune community in the provision of social and academic programs and services while ensuring we maintain a strong and representative voice within York University.

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Science Student Ambassador Program
A student-based, Science ambassadorship program that educates the external community about the Faculty of Science at York University. The Student Ambassadors are passionate about their time at York, and are willing to share it with others. As ambassadors, we attend recruitment events like the Ontario University Fair to help educate prospective students on the benefits of attending York.
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York University and the Faculty of Science offer a variety of scholarship, award, and bursary opportunities for our students. To learn more about the financial aid and opportunities at York, please visit the Student Financial Services website here. To learn more about financial opportunities specific to the Faculty of Science please see below.

York Science Scholars Award

Consider applying for the Faculty of Science combined scholarship and research placement award, worth $10,000 in total. Our current recipients are doing innovative research in areas ranging from sensory information & perception to regulation of gene expression in Tetrahymena thermophila.

Science Scholarships and Awards

There are a number of Faculty of Science scholarships and awards available for our students. Some require a supplemental application, and some do not. For example, the Faculty of Science entrance scholarship is automatically awarded to Canadian high school students applying to the Faculty of Science with an admission average of 90% or above.

Graduating and Careers

Connect with Us

Connect with us for all general questions regarding applying for admission, programs available, admission requirements, application status, and next steps after receiving an offer of admission. Don't forget to join us at one of our Upcoming Virtual Events or in the official Science Community on Slack!

Faculty of Science

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