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