Welcome to Laurier’s Faculty of Science. We are a dynamic faculty that has grown rapidly in recent years to a current size of about 4,000 full-time undergraduate and graduate students and 112 full-time faculty members. We offer 31 undergraduate and graduate academic programs across seven academic departments and are home to several leading-edge research centres.
Many of our undergraduate programs take an interdisciplinary approach with an emphasis on the applications of science that address some of society’s most pressing issues and leave our graduates well positioned to begin very productive careers. For example, in 2016/17 we introduced two new BSc programs, one in Applied Water Science and the other in Environmental Science. We also offer double degree programs that combine two science disciplines as well as double degree programs that combine Financial Mathematics or Computer Science with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree offered by the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics.
Science faculty members are engaged in high-quality research, the advancement of scientific knowledge and the application of that knowledge to real-world problems. They bring their expertise and enthusiasm for research into the classroom. Many undergraduate students find opportunities to enrich their learning through involvement in Laurier research projects or through co-op work experience.
The Faculty of Science is committed to offering high-quality programs in the pure and applied sciences. We share with the rest of the university a commitment to offering students a supportive environment and an enriching experience that prepares them for future success.
Science Building Hours
Monday–Thursday: 6 a.m.–11 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
Weekends/Holidays: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Dean of Science Office Hours
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Laurier's Faculty of Science inspires curiosity and inquiry through community outreach initiatives
Laurier researchers examine potential of ancient volcanic rock as fertilizer
Laurier researcher imagines the future of wastewater treatment
Innovative approach earns Laurier’s Sherilyn Van De Wynckel award for teaching excellence
Laurier doctoral candidate receives National Geographic Society grant to study community response to climate crisis in the Marshall Islands
New Laurier Research Chair program helping top researchers make an impact
Graduate of Laurier's student-funded scholarship program an 'ambassador for diversity'
Psychology Professor Anne Wilson speaks on CBC’s The Current about breaking up with plastic
Families of children with autism under severe pressure, Laurier study finds
Wilfrid Laurier University appoints new dean for the Faculty of Science
Nanoparticle researcher Vladimir Kitaev named Laurier’s University Research Professor
Hospital works with Laurier students to design app for parents of children with rare genetic disorder
Laurier students gain real-world research experience through Big Brothers Big Sisters Waterloo Region project
Laurier doctoral student in community psychology wins prestigious Vanier Scholarship
Federal funding will help Laurier increase equity, diversity and inclusion among researchers
Laurier recognizes student teachers with awards of excellence
Laurier researcher leading effort to prevent virus-related deaths among farmed shrimp
Federal funding supports Laurier hands-on science programs for Indigenous youth, high school students
Laurier’s Chess Club will host the Canadian University Chess Championship
Canadians often take water for granted, but Laurier researchers say climate change is putting water at risk
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