Science at Mount Allison is hands-on and engaging.

With a degree in Science from Mount Allison, you will not only acquire notable research and technical skills, but also the interpersonal skills needed to succeed in any science-related career.

You'll 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 high-level research

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

One of the following must be completed:

  • a major + minor (most common)
  • a double or joint major
  • a general degree with three minors
  • a specialized degree with an honours (no minor required)

Not sure about the difference between major, minor, and honours?

Program options

Program Degree options
Applied Physics Minor
Astronomy Minor
Aviation Major
Biochemistry Major | Minor | Honours
Biology Major | Minor | Honours
Biopsychology Major | Honours
Chemistry Major | Minor | Honours
Cognitive Science Major | Honours
Computer Science Major | Minor | Honours
Data Science Minor
Environmental Science Major | Minor | Honours
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Minor
Mathematics Major | Minor | Honours
Physics Major | Minor | Honours
Psychology Major | Minor | Honours

Not sure about the difference between major, minor, and honours? 

“My experience with Mount Allison's rigorous and challenging academic environment has equipped me with the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and work ethic necessary to excel in medical school. I am genuinely grateful for the exceptional education and nurturing environment at Mount Allison.”

Logan Grossman ('23)
BSc Psychology, minor in Biology
Medical School

Distribution requirements

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.

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Arts and letters
  • Art history
  • Drama Studies
  • English
  • Fine Arts
  • French Studies
  • German Studies
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Music
  • Visual and Material Culture Studies
  • Canadian Studies
  • Community Engaged Learning
  • Classics
  • Greek
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Latin
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Visual and Material Culture Studies
  • Women's and Gender Studies
Social sciences
  • Commerce
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Indigenous Studies
  • International Relations
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology


Undergraduate research


Science students at Mount Allison have a unique opportunity to participate in research as undergraduates, a rarity among Canadian universities.

Approximately 50 per cent of our Science students are directly involved in research.

On our small campus, you'll have the opportunity to take part in research as early as your second year and even co-publish articles with professors before you graduate.

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)

You won't need to travel far from home to access to state-of-the-art labs, facilities, and equipment.

You'll have access to:

  • Mount Allison Gemini Observatory
  • Harold Crabtree Aqualab: Centre for Aquatic Sciences
  • Environmental Change & Aquatic Biomonitoring Lab
  • Geospatial Modelling Lab
  • ...just to name a few!

Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc)

Mount Allison offers a Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) in Interdisciplinary Health Studies. The degree draws on concepts from across the life sciences, social sciences, and humanities.


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