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 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 high-level research



Environmental Science StudentScience programs at Mount Allison:
In some science programs, students can choose to do a Bachelor of Science (BSc) or another degree (as indicated).

*Available as a minor only  

World-Class Research
Science students at Mount Allison have a rare 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
  • Many of our undergraduate students co-author scientific papers produced by our professors

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

chemistry at mount allisonYou 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.

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

Bachelor of Science - Credits


For a BSc, 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?

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 and letters – art history, drama, English, Fine Arts, French studies, German studies, Hispanic studies, Japanese studies, linguistics, Music, visual and material cultures
  • Humanities – Canadian studies, community engaged learning, classics, Greek, history, Indigenous studies, Latin, philosophy, religious studies, visual and material cultures, women's and gender studies
  • Social sciences – Commerce, economics, environmental studies, Indigenous studies, international relations, political science, sociology, women's and gender studies
  • Sciences – biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, data science, environmental science, mathematics, physics, psychology

For more details, see the Mount Allison Academic Calendar