Department of Science

A University of Alberta Degree

Graduating from Augustana will give graduates a robust degree from one of the top five universities in Canada. The UofA is:

  • the #4 research-based university in Canada.
  • the #2 in graduate employment in Canada.
  • in the top 150 universities in the world.

Top reasons to study at Augustana Campus


As part of a small campus that inspires close student-faculty interactions, we provide a unique environment for learners and explorers who share our excitement about science.

Our professors and laboratory staff members truly enjoy teaching and define their success by their students' success. Therefore, mentorship, guidance and engagement are primary features of a science education on the Augustana campus.

What's the Augustana Advantage?

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Are you interested in reclaiming polluted lands and waters, generating cleaner energy, preserving diversity, exploring artificial intelligence or gazing at the cosmos? If so, you’re in the right place.

As a student in the Department of Science, your curiosity will drive you to explore the world. In addition to acquiring the knowledge and skills essential to working in the sciences, you will master the process of scientific inquiry as you investigate your interests in the lab, the field, or your own community. Using scientific inquiry promotes our ability to investigate the world around us and make discoveries that ultimately benefit society. No matter which branch of science you choose to study at Augustana, you will be prepared for a meaningful career.

Dr. Sheryl Gares
Interim Chair - Department of Science
Phone: +1 (780) 679-1685

PROGRAMS in bachelor of science (B.Sc.)

The Science department offers undergraduate degrees in the following academic majors, providing students with the flexibility to set their own priorities. A key advantage of studying science at Augustana lies in our small class and lab sizes, which enable greater and more direct contact with instructors. Furthermore, by hosting five disciplines within one department we actively support the idea of inter-disciplinary learning.

We offer four-year undergraduate degrees in these innovative majors:


Another choice is an efficient five-year degree program offered jointly with the Faculty of Education on the North Campus in Edmonton, Alberta. Pursuing a major in general sciences, you'll be able to select a focus area in biology, chemistry, general sciences, or mathematics. Graduates from this program will enter the teaching program with two University of Alberta degrees!

Program Info


Research is an important aspect of undergraduate science education at Augustana. All faculty members in the Science department provide opportunities for undergraduate research as an integral part of their own research activities. Field, laboratory and inter-disciplinary research experiences are available to students throughout the academic year and during the summer.

In addition to participating in a variety of undergraduate academic conferences, students also present their research at provincial, national and international meetings, and publish with their faculty mentors in scientific and professional journals.

Student Research Opportunities