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The Faculty of Science at the U of A drives our collective knowledge forward as our researchers and students solve problems across a wide spectrum of disciplines. Whether combating climate change, advancing our understanding of health and the human body, or harnessing complex data, our community is using hands-on skills and innovative thinking to build a better world.

With seven departments and nearly 60 Bachelor of Science (BSc) programs in 39 subject areas, we are one of the most comprehensive science faculties in Canada. With expertise in artificial intelligence, paleontology, biology and many other programs ranked among the best in the world, our faculty equips students and researchers with the tools to solve some of the greatest challenges facing our communities today.

Prospective Students

From artificial intelligence to biology to paleontology, the Faculty of Science's programs are world-recognized. Get hands-on experience as you learn skills to tackle the biggest challenges facing our world.

Graduate Programs

Our graduate science programs offer students the opportunity to study with some of the world's best research scientists. Learn about the variety of master's and doctoral programs within each of our seven departments.


The Faculty of Science has world-leading expertise in research areas encompassing some of the most critical fields of study facing our communities — with over $80M in annual research revenue.

  • #1

    in Canada for Earth Sciences

  • #2

    in North America for Artificial Intelligence

  • #3

    in the world for Paleontology

  • #2

    in Canada for Biological Sciences

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Student FAQs

Whether you're new to the Faculty of Science or returning, our Student FAQ features a guide to helpful resources and answers to common questions.

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Returning to Science

Continuing your program this year? Find helpful resources for course selection and degree completion.

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Explore Online

Take virtual tours of some of the incredible museums, facilities, and collections in the Faculty of Science


Contours is the annual Faculty of Science magazine published by the Dean's Office. It is shared with Science alumni, donors, faculty, staff, students and other interested readers. It aims to connect alumni with other alumni, to keep people informed of developments in the Faculty of Science, and to build pride and encourage readers to become ambassadors for the Faculty.

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Your support helps train the next generation of scientists and supports our researchers in innovating new solutions to complex problems. To date, the faculty has graduated over 46,000 alumni and we have more than 1700 loyal donors who contribute to our annual success.

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