Honors Degrees

Specialized training with a focus in research

Similar to the Bachelor of Science (BSc) Specialization program, a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Honors degree provides excellent training in one specific subject.

As a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Honors student you will focus on one main field of study, and must maintain a higher standard of academic achievement than those in a Bachelor of Science (BSc) General or Specialization program. This is the best program if you plan to pursue a higher degree or a research or academic career.



Honors degrees are available in the following areas:

  • Biochemistry
    Biochemistry teaches students to explore the chemistry of living organisms and the molecular basis for change occurring in living cells.
  • Biological Sciences

    Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, Integrative Physiology, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology



  • Cell Biology
    This life science takes a coordinated approach to the study of cells- the basic units of life.
  • Chemistry
    The Specialization Chemistry degree is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry. Students will take a variety of courses in general, analytical, organic and physical chemistry, as well as mathematics and related courses in environmental studies.
  • Computing Science
    Computing Science
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
    Environmental Earth Sciences, Geology, Paleontology
  • Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

    Applied Mathematics, Applied Mathematics with minor in Computing Science, Applied Mathematics with minor in Statistics,
    Mathematics, Mathematics with minor in Computing Science, Mathematics with minor in Computing Statistics,
    Mathematics and Economics , Mathematics and Finance, Statistics


  • Neuroscience
    An interdisciplinary program covering all aspects of brain function.
  • Pharmacology
    Pharmacology is the study of the way in which chemical substances affect living organisms.
  • Physics

    Astrophysics, Geophysics, Mathematical Physics, Physics

  • Physiology
    Physiology is the study of life
  • Psychology
    Specialization in Psychology. The program provides an understanding of areas like perception and motivation, behavior and cognitive development with emphasis on the physical, biological and mathematical sciences.