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Science Class

A science degree can open up doors to employment, graduate programs, or professional studies in dentistry, medicine, optometry, or veterinary medicine. Students choose the Faculty of Science at The University of Winnipeg for our small class sizes, award-winning professors, access to labs, research opportunities and reputation for excellence. The Faculty of Science offers unique and diverse programs that give you the opportunity to study innovative ideas, conduct research, hypothesize, and expand your understanding of the world.


Anthropology

Anthropologists study the evolution of humankind by examining how humans have developed and adapted, both culturally and physically, to the world around them. Anthropology specializes in cultural anthropology, archaeology or physical anthropology, or you may choose an integrated program that includes all three areas. Practical experience is also available through the Archaeological Field School.

Applied Computer Science

This program focuses on the theory and application of computing in business and scientific environments. Applied Computer Science combines core subjects and in-depth applied studies gives you the freedom to combine your interests in computing with other subjects of study and application.

Bioanthropology

Combining aspects of anthropology with biological and physical sciences, Bioanthropology program teaches you to examine human biological systems of the past and present. You’ll gain understanding of comparative anatomy, cellular biology, and methods in human and primate evolution as you obtain experience in current laboratory techniques and procedures.

Biochemistry

This degree investigates living systems by combining the knowledge and methodologies of biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and microbiology with those of the physical sciences. A degree in Biochemistry will prepare you for work in various industries, or for admission to professional schools in the health sciences.

Biology

Biology is the study of any form of life, from the DNA molecule to the interactions of organisms within various ecosystems. You can specialize in botany, zoology, microbiology, ecology, genetics, or molecular biology. Courses will prepare you for a career in laboratories, research, pharmaceuticals, as well as conservation and wildlife management.

Biopsychology

How do the brain and nervous system control behaviour? This program provides you with an understanding of the integrated relationship between biology and psychology. In Biopsychology you’ll develop a strong understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system as you explore the relationship between the nervous system and behaviour.

Chemistry

Chemistry is the essential science to the building blocks of life. It spans all aspects of our lives, from our health and nutrition to our scientific discoveries and management of an environmentally sustainable world. A degree in this “central science” can take you anywhere, allowing you to specialize in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, or physical chemistry.

Environmental Studies and Sciences

Are you interested in issues affecting our environment? Environmental Studies and Sciences combines many different perspectives to understand the changes in our environment, while acknowledging human impacts and providing a framework to develop solutions for environmental programs. You can choose your course of study from six different subject areas including Chemistry, Forest Ecology, Forest Policy and Management, Global Environmental Systems, Issues in Sustainability, and Urban Environments.

Geography

Expand your understanding of our planet, and interactions between the land and its people. In Geography, you’ll explore local, regional and international systems, climate change, and urban and community development. You’ll learn about geographical patterns and landscapes while participating in lab experiments, seminars and field trips.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

There is strong market demand for GIS-literate graduates in Manitoba. Such students can find challenging careers in a wide variety of disciplines including natural resources, infrastructure, health, the environment, emergency preparedness, defense and business geographics. The University of Winnipeg and Red River College are renewing their relationship in the area of Geographic Information Systems with a revamped joint program in GIS. In this program, students who successfully complete the Red River College GIS Technology Post-Graduate Diploma program will be granted 30 credit hours toward either a BA (4-Year) or BSc (4-Year) in Geography at the University of Winnipeg.

Mathematics

Studying Mathematics will develop your ability to work with numbers, shapes and figures, and to reason in a logical manner. Courses include algebra, statistics, calculus, combinatorics, discrete mathematics and more. You’ll have the opportunity to work with researchers to apply your skills and receive hands-on experience.

Physics

The study of nature at its most fundamental level offers the opportunity to explore phenomena at all levels – from the world of the atom to the reaches of the universe. In our nationally recognized Physics department, you’ll study the nature of diamonds and semiconductors, the inner workings of the nucleus, and the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in diagnosing disease. You’ll imagine, deduce, and investigate the inner workings of black holes, hot space, chaos, and quantum gravity.

Physics - Medical Physics

A new stream of the Physics program at The University of Winnipeg, Medical Physics is the application of physics to medicine, such as in medical imaging and radiotherapy. This stream was developed in collaboration with CancerCare Manitoba. It is intended to prepare students to enter graduate school in Medical Physics.

Physics - Radiation Health and Safety

A new stream of the Physics program at The University of Winnipeg, Radiation Health and Safety is aimed at students interested in issues of radiation use and presence in industry, medicine, research and the environment.  The stream was developed to help address an anticipated shortage of radiation protection professionals in the future.  It was created in collaboration with Acsion Industries and includes a practicum and work-sharing opportunities. 

Physics - Radiation Therapy

A new stream of the Physics program at The University of Winnipeg, Radiation Therapy involves the use of radiation to treat cancer cells in the body.  The stream includes significant practical training and experience.  It was developed in collaboration with CancerCare Manitoba.

Psychiatric Nursing

If you are interested in the mental health of individuals, families, groups and communities, you may choose to enrol in the Psychiatric Nursing degree program. Upon completion, you’ll be a Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) and find work in government, health care facilities, corrections, and community services.

Statistics

Today’s society is bombarded with information. The Internet, politicians and the media are constantly citing numbers, ratios and percentages to bolster points of view. Statistics offers the tools to understand this language through rational decision-making. You’ll take courses in statistical analysis, survey sampling and operations research, while learning tools for application in business, computing and government.