Science without Borders

Undergraduate Areas

The following areas are available for undergraduate study. Please note that some courses may not be available due to quota restrictions. Feel free to direct any questions to the CALDO Coordinator.

Find your field of interest:

Biodiversity  Environmental Sciences  Marine Science  
Biology  Exact & Earth Sciences  Nanotechnology 
Climate Change  GeoSciences   
Computing & Information Technology    Health & Biomedical Sciences     

Biodiversity
Department
Science Undergraduate Programs

Biological Sciences

  • Biological Sciences: Diverse topics covering all branches of biology
  • Ecology: how living organisms interact with their surrounding natural environment (Freshwater Biology and Conservation and Wildlife Biology)
  • Evolutionary Biology: study of the diversity of organisms (identification and classification, evolutionary relationships, adaptations, and genetic variations, origins & extinction, natural selection and evolutionary change)
  • Plant Biology: scientific study of plants (molecular biology and biotechnology, evolution and ecology, and landscape and ecosystem biology)
Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
  • Atmospheric Sciences: Earth’s atmosphere, weather and climate 
  • Earth & Atmospheric Sciences: General program examining the Earth- its structure and evolution, and the atmosphere above us
  • Environmental Earth Science: how human behavior and activities affect our environment
Research Centres
Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute, Alberta Cooperative Conservation Research Unit, Centre for Earth Observation Sciences (CEOS), Canadian Mountains Studies Initiative, Meanook Biological Research Station, Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre
 
Biology
Department
Science Undergraduate Programs

Biological Sciences

  • Animal Biology: Entomology Stream, Marine Biology Stream, Parasitology Stream, Vertebrate Biology Stream
  • Biological Sciences: Diverse topics covering all branches of biology
  • Bioinformatics: blend of computing, molecular biology, genetics, and developments in proteomics
  • Ecology: how living organisms interact with their surrounding natural environment
  • Evolutionary Biology: study of the diversity of organisms
  • Immunology and Infection: physiological system that prevents or limits attack by infectious organisms
  • Microbiology: Examining micro-organisms, particularly bacteria, including their function, physiology and importance to human life
  • Molecular Genetics: examing heredity and variation in biological systems at the level of the molecules that transmit and express genetic information
  • Paleontology: verebrate and invertebrate paleobiology, evolutionary biology, systematics, functional morphology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, and plate tectonics.
  • Physiology and Developmental Biology: processes that occur within all living organisms including the interactions between cells, tissues, and organs
  • Plant Biology: scientific study of plants (molecular biology and biotechnology, evolution and ecology, and landscape and ecosystem biology)
Research Centres
Meanook Biological Research Station, Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre
 
Climate Change
Department
Science Undergraduate Programs
Biological Sciences 
  • Ecology: Freshwater Biology and Conservation and Wildlife Biology Plant Biology: scientific study of plants (molecular biology and biotechnology, evolution and ecology, and landscape and ecosystem biology)
Chemistry
  • Chemistry: specialized training in the theoretical and practical components of Chemistry
Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
  • Atmospheric Sciences: examine the Earth- its structure and evolution, and the atmosphere above us 
  • Environmental Earth Sciences: how human behavior and activities affect our environment
Mathematical & Statistical Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics: Mathematical Biology, Spatial Ecology
Physics
  • Astrophysics: the physics behind cosmological objects and their interactions
  • Geophysics: using principles from Physics to understand the structure and dynamics of the Earth below its surface
Research Centres
Centre for Earth Observation Sciences (CEOS), School of Energy and the Environment, Canadian Circumpolar Institute, Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative, Institute for Geophysical Research
 
Computing and Information Technology 
Department
Science Undergraduate Programs
Computing Science
  • Bioinformatics: a joint program between Computing Science and Biological Sciences, Bioinformatics is a blend of mathematics and computing knowledge that 
  • can be used to answer medical and biological questions
  • Computing Science: combine the study of computing science with another discipline. (21 options are available) 
  • Computing Science- Business Minor: combines Computing Science and Business
  • Computing Science- Software Practice: develop depth in programming, algorithms, hardware, software design, user interfaces, project management, and business issues.
Research Centres
Alberta Innovates Centre for Machine Learning, Centre for Intelligent Mining SystemsMultimedia Research Centre
 
Environmental Sciences 
Department
Science Undergraduate Programs 
Biological Sciences
  • Ecology: how living organisms interact with their surrounding natural environment (Freshwater Biology and Conservation and Wildlife Biology)
Chemistry 
  • Chemistry: specialized training in the theoretical and practical components of Chemistry
Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
  • Atmospheric Sciences: Understanding the Earth’s atmosphere, weather and climate. 
  • Environmental Earth Science: How human behavior and activities affect our environment
Physics
  • Geophysics: non-invasive investigation of conditions below the earth’s structure 
Research Centres
Centre for Earth Observation Sciences (CEOS), School of Energy and the Environment, Canadian Circumpolar Institute, Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative, Institute for Geophysical Research
 
Exact & Earth Sciences (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry)
Department
Science Undergraduate Programs
Chemistry
  • Chemistry: specialized training in the theoretical and practical components of Chemistry
Mathematical & Statistical Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics: Using mathematical principles to solve real world problems
  • Computational Science: Combing mathematics and/or statistics with studies in computing science
  • Mathematics: Examining the “pure beauty” of mathematics and its principles
  • Mathematics and Economics: Mathematics, finance, economics and actuarial sciences
  • Mathematics and Finance: Diverse education in mathematics, finance, economics, actuarial sciences, and management science component 
  • Statistics: advanced study in Statistics along with an area of application that uses statistics
Physics 
  • Astrophysics: the physics behind cosmological objects and their interactions
  • Geophysics: using principles from Physics to understand the structure and dynamics of the Earth below its surface
  • Mathematical Physics: mathematical models and theories to create methods that are used to solve physical issues
  • Physics: Includes modern physics, mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, relativity, quantum mechanics, statistical physics and laboratory work 
Research Centres
Applied Mathematics Institute, Centre for Mathematical Biology,
Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, Statistics Centre, Theoretical Physics Institute, Aurora Watch, Alberta Glycomics Centre, NanoFab
 
GeoSciences, Minerals Technology, Oil, Gas and Coal 
Department
Science Undergraduate Programs
Earth & Atmospheric Sciences 
  • Earth & Atmospheric Sciences: General program examining the Earth- its structure and evolution, and the atmosphere above us
  • Environmental Earth Science: how human behavior and activities affect our environment
  • Atmospheric Sciences: Earth’s atmosphere, weather and climate
Physics 
  • Geophysics: using principles from Physics to understand the structure and dynamics of the Earth below its surface 
Research Centres
Canadian Centre for Isotopic Microanalysis (CCIM), Centre for Intelligent Mining Systems, Institute for Geophysical Research, Centre for Oil Sands Innovation
 
Health and Biomedical Sciences (Biochemistry, Systems Biology, Neurosciences)
Department
Science Undergraduate Programs
Biological Sciences 
  • Bioinformatics: blend of computing, molecular biology, genetics, and developments in proteomics
  • Immunology and Infection: physiological system that prevents or limits attack by infectious organisms
  • Microbiology: Examining micro-organisms, particularly bacteria, including their function, physiology and importance to human life
  • Molecular Genetics: examing heredity and variation in biological systems at the level of the molecules that transmit and express genetic information
  • Physiology and Developmental Biology: processes that occur within all living organisms including the interactions between cells, tissues, and organs
Chemistry 
  • Chemistry: specialized training in the theoretical and practical components of Chemistry
Computing Science 
  • Bioinformatics: a joint program between Computing Science and Biological Sciences, Bioinformatics is a blend of mathematics and computing knowledge that can be used to answer medical and biological questions
Mathematical & Statistical Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics: Using mathematical principles to solve real world problems. (Mathematical Biology, Spatial Ecology)
Psychology 
  • Psychology: how we perceive, learn and forget things and how the brain functions. (Perception and motivation, behavior and cognitive development)
Research Centres
Alberta Cognitive Neuroscience, Centre for Mathematical Biology, Alberta Glycomics Centre, Multimedia Research Centre
 
Marine Science 
Department
Science Undergraduate Programs
Biological Sciences

Physical and biological oceanography, marine weather, fisheries biology and management, marine conservation, and virtually all aspects of the biology of marine animals and plants.

Research Centres
Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre
 
Nanotechnology
Department
Science Undergraduate Programs 
Chemistry
  • Chemistry: specialized training in the theoretical and practical components of Chemistry
Physics
  • Physics: Includes modern physics, mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, relativity, quantum mechanics, statistical physics and laboratory work 
Research Centres

National Institute for Nanotechnology, NanoFab