Preparing you for your career

Bachelor of Science graduates are well-prepared for the highly technical modern world, having acquired the analytical thinking and practical problem-solving skills valued by employers. The BSc opens doors to careers in fields such as bioinformatics, biotechnology, education, engineering, environmental quality, forensics, human and animal health care, natural resources, pharmacy, computer programming, software design, statistics, and more!

You don’t have to wait to graduate before exploring career options. With the introduction of our new paid internship program in Science, there is opportunity to deploy your knowledge and skills learned in class with hands-on work experience before finishing your degree. Mount students also attend Career Fairs, Information Sessions and Workshops and receive Career Counselling. 

Success in science

Kathy Darvesh-resizedScience faculty at the Mount have been making waves for years, with an impact far beyond what would be expected of a smaller university. 

This means our students learn alongside some of the best in their fields, and also have exceptional access to undergraduate research opportunity.  Learn more »

Research Opportunities

Mount research is leading the way in areas of regional and international significance. Watch below or visit msvu.ca/research to learn more »

Planning your academic journey

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From the moment you register as a Mount student, a team of dedicated staff are available to help you navigate course selection, planning and scheduling. By booking an appointment with Heather or Erin - our Academic Advisors - you'll walk away with confidence and a plan for success!

Additional Resources

As a Mount student, you'll have a wealth of resources at your disposal. From health and accessibility services to securing student employment, we are here to help you make the most of your undergraduate experience.

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Program Options

Mount Saint Vincent University offers a variety of degree options within the Bachelor of Science. View BSc program options »

  • BSc General Studies (15.0 units); offers a broad background in science.
  • BSc with Major (20.0 units); intended for those students with a clearly focused interest who wish to gain in-depth knowledge of a single discipline.
  • Combined Major (20.0 units); intended for students who wish to gain in-depth knowledge of two disciplines.
  • BSc with Honours (20.0 units); for students who wish to study a single discipline in depth, usually with post-graduate study as a goal.

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Areas of Study

In addition to the BSc programs listed below, students may also take courses, minors, and even a combined major with subjects in the arts and/or professional areas. 


  • Applied Human Nutrition (minor) Built on a mathematical foundation, statistics involves the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data.
  • Applied Statistics or Statistics Built on a mathematical foundation, statistics involves the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data.
  • Biology Major concepts include genetics, cell biology, physiology, neuroscience, ecology, evolution and diversity of organisms.
  • Chemistry Chemistry is the study of matter; its composition, the changes it undergoes, and the accompanying changes in energy.
  • Computer Science Students will learn skills and concepts in programming, applications, and computing theory that can be practically applied to their other areas of study.
  • Mathematics Mathematics has many important applications in science, engineering, and statistics, as well as being an important field in its own right.
  • Physics (minor) Physics attempts to explain how our universe works, from everyday observations to the structure of far distant galaxies and how our universe first began.
  • Psychology With a specialty in Developmental Psychology, faculty also carry out diverse research, offering great learning opportunities for students.
  • Science Communication Science communicators form the bridge between science and the work of scientists, and the broader public.