Welcome to UNB Science!

Are you looking to study in a field with limitless career possibilities related to science?

Do you seek professional skills?

Are you looking to gain an education and experience from top professors and researchers?

Do you want to belong to a thriving science community where you are not just a student number?

If you said yes to any of these questions, then the study of science is the right choice for you! UNB Science is not only a leader in academic excellence; we are your home away from home. Join our legacy of graduates. Let's transform your passion for knowledge into a successful career! From investigating the complex workings of the human brain, to understanding advanced number theory; we are eager to share this journey of discovery with you.

The Faculty of Science is one of the university's oldest faculties and was established when UNB was founded in 1785. Our faculty has an outstanding reputation, both nationally and internationally. As a student, you will benefit from learning and collaborating with our top researchers. Four of our chemistry faculty members have been placed in the worlds top one per cent of Chemists most cited in scientific journals.

As our graduates say:

"I'm from a small town in northern New Brunswick. Attending UNB was a natural choice because it was familiar and had a good reputation. Like most first year students, I arrived with a plan. But after taking the first year Physics courses with two amazingly engaging instructors, I found my place in Physics. With relatively small class sizes, there's a lot of interaction between students and professors. Because of this, UNB Science students are fortunate to have more opportunities for undergraduate research than at most other Canadian academic institutions. Today, I'm back at UNB as a PhD candidate, researching under the supervision of the same professor as my undergrad." - David Themens, B.Sc. (Hons) 2011, recipient of the International Union of Radio Science Young Scientist Award

"My mom passed away when I was in grade 12. I knew I wanted to be close to family, so I followed my sister to UNB. At first, I was intimidated to be in a new place. But in no time I was making friends. The faculty of Science has become like an extended family. From your first day of classes, the professors make it a priority to know your name. If you want to be somebody, it's really easy here. There are also so many opportunities to get involved. UNB Science makes it known that you have endless possibilities. In fact, I was inspired to study law after a first year chemistry lecture!" - Jenny Thistle, B.Sc. (Hons) 2015

Choose the program that fits your needs

Our faculty has five departments: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics and Physics. We offer a multidisciplinary approach, with over 25-degree possibilities, joint programs and concurrent degree options in Arts and Science or Computer Science and Science. In addition to our nationally-accredited undergraduate degree programs, UNB Science offers Masters and Doctoral programs in each of our departments. We also offer inter-graduate academic unit programs in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.

Undergraduate Programs   Graduate Programs

Not sure what field you want to study?
Most students are unsure of the direction they want to take their education when they first arrive on campus and science students are no exception. The first year of your undergraduate science degree is about discovery and answering two important questions: 

What are my interests?
What am I passionate about?


As you take first year courses in a variety of subjects, faculty and staff will be there to help you choose the major that best suits you.

Bryan Priestman Memorial Lecture Welcomes

Nobel Laureate in Physics, Dr. Arthur B. McDonald

Dr. Arthur B. McDonald received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2015.

His work: 

The Standard Model used by modern physics has three types of a very small and elusive particle called the neutrino. In an experimental facility in a mine in Canada in 2000, Arthur McDonald studied neutrinos created in nuclear reactions in the sun. Measurements showed deviations, which were explained by the neutrinos switching between the different types. This means that they must have mass. The Standard Model, however, is based on neutrinos lacking mass and the model must be revised.
Dr. Arthur McDonald, Queen’s University, will be presenting:
“Understanding the Universe from Deep Underground” on Thursday, October 3rd at 3pm, Bailey Hall, Room 146
Reception to follow in Bailey Hall, Room 27
“From the Tiniest Particles to the Farthest Reaches of The Universe” on Friday, October 4, MacLaggan Hall, Room 105
Reception to follow in the Quartermain Earth Centre
priestman lecture