Undergraduate programs

The Faculty of Science at the University of New Brunswick offers a variety of programs ranging from a general science degree option to biology, chemistry, environmental biology, earth sciences, environmental geochemistry, , mathematics, physics and psychology.

In addition to our specific programs, the Faculty of Science also offers joint degrees in Arts and Science and Computer Science and Science.

General science

Undergraduate StudentThe General Science Degree option offers a broader exposure to more sciences and the program can be customized to meet your interests by concentrating on two areas of science while taking many electives.


Biology is the study of living things and it deals with everything from earliest evolution to the environmental protection of our world. It examines the physical and biological processes that affect the life and death of genes, cells, individuals, populations, species and ecosystems.


Chemistry is the study of the properties of the fundamental building blocks of matter, ranging in size from single hydrogen atoms to complex aggregates of biologically important species.

Chemists prepare new compounds and study their composition and structure. This activity, coupled with studies of the way in which chemical reactions occur, allows theories on chemical bonding and reaction to be formulated.

Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences is the natural science that deals with Earth, the interior make-up, and surficial features, its formative and destructive processes, its age, history and development through time.

Geologists research the origin of the Earth's natural resources, and are extensively involved in the discovery, development, and conservation of the metallic minerals we use, the clay, sand. gravel. cement, and fertilizer we need to improve our living conditions, the water we drink and the coal, oil and natural gas we use to serve our energy requirements.

Earth Sciences includes studies of the origin, history and evolution of life through time. Most importantly, Earth Science is concerned with the special set of circumstances that makes life on Earth possible and Planet Earth so unique in our Solar System if not in the Universe.

Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics is at the core of many modern technological advances, from improvements in computers and electronics to better understanding the physical world around us. 

For ages, mathematicians have made invisible and unsung contributions to advancements in science and technology. In recent years, mathematicians have become more numerous, and more visible in the workforce. More and more jobs require direct use of mathematics, and an increasing number of job titles are reflecting this.


Physics is the most fundamental natural science, It examines basic concepts such as energy, force, and spacetime, and all that derives from these, such as mass, charge, matter and its motion. More broadly, it is the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the world and universe behave.

Physicists want to really understand how the world works, in every detail and at the deepest level. Physicists study questions facing today’s science and technology and are at the forefront of solutions for instrumentation, measurement techniques, and model development in many areas.


Psychology specializes in the study of human (sometimes animal) behavior, both normal and abnormal. It is the study of individual processes and relationships in a wide variety of contexts. Psychology courses are among the most popular ones for undergraduates.

Areas of research range widely and include human sexuality, depression, feminist perspectives, autism, women's studies, problem gambling, gender and laterality, pain assessment and management, infant and adolescent development, cultural psychology, self-concept and identity, bilingualism and cognitive neuroscience

Environmental Biology

Environmental Biology is an interdisciplinary science because the solutions to environmental problems lie at the intersection of human behavior, technology and the biology of living organisms. environmental biology students will take courses in chemistry, economics, environmental law, sociology, as well as more traditional biology courses in ecology, conservation biology and ecotoxiocology.

Environmental Geochemistry

Environmental geochemistry provides geology students who have an interest in environmental science with a background to pursue careers or graduate studies in environmentally related geoscience fields, especially in areas related to water resources, contamination and remediation.