Science has been a critical component of the comprehensive nature of York University since its inception in 1959. The Faculty of Science was founded in 1965, and as we approach our 50th year we can look back with pride on our achievements and forward to an exciting and creative future.
We have never deviated in our commitment to providing the highest quality undergraduate and graduate education in the basic and applied sciences informed and strengthened by excellence in research. Starting with a handful of world class Professors we have developed into a Faculty that now has over 3,500 students and 140 permanent faculty members in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Astronomy, and Science and Technology Studies. We offer a wide range of degree programs in science, across sciences, across faculties, across institutions and internationally.
One of our strengths is that teaching and research go hand-in-hand. Students receive instruction from world experts in their fields, using the most modern teaching methods and technologies. There are abundant opportunities for student research, many for academic credit.
Our future growth in exciting areas such as cosmology, materials science, environmental biology, disease modelling, particle physics, molecular biology, pure mathematics, and science studies is assured by our internationally recognized faculty and the top quality facilities, such as our new life sciences building.
I invite you to look around, either physically or through this web site, to get to know us and appreciate the current strength and future possibilities of York University’s Faculty of Science.