Faculty of Science

Preparing you for a world of discovery

If you have an inquisitive mind and see yourself engaged in the pursuit of knowledge as a researcher and scientist, StFX offers a rigorous undergraduate science program suited to your interests.

We are known for the strength of our academic programs, and also our unparalleled opportunities for hands-on research at the undergraduate level. You'll work with accomplished scientists in a collaborative environment. You will have the chance to assist in faculty research of the highest calibre. 

Our program provides students with a solid foundation to go on to award-winning research, further study and rewarding scientific careers. While here, our undergraduate science students are winning significant research grants and awards, getting published in academic journals and presenting their work at national and international conferences.

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Welcome to the Faculty of Science!
Welcome to the Faculty of Science (FoS) at St. Francis Xavier University (StFX). I encourage you to take more time to read about the details of the rich set of programs offered in the FoS and the extensive opportunities for outstanding education. Our dedicated faculty and staff are accomplished scientists and practitioners, and they work collaboratively to provide our students with exceptional education while caring for their well-being. Our faculty are world-class researchers, and they take great pride in advancing scientific knowledge and fostering student curiosity. As dean of the Faculty, I embrace scientific inquiry and I continue to conduct research in evolutionary game theory among other topics.

StFX is student-centered and offers extensive opportunities for personal and academic growth for students through a supportive community of staff, faculty, and administration. The opportunities include experiential learning, research, and leadership. We continue to improve services and opportunities for students and our commitment is made clear in our 2022-2027 Student Experience and Opportunity Plan. We are committed to the success of students, and we appreciate the contributions and support by our alumni, donors and friends.

Science at StFX is exciting and impactful. I will be delighted to welcome you to the FoS, and I encourage you to take the opportunity to study for a degree in one of the programs in the FoS.

Joseph (Joe) Apaloo, PhD
Dean, Faculty of Science
Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Featured Programs

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Biochemistry is a scientific field that focuses on the chemical processes occurring at cellular and molecular levels. The field combines chemistry and biology for examining chemical reactions and chemical structures in living organisms.

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Earth and Environmental Sciences

Follow your passion to learn about the natural processes that have shaped Earth’s evolution for over 4.6 billion years and continue to influence its modern environment.

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NEW: Combine a Diploma in Engineering with a 3-year Bachelor of Science in Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, or Physics.

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Human Nutrition

NEW: Pursue a concentration in Dietetics, Health Sciences, Food Entrepreneurship or Food & Society. Include an Arts or Science minor or pursue a second degree in Human Kinetics or Entrepreneurship. 

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