Science

Students interested in any of the following University of Regina programs may enrol through Campion-Science by selecting Campion as your campus on the U of R application form.

Actuarial Science

Faculty: Science
Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Are you a math and statistics whiz who is interested in projecting potential outcomes? Actuaries touch all aspects of our lives, from designing insurance and pension programs to working with professional sport teams.

This program will give you a strong statistical and mathematical background in preparation for most of the courses required by the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society. The program involves a one-year internship so you can gain work experience before completing your undergraduate degree.

Sample Courses:
Econometric Models and Forecasts, Risk Theory, Introduction to Casualty Insurance and Credibility, Mathematics of Finance, Canadian Pension Plan Review.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates work in the financial and insurance industries, benefits consulting firms and in positions such as risk assessment statistician, actuary, data analyst and industry researcher.

Website: http://www.uregina.ca/science/mathstat/undergrad-programs/acsc/index.html

Biochemistry

Faculty: Science
Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)

You could be part of a research team whose main focus is the biosynthesis of natural products or membrane proteins and cell surface structures. If topics like this are of interest to you then you will love our biochemistry program! The program focuses on understanding living cells at the molecular level.

You will gain theory and practical knowledge in areas such as biophysics, molecular genetics and complex biological processes. As a biochemistry student you will expand your understanding of statistics and your ability to use your skills and knowledge in a laboratory context.

Sample Courses:
Metabolism, Enzymes, Biophysics, Molecular Genetics, Chemical Biology, Advanced Microscopy, Cell Signalling.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates work as gene technologists, medical lab technologists, biochemists, teachers, toxicologists and laboratory analysts.

Website: chem.uregina.ca

Biology

Faculty: Science
Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Environmental issues, the workings of the human body and photosynthesis are just a few of the areas you can explore in our biology program.

Our Department of Biology offers instruction by some of the best scientists in Canada and is recognized internationally as a leader in plant and animal science. Our graduate and undergraduate research is ranked in the top 1 percent of all plant and animal science departments in the world!

As a biology student you will design experiments and projects, conduct field and laboratory research and learn to think analytically and critically.

Sample Courses:
Food Microbiology, Population Genetics and Evolution, Animal Behaviour, Bacterial Genetics, Advanced Aquatic Ecology, Evolutionary Biology of Sex, Plant Physiology, Molecular Genetics.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates pursue careers as biochemists, biotechnologists, ecologists, forensic scientists, pollution control specialists, toxicologists and quality assurance officers.

Website: www.uregina.ca/biology

Chemical Technology

Faculty: Science
Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)
This program requires that applicants have completed the Chemical Technology Diploma from SIAST.

This program gives you the tools to plan, set up and conduct chemical analysis and experiments and to develop chemical products. It is designed for students who have an interesting combining chemistry, plant production and technology. You will build upon logical and innovative thinking skills and write technical reports.

Sample Courses:
Management Skills for Chemical Technologists, Industrial Chemistry, Computer Applications, Quality Control and Assurance in Laboratories, Environmental Monitoring, Nuclear Chemistry.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates from the chemical technology program find employment as environmental inspectors, laboratory analysts, chemical technologists and process operators.

Website: www.uregina.ca/science

Chemistry

Faculty: Science
Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Ever wonder how applying radiation can actually heal someone instead of hurt them, or how forensic scientists can determine the substance found at a crime scene?

As a chemistry student you will conduct chemical analyses, design, synthesize and test new chemical products and measure pollutants in the air, water and soil. You will develop analytical, problem solving, data interpretation, time management and communication skills through extensive hands on experience. In the study of chemistry you will also learn to think logically, creatively and independently.

Sample Courses:
Organic Chemistry, Quantum Chemistry, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Inorganic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry of the Transition Metals, Modern Organic Synthesis, Computational Chemistry.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates work as pollution control specialists, research chemists, pharmaceutical chemists, pathology assistants, food scientists, immunologists and health and safety inspectors.

Website: chem.uregina.ca

Computer Science

Faculty: Science
Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Computer Science teaches you all aspects of computing from coding to user-interfaces. As a student in this program, you will learn how to program computers for simple and complex tasks, how the Internet works and why computer viruses spread so quickly, how to use new controllers and devices to make your computer do exciting and unusual things, how to design computer graphics and animation and how video games are designed - you may even design one of your own!

The University of Regina's programs have been continuously accredited since 1982 -- longer than any other program in Canada.

Sample Courses:
Programming and Problem Solving, Object-Orientated Design, Digital Systems, Web Orientated Programming, Management Information Systems, Digital Systems Architecture.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates pursue careers as software developers, research analysts, system and security administrators, web communicators, artificial intelligence designers, web masters, computer aided designed technologists, intellectual property lawyers and computer graphics designers.

Website: cs.uregina.ca

Economics

Faculty: Arts; Science
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA); Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Explore how societies deal with economic problems and how they provide for the economic well being of their citizens. Economics will help you gain a deeper understanding of how societies decide what goods and services to produce, which methods to use in production and to whom these goods and services will be distributed. It studies how limited resources are used to meet the world's competing needs.

Sample Courses:
Government and the Economy, Monetary and Financial Crises, Economics of Sports, Health Care in Canada, Environmental Economics, Economics of Developing Countries.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates find jobs as research officers/analysts or in banking and finance as investment services officers or financial analysts.

Website: http://www.uregina.ca/arts/economics/index.html

Environmental Biology

Faculty: Science
Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)
This program requires completion of a two-year diploma from another institution.

Environmental Biology enables you to explore contemporary environmental issues and learn how to monitor, assess and manage the use of natural resources, apply mapping and remote sensing techniques and conduct research.

You enter this program in your third year following the completion of one of the following programs: the Integrated Resource Management Diploma from SIAST (Woodland Campus), the Diploma in Renewable Resource Management from Lethbridge College, or the Environmental Sciences Diploma with a Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation major from Lakeland College. This means you complete the first two years at either SIAST, Lethbridge College or Lakeland College and then complete the final two years at the University of Regina.

Students who do not have the required diploma from SIAST or Lakeland College may choose to pursue the BSc in Biology (Ecology & Environmental Biology Concentration).

Sample Courses:
Biometrics, Vascular Plants, Animal Behaviour, Aquatic Ecology, Comparative Physiology.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates find careers as environmental consultants, aquatic ecologists, fish and wildlife technicians, conservation area technicians, parks maintenance officers and more.

Website: www.uregina.ca/science

Geography

Faculty: Arts; Science
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA); Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Imagine experiencing a refreshing Caribbean breeze while you survey land use in a Jamaican town. Picture the vista surrounding you as you investigate a stream in the boreal forest or see yourself examining how wet springs have impacted farm land in the Canadian prairies.

The study of geography allows you to determine how people interact with their environment. The discipline is diverse and is based upon a blend of both natural and social sciences.

Sample Courses:
Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Issues, Geography of the Third World, Geomorphology, Urban Geography, Environment and Resource Management, Field Techniques, Map and Air Photo Interpretation.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates find jobs in environmental and land use planning, parks and recreation, resource management, water use and meteorology.

Website: http://www.uregina.ca/arts/geography/index.html

Geology

Faculty: Science
Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Geology is the study of the processes and physical structure of the earth. As a geology student you will learn about the history of the earth, the materials we take from the earth and about the many different processes that impact our earth. This program takes a very practical approach and you will take advantage of the university's access to drill core (rock samples) and other material provided by the Subsurface Geological Laboratory. Laboratory projects commonly examine practical problems and apply techniques used by working geologists.

Sample Courses:
Environmental Geology, Internal Processes of the Earth, Mineralogy, Paleontology, Earth System History.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates pursue careers as geophysicists, marine geologists, environmental geologists, survey geologists, hydrogeologists, oceanographers, paleontologists, soil scientists and seismologists.

Website: www.uregina.ca/geology

Mathematics

Faculty: Science
Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Did you know mathematics is one of the oldest sciences? It is a unique subject in that it offers distinct clarity between right and wrong – math advances through the application of pure reason. Math is integral to many other sciences and as a result is an important program area for all science majors. Your studies will focus on calculus, matrix algebra and differential equations. Whether or not you choose a career as a mathematician, the reasoning skills you learn at a high level will help you in many other career choices.

Sample Courses:
Euclidean Geometry, Matrix Theory, Modern Algebra, Linear Optimization, Real Analysis.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates pursue careers in applied mathematics (various fields, including finance, health, marketing and mining), finance, computer science, teaching, actuarial science, data coordination, research, market analysis and more.

Website: http://www.uregina.ca/science/mathstat/undergrad-programs/math/index.html

Medical Imaging

Faculty: Science
Degree: Bachelor of Medical Imaging (BMI)
Students enter this program following the completion of the Medical Radiologic Technology Diploma at SIAST.

Imagine yourself working in the field of radiology, using imaging technologies such as CT scans, x-rays and MRIs to diagnose and treat diseases. The medical imaging program trains you to understand and apply the principles of science and medicine as they relate to medical radiography. You will become skilled in the techniques and equipment used in diagnostic imaging departments.

Sample Courses:
Developmental Psychology, Waves and Optics, Health Physics, Sociology of Health.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates find careers in hospitals, medical clinics, veterinary clinics and in locations offering specialized radiography. They also may work as computer tomographers, mammographers and clinical instructors.

Website: www.uregina.ca/science

Medical Laboratory Science

Faculty: Science
Degree: Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLS)
Students enter this program following completion of the Medical Laboratory Technology Diploma from SIAST.

Do you enjoy working in a laboratory? Would you enjoy analyzing a range of different laboratory tests in a health care environment? The medical laboratory science program allows you to explore various topics such as biology, organic chemistry, biochemistry and genetics. You will participate in computer-assisted research, statistical analyses of medical experiments and data, safety practices and infection control, and professional communication.

Sample Courses:
Metabolism, Biometrics, Cell Biology, Enzymes, Biomedical Ethics, Management Communication.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates find employment in research, biotechnology companies, community health clinics, private laboratories, public health facilities and university research laboratories.

Website: www.uregina.ca/science

Physics

Faculty: Science
Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Physics is the basis of all other sciences and involves the study of space, time and energy.

Our programs in applied/industrial physics are both new and innovative. They combine the best of modern physics instruction with practical knowledge in related applied fields. These programs are a co-operative effort between the University and participating industrial employers. These partnerships enable you to obtain hands-on, real world experience.

Sample Courses:
Heat and Thermodynamics, From Quarks to the Cosmos, Atomic Physics, Health Physics.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates pursue careers in aeronautics and space industries, pharmaceuticals, nano technology, synchotron research, and computer simulation, planetariums and diagnostic imaging.

Website: www.phys.uregina.ca

Psychology

Faculty: Arts; Science
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA); Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Why do we behave the way we do?

Psychology is the science of the mind; it explores the nature of human thought and behaviour.  As a psychology student, you will learn how people relate to each other and the world around them, while also learning about yourself.  Psychologists tackle an array of questions about what makes us human; the answers they uncover challenge our assumptions and help us to understand our ever-changing world. For example:

  • Do men and women naturally differ in intelligence, sports abilities, or in their attitudes towards relationships and politics? 
  • How does stress and trauma relate to mental illness?
  • Why do juries and eye-witnesses sometimes make devastating errors that send innocent people to jail and set guilty people free? 

This is just a small sample of the many timely and intriguing questions psychology students explore while pursuing a degree that will serve as excellent preparation for a variety of jobs or to attend graduate school.

Sample Courses:

Abnormal Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology, Foundations of Behaviour, Interpersonal Relations.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates find jobs in all sectors including social services, community development and outreach, education, employee development, human resources, marketing and policy analysis.

Website: http://www.uregina.ca/arts/psychology/index.html

Software Systems Development

Faculty: Science
Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Do you enjoy solving technical problems or using simple programming languages to create your own computer games and software materials? The computer science program will give you the skills and abilities to create and design large software systems.

In this program you will learn about the design, implementation, testing, evolution and maintenance of software systems. You will explore the areas of computer architecture, software science and development and human-computer interaction.

Sample Courses:
Web Oriented Programming, Risk and Reward in the Information Society, Human Computer Communications, Animation Software Design, Computer Graphics.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates find employment as software designers, developers, project managers, software security analysts and technical support staff.

Website: www.uregina.ca/science

Statistics

Faculty: Science
Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Statistics is the science of collecting, classifying, presenting and interpreting data. As an undergraduate statistics student you will study the foundations of statistics, statistical methodology and data analysis. Studying statistics as an undergraduate provides you with a vast array of opportunities after graduation. For example statisticians with a bachelors degree are needed in industry, government and in academic institutions.

Sample Courses:
Sample Theory, Categorical Data Analysis, Advanced Probability, Design and Analysis of Experiments.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates pursue careers as budget analysts, industry researchers, purchasing agents, contracts specialists and cryptologists.

Website: http://www.uregina.ca/science/mathstat/undergrad-programs/stats/index.html