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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Science

Our Faculty of Science sets the standard for advanced technological learning, putting the focus on our students having real-world experiences. Discover some of the most intensive and comprehensive undergraduate programs available anywhere, with cutting-edge specializations, opportunities for exciting research and the brightest faculty from around the world. We’re here to help you learn the technical skills you need—and that employers want—for a productive career in science.

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Thanks for an amazing Virtual Open House.

When I first visited the university, my  attention was immediately drawn to the undergraduate laboratories. I aspired to pursue a career in research as a first step towards applying to medical school. The professors made me feel like I was more than a number on a test sheet. They pushed me to break new ground and they supported me throughout the application process to medical school. My current successes are due to my years at Ontario Tech and to the dedicated staff who continue to inspire students.  SÉBASTIEN ROBERT Science (Honours) in Biological Science, Class of 2015 Medical student, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
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    Applied and Industrial Mathematics

    Applied and Industrial Mathematics

    Mathematics is a fundamental component of scientific endeavour and plays a part in most of our daily activities. It's a key component of problem-solving, from the modelling of atmospheric physics to the complexities of managing risk in financial markets.

    Students in the Applied and Industrial Mathematics program will learn concepts, principles, qualitative and quantitative methods, as well as innovative problem-solving skills. Students will gain valuable experience by learning state-of-the-art algorithms and software in courses, and through research projects related to the workplace.

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    Biological Science

    Biological Science

    Biology is the study of life. It focuses on understanding life on earth: what life is, how it originated, how it changes over time, and how it influences and is influenced by the surrounding environment. Simply, it examines how life works.

    At Ontario Tech University, we have a comprehensive undergraduate program where students can take a wide variety of courses to support their interests in various disciplines of biology that explore complex systems of life – from molecules and cells to ecosystems and human anatomy. Our undergraduate courses give students many opportunities to experience biology first hand through lab and field activities using cutting-edge technology.

    The research of our biology professors is integrated into the undergraduate program and students can get involved in a variety of research opportunities. After completing their undergraduate degree, students can do a Masters’ or PhD in Applied Bioscience.

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    Chemistry

    Chemistry

    Chemistry is known as the central science. From the experimental to the theoretical, our program exposes you to all major fields of chemistry: physical, analytical, organic, inorganic and chemical biology. Students use modern laboratories and teaching environments to gain hands-on experimental understanding.

    Students in our program gain important problem-solving skills for the 21st century. Graduates may also pursue advanced degrees in medicine, law, business, education, and research-based Master of Science and PhD programs.

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    Computer Science

    Computer Science

    Computing is part of everything we do. It plays a major role in everything from self-driving cars and immersive games to improving everyday activities. Our programs are designed to ensure our graduates are developing the skills they need to thrive in tomorrow's job market. 

    Our undergraduate program will equip you with the skills and experience to find innovative solutions to the world’s problems whether your plan is to work in industry, start your own company or pursue graduate studies. Degree options include Co-operative Education and specializations in Data Science or Digital Media.

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    Forensic Science

    Forensic Science

    Forensic Science is an interdisciplinary study that uses scientific principles to analyze evidence for legal investigations. Our Forensic Science program will give students a strong scientific foundation in biology and chemistry. Students will also learn about forensic aspects of identification, toxicology, physics, psychology and law.

    Our Forensic Science program is accredited by the Forensic Science Education Program Accreditation Commission (FEPAC), recognizing that our curriculum, labs, faculty and research have met the rigorous standards set by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). We are one of only two programs in Canada to receive this prestigious award. 

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    Integrative Neuroscience

    Integrative Neuroscience

    Integrative Neuroscience offers a unique interdisciplinary approach to the study of neuroscience, with an emphasis on strong foundational science and practical laboratory skills. You will study the nervous system at the cellular level, understand its influences on functional circuits at the macroscopic level, and learn how this forms the basis of behaviour, movement and neurological diseases. This program explores neuroscience from an evolutionary perspective, including a comparative analysis of the nervous system and behaviour among different animal groups.

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    Physics

    Physics

    The study of Physics focuses on understanding the fundamental behaviour of systems in nature. This can include understanding the smallest particles in nature (like atoms) to exploring dark matter halos in space.

    Students can complete their studies through the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Physics program, or they can specialize in either Astrophysics or Nanotechnology and Clean Energy. Our courses incorporate hands-on learning and provide students with the opportunity to use cutting-edge technology.

    The research of our physics professors is integrated into the undergraduate program and students can get involved in a variety of research opportunities. After completing their undergraduate degree, students can choose to do graduate studies in either Modelling and Computational Science or Materials Science. Both of these programs offer Master of Science and PhD Degrees.

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    Science and Management option

    Science and Management option

    Students interested in managerial and leadership roles in commercial and industrial scientific enterprises can choose to complement the technical studies of their program with business and management courses by applying to the fifth-year Bachelor of Science and Management (Honours) program in their fourth year of study. Available to all students in all programs, you will gain a solid foundation in the key functional areas of business and management, including:

    • Financial management
    • Human resources management
    • Marketing management
    • Operations

    You may also qualify for credit against the first year of a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA).

    The fifth year of study includes:

    • Financial Accounting
    • Managerial Economics
    • Organizational Behaviour
    • Introduction to Project Management
    • Managerial Accounting
    • Managerial Finance
    • Introduction to Operations Management
    • Human Resources Management
    • Principles of Marketing
  • Experiential learning

    Co-op education program

    A five-year Co-operative Education option is available in undergraduate programs with the Faculty of Science which satisfies the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education guidelines. These programs combine an Honours Bachelor of Science program with embedded work terms. The co-op option provides students with opportunities to apply classroom and lab concepts to real-world situations and gain valuable, relevant work experience. Co-op opportunities promote networking and lifelong career success as the experience helps clarify career objectives.

    Students are able to be on co-op placement for four, eight, 12, or 16 consecutive months.