First Year Science


Bader College is an exciting place to begin your university-level science studies. Our small class sizes mean that you will interact closely with your professors in both the classroom and lab settings. Under their guidance, you will have the opportunity to engage deeply with the course material. This style of learning is sure to give you an in-depth knowledge that will set you apart from your peers as you enter second year and beyond.

Highlights of our Science Programming:Alert Box

  • Access our new labs for Biology, Chemistry and Physics laboratory practicals, and use self-directed and inquiry-based learning methods to explore course concepts.

  • Use the 600-acre Castle Estate as a living laboratory, collecting samples and performing experiments on the rich variety of ecosystems and land forms that are present on the estate.

  • Take advantage of a blended learning approach: traditional classroom teaching is integrated with online teaching methods to help you sustain a high level of engagement with your learning.

  • Become a well-rounded scientist: You will develop the leadership experience, global awareness, and people skills that today's employers expect in addition to analytical thinking abilities, problem-solving skills, and industry-specific knowledge.

  • Learn to present your Research: Take opportunities to present research findings in posters, seminars, and at our Bader College Science Week and interdisciplinary events.

Take a quick tour of the Bader College Science Labs.

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Your pathway to Science at Queen's

First Year ScienceBader College is a place for you to grow academically and personally. In addition to acquiring disciplinary knowledge, by the end of first year experience tells us you will become more confident as a student and as someone who knows they can be effective and proactive in the world.

Our close-knit community and small classes mean you will begin to develop high-level critical thinking and intercultural skills.

You will engage with the Castle and the estate as a living laboratory. Link the biodiversity and specialized habitats that make up your surroundings with enquiry-based labs and course concepts.


Options After 1st year include:

  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Life Science
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physics
  • And More!

Science Lab

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