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Athabasca University

Centre for Science

We provide effective learning experiences through high-quality distance and online teaching, and pursue visionary research and scholarly activities to advance science and science education.

Athabasca University can provide you with the distance education courses, programs, skills, and knowledge you need to discover and pursue your interests in natural and human sciences, and mathematics.

You can complete a general Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree, a BSc in Human Science, BSc in Applied Mathematics Major, or take individual courses to fulfill requirements of other programs. Many of our courses can contribute to your successful degree completion at other institutions.

These courses can be completed anywhere, anytime, giving you the flexibility to study at your own pace.

Science News & Announcements

Congratulations, Dr. Frédérique Pivot one of six professors to receive a grant

Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics Now Open

April 24, 2015

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics opened on January 1, 2015. This online 4-year Bachelor's degree in mathematics, which is geared towards applications across a wide variety of scientific and math-related disciplines, is the first of its kind in Canada.

It’s Time for a New Approach to Nutrition, written by Norman Temple

Febuary 10, 2015

I believe governments need to implement a comprehensive new approach to nutritional education and nutrition policy, something I call “strategic nutrition”. See more...

Connect With FST

February 6, 2014

Connect with FST and other students on Facebook, get updates and ask questions. Follow us on Twitter for the most up to date news, announcements, and stories.

New WHMIS Course Online!

January 29, 2014

The Faculty of Science and Technology offers WHMIS, a new online course in workplace health and safety.

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Updated January 11 2016 by Student & Academic Services

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