Prepare for a career in chemistry, computing science, cell biology, environmental science and many other specializations at MacEwan University. Here you develop research, analytical and technical skills and a strong work ethic that serve you well when you’re looking for a job.

You develop discipline-specific skills and knowledge, as well as transferable skills that are valuable no matter your career path.

Skills employers need

When you obtain a Bachelor of Science, you become a creative and analytical thinker, a researcher and content manager, a willing learner and a skilled communicator.

Creative and analytical thinking

Every workplace needs people who can think creatively and solve problems systematically, using the appropriate tools and methods. A science education trains you to analyze problems from different angles and arrive at creative and thoughtful solutions. You learn to ask the right questions to get to the core of an issue.

Research and information management

Organizations need people who can locate, interpret and manage a variety of information sources. You learn to research, gather and interpret data using technology and leveraging a variety of tools.

Learning ability

Employers are always looking for employees who can and are willing to learn. You demonstrate your ability to obtain and process complex scientific concepts through your science education. You can show employers that you can apply that ability and thirst for knowledge to a variety of settings.


Through report writing and presentations, you become skilled at communicating your findings and thoughts to a variety of audiences. You are familiar with technical terminology, but you can also explain ideas clearly for non-technical audiences.

A Bachelor of Science degree is a stepping stone for many career directions. The challenge is not too few career choices but too many!
Gillian Kemp, Manager, Careers & Experience

Career paths

Learn more about specific skills you develop with a Bachelor of Science in your chosen major and find examples of career paths in those disciplines. Check out information for all the disciplines below as there is tremendous career crossover potential among the various science disciplines.

The Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) hosts detailed occupational profiles, salary survey data, trend reports and assessment tools to help you choose and plan a life-long career that matches your skills and interests.

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Professional programs

The Bachelor of Science at MacEwan University can also be a direct route to a professional program, with pre-professional streams leading towards degrees in dental hygiene, dentistry, medical laboratory science, medicine, optometry, pharmacy and veterinary medicine.

Graduate school

If your passion for learning needs more room to grow, graduate school may be an option for you.

MacEwan students attend graduate and professional programs across Canada and around the world. You'll find our alumni in Edmonton and Ottawa; Pennsylvania and Arizona; London, England, and London, Ontario, and all points in between.

If you are interested in obtaining a master's degree or PhD, or if you want to attend a professional program such as law, a career development specialist can answer your questions and guide you through the application process. Then, at our annual Graduate School Fair, you can meet graduate program advisors from a number of universities.

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Take credit for your work

All courses completed in this program are credit courses and may be transferable toward further study at post-secondary institutions in Alberta.