Departments

The Faculty of Arts and Science is comprised of nine academic departments, which are home to a range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. 

Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science

Dr. Hugh McKenzie, Interim Chair

Our interdisciplinary department is home to 24 full-time faculty members from three social science disciplines: Anthropology, Economics and Political Science. Taking direction from the strengths and areas of scholarship of our faculty members, emerging trends in the social sciences and global social and cultural needs, we offer students diverse opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. Enriching opportunities include an annual interdisciplinary undergraduate conference on emerging global issues and trends, our award-winning Model United Nations Club, a field placement and competition participation in economics and archeological field training and an anthropological field seminar in alternating years. In addition, our anthropology lab is a valued teaching and research facility and houses the university's human and faunal skeletal collections, as well as artifacts such as pottery, stone tools and prehistoric weapons.

Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science

780-633-3890 

7-368, City Centre Campus
10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 4:30 p.m.

MacEwan.ca/Anthropology
MacEwan.ca/Economics
MacEwan.ca/PoliticalScience

Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. Kevin Friesen, Chair

The Department of Biological Sciences is home to 18 full-time professorial faculty, six full-time lab instruction faculty (including two lab supervisors) and four full-time technicians who support the delivery of laboratory curriculum.

The Biological Sciences major includes two streams of study—molecular/cellular biology and ecology/environmental biology. Our dedicated faculty members, program of study and facilities provide opportunities for students to study life from its smallest to its grandest forms, both inside and outside the classroom. Newly constructed facilities include a microscopy suite, a tissue culture facility, a histology centre and a small aquatics room with freshwater and marine tanks. During spring and summer terms, the five undergraduate teaching laboratories are used by faculty and students for research activities. Experiential learning opportunities include a 300-level Tropical Rainforest Ecology course, which includes an 18-day field trip to Ecuador where students can experience a variety of ecosystems including the Amazonian lowland rainforest, the Andean cloud forest and the Galapagos Islands.

Department of Biological Sciences

780-633-3399 

6-118, City Centre Campus
10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 4:30 p.m.

MacEwan.ca/BiologicalSciences

Department of Computer Science

Dr. Cameron Macdonell, Chair

The Department of Computer Science is home to 12 full-time faculty members. Students can opt to focus their studies within the major in three streams, databases and interactive visualization, systems and information security and video game development. Our program prepares computer science graduates for careers in systems analysis, software development and programming, database analysis and administration, software engineering network and system administration and web development. We also recognize that many graduates choose to use their degree to launch careers in other areas and our program reflects the breadth component which is highly regarded in MacEwan’s Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees.

Department of Computer Science

780-497-4484 

5-173, City Centre Campus
10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Office hours

Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 4:30 p.m.

MacEwan.ca/ComputerScience

Department of English

Dr. Jillian Skeffington, Chair

The Department of English strives to create an environment that demands excellence and expresses our commitment to helping students succeed. The department of English is home to 22 tenured and tenure-track faculty members. We offer both a major (with an Honours option) and a minor in English, as well as a successful Minor in Creative Writing. In addition, the department provides introductory English courses to all students at MacEwan in order to prepare them for their studies in other disciplines.

Beyond the classroom, the Department of English inspires minds across campus and provides students with opportunities to enrich their educational experience. The Canadian Author’s Series organizes annual readings by both local and national writers. The Writer in Residence program provides another link to working writers, by hosting an Albertan writer on campus who is available as a resource for both students and the public. Other exciting activities include Confluence, a biannual award-winning student produced publication, and the MacEwan Book Project, which offers diverse programming centered on a contemporary Canadian novel.

Department of English

780-497-5346 

6-229, City Centre Campus
10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 4:30 p.m.

MacEwan.ca/ComparativeLiterature
MacEwan.ca/CreativeWriting
MacEwan.ca/English
MacEwan.ca/Linguistics

Department of Humanities

Dr. Edvard Lorkovic, Chair

The Department of Humanities is built upon the vitality of its multidisciplinary structure, combining history, classics, philosophy and languages. We have a commitment to excellence in the pursuit of knowledge and excellence in student learning. We feed this commitment by recruiting faculty to complement the department’s strengths, encouraging excellence in teaching and course design, teaching specialized material at advanced levels and pursuing scholarship in our core disciplines. Study in the Humanities facilitates excellence in writing, critical thinking, understanding of past and current cultures and understanding ourselves. It provides the tools to think about and relate deeply to the human experience, past, present and future.

Department of Humanities

780-497-5608 

7-352, City Centre Campus
10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Dr. Karen Buro, Chair

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics provides a vibrant and supportive home base for students who want to study mathematics and statistics. Our growing department is home to excellent scholars and has a deep commitment to student success, whether taking math as a requirement or as a pursuit of passion. Our faculty members are dedicated to providing an education that emphasizes the knowledge and broad analytical skills that are valuable in today’s world. Beyond the classroom, our department organizes Torus Talks, a regular presentation series where faculty and students to share insights into the uses and versatility of mathematics and statistics, and a Math Help Centre, where students can access additional support in mastering their course work.

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

780-497-5786 

5-107, City Centre Campus
10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 4:30 p.m.

MacEwan.ca/AppliedStatistics
MacEwan.ca/MathematicalSciences
MacEwan.ca/Mathematics
MacEwan.ca/Statistics

Department of Physical Sciences

Dr. Evan Hackett, Chair

The Department of Physical Sciences is an interdisciplinary department comprised of the chemistry, earth and planetary sciences, and physics. Our faculty members include experts in physical chemistry, geochemistry, chemical analysis, thermal physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, geology, mineralogy, geographic information systems and global change. Students in our department benefit from our dedicated faculty, laboratory staff and facilities, an interdisciplinary environment and research opportunities.

Department of Physical Sciences

780-497-4490 

5-132, City Centre Campus
10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 4:30 p.m.

MacEwan.ca/Chemistry
MacEwan.ca/EPS
MacEwan.ca/Physics
MacEwan.ca/PhysicalSciences

Department of Psychology

Dr. Aimee Skye, Chair

The Department of Psychology is a large and dynamic department, offering both a major and a minor in psychology in both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, and a honours degree option. Our 23 tenured and tenure-track faculty members are engaged in research in all areas of psychology, and, in addition to offering a high caliber of classroom instruction, students are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities such as honours and independent studies to add further depth to their educational experience. Field placements in clinical psychology, at a variety of community organizations, is also made available to eligible students.

Department of Psychology

780-497-5305 

6-329, City Centre Campus
10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 4 p.m.

MacEwan.ca/ArtsPsychology
MacEwan.ca/SciencePsychology

Department of Sociology

Dr. Jeffrey Stepnisky, Chair

Through the Bachelor of Arts degree, a major and minor is available in sociology, with either a focus on criminology, or on family, youth and diversity. The department also offers a competitive honours degree, which allows students to develop and implement their own research project. An emphasis on practical use is demonstrated through courses such as the Community Based Criminology Project, where students are placed in an organization where they can apply their knowledge and skills in a supervised research, evaluative or analytical project. Through a combination of high quality teaching and enriching opportunities, students are encouraged to engage deeply with the study of sociology and the application of their knowledge.

Department of Sociology

780-633-3653 

6-398, City Centre Campus
10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Office hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 4:30 p.m.

MacEwan.ca/Sociology