Academic Programs and Supports

You can choose from a variety of academic programs at McMaster and will likely find a program that sparks your interest. This section describes examples of the academic programs you can take at McMaster.

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Academic Programs

The Faculty of Engineering is committed to educating engineers who are engaged with their community, and who are socially responsible and globally minded. You can choose from several departments at McMaster that include Engineering, Physics and Mechatronics, and Chemical, Civil, Computer and Electrical Engineering.

The Faculty of Health Sciences offers a unique approach: It trains physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, physician assistants and midwives to work together as an effective healthcare team. You can choose from the spectrum of healthcare including Medicine, Nursing, Rehabilitation Science and Midwifery.

The Faculty of Humanities will teach you to think critically by promoting your leadership, creativity and willingness to question everything. Your love of Literature, History and Philosophy could be an important stepping stone to a successful career in business, law, medicine or teaching, among others.

The Faculty of Science gives you the opportunity to take part in groundbreaking research led by leading scientific researchers. Programs you can take include Biology, Kinesiology, Mathematics, Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences.

The Faculty of Social Sciences offers you the chance to experience new ideas, hone your critical-thinking skills and develop research and communications skills that will help you throughout university and your future careers. Programs you can take include Anthropology, Economics, Indigenous Studies, Political Science and Sociology.

The DeGroote School of Business offers you business programs such as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Executive MBA in Digital Transformation. Other programs include Commerce, Finance and Professional Accounting. DeGroote fosters interdisciplinary thinking and evidence-based management to transform business and society.

View all of McMaster’s academic programs.

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Academic Supports

McMaster offers a variety of services to help you achieve your goals at university. The following are some of the academic services you can access at McMaster.

One-on-One Skills Coaching

One-on-one skills coaching offers students help on a variety of topics, including lecture note-taking, time management, procrastination and organization, and research and study strategies. For quick questions or referrals, drop in during Academic Skills office hours.

Peer Tutoring

You can access peer tutoring from fellow McMaster students, at a cost, if you need academic assistance in various subject areas. You can also sign up to be a tutor and help other students.

Writing Support

The Writing Centre can help you take your writing skills to the next level, so you can communicate your ideas with confidence. The Writing Centre is available for all students through the Student Success Centre.

Online Learning Support

Online learning support provides students with information, guidance, tips, tools and resources to support their academic performance online.

Academic Advising

Do you have questions about your program or your course requirements? What about dropping or adding a course? If you would like to talk to someone about your academic courses, you can speak with an Academic Advisor within your specific faculty.

Visit the Office of the Registrar for your faculty advisor.

Campus Resources

McMaster offers individual help centres on campus focusing on economics, chemistry, math and physics to assist you in your studies. There is also subsidized tutoring available for undergraduate engineering students through the Student Success Centre.

For more information about McMaster’s academic supports, visit McMaster’s Student Success Centre.

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