Departments, Schools and Institutes

Department of Biology

209 Nesbitt Biology Building
Chair: iain [dot] lambertatcarleton [dot] ca (O)owen [dot] rowlandatcarleton [dot] ca (wen Rowland)
Undergraduate Program Advisor: Jeffery [dot] DawsonatCarleton [dot] ca (Jeff Dawson)
Graduate Program Advisor: tom [dot] sherrattatcarleton [dot] ca (Tom Sherratt)
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The Department of Biology provides an engaging and rewarding educational experience to our students, advances biological knowledge through research, and provides scientific expertise locally, nationally and internationally. Faculty, students and staff work on real-world topics: human disease, sustainable energy, and conservation of the environment. Many challenges of the future and the tools needed to meet them will be increasingly understood in the biological contexts.

Learning biology at Carleton will help you deal with future challenges and contribute to improving the world we all live in.

Department of Chemistry

203 Steacie Building
Chair: robert [dot] crutchleyatcarleton [dot] ca (Robert Crutchley)
Undergraduate Advisor: robert [dot] burkatcarleton [dot] ca (Robert Burk)
Graduate Advisor: jeff [dot] smithatcarleton [dot] ca (Jeffrey Smith)

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Often called the central science, chemistry examines the processes that produce our food, clothes, medicines and hundreds of materials we use every day. 

The Department of Chemistry at Carleton University is a hotbed of diverse academic programs, innovative research and enthusiastic faculty and staff, offering a variety of undergraduate programs in chemistry, food science and nutrition, and nanoscience, and graduate degree programs in chemistry, with specializations in chemical and environmental toxicology, and in food science and nutrition.

Department of Earth Sciences

2115 Herzberg Laboratories
Chair: dariush [dot] motazedianatcarleton [dot] ca (Dariush Motazedian)
Undergraduate Advisor: james [dot] mungallatcarleton [dot] ca (James Mungall)
Graduate Advisor: fred [dot] gaidiesatcarleton [dot] ca (Fred Gaidies)

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Earth sciences, or geology, from the ancient Greek meaning “the study of the earth”, is the study of our dynamic planet and the processes that have formed and shaped it, from its origin 4600 million years ago to today. 

The Department of Earth Sciences, through the integration of teaching, service and research, educates the next generation of earth scientists for employment in the resource industry, envrionmental sector, academia and government, including the needs of policy makers and the economic and public sectors.

Department of Health Sciences

2305 Health Sciences Building
Chair: martin [dot] holcikatcarleton [dot] ca (Martin Holcik)
Undergraduate Advisor: edana [dot] cassolatcarleton [dot] ca (Edana Cassol)
Graduate Advisor: kristin [dot] connoratcarleton [dot] ca (Kristin Connor)

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The Department of Health Sciences is a trans-disciplinary department that brings together Carleton’s extensive academic and research expertise in health.The Department fosters a culture of networking and collaboration, and a diverse disciplinary mix of faculty engage with industry, government and community partners. 

Carleton's Health Sciences department is training Canada’s future leaders in the health sector to provide them with the skills and knowledge they will need to tackle pressing problems facing society, with academic programs  designed from an ‘outcomes’ perspective, grounded in the knowledge and skills graduates require for a broad range of health careers.

Department of Neuroscience

2301 Health Sciences Building
Chair: john [dot] steadatcarleton [dot] ca (K)Kim [dot] Hellemansatcarleton [dot] ca (im Hellemans)
Undergraduate Chair: Kim [dot] Hellemansatcarleton [dot] ca (M)matthew [dot] holahanatcarleton [dot] ca (att Holahan)
Graduate Chair: Shawn [dot] Hayleyatcarleton [dot] ca (Shawn Hayley)

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Established in 2010, Neuroscience is one of Carleton’s newest and most rapidly growing academic departments. Currently, faculty have a range of research interests, each of which relate to investigations of mechanisms of brain pathology and their influence on mental health.

We commonly explore the impact of psychological stressors and environmental stressors on the brain in order to understand how various factors that can damage the brain and/or disrupt homeostasis result in pathology.

Department of Physics

3302 Herzberg Laboratories
Chair: alain [dot] belleriveatcarleton [dot] ca (Alain Bellerive)
Undergraduate Advisor: undergrad-advisoratphysics [dot] carleton [dot] ca (Thomas Gregoire)
Graduate Advisor: grad-supervisoratphysics [dot] carleton [dot] ca (Manuella Vincter)
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The Department of Physics provides rigorous physics education with high standards to student in our undergraduate programs, in our graduate programs, and in other programs through the university, and is a leader in physics research at Carleton University, in Canada, and internationally.

The Department offers a wide set of programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and is engaged in intensive research in Particle Physics and Medical Physics. Carleton University is a full member of TRIUMF: Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics.

Institute of Biochemistry

209 Nesbitt Biology Building
Director: bill [dot] willmoreatcarleton [dot] ca (Bill Willmore)
Undergraduate Advisor: BioChematcunet [dot] carleton [dot] ca (Suzanne Paterson)

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The aim of biochemistry is to understand and explain the operation of living systems through a study of their chemical, molecular, and cellular properties. In the post-genomic era, discoveries in biochemistry are transforming medicine, agriculture and industry. A degree in biochemistry will give you the tools to succeed in the 21st century.

The Institute of Biochemistry is provides an inspiring educational experience for students who are interested in the fundamental molecular processes and products of living systems. Fully integrated with innovative basic and applied research at the interface between the biological and chemical sciences, the biochemistry programs at Carleton are also an excellent option for students considering applying to medicine and other health sciences professional programs.

Institute of Environmental and Integrated Sciences

4442 Herzberg Laboratories
(613) 520-4461
Director: jesse [dot] vermaireatcarleton [dot] ca (Jesse Vermaire)

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The Institute of Environmental and Integrated Sciences provides one of the top environmental science programs in the country; one that is flexible and broad-based, yet focused, leading to a high rate of success in graduate studies and employment in the public and private sectors.

If you have a special interest in the natural world; if you are interested in the quality of our air, climate change and the utilization of our natural resources; if you would like to participate in developing our understanding of our environmental issues but are not quite sure where to begin, then Environmental Science may be the program of choice for you.

School of Computer Science

5302 Herzberg Laboratories
Director: directoratscs [dot] carleton [dot] ca (Douglas Howe)
Associate Director: lanthieratscs [dot] carleton [dot] ca (Mark Lanthier)
Graduate Director: maheshwaatscs [dot] carleton [dot] ca (Anil Maheshwari)

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The School of Computer Science offers a variety of Undergraduate and Graduate degrees in computer science and software engineering, including specializations in areas such as Computer Game Development, Computer and Internet Security, and Data Science, that are both attractive to students and academically strong.  

The School conducts robust research programs in both basic and applied computer science and in software engineering, maintaining a supportive environment for students, faculty and staff.

School of Mathematics and Statistics

4302 Herzberg Laboratories
Chair: daveatmath [dot] carleton [dot] ca (P)ms-diratmath [dot] carleton [dot] ca (aul Mezo)
Undergraduate Advisor: kyle [dot] harveyatcarleton [dot] ca (Kyle Harvey)
Graduate Director: wangatmath [dot] carleton [dot] ca (Steven Wang)
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In today’s world, the modern citizen is routinely confronted by a maze of numbers and data in various forms. Mathematics and Statistics are also at the heart of many of today’s advancements in science and technology and are contributing to progress in other fields such as industrial and architectural design, economics, biology, linguistics, and psychology.

Since 1942, the students enrolled in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at Carleton have enjoyed the unique advantage of studying in the nation’s capital, providing easy access to internship opportunities in government departments and private industry. The school delivers diverse mathematics and statistics courses to department across campus, while offering specialized courses for undergraduate and graduate programs in Mathematics and Statistics.

Technology, Society, and Environmental Studies

4442 Herzberg Laboratories
Director: John [dot] Buschekatcarleton [dot] ca (John Buschek)

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The Technology, Society and Environmental Studies (TSE) program give students a multidisciplinary perspective on important issues, irrespective of traditional academic boundaries.A high level of industrialization and consumption, coupled with population growth, has created problems that past societies did not have to worry about. These have become the crucial problems of our generation.

The TSE courses reflect the need to modernize education by tailoring it to our future needs. Taking one or more TSE courses makes it possible for you to “acquire an additional dimension of understanding, additional vision, and the sense of responsibility for the survival and importance of the whole that distinguishes the manager from the subordinate, and the citizen from the subject”.