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Experiential Learning Support

The Faculty of Science supports experiential learning and international exposure for its undergraduate students. Financial support for undergraduate students to attend scientific conferences or international travel opportunities may be available to enhance the student experiential learning through research and/or internationalization related activities. Learn more

Program Co-op Options

Most of our Honours degree programs offer 12 months or more of co-operative education in local and provincial businesses and industries, providing students with the opportunity to put theory into practice.

To learn more about co-op opportunities for undergraduate students in Science, visit Carleton Co-op.

Fieldwork and Field Camps

With many of our programs offering field work or field camps, the outdoors could also become your classroom.

Research Opportunities

Carleton Science students enjoy many opportunities to pursue research interests alongside award-winning teachers and leading scientific researchers.

Carleton science professors and students are part of an extensive network of scientists from around the world who work together. As a science student, you could become part of these exciting collaborations and have the opportunity to engage in some of the world-class research carried out by Carleton professors.

Dean’s Summer Research Internships

Every year, the Dean of Science offers paid summer research internships to top first-year science, computer science and mathematics students. These Dean’s Summer Research Internships (DSRIs) afford students the opportunity to work with professors to conduct research. Currently, students who receive these competitive research internships will be paid about $5880 ($14/hour for 12 weeks @ 35 hours/week) to work with a professor in the Faculty of Science.

To be eligible, students must have first-year standing and be enrolled full-time, with an overall GPA of 10.0 or higher at the end of their first term of study. Applications are invited each year, with a mid-February submission deadline.

Info and Application Procedures

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards Program (USRA)

The National Science and Engineering Research Council’s (NSERC’s) Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRAs) are meant to stimulate your interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering. They are also meant to encourage you to undertake graduate studies and pursue a research career in these fields. If you would like to gain research work experience that complements your studies in an academic setting, these competitive awards can provide you with financial support.

Info and Application Procedures


Supporting your Success

As a science student at Carleton, you have access to a wide range of support services from both in the Faculty of Science and at the University level.

Science Student Success Centre (SSSC)

The SSSC helps undergraduate students define and achieve their academic, career, and social goals. It is a hub where students can connect with their peers, with faculty and staff, and with professionals in within the science and engineering fields.

Centre for Student Academic Support

The Centre for Student Academic Support provides programs and services that support your success with respect to your academic and career goals.

Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities

The Paul Menton Centre is responsible for the coordination of academic accommodations and support services for students with disabilities.