OUR PROGRAMSFIND YOUR FIT
ScienceExploring the foundations of knowledge to push the frontiers of innovation
Who is the program for?
If you like asking questions about how the natural world works and are excited at the idea of taking on new challenges and pushing your limits, if you like asking questions, finding the answers and then asking even more questions, then Science at Marianopolis is for you.
Where does it lead?
- Biomedical Engineering
- Computer Science
- Environmental Science, Ecology
- Food Science
- Mathematics (including Actuarial Mathematics)
- Microbiology/ Immunology
- Physiotherapy, Exercise Science
- Veterinary Medicine
You have probably heard a lot of great things about Science at Marianopolis. Well, they are all true. Science at Marianopolis is the leading program in the province. The students studying Science at Marianopolis are among the best in Quebec. They graduate on time at a rate that students in other colleges can’t match. They are admitted at competitive university programs at a rate that has no comparison.
Science at Marianopolis is designed to give you the training you need to get into Medicine, Engineering, Computer Science or Dentistry, among other highly competitive university programs. Our focus on academics also prepares you best for university studies. Year after year, our graduates tell us that when they got to university, they felt better equipped than their classmates. It’s not surprising that Marianopolis Science students are accepted into their first-choice program at their first-choice university at a rate that is higher than that of students at other colleges. Nearly 9 out of 10 of the Science students in the Class of 2019 were admitted to their first-choice program at their first-choice university.
Of course, you are probably wondering about the R-Score. The academic strength of our students actually helps to produce the best R-scores in the province. Coming to Marianopolis will help your R-Score precisely because you are surrounded by high-performing students. Indeed, our students tend to have the highest average R-Scores in the province and the most R-Scores above 34. Here is material which explains why that is the case and how the R-Score is calcualated. Here is more information about the R-Score for Science.
In addition to the quality of teaching at Marianopolis, our Science students tell us that part of their success comes from the fact that their program is all about collaboration, not competition. Students support each other, whether it’s studying together, sharing notes or congratulating one another after the many Science- and Math competitions in which our students excel each year at the national and international levels. That’s what happens when you have so much in common with your classmates and you are part of a small community like Marianopolis.
As well, our long-standing stellar reputation is based on such impressive results and on the quality, care and expertise of our teachers. They are mentors who have an open-door policy and smaller classes than at other schools, on average 30 students. Our Science and Math faculty work together, collaborating across disciplines and offering you a deeply integrative learning experience, which balances various perspectives from multiple disciplines and helps to make you a strong university student.
Add to this the College’s century-old tradition of excellence and its commitment to supporting each and every student, and it’s no wonder that we are known as the place for pre-university Science studies, whether it’s our Health Science, Pure and Applied Science, Honours Health Science, Honours Pure and Applied Science or Science and Music Double DEC program.
Adapting Lab Activities during the pandemic
In response to the pandemic, our lab technicians and Science faculty have found creative and innovative ways to ensure that Marianopolis students have continued to develop the skills and gain the knowledge they are accustomed to in our labs. They have used a mix of synchronous and asynchronous delivery depending on discipline, course team and faculty. Above all, teachers and technicians have made themselves amply available to students so as to ensure they have the best possible experience.
Lab technicians created videos for General Biology I and II labs, which students watch and respond to during synchronous online labs. Quiz videos were also created to help students understand proper laboratory techniques. Students have their questions answered in breakout rooms during the lab periods.
From the beginning of the Fall semester until the red zone was declared, all General Chemistry (first year) and Organic Chemistry (second year) students were invited to participate in optional intensive half-day Chemistry lab workshops on campus. These workshops provided them with hands-on experience handling equipment, carrying out experimental techniques, applying the scientific method, employing lab-safety best practices and engaging with faculty and staff, while respecting strict safety protocols.
Students in all Chemistry courses have received virtual lab safety training, which covers safety practices and emergency response measures in the lab.
All students have virtual labs featuring custom-made slideshows, pictures and videos to recreate what happens in a lab. They also do e-learning exercises in which they receive immediate feedback on their lab work.
Students taking Waves, Lights and Modern Physics were provided with a lab kit at the start of the semester, which included the materials they would need in order to set up and perform their experiments at home throughout the semester. Students are also given additional digital resources when required.
Students work in groups during synchronous Mechanics labs with their teacher and a lab technician, focusing on collecting and analyzing data, and learning to use new software.
Waves, Lights and Modern Physics and Topics in Applied Physics students can also take advantage of daily virtual office hours with technicians.