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McMaster University

McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8S 4M2

Official telephone: (905) 525-9140
Fax number: (905) 527-1105
Screen last updated on: February 2024
Calendar system: Canadian standard year
Month(s) in which new student orientation is held: Orientation for new students is held prior to start of fall term.
Number and length of summer sessions: A summer session is offered for credit.

Percent of full-time freshman students who returned for sophomore year: 89%
Student:Faculty ratio: 28:1
Total faculty: 630 men, 420 women
Full-time faculty: 1050

General education/core curriculum is required: no

Special programs offered:
double majors, independent study, accelerated program, honors program, internships, distance learning, external degree program, online courses
Cooperative programs are offered: yes
Graduate schools/programs are offered: yes
Study abroad opportunities:
Study-abroad program offered.

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Anthropology, General
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biology/Biotechnology Technology/Technician
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Science and Kinesiology
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Gerontology
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Modern Languages
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences, General
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology, General
  • Statistics, General
  • Women's Studies

Credit placement options:
  • credit for CEEB Advanced Placement (scores of 2 or higher)
  • credit for international baccalaureate

  • False
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