College of Science, University of Canterbury is headed by the Pro Vice Chancellor (Science) and comprises various departments and school. The College has a very broad research base including spectroscopy applied to trace analysis (SIFT), NZ’s unique ecology, the human geography of exposure to environmental chemicals, protein biochemistry, molecular biology, volcanology, the neurochemistry of psychological processes, bioactive compounds from marine fauna, Antarctica, and food chemistry and toxicology.
The College operates the country's leading observatory at Mount John and is home to the Nanostructure Engineering Science and Technology group (NEST), a key partner in the MacDiarmid Institute, one of nine New Zealand Centers of Research Excellence. The College prides itself in underpinning its teaching with research excellence. It is commonplace for their students to be taught by leaders in their fields either from the College or as part of significant academic exchange programs that they run with the USA and UK.
The College of Science is located on level two of the Old Maths Building.
Why Choose University of Canterbury?
- Developing tomorrow’s leaders: The University has been committed to producing leaders for over 130 years.
- Students and alumni: UC has one of the most diverse and vibrant student cultures of any New Zealand university.
- Faculties and programs: UC has seven faculties which provide wide range of programs.
- Facilities: The University provides state of art infrastructure to its students and faculty.
- IT Services
- Recreation Facilities
- Health Centre
- Childcare Facilities
- School of Biological Sciences
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Communication Disorders
- Department of Geography
- Department of Geological Sciences
- Department of Physics and Astronomy
- Department of Psychology
Student Advisors –
The College of Science student advisor gives advice on course options and degree programs. They can assist with:
- Degree planning, including double degrees and double majors
- Explaining their course options
- Understanding the University calendar and degree regulations
- Advice on eligibility to graduate
- Transfer of credits from other tertiary institutions
- Permissions to take courses at other New Zealand universities for credit to a UC degree
- Cross-crediting between several undergraduate degrees
- Transferring between degrees
- Exemptions, such as waivers of pre-requisites or core-requirements
- Withdrawal from courses
- Master’s thesis suspensions
- Master’s thesis extensions
- Part-time enrolment at postgraduate level
- Academic appeals