UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG

Schools in the Faculty of Science

There are ten Schools in the Faculty, clustered in four groupings: the Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics; Computational and Applied Mathematics; Computer Science; Statistics and Actuarial Sciences), the Physical Sciences (Physics, Chemistry), the Earth Sciences (Geology, Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Sciences; Geosciences), and the Biological Sciences (Animal, Plant & Environmental Sciences; Molecular and Cell Biology).

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School of Animal, Plant & Environmental Sciences

School of Animal, Plant & Environmental Sciences

Studies focus at the level of living things and their interaction with the environment.

School of Chemistry

School of Chemistry

Describes the world around us from a chemical, biological and physical point of view.

School of Computational & Applied Maths

School of Computational & Applied Maths

The application of advanced mathematics & computational techniques to real-world problems.

School of Computer Science

School of Computer Science

Computer Science is about solving problems and using computers to solve problems effectively.

School of Geography, Archaeology & Environmental Studies

School of Geography, Archaeology & Environmental Studies

The School is one of the most productive research units at Wits.

School of Geosciences

School of Geosciences

Involves the study of the Earth – principally its solid part (rocks), but also how this interacts with the air, water and life.

School of Mathematics

School of Mathematics

The quantitative and logic structure that forms the basis of all analytical science.

School of Molecular & Cell Biology

School of Molecular & Cell Biology

Focus areas: Biochemistry & cell biology, Genetics & developmental biology and Microbiology & biotechnology.

School of Physics

School of Physics

The School of Physics is one of the most productive research structures in the country.

School of Statistics & Actuarial Science

School of Statistics & Actuarial Science

Offers a leading-edge curriculum that combines both business and mathematical subjects.