Biomedical Science focuses on the understanding of basic biological problems and how they relate to human health and medicine. Many students aspiring to obtain admission to healthcare related professional schools such as Medicine, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Optometry, Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy, or those who wish to pursue a career in research, enroll in biomedical science programs. Graduates are also prepared for careers in biotechnology and can find employment in academic/research institutions and related industry.
Students interested in biomedical sciences first register in a common core of courses. These courses are designed to allow students to select a field of study prior to the third year of study.
Biomedical Sciences Common Core Years 1 & 2
Suggested Sequence of Courses
- BIOL 120.3
- CHEM 112.3
- CHEM 115.3
- MATH 125.3 (or equivalent)
- PHYS 115.3
- PHYS 117.3 or PHYS 125.3
- BMSC 200.3 (or BIOC 200.3)
- 9 credit units other Type C requirements
Students are encouraged to see an academic advisor.
- BMSC 210.3
- BMSC 220.3
- BIOL/BMSC 224.3
- BMSC 230.3
- BMSC 240.3
- CHEM 250.3
- 12 credit units other program electives
The Departments of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology and Physiology each offers 3-year, 4-year and Honours programs leading to B.Sc. degrees. Biotechnology options for 4-year and Honours programs are offered by the Departments of Biochemistry and Microbiology & Immunology. Double Honours programs can also be arranged in some disciplines, with careful planning. Students considering a Double Honours program must consult academic advisors within the specific Departments of interest.