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Frequently Asked Questions

How am I accepted into the program?

This joint program of the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences and the Department of Biomedical Sciences focuses on the maintenance and promotion of human and animal health through the study of function (biochemistry and physiology), structure (anatomy and histology), and basic medical sciences (epidemiology and pharmacology). It will permit graduates from this B.Sc. program to contribute to society in the area of health maintainance. The program is a good preparation for students intending to develop professional or research careers in the medical and biological sciences. Through the use of electives, students may structure a program emphazing either nutritional sciences or principles of health and disease prevention. For more information on recommended electives contact the co-ordinator of the Major.

Students who are admitted into the Biomedical Science Major from high school must meet additional requirements to continue in the major beyond first year. Continuation is based on the cumulative average in the first two full-time semesters (5.00 credits), including the eight core courses as prescribed by the Schedule of Studies. Students with a minimum of 75% average will be guaranteed continuation in this Major. For students with a 70-74.9% average, continuation will be competitive based on available spaces. Students with an average below 70% will be changed to the Biological Science major. Students may subsequently change to another B.Sc. Major of their choice.

B.Sc. students who were not admitted into the Biomedical Science Major from high school and wish to declare the specialization at the end of the first year must apply directly to the Department of Biomedical Sciences by the last day of classes in the winter semester and meet the additional requirements specified above.

B.Sc. students beyond first year who wish to declare the specialization must apply directly to the Department of Biomedical Sciences by the last day of classes in the winter semester. Admission to the Major will be based on the cumulative average in the previous two full-time semesters (5.00 credits). Acceptance will be competitive based on available spaces. Students with an average below 70% will not be considered for admission to the Major.

What careers do Bio-Medical Science Majors pursue upon graduation?

Graduates will achieve an excellent background for entering into fields of medical, teaching or health related industries such as: medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, nursing, optometry, chiropractic, physical and occupational therapy, medical administration, research, medical journalism, pharmaceuticals, prosthetics, medical supplies, teaching, research assistant/associate, business, forensic medicine.