Are you eager to learn more about who we are as human beings, not only in strict scientific terms, but also in terms of human nature in general? 

In the Faculty of Science's Biomedical Sciences program, you have many opportunities to explore both fundamental and applied biology-based sciences. The first two years provide a background in anatomy and psychology, in addition to more in-depth knowledge in basic sciences like biology and chemistry. After year two, you can choose to combine additional courses in biology and biochemistry with an array of optional courses and obtain a minor in one of many arts or social sciences programs, OR you can choose an option in the life sciences, such as Neurosciences, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Bio-analytical Sciences, Medicinal Chemistry, and Biostatistics. Students in the Biomedical Sciences program are also eligible to participate in the co-operative education program. Upon graduation, you come away with a background suitable for admission to various health-profession programs and to further studies and research in the broad field of health related sciences. 

The admissions to this program are done on a competitive basis and higher averages are required.

This program is offered in English and in French.

Co-operative education is available with this program.

The extended French stream is available with this program.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2015-2016 calendars for the previous requirements.

ANP 1105Human Anatomy and Physiology I3 Units
ANP 1106Human Anatomy and Physiology II3 Units
BIO 1130Introduction to Organismal Biology3 Units
BIO 1140Introduction to Cell Biology3 Units
CHM 1311Principles of Chemistry3 Units
CHM 1321Organic Chemistry I3 Units
MAT 1330Calculus for the Life Sciences I3 Units
MAT 1332Calculus for the Life Sciences II3 Units
PSY 1101Introduction to Psychology: Foundations3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Psychology: Applications
Lifespan Psychology
3 optional course units in English (ENG) at the 1000 or 2000 level, excluding ENG 1112 and ENG 11313 Units
3 optional course units from: 13 Units
Introduction to Biopharmaceutical Science
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
BCH 2333Introduction to Biochemistry3 Units
BIO 2133Genetics3 Units
CHM 2120Organic Chemistry II3 Units
MAT 2379Introduction to Biostatistics3 Units
PHI 2396Bioethics3 Units
BCH 3120General Intermediary Metabolism3 Units
BIO 3124General Microbiology3 Units
BIO 3170Molecular Biology3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Molecular Biology Laboratory
Molecular Biology Laboratory
9 optional course units offered by the Faculty of Science9 Units
18 optional course units at the 3000 or 4000 level offered by the Faculty of Science 218 Units
30 elective course units30 Units
Total: 120 Units

Note(s)

1

Students doing an option should choose a course that is not mandatory for their selected option.

2

The following courses are considered as science courses: PHA 4107, PHS 3341, PHS 3342, PHS 4300, PHS 4336.

This message is intended for students registered in the Faculty of Science. If the components of your program of study require common compulsory courses, you will have to replace the units as follows:

  1. 1000-level courses must be replaced with elective course units;
  2. 2000-level courses and above must be replaced with optional course units from either discipline at the same level or above.

Please note that all programs in the Faculty of Science require a minimum of 12 elective course units from the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Social Sciences or the Telfer School of Management. Once you have decided on the replacement courses, please inform the Office of Undergraduate Programs of the Faculty of Science by email at infosci@uOttawa.ca so that we may amend your Academic Advisement accordingly.