Biomedical Science is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the fundamentals of human structure and function, as well as those of other animals. The first two years provide a background in human anatomy and psychology, in addition to more in-depth knowledge in basic sciences like biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and mathematics. At the end of second year, in addition to courses in biology and biochemistry, students can choose from an array of optional courses and obtain a minor in one of many programs offered, OR they can choose an option within the biomedical sciences (Neuroscience, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Bioanalytical Science, Medicinal Chemistry or Biostatistics). The Research Focus is an immersive research experience offered starting in third year for students who may be considering a career in research. Students in the Biomedical Sciences program are also eligible to participate in the Co-Operative Education Programs. On graduation, they will be ready for more advanced research training or for admission to a professional program in human health.

Admission to this program is competitive and higher averages are required.

This program is offered in English and in French.

The extended French stream is available with this program.

Compulsory Courses at the 1000 level
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
Compulsory Courses at the 2000 level
BCH 2333Introduction to Biochemistry3 Units
BIO 2133Genetics3 Units
CHM 2120Organic Chemistry II3 Units
MAT 2379Introduction to Biostatistics3 Units
PHI 2396Bioethics3 Units
Compulsory Courses at the 3000 level
BCH 3120General Intermediary Metabolism3 Units
BIM 3009Research Practicum6 Units
BIO 3124General Microbiology3 Units
BIO 3153Cell Biology3 Units
BIO 3170Molecular Biology3 Units
PHS 3341Physiology of Sensation, Regulation, Movement and Reproduction3 Units
PHS 3342Physiological Regulation of Intake, Distribution, Protection and Elimination3 Units
Compulsory Courses at the 4000 level
BIM 4009Research Project - Biomedical Science9 Units
BIM 4920Seminar I Evaluating Science1.5 Units
BIM 4921Seminar II Developing and Communicating Science1.5 Units
BIO 4158Applied Biostatistics3 Units
PHA 4107Introductory Pharmacology - Drugs and Living Systems3 Units
Optional Courses
3 optional course units in English (ENG) at the 1000 or 2000 level, excluding ENG 1112 and ENG 11313 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Psychology: Applications
Lifespan Psychology
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Biopharmaceutical Science
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
3 course units from:3 Units
Molecular Biology Laboratory
Molecular Biology Laboratory
3 course units from:3 Units
Computational Tools for Biological Sciences
Bioinformatics Laboratory
Advanced Techniques in Biosciences
12 optional course units from the list of optional courses12 Units
3 optional course units at the 3000 or 4000 level offered by the Faculty of Science 13 Units
Elective Courses
6 elective course units6 Units
Total: 120 Units

List of Optional Courses

BCH 3125Protein Structure and Function3 Units
BCH 4101Human Genome Structure and Function 13 Units
BCH 4122Structural Biology of Proteins3 Units
BCH 4123Pathological Biochemistry3 Units
BCH 4125Cellular Regulation and Control3 Units
BCH 4188Nucleic Acids - Structure and Functions3 Units
BIM 4103Selected Topics in Biomedical Science3 Units
BIM 4316Modern Bioanalytical Chemistry3 Units
BIO 3102Molecular Evolution3 Units
BIO 3360Computational Tools for Biological Sciences3 Units
BPS 3101Genomics3 Units
BPS 4101Human Genome Structure and Function 13 Units
BPS 4103Selected Topics in Biopharmaceutical Science3 Units
BPS 4104Bioinformatics Laboratory3 Units
BPS 4105Human Toxicology and Environmental Health3 Units
BPS 4127Advanced Techniques in Biosciences3 Units
BPS 4129Advanced Chemical Biology3 Units
BPS 4131Advanced Biopharmaceutical Science3 Units
CMM 5304Introduction to Developmental Biology3 Units
PHS 4336Reproductive Physiology3 Units