Biomedical Sciences - Undergraduate Program - University of Windsor - Windsor, Ontario, Canada
 

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Biomedical Sciences @ UWin

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Calling all future health professionals! This program gives you a strong background in both biochemistry and biomedical sciences, fundamental to health and medicine. You’ll be in a lab within the first two weeks of this program and get the chance to conduct undergraduate research with hands-on learning in courses like CURE. You’ll get a chance to work alongside clinical researchers and medical professionals to learn about funding, project management, communication and other issues of cancer and health research.


Sample Courses: Human Anatomy, Genetics, Molecular Cell Biology, Cancer Undergraduate Research Education (CURE), Principles of Neuroscience, Biotechnology Laboratory, Pharmacology for Health Sciences


Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, pharmacy, dentistry), industrial and government research and development, health and biomedical research in graduate studies, clinical researcher

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U, Chemistry/SCH4U, Biology/SBI4U. English/ENG4U.
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
Recommended: Physics/SPH4U
Minimum Average: 75% (75% average of all science and math courses required, excluding Math of Data Management/MDM4U)
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 88%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Be on the cutting edge of scientific research in this program that focuses on human health and disease. The curriculum integrates hands-on learning in labs and provides opportunities for undergraduate research. You will be exposed to the latest molecular and cellular biology research and technology, while building transferable skills that are essential to careers in health sciences, industry, government and education.


Sample Courses: Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics, Organic Chemistry of Biomolecules, Medical Microbiology, Embryology


Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, pharmacy, dentistry), biomedical and biotechnical researcher, quality assurance supervisor, clinical researcher, consultant

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U, Chemistry/SCH4U, Biology/SBI4U. English/ENG4U.
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
Recommended: Physics/SPH4U
Minimum Average: 75% (75% average of all science and math courses required, excluding Math of Data Management/MDM4U)

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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This science program is like a buffet — you can try a little of everything before deciding what you want for the main course. It’s ideal for students who want to explore more than one area or are undecided about what subjects to study. You’ll focus on three or four core science areas — biology, chemistry, biochemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematics, physics, or economics — and then concentrate on two of them. Many students who start in this program transfer to a more specialized four-year honours program after first or second year. Also, it’s excellent for those who want a fast tracked three year degree.


Sample Courses: Biological Diversity, Introductory Organic Chemistry, Introductory Physics, Differential Calculus, Introduction to Economics


Career Tracks: Professional schools (medicine, pharmacy, dentistry), health scientist, quality controller, lab technician, data analyst, programmer

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U and two of Chemistry/SCH4U, Biology/SBI4U, Physics/SPH4U. English/ENG4U.
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
Minimum Average: 70% (70% average of all attempted science and math courses)
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 79%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences program provides an exciting opportunity to combine a Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Psychology degree with unique interdisciplinary concentrations. This program allows students to explore global challenges and grow as thought leaders who can tackle issues in areas like global health, the environment and climate change, and sustainable development.


Multiple concentrations: Healthcare Economics, Healthcare Informatics, Health and Aging, Health and Society, Health and Gender Studies, Indigenous Health, Healthy Spaces and Place, Medical Humanities, One Health (Environmental Health) and Biostatistics.


Sample Courses: Human Anatomy, Genetics, Molecular Cell Biology, Cancer Undergraduate Research Education (CURE), Principles of Neuroscience, Biotechnology Laboratory, Pharmacology for Health Sciences


Career Tracks: Professional schools (medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine), conservation officer, ecologist, entomologist, agricultural scientist, animal care specialist, laboratory supervisor, industrial and government research and development, health and biomedical research in graduate studies, clinical researcher

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U, Chemistry/SCH4U, Biology/SBI4U, English/ENG4U.
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
Recommended: Physics/SPH4U
Minimum Average: 75% (75% average of all science and math courses required, excluding Math of Data Management/MDM4U)

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies
New program at the leading edge of Science - Interdisciplinary Health Sciences - Tackle issues in areas like: Global health, environment, climate change, sustainable development
  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General 3-year program
  • H Honours 4-year program
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available
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Alex Ward

"My passion has always been in research and innovation. Being in the biological sciences allowed exposure to a variety of research fi elds from immunology, developmental biology to cell and molecular biology. The faculty are well published and approachable. They are happy to mentor students and help them succeed."

Alex Ward
BSc Biological Sciences, Honours with Thesis, PhD Biological Sciences, Molecular and Cell Biology Stream

What Will I Learn?

  • Understanding and analyzing biological systems from the level of DNA up to organ systems and the causes of disease
  • Operating advanced scientific laboratory equipment and instruments

  • Taking careful measurements and recording precise observations using best practices/field techniques
  • Communicating interpreted technical and scientific data to various audiences
  • Understanding relevant topics in the medical and health sciences with depth and nuance


38

Number of Graduates (2020)

100%

EMPLOYMENT RATE OF GRADUATES*

*Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion (OUGS Biological Sciences, 2019)

Explore your opportunities

  • Animal care specialist
  • Audiologist
  • Chiropractor
  • Dentist
  • Doctor
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Food inspector
  • Genetic counsellor
  • Lab technician
  • Laboratory supervisor
  • Medical director
  • Medical researcher
  • Medical Writer
  • Nutritionist
  • Optometrist
  • Patent Lawyer
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Physiotherapist
  • Policy advisor
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Public health educator
  • Quality assurance supervisor
  • Radiation therapy
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Teacher
  • Veterinarian
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High-Impact Practices (HIP)

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