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  • Health & Biomedical Stream (Biology & Biochemistry)
  • Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
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Program Highlights & Admission Requirements

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Calling all future health professionals! This program gives you a strong background in 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 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
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.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

Be on the cutting edge of scientific research in this program that focuses on biological systems at the cellular and molecular levels. You will learn how to use living cells and the materials they produce to create a wide range of products for pharmaceutical, diagnostic, agricultural, and environmental applications.


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
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

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
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.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies
  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General
  • H Honours
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available

Functional Knowledge

  • 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

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Number of Graduate (2018)

93.6%


Employment Rate of Graduates

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion (OUGS Biological Sciences, 2017)

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 (2006),
PhD Biological Sciences, Molecular and Cell Biology Stream (2014)

Career Tracks*


  • Animal care specialist
  • Audiologist
  • Chiropractor
  • Dentist
  • Doctor
  • Food inspector
  • Lab technician
  • Laboratory supervisor
  • Medical director
  • Medical researcher
  • Nutritionist
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Physiotherapist
  • Policy advisor
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Public health educator
  • Quality assurance supervisor
  • Radiation therapy
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Teacher
  • Veterinarian

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.


Common sectors for graduates

  • Academia: Advanced biological research
  • Education: Curriculum design, teaching
  • Food sciences, production, and regulation
  • Government: Research and policy development
  • Industry: Consultation, product development/testing
  • Medicine and dentistry
  • Other health-care professions
  • Veterinary science

Apply to UWindsor


With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that’s sure to set you on a journey to a future you’ll be proud of.


How to Apply

Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of opportunities recommended for students in your program. This chart shows some of your many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.


HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration, such as:

  • Co-op, internship or field experiences
  • Research with faculty
  • Culminating senior experience
  • Capstone courses
  • Service-learning
  • Learning communities
  • Study abroad

Career Planning Cycle

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curricular

Co-Curricular

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurricular

Extracurricular

Activities falling outside the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics)