Last Updated on January 25, 2020

Bio-Medical Sciences

Admission to this major is competitive based upon the number of available spaces. Students not admitted to Bio-Medical Sciences (BIOM) will be automatically considered for the Biological Science major. Students who are accepted into the BIOM major directly from high school will be re-evaluated after their first year (upon completion of Semester 2). To be guaranteed continuation in the major, students must have attained a cumulative average of 75% and have completed 2.5 credits each semester, including the required core courses for the BIOM major. Otherwise, they will be transferred to the Biological Science major.

Address society’s rapidly changing approach to health care and focus on the prevention of disease and the maintenance of good health, in the study of nutrition, physiology, anatomy, genetics, and epidemiology. As a Bio-Medical Science student, you will be prepared for a career in the health-care sector where you can play a role in building a healthier society. Under direct faculty supervision, you will have the opportunity to plan, conduct and analyze your own research project. Throughout this process, you will develop fundamental research skills applicable to a variety of careers. Bio-Medical Science will provide you with the foundation necessary to pursue graduate or professional studies including medicine, dentistry, chiropractic, or veterinary medicine.

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counselor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  • Grade 12 English
  • 2 of Grade 12 Biology or Grade 12 Chemistry or Grade12 Physics
  • Grade 12 Advanced Functions

Applicants are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), with ENG4U, MHF4U, 2 courses from SBI4U, SCH4U, SPH4U, and 2 additional 4U or 4M courses. To view admission requirements for students residing in provinces outside of Ontario, please visit:

Test Scores:

International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 89] or the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70]

You will be required to present evidence of English Proficiency if: your primary or first language is not English, and you have had less than four years of full-time secondary school or post-secondary study, demonstrating satisfactory academic progress, in an English-language school system. If you are required to provide evidence of English proficiency, you must meet one of the following four proficiency requirements: IELTS with a minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6; TOEFL – Internet-based with a minimum total score of 89 with no individual scaled score less than 21; MELAB with a minimum overall score of 85 and a minimum composition score of 83 (in addition, you must present a minimum score on the oral test of three (3)); CAEL with a minimum overall band score of 70; successful completion of the University of Guelph, Open Learning Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program (Levels 9 and 10); or PTE with a minimum score of 60 and no score less than 60 for any individual component. Francophone Canadian citizens educated in Canada will not be required to meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. You will also be considered as having met the English Proficiency requirement if you completed the International Baccalaureate diploma where English was the language of instruction.

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