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Biomedical Sciences (BSc (Hons))

Is It for You?

Play a critical role in advancing knowledge about how cells function. Acquire theoretical and practical expertise in the cellular and molecular sciences. Conduct research to better understand medically relevant concerns such as how cells turn cancerous, how microorganisms attack the body and how gene expression affects aging.

 Faculty
Faculty of Science

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year; Five-Year Co-op

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science (Honours)

 Grade Range
80-89%+*

 Non-Academic Requirements
None

 Co-op Option
Yes

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2019 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

Q: What's it like being in the labs?
A: It's awesome, it's cool to take what you learn in lecture and actually apply it in a real life setting.

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Biomedical Sciences

Distinctive Learning

Co-op option with paid work experience; volunteer terms or summer research internships; thesis project or capstone assignment; close proximity to the biomedical industry.

After Graduation

Enter this large and growing field with a strong demand for qualified practitioners and researchers: work in clinical and forensic laboratories; biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries; biomedical research institutions; health administration and

policy organizations; consulting management companies, patent law firms. Pursue a graduate degree in molecular science (MSc and PhD) or a professional degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy or physiotherapy.

What You Need to Know

Domestic Fees Range: $7,639 - $10,483
International Fees Range: $25,986 - $26,046

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
  • Two of Biology (SBI4U), Chemistry (SCH4U) or Physics (SPH4U)
  • Note: the minimum grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 65-70% range) will be determined subject to competition.
  • Completion of all three science courses is recommended.

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements.

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