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Biomedical Sciences (BSc (Hons))

Where You Belong

“Ryerson was my number one choice.  I was attracted to the fact that it is downtown, but also choosing Biomedical Sciences here, I was attracted to the fact that we have world class hospitals just down the street in proximity. So, I knew I wanted to do some work there, whether it was volunteering or working on projects.”

 

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Is It for You?

In this program, you will gain theoretical and practical expertise in the cellular and molecular sciences, with opportunities to conduct research into medically relevant concerns such as how cells turn cancerous, how microorganisms attack the body and how gene expression affects aging. You can also participate in an optional paid co-op, a research thesis project or pursue an optional specialization in Management Sciences. Ryerson’s close proximity to the biomedical industry will prepare you to play a role in advancing knowledge of how cells function and contribute meaningfully to health care.

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What You Need to Know

 Faculty
Faculty of Science

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

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science (Honours)

 Grade Range
80-90%+*

 Non-Academic Requirements
None

 Experiential Learning
Co-op option

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2020 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.

Tuition and Fees 2019/2020

Domestic Fees Range: $7,044 - $9,586
International Fees Range: $27,279 - $27,659

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Academic Requirements

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.

After Graduation

You are prepared to enter this large and growing field with a strong demand for qualified practitioners and researchers in clinical and forensic laboratories; biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries; biomedical research institutions; health administration and policy organizations; consulting management companies and patent law firms. You may work as a geneticist, immunologist, molecular biologist, biomedical nanotechnology research scientist, or research ethics board coordinator. You may choose to pursue a graduate degree in molecular science (MSc and PhD) or a professional degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy or physiotherapy.

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