What is the BMSc Program?
The Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) Program offers 4-year honors and non-honors undergraduate degrees for students interested in studying the basic medical sciences. Offered jointly by the Faculty of Science and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, registration in the BMSc Program begins in Year 2, usually following Year 1 in the Biological and Medical Sciences First Entry Program. Students may, however, apply for entry into Year 2 of the BMSc Program from a different first-year program provided they satisfy the admission requirements and criteria.
Enrolment in the BMSc Program is limited and competitive.
Approximately 450 students are admitted to the BMSc Program in each of Years 2 and 3. Due to this limited enrolment, students must meet minimum mark requirements and satisfy certain criteria to be granted admission to each of Years 2 and 3. Following admission to Year 3, students are assured the opportunity of completing a BMSc degree.
BMSc degrees must contain one of the following modules or combinations of modules:
- an Honors Specialization module offered by a Basic Medical Science Department. Admission into these modules is competitive due to the limited number of spaces available in labs and Year 4 research projects (BMSc Honors),
- a Specialization module offered by a Basic Medical Sciences Department (BMSc), or
- two Major modules, both offered by Basic Medical Sciences Departments (BMSc or BMSc Honors).