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What's the Difference? (BSc, BMSc, BHSc)

Many Honors graduates enter professional programs which include Veterinary School, Medicine, Dentistry, Education, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Law and Business. It is important to remember that there is no preferred route to any of these schools. To be eligible for these programs you must have the necessary prerequisite courses. Enrolment is limited and admission is very competitive.

Science (BSc)Medical Sciences (BMSc)Health Sciences (BHSc)

The BSc program explores the diversity of organisms and the complex relationships that exist with the different levels of biological organization.

The BMSc program looks at the molecular, cellular and systematic organization of the human body and the biological mechanisms it uses to adapt to environmental changes and disease.

The BHSc program focuses on the interdisciplinary study of health and wellness in an ever-changing society, in addition to domestic and international health systems.

Areas of Study (Modules):

  • Biology
  • Ecosystem Health
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Biology and Geology
  • Genetics
  • Genetics and Biochemistry

Areas of Study (Modules):

  • Biochemistry
  • Medical Biophysics
  • Medical Cell Biology
  • Medical Sciences
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Pathology and Toxicology
  • Pharmacology and Physiology

Areas of Study (Modules):

  • Community Rural Health Development
  • Health Sciences
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Sciences with Biology
  • Rehabilitation Sciences

Career Opportunities

Many graduates with Honors degrees in Biology go on to pursue graduate degrees (MSc/PhD). In addition to furthering their education, graduates also pursue careers in:

  • Government (agriculture, environment, fisheries and health)
  • Business and Industry (research, development, biotechnology marketing, consulting and health care)
  • Education (universities, museums, community colleges, public/private schools)

Career Opportunities

Many graduates with BMSc degrees go on to pursue further education in professional schools such as:

  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Chiropractic
  • Graduate Studies (MSc/PhD)

Other career opportunities include:

  • Law (bioethics, patent development)
  • Business (biotechnology marketing, research and development, quality control)
  • Industry (pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, biosafety regulation and enforcement)
  • Teaching (elementary, secondary, post-secondary

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the BHSc program have established successful careers in a variety of health-related field, including:

  • Physical, Occupational, Massage, Radiation, & Respiratory Therapy
  • Community Public Health
  • Public Sector Administration and Policy Development
  • Medicine/Dentistry
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Business and Industry (wellness and rehabilitation, pharmaceuticals)
  • Non-profit (Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society)
  • Education and Health Care Law
  • Graduate Studies (Health Administration, International Health Policy, Epidemiology, Clinical Anatomy, Global Health