Admission

Approximately 6,000 undergraduate students are registered in Science and the Basic Medical Sciences.

Admission Requirements

For high school students from Ontario, the following course requirements are needed for admission to Science (OUAC code: ES) and Integrated Science (OUAC Code: ES)

MANDATORY +TWO COURSES FROM
English (ENG4U) Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) Biology (SBI4U)
Chemistry (SCH4U)
Computer and Information Science (ICS4U)
Earth and Space Sciences (SES4U)
Math and Data Management (MDM4U)
Physics (SPH4U)
+2 Grade 12 U/M Courses


NOTES:

  • First-year Biology and Chemistry courses require Grade 12 Biology (SBI4U) and Grade 12 Chemistry (SCH4U), respectively. First-year Biology and Chemistry courses are required for all modules offered by the Department of Biology and some modules offered by the Department of Chemistry and other Science departments.
  • Integrated Science students must complete Grade 12 Chemistry (SCH4U).

For high school students from Ontario, the following course requirements are needed for admission to the Bachelor of Medical Sciences Program (OUAC code: ESM):

MANDATORY +TWO COURSES FROM
English (ENG4U) Biology (SBI4U)
Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) Chemistry (SCH4U)
+2 Grade 12 U/M Courses

NOTE:

  • Although Western offers first-year physics courses that do not require high school physics as a prerequisite, it is strongly recommended that students complete Grade 12 Physics (SPH4U).

Admission requirements for high school students from other Canadian provinces can be found here. Requirements for admission for international students can be found here.

Once You Have Been Granted Admission to Western

Assistance with course selection is available during Summer Academic Orientation and is highly recommended. This service provides you the opportunity to discuss your courses, attend learning skills sessions and a student panel, take a tour of the campus and residences, set up a timetable and a Western email account, and register for your courses.