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

Health Sciences

At Western, the Health Sciences (BHSc) program is offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Modules in Health Sciences focus 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)

  • Health Sciences
  • Health and Aging
  • Health Sciences with Biology
  • Rehabilition Sciences
  • Health Promotion

Medical Sciences

Western's Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) program is offered jointly by the Faculty of Science and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

Modules offered by the Basic Medical Sciences explore the molecular cellular and systematic organization of the human body and the biological mechanisms it uses to adapt to the environmental changes and the challenge of disease.

Areas of Study (Modules)

  • Biochemistry
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Medical Biophysics
  • Medical Cell Biology
  • Medical Sciences
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Pathology and Toxicology
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry and Cancer Biology

Biological Sciences

At Western, programs in Biology are offered by the Faculty of Science.

Modules offered in Biology allow for the study of organisms at different levels of biological organization - from how organisms interact with each other and the environment at the level of the ecosystem through to the sudy of individual genes in fruit flies in the laboratory.

Areas of Study (Modules)

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