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Biomedical Science Major

Biomedical Science

Admission Requirements

Help Build a Healthier Society

 Broaden Your Human and Animal Health Knowledge

This joint program of the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences and the Department of Biomedical Sciences provides students with a broad and integrated foundational overview of human and animal health through the study of function, structure, and paraclinical sciences.

 Build Your Career Foundation

Meet some of the current requirements for entry into medical schools in Ontario (as well as entry into the DVM program of the Ontario Veterinary College.

 Forge Your Biomedical Career

The program prepares students well for more advanced studies or applied training in many health-related fields including clinical practice, business, government, research and education.

Why Biomedical Science?

How do we build a healthier society?

During your studies in Biomedical Science, you will develop an understanding of evidence-based medicine, ethics, biases, and the environment on health, critically analyze biomedical research, dive into the application of research and medical technologies to disease treatment and prevention – and much more.

Students in the Biomedical Science (BIOM) major at the University of Guelph might also be interested in studying Human Kinetics, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences, Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Biomedical Toxicology, Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, or other majors.

What You Will Learn

Semester 1
  • Biological Concepts of Health
  • General Chemistry I
  • Elements of Calculus I
  • Physics for Life Sciences
Semester 2
  • Discovering Biodiversity
  • Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • General Chemistry II
  • Physics for Life Sciences II

Semester 3
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Foundations in Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Statistics I
Semester 4
  • Molecular Biology of the Cell
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • Biomedical Physiology or Human Physiology I - Concepts and Principles

Semester 5
  • Structure and Function in Biochemistry
Semester 6
  • Principles of Pharmacology
  • Principles of Disease
  • Epidemiology

Semester 7
  • electives or restricted electives
Semester 8
  • electives or restricted electives


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