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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

Are you interested in a career in human health and medicine? The Biomedical Science major will help you meet the entry requirements for medical school in Ontario. If animal health is where your interests lie, this major will prepare you to apply to Ontario Veterinary College's Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, the #1 rated veterinary school in Canada.

 Forge Your Biomedical Career

The program prepares students 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 – and employ these skills in your research and studies to help impact the world around you, locally and globally.

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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