A growing awareness of how the different levels of life interact has brought together the disciplines of biology and medicine and added to our understanding of how these interactions affect health and disease. Students who complete the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biomedical Science will appreciate that the many levels and approaches to health and medicine are complementary and will be able to apply these principles to assess and solve problems as they relate to real-world health issues. Community Placements will provide students with opportunities for practical experience in a medical or health-care related setting, preparing graduates for successful careers in biomedical or applied health research, teaching, degree programs in medicine, or in the allied health profession.
The Biomedical Science B.Sc. Program Coordinator is Dr. Janet Yee.
Biomedical Science is a direct entry program with a limited number of student places. A secondary school diploma and six Ontario 4U or 4M courses with a minimum 75% overall final average is required for admission (or higher, given competitive admissions). Students may also transfer into the program after their first year (Advanced Entry), if they have obtained the necessary course prerequisites with an average grade of 75%. Specific secondary school course requirements can be found under Undergraduate Requirements on the Trent University website. As this is a limited enrollment program, fulfillment of the minimum requirements does not necessarily guarantee admission.
Advanced Entry into the Biomedical Science Degree
Students may apply on a competitive basis to enter the Biomedical Science program after first year or second year if a minimum cumulative average of 75% in specific courses has been achieved. In February, you will be able to apply through your myTrent portal for Advanced Standing.
Requirements for transfer into second year:
Students must have completed six courses (3.0 credits) including the following:
- BIOL 1030H
- At least two courses from Group A: CHEM 1000H, CHEM 1010H, MATH 1051H, MATH 1110H, or MATH 1120H
- At least one course from Group B: BIOL 1050H, BIOL 1051H, MATH 1550H, PHYS 1001H, PHYS-BIOL 1060H, PSYC 1020H, or PSYC 1030H
- Two additional courses from either Group A or Group B
Students must have a cumulative average of 75% in these six courses (3.0 credits).
Requirements for transfer into third year:
Students must have completed 12 courses (6.0 credits) including the following:
- BIOL 1030H, BIOL 2050H, and BIOL 2070H
- At least eight courses from CHEM 1000H, CHEM 1010H, MATH 1051H, MATH 1110H, MATH 1120H, BIOL 1050H, BIOL 1051H, MATH 1550H, PSYC 1020H, PSYC 1030H, CHEM 2100H, BIOL-CHEM 2300H, or either PHYS 1001H or PHYS-BIOL 1060H
- One course from BIOL 2000H, MATH 2560H, or PSYC 2018H
Students must have a cumulative average of 75% in these 12 courses (6.0 credits).
A B.Sc. in Biomedical Science is a single-major Honours program. Please refer to the most recent Trent Undergraduate Academic Calendar for the details of the program requirements.
For students intending to pursue graduate studies or work in research laboratories it is recommended that they complete a fourth year Honours research thesis: BIOL 4020D.