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Biology

Strands of DNA, cells and musculoskeletal system

Biology

Biomedical Science B.Sc.

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 new 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 the 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, or in degree programs in medicine or in the allied health profession.

Admission Requirements

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 70% overall final average is required for admission (or higher, given competitive admissions). Students will be able to specify their interest in the program when they first apply to Trent; they may also transfer into the program after their first year (Advanced Entry), depending on whether they have obtained the necessary course prerequisites with an average grade of 75%. Specific Secondary School course requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Requirements portion of the Trent University website. As this is a limited enrolment 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 if a minimum cumulative average of 75% in specific courses has been achieved. Contact the program coordinator (Leslie Kerr) for more information.

Degree Requirements

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.