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Life Sciences specialization

This specialization is well-suited if you are interested in medical school and related medical and health science careers. The emphasis is on human aspects of biology, providing an integrated grounding in the life sciences with a particular focus on biology and chemistry and additional course work in neuroscience and human anatomy. You have priority access to all required courses at our university in this program, in preference to students in other programs taking the courses as electives.

By means of its broad science foundation and its human biology focus, this program provides an excellent basis for writing the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) examinations and for satisfying course requirements for applying to medical school. A description of the current entrance requirements for Ontario's medical schools can be found at the Ontario Medical Schools Application Service website.

Courses in the upper years of the Life Sciences specialization include:

  • Advanced Biochemistry
  • Advanced Topics in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Fundamentals of Neuroscience
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • Human Anatomy
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physiology of Regulatory Systems
  • Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Careers and post-graduate study opportunities include:

  • medical school
  • post-degree health-related programs such as Physiotherapy

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