Course Selection for Year 1 (en route to BMSc)

The information below about which courses to take in first year is for students who intend to apply for admission to the BMSc Program when they enter Year 3.

Course selection for students in Medical Sciences 1

Courses

5.0 courses are required in Medical Sciences 1:

  • Biology 1001A and 1002B
  • Chemistry 1301A and 1302B
  • either Calculus 1000A or 1500A
  • one of Applied Math 1201B, Calculus 1301B, 1501B or Math 1600A/B
    • note: modules in Medical Biophysics require either Calculus 1301B or 1501B
  • one of Physics 1028A, 1301A or 1501A*
  • one of Physics 1029B, 1302B or 1502B*
  • 1.0 course at the 1000-level from Category A or B

* one or both half courses in physics can be delayed (either to the summer after Medical Sciences 1 or to the Fall/Winter of Medical Sciences 2) but this is NOT recommended.

See the Chart for Year 1 Course Selection which displays the 1000-level science courses above that are Admission Requirements for the various basic medical science modules.

Summer Academic Orientation - a resource for first-year course selection

Summer Academic Orientation (SAO) is unique program to help first-year students be prepared for the start of university.

  • see more about SAO.

Requirements to progress to Medical Sciences 2

The full details about the requirements to progress to Medical Sciences 2 are outlined in the Academic Calendar and include:

  • successful completion of 5.0 courses during the Fall/Winter of Medical Sciences 1
  • a minimum mark of 60% in each half course in biology, chemistry, physics and math as mentioned above (in the first attempt at these courses)
  • a passing grade (minimum 50%) in the first-year course from Category A or B
  • no failed courses during Medical Sciences First Entry (including summer sessions)

See "Progression to Medical Sciences 2: a video review" for additional details (and examples).

Questions??

The Academic Counselling Team in Western Science Centre (WSC) Rm 140 should be contacted for any questions about course selection in Medical Sciences 1, progression to Medical Sciences 2 and admission to Year 3 BMSc. Before contacting the Academic Counselling Team:


 

Course selection for students in other programs, e.g. Year 1 Science

Courses and requirements:

Students in Year 1 Science (and other faculites/programs) who wish to apply for admission to Year 3 BMSc should review "Admission to Year 3 BMSc for Students in the Competitive Pool".

A minimum mark of 60% is required in each of the following 1000-level half courses:

  • Biology 1001A and 1002B
  • Chemistry 1301A and 1302B
  • either Calculus 1000A or 1500A
  • one of Applied Math 1201B, Calculus 1301B, 1501B or Math 1600A/B
    • note: modules in Medical Biophysics require either Calculus 1301B or 1501B
  • one of Physics 1028A, 1301A or 1501A
  • one of Physics 1029B, 1302B or 1502B

A minimum mark of 50% (passing grade) is required in 1.0 1000-level course from Category A or B.

See the video overview for Admission & Progression for additional details about admission to the BMSc program.

Questions??

The Academic Counselling Team in Western Science Centre (WSC) Rm 140 should be contacted for any questions about course selection in Year 1 for students interested in applying for admission to Year 3 of the BMSc Program. Before contacting the Academic Counselling Team:


Helpful links

Admission to Year 3 of the BMSc Program:

  • The Academic Calendar outlines the requirements for assured admission to Year 3 BMSc for students in Medical Sciences 2 and the requirements for students applying from the competitive pool.
  • A video overview for Admission to Year 3 BMSc will be posted in the near future on the BMSc website

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