Life Sciences / Life Sciences and Management (regular and co-op)
|Location:||UOIT, North Oshawa|
|Faculty/School:||Faculty of Science|
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Science and Management (Honours)
|Length:||Four years / five years|
|Additional information:||Faculty of Science website|
|General information:||Life Sciences is a specialization within UOIT's Biological Science and Biological Science and Management programs. Individuals interested in studying this specialization will apply directly to Life Sciences through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) using application code DSU.
This specialization consists of an integrated and focused concentration on biology and chemistry, with additional courses in Neuroscience and Human Anatomy. You will gain a detailed understanding of the structure and functioning of the human body, how the brain and nervous systems work, and what happens when the brain degenerates and becomes damaged or disorganized.
|Admission requirements:||Current Ontario secondary school students must complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U or 4M credits including English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), and two of Biology (SBI4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U), Chemistry (SCH4U) or Physics (SPH4U). In addition, a combined minimum 70 per cent average in math and science courses is required. It is recommended that all four MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U and SPH4U be taken. Applicants with credentials from outside Ontario should visit the admissions section of Future Students at www.uoit.ca.
Note: Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.
|Last year's cut-off:||70 per cent|
|Expected cut-off:||Mid 70s|
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Physics for Biosciences
A full program map is available in the 2013-2014 Academic Calendar. Courses are subject to change without notice.
|Field placement:||The Faculty of Science offers an optional co-operative education program to students in Biological Science.
As defined by the Canadian Association For Co-operative Education (CAFCE), co-operative education is a sequential pattern of academic terms and co-op work terms in which academic studies are integrated with paid, career-related work experience with relevant companies and agencies. Co-operative education provides many benefits to students, including the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience, to earn competitive salaries that partially offset the cost of their education, to help clarify career objectives, and to develop valuable networking that will enhance opportunities for full-time employment upon graduation. Studies have shown that students in the same academic program who graduate from a co-operative education stream have lower debt loads and are employed faster and with higher starting salaries than those who graduate from the regular stream.
In the fall of Year 2, interested students apply to the Faculty of Science and are accepted based on their Year 1 grade point average, their academic status, and the absence of a record of misconduct. While the Faculty of Science cannot guarantee a co-op placement, all students in co-operative education are provided with assistance, advice and counselling.
|Career opportunities:||Graduates in these areas are in high demand. The Life Sciences specialization prepares students for careers dealing with medicine, research labs and industry.
There is a wealth of opportunity for graduates in the sciences in industry, government and in fields of applied science. The combination of a science degree and business and management education will give an added advantage to graduates of these programs to establish careers in practical areas.