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Life Sciences


Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Science and Management (Honours)


Faculty of Science


UOIT, North Oshawa

Start dates:



Four or five years

Program load:


OUAC code:


General information:

With specialized courses such as Neuroscience and Human Anatomy, you will gain a detailed understanding of the structure and functioning of the human body. This program provides an excellent basis for writing the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) exam and for satisfying course requirements for applying to medical school.

Science and Management 

If you are interested in managerial and leadership roles, consider applying for the five-year Bachelor of Science and Management (Honours) program in your upper years of study. Graduates gain a solid foundation in the key functional areas of business and management, including finance, accounting, operations, project management and marketing.

Additional information:

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 prerequisite 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 UOIT's Admissions website. 

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:

Low 70s

Program Curriculum:

Sample courses: 
  • Fundamentals of Neuroscience
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Human Anatomy
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physiology of Regulatory Systems
  • Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology
A full program map is available in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar. Courses are subject to change without notice.

Related programs:

Experiential learning:

A five-year Co-operative Education option is available in all of our Science programs (except for Forensic Science, which already has an embedded experiential component), all of which satisfy the guidelines of the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education. These programs combine an Honours Bachelor of Science program with embedded work terms. The co-op option gives you opportunities to apply your classroom and lab concepts to real-world situations and help you gain valuable, relevant work experience to promote networking and lifelong career success.

Co-op work terms give you the opportunity to earn a competitive salary that will help pay for your university degree and the work experience to help clarify your career objectives. More importantly, a co-op degree gives you a distinct advantage that will assist your prospects for full-time employment after graduation or for being readily accepted into graduate school to pursue further studies. Studies have shown that university students who graduate with a co-op degree have lower debt loads, are employed faster and have higher starting salaries.

We are committed to providing you with outstanding opportunities to work with today’s highest-quality employers in business and industry. UOIT has developed strong partnerships with leading employers in Durham Region and beyond to allow you to connect with experts in the field and gain hands-on, real-world experience.

Career opportunities:

Pursue leadership, management and administrative positions in a variety of organizations including:

  • consulting companies
  • food industry
  • governmental or private research laboratory
  • marketing (biotechnology or publishing industry)

This program provides an excellent basis for writing the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) exam and for satisfying course requirements for applying to medical school.

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