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Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences

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Program Code: BM411
Credential: Honours Degree
Start Dates: September
Program Length: 8 semesters
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Program Overview

Biomedical science is a growing interdisciplinary field which supports the creation, revision and implementation of innovative methods to advance medicine and human health. Biomedical scientists integrate knowledge from numerous fields of study such as biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, and paraclinical sciences. Through interprofessional collaboration, they use these skills to support the prevention, treatment and diagnosis for various disorders and diseases, in addition to analyzing current and potential laboratory and computational analysis tools. 

The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences program provides students with cutting-edge education, knowledge, skills and hands-on experience through classroom and laboratory-based learning that is underscored by a summer field experience.

This program develops career-ready graduates who contribute to the development of new therapies and approaches to enhance human health and wellness. Graduates may also choose to pursue higher and specialized education through masters and doctoral degrees, as well as medical school, dentistry, pharmacy and many others. 

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Work-Integrated Learning  

You will participate in one mandatory paid or unpaid 14-week to gain full-time professional work experience. Students will work with, and be supported by, our workplace integrated learning officer throughout this process. The work experience takes place during the summer months between 3rd and 4th Year. Work will occur in diverse settings such as for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises, public or privately funded laboratories, governmental or educational institutions, or medical/scientific environments. 

This experience will enhance the theoretical learning in the program, giving you hands-on application in the field of biomedical sciences. Work experiences may include supporting ongoing research, functioning as a collaborative member of a research team and/or creating, managing, reviewing, and communicating experimental data/findings. Students will be supported throughout their field experience by program faculty and staff.  

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The Humber Advantage

State-of-the-art Facilities

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences honour’s degree benefit from state-of-the-art laboratories. The Life Sciences Lab is equipped with the latest technologies and equipment and is designed to maximize the teaching and learning experience. The Bioscience Lab is equipped with various tools and resources such as anatomical models, embedded and wet human specimens and other aids to enhance student understanding of anatomical relationships and physiological principles.

An Education in High Demand

Biomedical sciences is a growing field and skilled biomedical scientists are in high demand in diverse fields of work. This program allows you to contribute to the biomedical science field by providing a strong foundation built on classroom, laboratory, and experiential learning in the areas of function (i.e. biochemistry and physiology), structure (i.e. anatomy and histology), and paraclinical sciences (i.e. epidemiology and pharmacology). Graduates of this program are equipped to work in the field of biomedical science in the private or public sector or be well-prepared for advanced study in health-related fields including medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, pharmacy, graduate studies and more. The knowledge and skills gained within this program can be implemented within a multitude of environments, and the depth and breadth of those environments is continually growing.

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The Humber Experience

The Right Fit

The ideal student for the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences is driven, inquisitive and a problem solver. You are a team player and have strong interpersonal and collaborative skills. You have the desire to use your experiences and knowledge to continue learning and to help others. You are passionate about understanding fundamental processes of life and improving human health through the study of applied sciences and the creation, revision, and implementation of innovative methods.


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Your Career

In 2020, the Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO) indicated that the health science industry has the opportunity to become a leader in the economy and has the potential to create value by addressing all aspects of human health. In addition, the Canadian biomedical industry has been growing steadily in all related sectors. 

As the field of health care and medicine becomes increasingly advanced and complex, demand grows for highly skilled professionals with a biomedical science education. Many scientific firms in Ontario are successfully developing medical innovations aimed at treating diseases and enhancing the quality of life. Maintaining the expansion of this industry in Canada requires a workforce that is well-versed, skillful and highly educated. From production lines, technologists and technicians to scientists and researchers, there is a demand for educated, work-ready and qualified employees in the field of biomedical sciences. 

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
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Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students in Canada who apply for September 2024 start could be eligible for an automatic scholarship*. Apply now

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Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
START DELIVERY LOCATION STATUS
Sep 2024 Course-Based North Open

Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students Out of Canada can Apply through Humber International

Please note the new International Admissions Process and Provincial Attestation Letters. Read the update

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Ministry Consent

Humber College has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree for a seven-year term starting September 19, 2022.  Humber College shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

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Apply through OCAS between June 14 - July 19, 2024 and be registered full-time on Tuesday, September 17, 2024 and receive a $125 credit equal to the domestic application fee.

To qualify, get started by filling out the APPLY ON US form.

*This promotion is open to domestic applications for the September 2024 program intakes only. Offer not valid for existing applicants or applications.

International Students with a valid Study Permit or Letter of Introduction (LOI)* can receive a Waiver Code to cover the $100 September 2024 application fee.

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How to Apply

Domestic Students

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by July 15, 2024 to receive your Application Fee Credit. Applications for September will remain open as long as the program availability status shows Open.

To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber’s program pages, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Admissions Questions

General Enquiries

Call 416-675-3111 or email enquiry@humber.ca. If you have already applied, be sure to check your application status on myhumber.ca.

Domestic Applicants Enquiries

Domestic applicants can book a one-on-one advising appointment with an admissions representative.

International Applicants Enquiries

Contact the International Centre for information about full-time programs (including the International Graduate School), how to apply and to follow up on your submitted application.

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Julian Aiken, program co-ordinator
416-675-6622 ext. 75370
julian.aiken@humber.ca

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How To Become An Apprentice

Becoming an Apprentice

Find an employer willing to sponsor you as an apprentice.

Contact the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development to register as an apprentice.

Work with your employer approximately one year before attending Humber.

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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

If you’re in high school – grade 11 or 12 – you can earn co-op education credits through work placements in some skilled trades.

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How to Apply

Domestic Students

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program.

To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber’s program pages, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Program Advising Appointments

Get help narrowing down your program options or book a one-on-one pre-enrolment advising appointment with one of our Recruitment Officers.

Transfer & Pathway Advising

Book a virtual appointment with a Student Mobility Advisor learn more about getting Transfer Credit(s) for previous post-secondary experience, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), and Pathways options.

Admission Requirements

Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Admission selection is based on the following three requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 U English (ENG4U or equivalent) 
      • Grade 12 U Mathematics (MHF4U or equivalent) 
      • Grade 12 Chemistry (SCH4U or equivalent) 
      • Grade 12 Biology (SBI4U or equivalent)
      • Two Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above 

    Minimum Grades and Averages

    • A final grade of not less than 70 per cent in each of the listed course requirements 
    • Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 70 per cent

     

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet all listed course requirements.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a credential evaluation. Note, for international High school education course by course evaluations, ICAS must be used. For international post-secondary education, a WES evaluation must be provided. In situations where you expect to apply for transfer credit, it is recommended that a course by course WES evaluation is completed.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i5-8300H (PC)
4-core or higher 64bit (Mac) (PC)
Intel i5-8300H (PC)
4-core or higher 64bit (Mac)
OS Windows 10 (PC)
OS 10.15 (Mac)
Windows 10 (PC)
OS 10.15 (Mac)
Memory 8GB of RAM 8GB of RAM
Storage 256GB 256GB
Monitor Laptop Laptop
Other Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Julian Aiken, program co-ordinator
416-675-6622 ext. 75370
julian.aiken@humber.ca

Fees & Financial Aid

The 2024/2025 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $7,823.52
  • international: $20,686.10

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries

Understand the costs associated with coming to Humber and explore resources available from first year to your final year on Student Fees and Financial Resources.

Scholarships

Humber Degree Scholarships

Humber awards degree scholarships automatically to graduating high school students based on academic achievement. See this following chart for details. Some of the scholarships are renewable each year if you maintain an average of 80 per cent or more.

95%+ $4,000 renewable
90 - 94.9% $3,500 renewable
85 - 89.9% $3,000 renewable
80 - 84.9% $2,000 renewable
75 - 79.9% $1,500 one time

Degree Transfer Scholarships ($1,500 - $2,500)

Humber automatically awards degree transfer scholarships to students entering any Humber degree program who have completed a one-year Ontario college certificate* or a two- or three-year diploma with a GPA of 80 per cent or more from a publicly-funded college. Students who have achieved a program GPA of 80 per cent or more will be awarded a one-time scholarship of $1,500 for a certificate program or $2,500 for a diploma program in recognition of their academic achievement. Certificates and diplomas do not have to be related to the degree program of choice and are not tied to the eligibility for advanced standing or transfer credit. No application is required

80%+ Certificate | $1,500

One Time 80%+ Diploma | $2,500

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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