Prerequisite course search

The Honours Health Sciences (Honours) Program requires a course that is not math, science or technology-based for admission to Level I. Please use the box below to search acceptable courses. NOTE: Co-op courses cannot be used for admission purposes. Please enter the first five characters of the Ontario secondary school course code (e.g. AMH4M) you would like to check. Applicants from other provinces / jurisdictions should contact the Admissions Office if they are unsure about the eligibility of a particular course.

Your Classes

What you’ll take:

  • Cellular and Molecular Biology (HTHSCI 1I06 A/B)
  • Introduction to Chemistry I (CHEM 1A03)
  • Introduction to Chemistry II (CHEM 1AA3)
  • Inquiry I: Introduction (HTHSCI 1E06 A/B)
  • Interdisciplinary Problem-Solving in Health (HTHSCI 1G02)
  • Praxis Pathways I (HTHSCI 1X01 A/B)
  • Introduction to Health and Safety (WHMIS 1A00)
  • 9 units of electives

Learn more about your requirements in BHSc I.

The curriculum in the Honours Health Science Program offers considerable flexibility, allowing students to explore a broad range of interests in different disciplines, or to cultivate an area of specific focus. Although most students opt to remain in the core program after first year, those with an interest can pursue the Child Health Specialization or concurrent certificates in Biomedical Sciences or Immunology, Microbiology, & Virology.

Students interested in global health have several flexible options to explore interdisciplinary perspectives in this exciting and dynamic field. With plenty of elective space, students in the BHSc (Honours) Program also have the opportunity to pursue a minor in many disciplines offered at McMaster.

Electives available in the BHSc stream:

Level II: 9 units
Level III: 18 units
Level IV: 12-21 units

For a full list of courses that can be available in this program, please consult the academic calendar.