fbpx

Admissions


I am:

My Province/Territory:

Filter By:

My Academic Background:

I am applying to:

Health Sciences (BHSc)

Show Requirements, Plus:

Show Requirements For:

The Bachelor of 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 at least three 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.

Search For Course Code

  • LBSDU1: Serbian
  • LISDU1: Sinhalese
  • LRHDU1: Hungarian
  • LLTDU1: Lithuanian
  • LPBDU1: Bahasa Malaysian
  • LVLCU1: Latin-Senior
  • LVGCU1: Ancient Greek-Senior
  • LWGDU1: German
  • LYADU1: Arabic
  • LWIDU1: Italian
  • LITDU1: Tamil
  • LKKDU1: Korean
  • LIPDU1: Punjabi
  • LIBDU1: Bengali
  • LKJDU1: Japanese
  • LKCDU1: Cantonese
  • LWPDU1: Portuguese
  • LYHDU1: Hebrew
  • LPVDU1: Vietnamese
  • LVGDU1: Ancient Greek-Senior
  • LDMDU1: Somali
  • LYTDU1: Turkish
  • LWYDU1: Yiddish
  • LIUDU1: Urdu
  • LYSDU1: Assyrian – no prev knowledge
  • LIADU1: Malayalam
  • LRODU1: Romanian
  • LBWDU1: Slovenian
  • LIKDU1: Tamil
  • LRLDU1: Slovak
  • LWEDU1: Spanish-Prev Knowledge
  • LLWDU1: Swedish
  • LICDU1: Sinhalese
  • LYUDU1: Turkish
  • LBEDU1: Serbian
  • LKEDU1: Simplified Chinese
  • LPWDU1: Vietnamese
  • LDZDU1: Tamazight
  • LDWDU1: Swahili
  • LYFDU1: Farsi
  • LBGDU1: Greek
  • LRRDU1: Russian
  • LBCDU1: Croatian
  • LIGDU1: Gujarati
  • LIHDU1: Hindi
  • LRUDU1: Ukrainian
  • LKBDU1: Simplified Chinese
  • LIQDU1: Punjabi
  • LYQDU1: Pushtu
  • LPQDU1: Pilipino
  • LPEDU1: Mien
  • LNMDU1: Mohawk
  • LRQDU1: Polish
  • LWODU1: Portuguese
  • LKPDU1: Nepali
  • LIFDU1: Telugu
  • LPUDU1: Thai
  • LKMDU1: Mandarin
  • LDODU1: Yoruba-Previous Knowledge
  • LDLDU1: Somali
  • LRPDU1: Polish
  • LYRDU1: Armenian
  • LWWDU1: Yiddish-Previous Knowledge
  • LWSDU1: Spanish
  • LIODU1: Urdu
  • LRWDU1: Ukrainian
  • LBXDU1: Serbo-Croatian
  • LBDDU1: Croatian
  • LNLDU1: Oji-Cree
  • LNODU1: Ojibwe
  • LLODU1: Norwegian
  • LDKDU1: Dinka
  • LNNDU1: Oneida
  • LYIDU1: Hebrew
  • LWADU1: German-Previous Knowledge
  • LWJDU1: Italian-Previous Knowledge
  • LPFDU1: Khmer
  • LKODU1: Korean
  • LIIDU1: Hindi
  • LBHDU1: Greek-Previous Knowledge
  • LIJDU1: Gujarati
  • LPGDU1: Hmong
  • LWHDU1: Dutch
  • LLADU1: Danish
  • LYEDU1: Dari
  • LRTDU1: Czech
  • LNDDU1: Delaware
  • LDHDU1: Ashanti
  • LBUDU1: Bulgarian
  • LPCDU1: Bahasa Malaysian
  • LINDU1: Bengali
  • LBLDU1: Albanian
  • LYLDU1: Kurdish
  • LKDDU1: Cantonese
  • LNADU1: Cayuga
  • LYYDU1: Assyrian
  • LCDDU1: Haitian-Creole
  • LYBDU1: Arabic
  • LYMDU1: Armenian
  • LBPDU1: Bosnian
  • LDEDU1: Ibo
  • LLCDU1: Icelandic
  • LKIDU1: Japanese-Prev Knowledge
  • LRGDU1: Hungarian
  • LLVDU1: Latvian
  • LVLDU1: Latin-Senior
  • LPADU1: Lao
  • NDG4M1: Aborig Gov-Emerging Directions
  • NDW4M1: Aboriginal Issues In Global Co
  • PLF4M1: Recrn/Hlthy Actv Living Ldrshp
  • PSE4U1: Exercise Science
  • PSK4U1: Introductory Kinesiology
  • TGJ4M1: Communications Technology
  • LRMDU1: Romanian
  • LRZDU1: Russian-Previous Knowledge
  • LNCDU1: Cree
  • LBKDU1: Maltese
  • LKADU1: Mandarin
  • LBNDU1: Macedonian
  • LIDDU1: Lisane Dawat
  • LIYDU1: Malayalam
  • LLUDU1: Lithuanian
  • LLGDU1: Finnish
  • LYGDU1: Farsi
  • LWFDU1: Gaelic
  • LLHDU1: Estonian
  • LIRDU1: Marathi
  • FLC4M1: Litterature du Cdn Francais
  • FLO4U1: Grandes Oeuvres de Litterature
  • FRA4U1: Francais
  • FSF4U1: Core French
  • HFA4M1: Nutrition And Health
  • HFA4U1: Nutrition And Health
  • HHG4M1: Human Devt – Lifespan
  • HHS4M1: Individuals & Families
  • HHS4U1: Families In Canada
  • HNB4M1: The World Of Fashion
  • HRE4M1: Religious Education
  • HSB4M1: Challenge & Change In Society
  • HSB4U1: Challenge & Change In Society
  • HSC4M1: World Cultures
  • HSE4M1: Equity And Social Justice
  • HZT4U1: Philosophy: Questions & Theory
  • IDC4U1: Interdisciplinary Studies
  • IDP4U1: Interdisciplinary Studies
  • IDS4U1: Independent Studies
  • LVV4U1: Classical Civilization-Latin
  • BOH4M1: Business Leadership-Management
  • CGO4M1: Geomatics:Geotechnologies In A
  • CGR4M1: Environment & Resource Mngt
  • CGU4M1: World Geog:Urban Patt And Pop
  • CGU4U1: World Geog:Human Paterns Inter
  • CGW4U1: Canadian World Issues
  • CHF4U1: Ontario Francais
  • CHI4U1: Canada:History Identity & Cult
  • CHY4U1: World History:West & World
  • CIA4U1: Anlys Current Economic Issues
  • CLN4U1: Canadian And International Law
  • CPW4U1: Canadian And World Politics
  • EAC4U1: Writer’s Craft-Le Curr De L’On
  • EAE4U1: English-Curr L’ON
  • EAL4U1: English Literature,Curr L’ON
  • ENG4U1: English
  • ETS4U1: Studies In Literature
  • EWC4U1: Writer’s Craft
  • FEF4U1: Extended French
  • FIF4U1: French Immersion
  • AWD4M1: Visual Arts – Applied Design
  • AWE4M1: Visual Arts – Info/Consumer De
  • AWF4M1: Visual Arts – Industrial Desig
  • AWG4M1: Visual Arts – Environmental De
  • AWH4M1: Visual Arts – Interior Design
  • AWI4M1: Visual Arts – Fashion Design
  • AWJ4M1: Visual Arts – Stage Design
  • AWK4M1: Visual Arts – Illustration
  • AWL4M1: Visual Arts – Drawing
  • AWM4M1: Visual Arts – Draw/Paint
  • AWN4M1: Visual Arts – Painting
  • AWO4M1: Visual Arts – Printmaking
  • AWP4M1: Visual Arts – Sculpture
  • AWQ4M1: Visual Arts – Photography
  • AWR4M1: Visual Arts – Film/Video
  • AWS4M1: Visual Arts – Digital Media
  • AWT4M1: Visual Arts – Non-Traditional
  • AWU4M1: Visual Arts – Art History
  • BAT4M1: Business-Financial Accting
  • BBB4M1: Business-Intl Fundamentals
  • ATG4M1: Dance-English/Irish/Scottish
  • ATH4M1: Dance-History Development
  • ATI4M1: Dance-Indian/S Central Asia
  • ATJ4M1: Dance-Jazz
  • ATK4M1: Dance-Caribbean
  • ATL4M1: Dance-Central And S America
  • ATM4M1: Dance-Modern
  • ATN4M1: Dance-Native (North American)
  • ATO4M1: Dance-Pacific Rim/Asian
  • ATP4M1: Dance-Performance Practice
  • ATR4M1: Dance-Ballroom
  • ATS4M1: Dance-Social And Contemporay
  • ATT4M1: Dance-Tapp
  • ATU4M1: Dance-Music Theatre
  • ATW4M1: Dance-Mediterranean/Middle Est
  • ATX4M1: Dance – French
  • AVI4M1: Visual Arts
  • AVM4M1: Visual Arts
  • AWA4M1: Visual Arts-Crafts General
  • AWC4M1: Visual Arts – Ceramics
  • AMJ4M1: Vocal Jazz
  • AMK4M1: Music-Keyboard
  • AMK4U1: Keyboard Music
  • AMM4M1: Music And Computers
  • AMO4M1: Instrumental Music-Orchestra
  • AMP4M1: Instrumental Music-Percussion
  • AMQ4M1: Music-Steel Drum
  • AMR4M1: Music-Repertoire
  • AMS4M1: Instrumental Music-Strings
  • AMT4M1: Music Theatre
  • AMU4M1: Musical Literacy
  • AMV4M1: Music-Vocal/Choral
  • AMW4M1: Music-Woodwinds
  • AMX4M1: Music-External (Conservatory)
  • ASM4M1: Media Arts
  • ATB4M1: Dance-Ballet
  • ATC4M1: Dance
  • ATD4M1: Dance-Composition
  • ATE4M1: Dance-Northern European/Asian
  • ATF4M1: Dance-African
  • AAF4M1: Arts
  • AAG4M1: Arts
  • AAP4M1: Arts
  • AAT4M1: Theatre
  • ADA4M1: Dramatic Arts
  • ADB4M1: Dramatic Arts – Music Theatre
  • ADC4M1: Drama In The Community
  • ADD4M1: Dramatic Arts-Production
  • ADF4M1: Director’S Craft
  • ADG4M1: Dramatic Arts – Acting
  • ADP4M1: Dramatic Arts – Theatre Develo
  • ADT4M1: Dramatic Arts – Canadian Theat
  • ADV4M1: Dramatic Arts – Film/Video
  • AMB4M1: Instrumental Music-Brass
  • AMC4M1: Music For Creating
  • AMD4M1: Music-Electronic
  • AME4M1: Music-Small Ensemble
  • AMG4M1: Guitar Music
  • AMH4M1: Music-Stage Band
  • AMI4M1: Instrumental Music-Band

Below is a list of some courses, including a brief description, that you may find yourself taking during your first year of this program. For formal policies governing mandatory courses and the order in which they have to be taken, please refer to McMaster’s Undergraduate Calendar.

Some Courses You May Take

Loading...

The curriculum in the BHSc (Honours) 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 a particular interest in laboratory research can pursue the Biomedical Sciences Specialization, while those interested in working with children and youth can pursue the Child Health Specialization.

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

Students proceed through the core BHSc curriculum or enter one of the research specializations listed below.

Biomedical Sciences Specialization

Child Health Specialization

Careers or Options Beyond This Program

Our graduates are diverse and find success in a variety of fields:

  • Chiropractic
  • Continuing Education
  • Dentistry
  • Fashion
  • Graphics
  • Health Policy
  • Health Research Methodology
  • Law
  • MBA
  • MD/PhD
  • Medical Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Midwifery
  • Naturopathic
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therayp
  • Optometry
  • Parademic
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician Assistant Program
  • Physiotherapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Teacher’s College
  • Veterinary School

 

Loading...

Traditional co-op and internships opportunities are not available in the BHSc program; however, there are a number of experiential learning opportunities built into various Health Sciences courses.

Project Courses

Communication and Standardized Patients

Engaging the City

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8:30 a.m.
CHEM 1A03

Introductory Chemistry (Lab)

9:30 a.m.Elective
10:30 a.m.
CHEM 1A03

Introductory Chemistry (Lecture)

Elective
CHEM 1A03

Introductory Chemistry (Lecture)

CHEM 1A03

Introductory Chemistry (Lecture)

11:30 a.m.
HTH SCI 1G03

Psychobiology (Tutorial)

12:30 p.m.Elective
1:30 p.m.
HTH SCI 1G03

Psychobiology (Tutorial)

HTH SCI 1G03

Psychobiology (Tutorial)

2:30 p.m.
HTH SCI 1I06

Cellular and Molecular Biology (Lecture)

HTH SCI 1E06

Inquiry

HTH SCI 1I06

Cellular and Molecular Biology (Lecture)

3:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.

Profiles & Alumni


Dr. PK Rangachari
Professor (Emeritus) Medicine