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Biomedical Sciences - BSc (Hons)

Is it for you?

Gain theoretical and practical expertise in the cellular and molecular sciences, with opportunities to conduct research into medically relevant concerns such as how cells turn cancerous and how gene expression affects aging. 

You can also participate in an optional paid co-op, a research thesis project or pursue an optional specialization in Management Sciences. Toronto Metropolitan University’s close proximity to the biomedical industry will prepare you to make a meaningful contribution to health care, helping to advance our knowledge of how cells function.

Program info

Faculty of Science

Program format(s): 
Full time: 4 Year
5-Year Co-op

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Grade range: 
Low 90s1


Experiential learning: 
Co-op available

Academic requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher prerequisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
  • Two of Physics (SPH4U), Chemistry (SCH4U) or Biology (SBI4U)
  • Note: the minimum grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 65-70% range) will be determined subject to competition.

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available on the admission requirements page.

Tuition and fees 

For detailed fees information, visit tuition and fees by program.

Full-time format 2023-2024:

Ontario students fees range: $7,176 - $9,689
Out-of-province students fees range: $8,005 - $10,849
International student fees range: $33,432 - $33,492

First-year courses

Here is a preview of first-year courses based on the available undergraduate calendar information.

1st Semester


One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

*This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. 

2nd Semester


OPEN ELECTIVE: One Open Elective

Your future

Be prepared to enter this large and growing field and work as practitioners and researchers in:

  • Clinical and forensic laboratories
  • Biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries
  • Biomedical research institutions
  • Health administration and policy organizations
  • Consulting management companies 
  • Patent law firms
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Molecular biology
  • Biomedical nanotechnology research
  • Research ethics
  • Graduate studies in molecular science (MSc and PhD) or a professional degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy or physiotherapy

Thinking of applying? Make sure the program is still accepting applications.

Student spotlight

Biomedical Sciences student gains real-world experience in the lab through internship at iBEST 

Biomedical Sciences student Hala Abou Nahya completed a summer internship working on drug delivery for acute respiratory distress syndrome. Funded by the Leacross Foundation, the internship was part of the Women in STEM Summer Internship at iBest — the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology. The internship sponsors female undergraduate students and gives them the opportunity to gain career-enhancing, hands-on research experience related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Read more: Leacross internship at iBEST offers real-world experience for women in STEM

Roslyn Bern and Women in STEM interns

More ways to explore TMU


  1. Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2024 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. TMU reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.


While every effort is made to ensure accuracy on this site, in the event of a discrepancy, TMU's current Undergraduate Calendar is the official reference.