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Medical Sciences

Medical Sciences - enroute to the BMSc Program

Student Life

Learn from leading-edge researchers in state-of-the-art educational and research labs.

Establish a network of friends and colleagues through involvement in student government, clubs and other extracurricular activities.

Get Involved

Gain real-world experience through an eight to 16-month position in industry after third year.

Independent Research
Conduct research as an undergraduate student through summer or special research projects, and programs like the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (DUROP) that offers spots for students to work with faculty. Students in discipline-specific Honors Specialization modules conduct a research project and thesis under the supervision of a faculty member in fourth year. Several departments offer the opportunity to complete an Accelerated Masters in five years, in which students begin a research project in the summer following their third year.

International Exchanges
Internationalize your degree with Western’s International Exchange Program and global health opportunities under the mentorship of Western faculty.

Student Clubs
Join the Science Students’ Council (SSC), Bachelor of Medical Sciences Association (BMSA) or the Western Undergraduate Neuroscience Society (WUNS) to attend or help organize a variety of information sessions, workshops, events and social networking opportunities.

Visit the Bachelor of Medical Sciences website for more information.

Medical Sciences Programs

The Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) Program, offered jointly by the Faculty of Science and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, is designed for students interested in studying the basic medical sciences at an advanced level. Students interested in this program should apply to Medical Sciences First Entry. Students admitted to Medical Sciences First Entry are assured admission to Year 3 BMSc provided they satisfy certain conditions in Medical Sciences 1 and 2. schulich.uwo.ca/bmsc

Students interested in the undergraduate program in Neuroscience (BSc) in Year 2 will normally apply via Medical Sciences First Entry, however, any student who satisfies the first-year admission requirements can be considered for admission. Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics and Psychology are required courses in Year 1. schulich.uwo.ca/neuroscience

  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry and Pathology of Human Disease
  • Biochemistry of Infection and Immunity
  • Chemical Biology
  • Computational Biochemistry
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS)
  • Medical Biophysics (Clinical Physics concentration)
  • Medical Biophysics (Medical Science concentration)
  • Medical Biophysics and Biochemistry
  • Medical Cell Biology
  • Medical Health Informatics
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Microbiology and Immunology with Pathology
  • One Health
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Physiology and Pharmacology


  • Honors Bachelor of Medical Sciences (4 Years), offered jointly with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Bachelor of Medical Sciences (4 Years), offered jointly with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Honors Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Honors Specialization in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences or Honors Specialization in Biochemistry)with Honors Business Administration (HBA), offered jointly with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and the Ivey Business School (5 Years)