Admission to Level I

Applicants from Ontario Secondary Schools or from other provinces in Canada must apply by January 17th, 2018 to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre http://www.ouac.on.ca

A mandatory Level I BHSc Supplementary Application is required and must be completed online and submitted electronically by the specified deadline date. Click here to learn how to apply.

Applicants from other countries should contact the Office of International Affairs at http://www.mcmaster.ca/oia or 905-525-9140 ext. 24211 for application information.

Level I Applicants

  • Enrolment is limited
  • Supplementary Applications will be reviewed for those applicants who satisfy the grade and course requirements. A combination of the supplementary application ranking and final/interim grade 12 marks will determine if an applicant will receive an admission offer.
  • Admission offers will be made in early May.
  • No additional documentation (i.e. CV/resume) is accepted for this program (except the mandatory supplementary application).

Grade 12 U/M Requirements *

  • Biology (SBI4U)
  • Chemistry (SCH4U)
  • English (ENG4U)
  • One additional U or M credit to total six
  • A minimum of 90% is required for consideration

*Note: Courses in mathematics, science or technological education are not acceptable.

Additional Requirements

Completion of a mandatory Supplementary Application

A review of the mandatory BHSc Supplementary Application is a very important component of the admission selection process. Applicants who do not complete the Supplementary Application are automatically excluded.

Admission to Level II

McMaster University Transfer Applicants are required to complete a Level II Program Application in MOSAIC which is available in April.

Level II transfer applicants must apply to BHSc (Honours) in Mosaic.  You are not eligible to apply for a BHSc Specialization (ie. sub-plan) in Mosaic. If you apply for a Specialization (sub-plan) your application will not be reviewed for BHSc (Honours) and you will be considered ineligible for the BHSc (Honours) program.

Applicants from other post-secondary institutions must apply by April 1st to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), http://www.ouac.on.ca

A mandatory Level II BHSc Supplementary Application is required and must be completed online and submitted electronically by the specified deadline date. Click here to learn how to apply.

Deadline for applicants from other post-secondary institutions must submit a FINAL University transcript to the Admissions Office no later than June 1st. Applicants who do not submit their final transcript by this deadline date will not be considered for admission.

Level II Applicants

  • Enrolment is limited.
  • Transfer applicants are ineligible to apply to a BHSc Specialization. If a Level II transfer applicant receives an admission offer and would like to be considered for a BHSc Specialization they will be considered on a case by case basis, only if space permits. There is no guarantee that space will be available in the specialization. Therefore, it is critical that if you apply to BHSc (Honours) that you are interested in the core stream.
  • We do not consider applicants to this program if they have completed a University undergraduate degree or if they have completed more than one year of University undergraduate studies.
  • Supplementary Applications will be reviewed for those applicants who satisfy the grade and course requirements. A combination of the supplementary application ranking and final grades with high rankings on both elements will determine if an applicant will receive an admission offer.
  • Applicants will be selected based on their academic qualifications and a Supplementary Application.
  • No additional documentation (i.e. CV/resume) is accepted for this program (except the mandatory supplementary application).

Admission Requirements

  • One full year of University Undergraduate Studies
  • Applicants interested in being considered for Level II must have completed six units of university Level I Biology and six units of Level I Chemistry (equivalent to Biology 1A03 & 1M03 and Chemistry 1A03 & 1AA3).
  • minimum 10.0 (A-) on a 12.0 scale GPA/average

Additional Requirements

Completion of a mandatory Supplementary Application

A review of the mandatory BHSc Supplementary Application is a very important component of the admission selection process. Applicants who do not complete the supplementary Application are not considered for admission.

Students who are accepted into Level II of the program may be required to complete HTH SCI 2D06 (Inquiry) offered in the B.H.Sc. (Hons.) Program before proceeding to HTH SCI 3E03 (Inquiry).