The study of applied biological science, in terms of health care and physiological processes.
Life is beautiful.
Study human and other animal systems with respect to their functions related to health, disease, and the healing process.
Diversify your knowledge by learning about viruses, bacteria, and other microbes, and how these, along with genetic and environmental influences, can impact health. Examine how the body ages, how disease and injury impacts it, and what diagnostic tools can identify physiological problems.
Think about, for example, a typical human — and you can visualize a lifetime of interaction with doctors, nurses, therapists, specialists, and technicians. Each of these interactions attributes to improving the quality of life that a person leads — be it in prevention, detection, or treatment of disease. Not one person goes through life without seeking the medical assistance of at least one professional trained in biomedical sciences — which means this particular program is of vital importance.
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This major is only available in the regular stream of study
PROGRAMS COMMONLY ATTENDED BY GRADUATES
Over 60% of biomedical science students intend to further their studies through professional school or graduate students.
GRADUATE STUDIES AT WATERLOO:
- Bioinformatics, Systematics, and Evolution
- Molecular Genetics
- Physiology, Cell, and Developmental Biology
SOME OF THE SKILLS ATTAINED WITHIN THIS MAJOR
- Time management
- Laboratory methodology
- Data analysis
Explore other biomedical sciences-related programs
- Apply via Life Sciences on the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC).
- Biology is a recommended major for entry to our School of Pharmacy and our School of Optometry & Vision Science.
- Learn about our minors available to Faculty of Science students.
- Learn more about co-op.
- See more in the science careers list.