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Biology (Core)

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Program Information

School:McMaster University
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Description:Our most popular program because it offers students the most flexibility in course selection, the Honours Biology (Core) is built upon a set of fundamental courses that are shared with other Biology Honours specialisations. You will be able to choose biology courses following your own interests, or to develop an interdisciplinary approach to biology that makes it easy to obtain a minor in another subject, or prepare yourself for a professional program, such as midwifery or medicine. You can also select the level of exposure to the laboratory that you prefer. Students selecting this program should be aware that many 3rd and 4th year courses have specific course pre-requisite requirements.
URL:Biology (Core) at McMaster University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $43,116

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80 to 86
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions  or  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Advanced Functions  or  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
Completion of High School Diploma plus six Grade 12 U/M level courses including:

- One of MHF4U or MCV4U
- One of SBI4U or SCH4U
- One of MHF4U, MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U or SPH4U

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or DuoLingo [min. 115] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 190] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]
Application Notes : Students who have been asked to meet McMaster’s English Language Proficiency requirement must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster: IELTS: 6.5, CAE: 190, PTE: 60, CAEL: 70, TOEFL (iBT): 86, DUO: 115.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 31, 2022