These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
By the time students enter the BDC program, they must have successfully completed a Level II Science, Health Sciences, or a relevant Level II program, with a minimum 10 full courses or 20 half courses (two years of undergraduate course work). Please note that co-op work terms do not count towards the course work requirement. Only degree courses at an accredited university will be considered. While the program is open to applicants from a diverse range of programs, at minimum, applicants must have completed first year biology and chemistry. By February 1st, applicants are expected to have achieved an overall average of at least 3.0 on the OMAS 4.0 Scale for consideration. On the McMaster 12-point scale this is an 8.0 (B). Students who are enrolled in a co-op program are to contact the program office regarding admission eligibility.
- International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]
|Application Notes : ||If you have been asked to meet our English Language Proficiency requirement, you must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster. Acceptable tests of English Language Proficiency and their respective minimum score requirements are as follows: IELTS - 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 on each of the four components (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening); CAE - 176 overall with minimum score of 154 in each component; PTE - 60 overall with minimum score of 60 in Writing and Speaking; CAEL - 70 overall; MELAB - 85 overall (minimum 80 in each of the three required components, minimum 3 in optional speaking component (Required)); TOEFL IBT - 86 overall with a minimum score of 20 on each of the four components (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening). Each of these scores are only valid for 2 years. To view exemptions from McMaster’s English proficiency testing requirements, please visit: http://future.mcmaster.ca/admission/language/.
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Selection for the program will be based on academic achievement, a written statement of interest and an interview. Please visit the website for complete details.
- Statement of Research Interests