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SchoolUniversity of Waterloo
LocationWaterloo, ON, Canada
School TypeUniversity
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 34,000
Full-time Graduate: 4,700
DegreeBachelor
Honours
Co-op
Length5 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*80% to 83%
Prerequisites
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Earth and Space Science  or  Grade12 Mathematics of Data Management 
Prerequisites Notes
  • A minimum final grade of 70% is required in the English and math classes.
  • Any two of Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Mathematics of Data Management, Physics are required.
  • Ontario students need six Grade 12 U and/or M courses.
Cost
International: $44,000
Scholarships
DescriptionLife Sciences is the study of living organisms, ranging from the very tiny world of microbiology and genetics to the physiology and zoology of the world's great mammals - with plants, botany, and more in between! At Waterloo, Life Sciences is a group of related majors. The four Life Sciences majors (Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, and Psychology) bring together disciplines such as biology, chemistry, physics, and math to help you learn how living systems work and interact. When you apply to Waterloo, you'll select one of the majors and get to do labs and experiments starting right in first year. You can choose the co-op program or the regular system of study in all majors, except Biomedical Sciences, which is regular only.
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