- 12th Grade Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry is required
- Minimum admission average: 70%
- Academic IELTS 6.5 overall and 6.0 in each band
- 4 Years Bachelor Degree
- Member of U15 Universities
- Credit Transfer possible
Program Name: BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences
Intake: September, January, May and July
Biomedical science is the foundation of knowledge and discovery that ultimately improves patient care. As a biomedical scientist, you will ask the questions and find the answers that improve the health and well-being of the people of Saskatchewan and the world.
Why study at USask?
Undergrad research opportunities
Learners that are interested in research may have the opportunity to take part in a authentic research experience with a researcher in their fourth year of study by taking part in an honours research project.
Experiential Learning (CURE lab)
Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE). Students will be provided with a collection of results and observations from suitable experimental systems provided by local faculty. In teams of up to four, students will be coached in developing a “next step” hypothesis and designing protocols to test their hypothesis.
Once the experiment has been acceptably designed, each team will determine reagents required, prepare necessary reagents, set up equipment, carry out the experiment, analyze the results and prepare a formal journal-style report that describes the experimental purpose, the methods, the results and the conclusions.
Other careers: (Note that some of the following positions may require further education or qualifications, depending on the hiring institution and the jurisdiction in which the position is found).
Research and Lab Positions: A variety of laboratory and technical positions are available in academia (e.g., universities and colleges), industry (e.g. biotechnology, private research firms, biomedical supply, breweries, food quality and pharmaceutical companies), government (e.g. agricultural and food agencies and police forensic laboratories), and the healthcare system (e.g. medical labs, hospitals).
Communications: Studies in BMSC may lead to a career in technical writing for textbooks and/or technical reports for government and industry.
Business: BMSC graduates may obtain sales, consulting, or management positions in science-related private sector companies such as pharmaceutical and biomedical supply firms.
Regulatory/Law: Many BSMC graduates are employed by regulatory bodies such as the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration to develop government policies and procedures and patent law.
Teaching: BMSC graduates are involved in teaching at high schools, universities and technical colleges.
Biomedical Science provides an excellent foundation for each of these professional programs at USask.
- Physical Therapy
- Vet Med
- Pharmacy and Nutrition
Choose a major
You will choose a major at the end of your second year of studies.
List of majors
- B.Sc (Hons) in Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology
- B.Sc (Hons) in Cellular, Physiological and Pharmacological Sciences
- B.Sc (Hons) in Biomedical Neuroscience
- B.Sc (Hons) in Biomedical Foundations
- B.Sc (Hons) in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Science