Future Students

Engage, Inspire and Grow

Multidisciplinary

Inquiry-based

Research-Focused

Leadership & Innovation

BINF

Bioinformatics

BHSc student

Biomedical Sciences

HSOC

Health & Society

Frequently Asked Questions: Admissions and Application

The BHSc program is not a pre-med program. Our focus is on building skills in research, critical thinking, academic writing, communication and teamwork in a multidisciplinary setting.

Our alumni are impacting the world in amazing ways. They become entrepreneurs, scholars or professionals. They work in the public, private and non-governmental sectors.

Professional degree pathways include:
Architecture, Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine

Graduate School pathways include study in the areas of:

Biochemistry, Bioethics, Biomedical Technology, Cancer Biology, Clinical Drug Development, Computing Science, Genetic Counselling, Global Health, Engineering Sciences, Health Systems Management, Neuroscience, Pathologist's Assistant, Public Administration, Public Health, Public Policy, Social Work, Urban Planning, and many, many more.

All prospective students apply through the University of Calgary's Online Application.  Submission of a Supplementary Application is also required.

The BHSc program believes that we are richer and stronger when we are diverse and welcome students from a broad range of backgrounds. We acknowledge that everyone has a unique path in life, individuals face unique challenges and may not share the same opportunities. Yet, they may be a great asset to our program. Therefore, in addition to considering your academic performance, applicants to the BHSc program must complete a supplementary application. You will receive a link to this application only after applying to one of the majors in the BHSc program.

The supplementary application consists of four questions that help us understand how you think and express yourself. They are questions that do not have  ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answers. They are not questions asking for your resumé. They must be completed by you and you alone. The questions are not shared publicly.

When you submit your supplementary application to us, we remove your name (and other identifying information) and we assign it a number. Your answers are then independently and blindly reviewed by three individuals who each provide a score. We consider the average supplementary application score in conjunction with your academic performance in making our admission decisions.

We do not confirm the receipt of transcripts. You can check the status of your application and information on outstanding documents through your Student Centre. For more information on your University of Calgary application, contact the University of Calgary Admissions Office.

There are a very limited number of seats available for transfer admission into Year 2 of the BHSc program. Applicants must complete a minimum of eight half courses to be eligible to apply for transfer to the BHSc program. A minimum of four of those courses must be from the list of courses required for the major to which they are applying. The minimum GPA of 3.30 will be considered but please be advised that it is highly competitive and meeting the minimum GPA requirement does not guarantee admission. Submission of a BHSc Supplementary Application will also be required.  Full details are available in the University of Calgary calendar here.

You can apply for a Change of Program to the BHSc program through your Student Centre. There are a very limited number of seats available each year for entry into Year 2 of the BHSc program. Students must complete a minimum of eight half courses to be eligible to apply to transfer to BHSc. A minimum of four of those courses must be from the list of courses required for the major to which they are applying. The minimum GPA of 3.30 will be considered. Submission of a BHSc Supplementary Application is also required. Full details are available in the University of Calgary calendar here.


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