Program Information

School: McMaster University – Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Description: The Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Program (B.H.Sc.) uses a unique interdisciplinary approach to the study of health, wellness and illness. It offers students an understanding of health from biological, behavioural and population-based perspectives, through the integration of foundation and health sciences.
URL: Health Sciences at McMaster University – Faculty of Health Sciences
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes supplementary fees.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 90

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  or  Grade12 Mathematics of Data Management 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 

Level I Applicants are required to have: English U; one of Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management U (MDM4U), Advanced Functions U (MHF4U) or Calculus & Vectors U (MCV4U) – applicants who present with more than one of these math courses, the highest grade at the time of review will be used to calculate the admission average; Biology U; Chemistry U; one non-math or non-science U or M credit (note: PSE4U Exercise Science will satisfy this course requirement), note: Courses in technological education, science or mathematics are not acceptable; and one additional U or M credit to total six.

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]

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: