Program Information

School: Carleton University
Faculty: College of Humanities
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Description: Our unique Bachelor of Humanities program offers a four-year adventure through some of the most exciting and significant philosophical and religious ideas, literary works, historical events and works of art from ancient civilizations to the contemporary world. The Bachelor of Humanities program begins with the study of the religious cultures of ancient China, India, Israel and Greece. Over the course of the program, students trace the development of Western culture through Greek and medieval philosophy, the literature and art of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, and the politics, history and philosophy of the contemporary world. Graduates of the program are better able to understand themselves and the world, to make free and well-informed judgments, to contribute significantly to civic life, to analyze difficult and complex ideas, and to write with precision, clarity and persuasiveness. The Humanities and Biology program is designed for students intending to apply to medical school upon graduation. This degree program is very intensive, as students must complete a rigorous program in Humanities and in science.
URL: Humanities – Biology and Humanities at Carleton University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $25,740
Careers: Biologists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80 to 84

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  • Grade12 Biology or Grade12 Chemistry

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Portfolio

Admission to the program is based on demonstrated scholarly achievement and potential. Students with an admission average of 80% or more may choose to submit a portfolio along with their application, but are not required to do so. The portfolio allows the admissions committee to make a more accurate judgment in cases where a student’s admissions average is not a good measure of his or her academic ability. The portfolio is due to the College of Humanities directly by March 1st.