Program Information

School: McMaster University
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Biomedical Sciences, General
Description: The Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization (BDC) program is a new, limited enrollment offering by the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences with key contributions from the School of Business. The training program will encompass level III and IV of undergraduate studies as well as a 12-month course-based Master program. The latter will include a 4 to 8 month internship in the health sciences sector. This limited enrollment program will afford a unique educational experience for students seeking first-rate training in the biomedical sciences with an emphasis on drug discovery and development.

Advanced training in biomedical discovery will come from accomplished research faculty who will provide individual mentorship in cutting-edge research investigations, and award-winning professors in the School of Business will instruct students in the fundamentals of commerce. At the nexus of science and business, the program will reach out in an extraordinary way to the commercial health sciences sector for its participation, both as guest lecturers in the classroom and as mentors in the community. In all, innovative educational methods using experiential, inquiry and team based learning approaches will be a hallmark for this exciting new program. Thus, students will benefit from a vanguard, multi-disciplinary educational experience aimed at positioning graduates for career success in the health sciences sector.

URL: Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization at McMaster University
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $28,484

Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.

Enrolment #: 160

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:

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

Students who have been asked to meet McMaster’s English Language Proficiency requirement must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster: IELTS: 6.5, CAE: 176, PTE: 60, CAEL: 70, MELAB: 85, TOEFL (iBT): 86

Additional Admission Requirements:

    By June 2018, applicants must have completed a minimum of two years of undergraduate course work. Please note that co-op work terms do not count towards the course work requirement. Two years of undergraduate course work requires a minimum of 10 full courses or 20 half courses. Only degree courses at an accredited university will be considered. While the program is open to applicants from a diverse range of programs, at minimum, applicants must have completed first year biology and chemistry. The program calculates a cumulative GPA for all undergraduate study. By February 1st, applicants are expected to have achieved an overall average of at least 3.0 on the OMAS 4.0 Scale for consideration. On the McMaster 12-point scale this is an 8.0 (B).