Program Information

School: Western University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Immunology
Microbiology, General
Description: The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Western Ontario is dedicated to the study of microorganisms and the immune system. Faculty explore the structure, chemistry, genetics, and behaviour of bacteria, viruses, protozoa, mammalian cells, and the immune system. They apply the techniques of microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, and cell biology to both fundamental and medical problems. We study not only many interesting microorganisms, but how they behave in the environment or how they influence the immune system. Areas of health research studied include diabetes, arthritis, gene therapy, tumor biology, viral host interactions, resistance of cancer cells to chemotherapeutic agents, pathogens in the hospital setting, genetic control of cell surfaces of microbes, autoimmunity, and cell-to cell communication during the immune response. The Department of Microbiology and Immunology offers courses to explore many of these topics. Education of future scientists, health care professionals, and informed citizens is an important mandate of our Department.
URL: Microbiology and Immunology at Western University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $30,931
Careers: Microbiologists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 90 to 92
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 

Although Western offers first year Physics courses that do not require secondary school Physics as a prerequisite, it is strongly recommended that students complete Physics, SPH4U.

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 83] or Test of Written English (part of TOEFL) [min. 5]