The Life Science Gateway at McMaster prepares students for a variety of careers in science and elsewhere by giving them a firm foundation in traditional scientific disciplines while exposing them to multidisciplinary approaches to solving pressing problems.
An understanding of the tapestry of life comes not from a single discipline but is woven from all of the Life Sciences: biochemistry, cell biology, genomics, developmental biology, neurobiology, psychology, ecology, and earth sciences. The avalanche of information available from these fields allows scientists to look at biological systems in unprecedented detail. The key is to integrate knowledge across disciplines in order to understand organisms and their place in the ecosystem.
Completion of the High School Diploma plus 6 Grade 12 U/M requirements, including:
- Advanced Functions or Calculus & Vectors
- One of: Advanced Functions, Calculus & Vectors, Chemistry, Physics
Anticipated Admission Average
High 80’s to low 90’s
OAUC Application Code
Typical First-Year Courses
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Biodiversity, Evolution and Humanity
Calculus for the Life Sciences 1
Introductory Chemistry 1
Introductory Chemistry 2
Introduction to Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
Climate, Water And Environment
+6 Units of Electives
Level 2 Programs
Life Sciences Gateway will provide you with a range of Level 2 program options including:
A thorough overview of the Gateway Programs lead by Dr. Mic Farquharson, the Associate Dean of Science (Academic).