McMaster University

Biology (Physiology Specialization)

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Program Information

School:McMaster University
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Physiology, General
Description:Physiology is concerned with how organisms function and it includes the study of processes such as nutrition, growth, reproduction, respiration, osmoregulation and excretion. This area also examines how animals sense and respond to conditions such as low oxygen availability or to environmental challenges such as pollution or global warming. Physiology involves study at all levels from molecules through cells, tissues, organs and whole animals.
URL:Biology (Physiology Specialization) at McMaster University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,757
International: $28,505

Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.
Scholarships:16
Careers:Biologists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*85 to 88
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Advanced Functions  or  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions  or  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 

Applicants are required to have at least six Grade 12 U/M level courses, including: ENG4U; one of: MHF4U, MCV4U; SBI4U; and one of: MHF4U, MCV4U, SCH4U, SPH4U. Note: Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) is recommended.

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]

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

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 24, 2017