These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
Applicants must have a minimum of a BSc or equivalent degree, and have:
- One course in Biochemistry (an introductory course is acceptable).
- One course in Statistics (an introductory course is acceptable).
- One course in (Clinical) Embryology – If not offered at your institution, an online college or university course that provides a grade, such as the Clinical Embryology course offered by the University of Cincinnati (Non-credit Option), is acceptable. Developmental Biology does NOT meet this requirement unless the course focuses heavily on human development.
- One course in Molecular Genetics.
- A minimum overall average in the B+ range (equivalent to 76% at UBC) in all third and fourth year courses.
- Academic standing with at least 12 credits of third or fourth year courses (equivalent to 4 courses at UBC) in the A grade range (80% or higher at UBC) in the field of study*.
*For the Genetic Counselling Masters Program, this could include courses such as genetics, genomics, psychology, biochemistry, physiology, anatomy, embryology, cell biology, and bioinformatics.
- A minimum of 3 months of one-on-one counselling experience (prior to entry into the program) in a setting such as a distress line, peer counselling, or rape relief centre. This experience can either be paid or volunteer. However, to be considered, your experience must include a formal training process prior to beginning your counselling experience.