Bachelor of Health Sciences - Biomedical Studies

4 years
22,460 CAD/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
University of Northern British Columbia

Program description

Create a solid groundwork of knowledge in a wide range of fields, including the health of populations and research technique, as well as the natural and physical sciences.

Earning a degree in biological studies opens up several doors in the job market. It prepares students for further study in health-related fields as medical, nursing, pharmacy, OT, PT, OT, PT, speech pathology, and physiotherapy.

Program structure

1st year - 34 credit hours

  • Introductory Biology I
  • Introductory Biology II
  • Introductory Biology I Laboratory
  • Introductory Biology II Laboratory
  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II
  • General Chemistry Lab I
  • General Chemistry Lab II
  • The Aboriginal Peoples of Canada
  • Introduction to Health Science I: Issues and Controversies
  • Health Care Systems
  • Functional Anatomy

Two of the following:

  • Introduction to Literary Structures
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Introduction to Fiction
  • Introduction to Film
  • Writing and Communication Skills

2nd year - 32 credit hours

  • Microbiology
  • Genetics
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Introductory Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry Lab I
  • Organic Chemistry Lab II
  • Ethics and Law in Health Care
  • Nutrition
  • Introduction to Psychology I
  • Introduction to Psychology II
  • Basic Statistics
  • Statistics for Business and the Social Sciences

3rd year - 23 credit hours

  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Intermediary Metabolism
  • First Nations Health and Healing
  • Human Physiology I
  • Human Physiology II
  • Human Physiology I Lab
  • Human Physiology II Lab
  • Research Design and Methods for Health Sciences
  • Introduction to Health Psychology
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Human Health and Development
  • Health and Chronic Disease Management


  • Tuition* 22,460 CAD
  • Student Fees* 1,690 CAD
  • Books* 1,600 CAD

*Tuition, fees and books are subject to change and vary among programs.


Requirements for applicants

  • Meet UNBC's English language requirements
  • Meet the international admission requirements by country or meet the admission with a General Certificate of Education (or equivalent)
  • Complete the required high school course equivalencies outlined in the Domestic tab prior.

About the university

One of Canada's top universities, UNBC is situated in the breathtaking scenery of northern British Columbia.

Excellent undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities are offered by UNBC in the areas of cultures, economics, health, sciences, and the environment. We share the exhilaration of new knowledge with our students and the results of our teaching and research with the world as one of British Columbia's research-intensive institutions. UNBC is a welcome place with a warm, inclusive, and supportive learning environment in addition to cultivating and celebrating academic excellence.

The University of the North by and for the North is UNBC. Our students, alumni, teachers, staff, and the communities we serve all feel a strong sense of ownership, purpose, and adventure as a result of our goal. We are also Canada's Green UniversityTM, paving the road for everyone's future to be more sustainable.


To affect people's lives and communities in the North and around the world while being Canada's top destination university in terms of personal character.


To have an impact on the world today and inspire future leaders.

UNBC's Academic Structure

  1. Faculty of Environment
  2. Faculty of Business and Economics
  3. Faculty of Human and Health Sciences
  4. Faculty of Indigenous Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities
  5. Faculty of Science and Engineering
  6. Division of Medical Sciences

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