Honours Biology and Pharmacology is the longest-standing undergraduate co-operative education program at McMaster University. It began over 20 years ago to provide students with comprehensive interdisciplinary knowledge of Biology and Pharmacology. The BioPharm program at McMaster prides itself on the quality of its graduates both in their practical skills and theoretical knowledge.
There are many aspects of the program that set it apart:
Selection will be based on academic achievement, a written statement of interest and an interview but requires, as a minimum, submission of an online application by the stated deadline, completion of Level II (or above) of a Science or Health Sciences program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 on the McMaster 12-point scale (Note: normally, a Grade Point Average of at least 8.0 is required). Applicants from other disciplines may also be a good fit depending on their educational background. Successful completion of courses from the following areas of study are strongly recommended: human or animal physiology, genetics, organic chemistry, cell biology, microbiology and biotechnology, ecology, bio-analytical chemistry, physical chemistry.
The program will be open to applicants who have completed equivalent Level I and/or II courses at another university. Applicants who have completed a University degree are also eligible to apply as a second degree student.
All Levels III and IV Biology and Molecular Biology courses
Apply On OSCARplus!
As a collaborative program with the Faculty of Science, here are the co-op guidelines outlined by The Science Career & Cooperative Education Office for applying to a co-op program, such as BioPharm!
1. Decide if Co-op is right for you!
2. Ensure you meet all the requirements
Applications for the 2021/2022 intake will go LIVE soon and close on January 25th 2021, with admission interviews taking place in March 2021. It is highly recommended you follow The Science Career & Cooperative Education Office on FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM (McMasterSCCE) to receive updates regarding upcoming co-op information sessions and application dates!
McMaster University students who have access to OSCAR plus, need to apply through this portal. Health Sciences students need to submit their complete package to the Program Director and/or to the Director of the Coop Program.