Biomedical students

Biomedical Studies

Build a foundational, multi-disciplinary knowledge base that focuses on the natural, physical and social sciences and includes population health and research methodology.

A biomedical studies degree prepares you for career opportunities in various fields. It provides the background knowledge to attend professional programs in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapy, dentistry, speech pathology or physiotherapy.

Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc)
Prince George
122 credits,  4 Years,
Part-time available
Experiential Learning
Co-op,  Study Abroad,  Undergraduate Research Experience
Honours Option

Program Details

Develop an in-depth understanding of the following topics in the first two years of your degree:

  • biology
  • chemistry
  • functional anatomy
  • statistics
  • genetics
  • ethics and law in healthcare
  • nutrition
  • psychology

You will expand your knowledge in subsequent years across a broader range of health-related disciplines:

  • human physiology
  • First Nations health and healing
  • cell and molecular biology
  • epidemiology
  • human health and development
  • health and chronic disease management
Program Website Academic Calendar

Career Paths

  • Nursing
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Dentist
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational health
  • Speech pathology
Apply for professional health degree programs such as nursing, pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy, occupational health and speech pathology.

Enrol in graduate school to obtain a master’s degree and/or PhD.

Why at UNBC

  • This program is unique in B.C. and is an essential component of UNBC’s expanding emphasis on the health and human sciences
  • Develop a body of knowledge and understanding related to the dimensions of health
  • Enhance your critical analytical and life-long learning skills
UNBC motto

'En Cha Huná

UNBC’s motto, from the Dakelh (Carrier) Elders, reminds us that all people have a voice and a viewpoint. Interpreted as “respecting all forms of life,” 'En Cha Huná encapsulates the spirit of academic freedom, respect for others, and willingness to recognize different perspectives.

Admission Requirements

High School Requirements (applicable for B.C. and Yukon)

Overall average of 70% minimum in the following:

  • English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 (minimum 70%)
  • Anatomy & Physiology 12 (minimum 70%)
  • Approved Academic Grade 12 Course 
  • Approved Academic Grade 12 Course
  • Additional Grade 12 Course (Elective or Academic)
  • Chemistry 11 (minimum 70%)
  • Pre-Calculus 11 or Principles of Math 11 (minimum 70%)

Domestic Admission Requirements

View the full list of Approved Academic Grade 12 Courses

More high school admission requirements (including out-of-province, International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement)

Transfer Requirements

  • Have attempted at least 15 credit hours of post-secondary transferrable coursework from a recognized institution
  • Be in good academic standing at the transfer institution
  • Have a 2.0 GPA from the most recent 30 credits prior to transfer
  • For the purposes of verifying any outstanding first-year prerequisites, high school transcripts may be requested

Detailed transfer requirements

Tuition and Fees

Approximate Costs per Academic Year

(30 credit hours, 10 courses)

  Domestic International
Tuition* $5,870 $24,770
Student Fees* $1,185 $1,185
Books* $1,700 $1,700

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

Tuition and Fees

Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

View the hundreds of available scholarships, bursaries, and awards.

  • 1 in 4 students receive a UNBC financial award.
  • $3,500,000 in financial awards given each year.
Awards and Financial Aid Information for Indigenous Students

We Are Here to Help

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Phone: 250-960-6306

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