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This is where chemistry comes to life. If you’re interested in the chemistry of DNA, proteins, and enzymes, as well as the fundamental relationships between chemistry and living organisms, you’ll find this program fascinating. You’ll be in a lab within weeks of starting school and have the chance to do research throughout the program. Participate in a co-op internship, too.
Sample Course: Genetics, Pharmacology, Natural Products, Cell Membrane Biochemistry, Biotechnology Lab
Career Tracks: Professional schools (medicine, pharmacy, dentistry), biopharmaceutical and biotechnological industrial researcher, health researcher
Course Requirements: ENG4U, MHF4U, SCH4U and SBI4U. MCV4U is strongly recommended. SPH4U is recommended. A minimum 70% average of all attempted science and math courses is also required. Biochemistry students may apply to co-op internship in Year 3; there is no direct admission from high school.
Minimum Average: 70%*
* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.
Course Requirements: Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, Grade 12 Chemistry and Grade 12 Biology. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors is strongly recommended. Grade 12 Physics is recommended. A minimum 70% average of all attempted science and math courses is also required. Biochemistry students may apply to co-op internship in Year 3; there is no direct admission from high school.
Minimum Average: 70%*
* Applicants educated outside of Canada must submit evidence of education equivalent to the Ontario Secondary
School Diploma (OSSD) with six Grade 12 academic courses. Grades will be converted to Ontario equivalent grades.
Calling all future medical researchers and doctors! This program gives you a strong background in biomedical sciences, fundamental to health and medicine. You’ll be in a lab within the first two weeks of this program and get the chance to conduct undergraduate research with hands-on learning in courses like CURE. You’ll work alongside clinical researchers and medical professionals on the challenges of funding, project management, communication and other issues of cancer research.
Sample Courses: Human Anatomy, Genetics, Molecular Cell Biology, Cancer Undergraduate Research Education (CURE), Principles of Neuroscience, Biotechnology Laboratory, Pharmacology for Health Sciences
Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, pharmacy, dentistry), industrial and government research and development, health and biomedical research in graduate studies, clinical researcher
Course Requirements: ENG4U, MHF4U, SCH4U and SBI4U. SPH4U is recommended. A minimum 75% average of all attempted science and math courses is also required, excluding MDM4U.
Minimum Average: 75%*
Course Requirements: Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, Grade 12 Chemistry and Grade 12 Biology. Grade 12 Physics is recommended. A minimum 75% average of all attempted science and math courses is also required, excluding Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management.
Minimum Average: 75%*
If high achievement is in your DNA, this elite program is for you. It’s for students who want to develop knowledge and skills in the sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. You can tailor your program to match your interests and career aspirations. Our students go on to do research or graduate degrees in their field. This program is small by design to give your talents the attention they deserve.
Sample Courses: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Arts and Science; Modes and Methods of Inquiry; Inquiry and Communication; Science, Ethics and Social Policy.
Specialization Options: Students choose a major or double major and a minor (in FAHSS or Science).
Available majors and minors: Anthrozoology; Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Communication, Media and Film; Computer Science; Dramatic Art; Economics; English Language, Literature and Creative Writing; History; Languages, Literatures and Civilizations; Mathematics and Statistics; Music and Visual Arts; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology; Women’s and Gender Studies
Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy), law, graduate studies, medical director
Course Requirements: ENG4U, MHF4U, and two from SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U. MCV4U is strongly recommended.
Minimum Average: 80%*
Course Requirements: Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and two from Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, or Grade 12 Physics. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors is strongly recommended.
Minimum Average: 80%*
Number of Graduates (2018)
"The small class sizes at UWindsor allowed me to receive the necessary one on one attention when I was not understanding the material. For this reason, I was able to have a great core knowledge of my science classes that has helped me to excel in dental school."
Shelby Koschuck BSc (Honours) in Biochemistry 
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* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.
With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that’s sure to set you on a journey to a future you’ll be proud of.
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A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration, such as:
Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.
Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.
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Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)
Activities falling outside the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics)
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