Through the Dean’s office at the College of Medicine, the biomedical science departments of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology and Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology offer a three-year major in Biomedical Foundations. This major builds on the shared two-year biomedical sciences platform shared by all the biomedical science majors to provide students with a strong foundation of multidisciplinary training while providing flexibility for initial specialization within a particular biomedical science.

This program includes necessary courses for students prepared to enter into health-related professional schools not requiring a four-year degree such as Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy. Graduates are also prepared for careers in broad aspects of biotechnology and they can find employment in academic/research institutions and related industries.

The four B.Sc. degree programs listed below share a set of courses (the Biomedical Science Common Core) which are to be taken in years 1 & 2. These courses have been incorporated into the C1-C5 requirements.

Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology
Biomedical Foundations
Cellular, Physiological and Pharamcological Sciences
Biomedical Neurosceince

Major Average

The major average in Biomedical Foundations includes the grades earned in:

  • All courses listed in the Major Requirement C4.

Residency Requirements in the Major

To receive a degree in Biomedical Foundations, students must complete at least two-thirds of the following coursework (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units) from the University of Saskatchewan.

  • Minimum requirements in Major Requirement C4.

See Residency for additional details.

C1 College Requirement (12 credit units)

English Language Writing

Choose 6 credit units from the following:

• ANTH 302.3
• ANTH 310.3
• ANTH 405.3
• ANTH 421.3
• ENG 110.6
• ENG 111.3
• ENG 112.3
• ENG 113.3
• ENG 114.3
• ENG 120.3
• ENG 202.6
• ENG 203.3
• ENG 204.3
• ENG 290.6
• ESL 116.3
• HIST 115.3
• HIST 125.3
• HIST 135.3
• HIST 145.3
• HIST 155.3
• HIST 165.3
• HIST 175.3
• HIST 185.3
• HIST 193.3
• HIST 194.3
• INTS 203.3
• MUS 155.3
• PHIL 115.3
• PHIL 120.3
• PHIL 121.3
• PHIL 133.3
• PHIL 208.3
• PHIL 233.3
• POLS 245.3
• POLS 323.3
• POLS 328.3
• POLS 333.3
• POLS 336.3
• POLS 422.3
• POLS 461.3
• PSY 323.3
• PSY 355.3
• RLST 280.3
• RLST 362.3

Indigenous Learning

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • ANTH 202.3
  • ANTH 480.3
  • ARCH 350.3
  • DRAM 111.3
  • ENG 242.3
  • ENG 243.3
  • ENG 335.3
  • HIST 195.3
  • HIST 266.3
  • INDG 107.3
  • LING 253.3
  • PLAN 445.3
  • POLS 222.3
  • INDG — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

Quantitative Reasoning

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • MATH 110.3
  • MATH 125.3
  • STAT 245.3
  • STAT 246.3
  • PLSC 214.3

No more than 6 credit units from one subject may be used in Requirements C1, C2, and C3.

C2 Breadth Requirement (3 credit units)

Choose 3 credit units from the following areas:

  • ART 110.3
  • ART 111.6
  • ART 112.6
  • ART 136.3
  • ART 141.3
  • ART 151.3
  • ART 152.3
  • ART 161.3
  • ARTH 120.3
  • ARTH 121.3
  • DRAM 101.3
  • DRAM 104.6
  • DRAM 108.3
  • DRAM 110.3
  • DRAM 111.3
  • DRAM 113.3
  • DRAM 118.3
  • DRAM 119.3
  • DRAM 121.3
  • MUS 101.3
  • MUS 105.3
  • MUS 111.3
  • MUS 120.2
  • MUS 121.2
  • MUS 125.1
  • MUS 133.3
  • MUS 134.3
  • MUS 155.3
  • MUS 156.3
  • MUS 175.3
  • MUS 184.3

  • Any senior-level fine arts course provided that the prerequisite is met.

  • ARBC 114.3
  • ARBC 117.3
  • CHIN 114.3
  • CHIN 117.3
  • CLAS 105.3
  • CLAS 110.3
  • CLAS 111.3
  • CMRS 110.3
  • CMRS 111.3
  • CREE 101.6
  • CREE 110.3
  • ENG 110.6
  • ENG 111.3
  • ENG 112.3
  • ENG 113.3
  • ENG 114.3
  • ENG 120.3
  • ESL 115.3
  • ESL 116.3
  • FREN 103.3
  • FREN 106.3
  • FREN 122.3
  • FREN 125.3
  • FREN 218.3
  • GERM 114.3
  • GERM 117.3
  • GRK 112.3
  • GRK 113.3
  • HEB 114.3
  • HEB 117.3
  • HIST 115.3
  • HIST 125.3
  • HIST 135.3
  • HIST 145.3
  • HIST 155.3
  • HIST 165.3
  • HIST 175.3
  • HIST 185.3
  • HIST 193.3
  • HIST 194.3
  • HNDI 114.3
  • HNDI 117.3
  • JPNS 114.3
  • JPNS 117.3
  • LATN 112.3
  • LATN 113.3
  • LING 110.3
  • LING 113.3
  • LIT 110.3
  • LIT 111.3
  • MUS 111.3
  • PHIL 110.6
  • PHIL 115.3
  • PHIL 120.3
  • PHIL 121.3
  • PHIL 133.3
  • PHIL 140.3
  • RLST 111.3
  • RLST 112.3
  • RLST 113.3
  • RUSS 114.3
  • RUSS 117.3
  • SNSK 114.3
  • SNSK 117.3
  • SPAN 114.3
  • SPAN 117.3
  • UKR 114.3
  • UKR 117.3
  • WGST 112.3

  • Any senior-level humanities course provided that the prerequisite is met and not more than 6 credit units in one subject are used for the Humanities or Languages Requirements.
  • Certain WGST courses may be considered a Humanities and/or Social Science. Refer to the course descriptions.
  • CLAS 101, CLAS 103, CLAS 104, CLAS 107 and CLAS 203 may not be used to fulfill the Humanities requirement.

  • ANTH 111.3
  • ARCH 112.3
  • ARCH 116.3
  • ECON 111.3
  • ECON 114.3
  • GEOG 130.3
  • GEOG 150.3
  • HLST 110.3
  • INDG 107.3
  • IS 110.3
  • LING 111.3
  • LING 112.3
  • LING 113.3
  • POLS 111.3
  • POLS 112.3
  • PSY 120.3
  • PSY 121.3
  • SOC 111.3
  • SOC 112.3
  • WGST 112.3

  • Any senior-level social science course provided that the prerequisite is met.
  • Statistics courses in social sciences are not eligible for use in this requirement (e.g. PSY 233, PSY 234, SOC 225 and SOC 325).

  • INTS 110.3
  • INTS 111.3
  • INTS 112.3
  • INTS 201.3
  • INTS 203.3
  • INTS 380.3

C3 Cognate Requirement (21 credit units)

  • BIOL 120.3
  • CHEM 112.3
  • CHEM 115.3
  • PHYS 115.3
  • PHYS 117.3 or PHYS 125.3

Required Cognate Courses

  • PHIL 140.3

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • HLST 110.3
  • PSY 120.3
  • PSY 121.3
  • SOC 111.3
  • SOC 112.3

C4 Major Requirement (42 credit units)

  • BMSC 200.3
  • BMSC 207.3
  • BMSC 208.3
  • BMSC 210.3
  • BMSC 220.3
  • BMSC 230.3
  • BMSC 240.3
  • CHEM 250.3

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • BIOL 226.3
  • BMSC 320.3

 Choose 15 credit units from the following:

  • ACB — 300-Level, 400-Level
  • BIOC — 300-Level, 400-Level
  • BMIS — 300-Level, 400-Level
  • BMSC — 300-Level
  • CPPS — 300-Level, 400-Level
  • MCIM — 300-Level, 400-Level
  • NEUR 301.3
  • NEUR 350.3
  • NEUR 405.3
  • PHPY — 300-Level, 400-Level

C5 Electives Requirement (12 credit units)

Arts and Science courses, or those from other colleges that have been approved for Arts and Science credit, to complete the requirements for the 90 credit unit Three-year program, of which at least 42 must be at the 200 or higher level.

If you require further assistance, please contact the Arts and Science Undergraduate Student Office.