B.Sc. On Campus

Biomedical Foundations

University of Saskatchewan

36 months
18441 CAD/year
6755 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Biomedical Foundations BSc program offered by University of Saskatchewan provides students with a strong foundation of multidisciplinary training in biomedical science while providing flexibility for initial specialization within a particular biomedical science.


What you will learn

This Biomedical Foundations BSc program offered by University of Saskatchewan includes necessary courses to prepare you for entry into health-related professional schools not requiring a four-year degree, such as dentistry, veterinary medicine and pharmacy. You will also learn essential skills for careers in broad aspects of biotechnology, as well as employment in academic/research institutions and related industries.


  • Preparation for professional health science programs and graduate studies: The biomedical foundations program provides an excellent foundation in the biomedical sciences for students seeking subsequent admission into professional health science schools such as dentistry, veterinary medicine and pharmacy. Biomedical foundations program graduates are also well qualified to progress into more advanced biomedical research training at the master's and Ph.D. levels at various academic institutions worldwide.
  • Research and lab positions: A variety of technical positions are available in academia (e.g. universities and colleges), industry (e.g. biotechnology, private research firms, biomedical supply, and pharmaceutical companies), government (e.g. agricultural and food agencies and police forensic laboratories) and the healthcare system (e.g. medical labs).
  • Communications: Biomedical foundations studies may lead to a career in technical writing for textbooks and/or government and industry reports.
  • Business: Biomedical foundations graduates may obtain sales, consulting or management positions in science-related private sector companies, such as pharmaceutical and biomedical supply firms.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Nature of Life
  • Structure Bonding and Properties of Materials
  • Physics and the Universe
  • Mathematics for the Life Sciences
  • History Matters Health and Society
  • Chemical Processes
  • Physics for the Life Sciences
  • Biological and Cognitive Bases of Psychology
  • Biomolecules

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • SL or HL Biology
  • SL or HL Chemistry
  • SL or HL Mathematics
  • (Physics recommended)
  • Note: A minimum grade of 4 is required in each of these courses.
  • Applications are considered up until the deadline. Admission is offered on an ongoing basis until all seats are filled. Minimum admission average: 24

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18441 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18441 CAD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    6755 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6755 CAD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Saskatoon

1279 - 1865 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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