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**New entrance requirements effective September 2018**
Eligible applicants must meet the general admission requirements of UBC and complete ALL of the prerequisite courses (or be in the process of completing them at the time of application) from one of the two entry categories listed below. Please note that meeting the admission criteria does not imply or guarantee admission.
Students enter the BMLSc Program at Year 3 and complete two years of study.
Entry Category 1: Undergraduate (science or other) Applicant
If you are an undergraduate student or a degree holder and considering applying to the BMLSc Program, ALL of the following courses must be completed by April of the year for which you are applying for September entry1:
|UBC Vancouver||UBC Okanagan|
|First-year level courses:||First-year level courses:|
|Chemistry||CHEM 121+123 or 111+1132||CHEM 121+123 or 111+113|
|Biology||BIOL 112+121+1402||BIOL 116+125|
|English||6 credits first year level||6 credits first year level|
|Math||6 credits first year level2||6 credits first year level|
|Physics||6 credits first year level (PHYS 101 and 118 recommended; PHYS 100 is NOT recommended)2||PHYS 112+122 or 111+102|
|Second-year level courses:||Second-year level courses:|
|Cell Biology||BIOL 200||BIOL 200 or BIOL 265|
|Biochemistry||BIOL 201||BIOC 304 or BIOL 311|
|Physical Chemistry||CHEM 205||CHEM 201|
|Organic Chemistry||CHEM 233+235 (or 203+204 or 203+213+245)||CHEM 203+204 or 213+214|
|Microbiology||MICB 202 (or MICB 212)||BIOL 228|
|Arts electives||6 credits – any year level3||6 credits – any year level3|
|1CHEM 211 is not required for program admission but it is strongly recommended that it be completed prior to entry. Note this course is a degree requirement.|
|2 The chemistry, biology, math, and physics requirements may be fulfilled with SCIE 001.|
|3Arts electives includes most humanities and social science subject areas offered by the Faculty of Arts, excluding ENGL courses used to satisfy the first-year English requirement.|
Entry Category 2: Certified Medical Laboratory Technologist (or equivalent international training)
If you are a registered medical laboratory technologist, or have equivalent foreign training, you must complete all of the following prior to entry1:
- Diploma from a Canadian Medical Association accredited MLT program and Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists (CSMLS) certification (or an equivalent international qualification)
- Second-year courses:
- Organic Chemistry (UBC CHEM 233 & 235 (or CHEM 203 & 204 or CHEM 203 & 213 & 245)
- Physical Chemistry (UBC CHEM 205 or 201)
- Analytical Chemistry (UBC CHEM 211) is not required for program admission but it is strongly recommended that it be completed prior to entry. Note this course is a degree requirement.
For more information about medical laboratory technologists (MLTs) and existing MLT training programs, visit our FAQ section.
Information on course equivalents at B.C. Colleges and Universities may be obtained from the BC Transfer Guide.