Entrance Requirements

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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 VancouverUBC Okanagan
 First-year level courses:First-year level courses:
ChemistryCHEM 121+123 or 111+1132CHEM 121+123 or 111+113
BiologyBIOL 112+121+1402BIOL 116+125
English6 credits first year level6 credits first year level
Math6 credits first year level26 credits first year level
Physics6 credits first year level (PHYS 101 and 118 recommended; PHYS 100 is NOT recommended)2PHYS 112+122 or 111+102
 Second-year level courses:Second-year level courses:
Cell BiologyBIOL 200BIOL 200 or BIOL 265
BiochemistryBIOL 201BIOC 304 or BIOL 311
Physical ChemistryCHEM 205CHEM 201
Organic ChemistryCHEM 233+235 (or 203+204 or 203+213+245)CHEM 203+204 or 213+214
MicrobiologyMICB 202 (or MICB 212)BIOL 228
Arts electives6 credits – any year level36 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.