The Ivey Business School, The Schulich School of Medicine &
Dentistry, and the Faculty of Science administer these combined degrees.
Structure of the Combined Degree
The completion of the combined degree program usually takes
five academic years. In Year 1, students typically enrol in the
Biological and Medical Sciences first-entry program in the Faculty of
Science and take the courses required for admission into an Honors
Specialization in Medical Sciences. In Year 2, students register in the
Faculty of Science and complete the courses as listed below with marks
that satisfy the admission/progression requirements for a BMSc (Honors)
degree with an Honors Specialization in Medical Sciences. In Year 3,
students enrol in the first year of the HBA program (demonstrated
participation in extracurricular and/or community activities,
leadership, and work experience are admission criteria for the HBA, in
addition to academic achievement). For Years 4 and 5, students register
in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and the Ivey School
of Business in the combined Honors BMSc/HBA program (the Honors
Specialization module in Medical Sciences is the only module involved in
the combined program).
Below is a brief outline of the requirements for the combined degree program.
apply for the combined degree program during the first year of the HBA
(HBA1). To be eligible for admission to the combined program, students
must achieve a minimum weighted rounded average of 78% in HBA1, as well
as a minimum average of 80% in the 10.0 courses completed prior to
admission to HBA. Within the 10.0 courses completed prior to admission
to HBA, students must complete the first-year admission requirements for
entry into the Honors Specialization in Medical Sciences, as well as
the following courses: Business Administration 2257 (minimum mark of 70% required); Biochemistry 2280A; either Chemistry 2213A/B or 2273A; either Chemistry 2223B or a Chemistry half course at the 2000- or 3000-level; Biology 2581B; Biology 2382B; Biology 2290F/G; 0.5 course from either Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B; and 0.5 course from any
Faculty (minimum mark of 60% required in option course – see “Notes for
the BMSc component” following Years 4 and 5). Students must satisfy the
minimum admission/progression requirements and criteria for registration
in a BMSc degree and the Honors Specialization in Medical Sciences, as
outlined under the BMSc PROGRAM.
is recommended that students do not complete more than two years of
course work prior to admission to HBA1. It is possible, however, to
undertake the combined program with more than 10.0 courses prior to
entry into the first year of the HBA but completion of the program may
take more than five academic years. Students in this situation should
contact both the BMSUE Coordinator and the Ivey School of Business.
for the combined degrees must be made on-line to the HBA program by the
published deadlines for Ivey. The Ivey School's Advanced Entry
Opportunity (AEO) students are also eligible to apply to the combined
degrees. Entrance to the combined degrees is competitive and limited.
of first-year requirements with no failures. Students must have an
average of at least 70% on the following 3.0 principal courses, with no
mark below 60% in any of these (full or half) principal courses:
1.0 course: Biology 1001A and 1002B
1.0 course: Chemistry 1100A/B and 1200B, or the former Chemistry 023.
1.0 course from: Calculus 1000A/B or 1100A/B or 1500A/B, Calculus 1301A/B or 1501A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B or the former Linear Algebra 1600A/B, Mathematics 1225A/B, 1228A/B, 1229A/B, Statistical Sciences 1024A/B, Applied Mathematics 1201A/BApplied Mathematics 1413, or the former Mathematics 030.
Although it is strongly recommended that the
following first-year physics requirement be taken in Year I, it may be
delayed until Year 2 (a mark of at least 60% is required in each half
0.5 course from: Physics 1028A/B, 1301A/B or 1501A/B.
0.5 course from: Physics 1029A/B, 1302A/B or 1502A/B.
1.0 course from either Category A or B must be included in Year 1.
1. Biology 1201A with a mark of at least 70% may be used in place of Biology 1001A, and Biology 1202B with a mark of at least 70% may be used in place of Biology 1002B.
1.0 course: Business Administration 2257.
0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A.
0.5 course from: Chemistry 2213A/B or 2273A.
0.5 course from: Chemistry 2223B or a Chemistry half course at the 2000- or 3000-level.
1.5 courses: Biology 2290F/G, 2382B, 2581B.
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B
0.5 course from any Faculty (see “Notes for the BMSc component” following Years 4 and 5).
All students, including those admitted via the
AEO route, must have completed all the Admission Requirements for the
Honors Specialization in Medical Sciences module as well as all the
modular courses listed above and Business Administration 2257, prior to acceptance into the first year of the HBA.
Year 3: HBA1
The third year of the undergraduate program in Business Administration
of an integrated set of courses (8.25 courses) designed to give a basic
understanding of the functions and the interrelationships of the major
areas of management, as well as to develop problem-solving and
All students will take:
Business Administration 3300K, 3301K, 3302K, 3303K, 3304K, 3307K, 3311K, 3316K, 3321K, 3322K, 3323K
No substitute for any of the above courses is permitted under any circumstances.
Years 4 and 5: HBA2 requirements
HBA2 Requirements can be taken over Years 4 or 5 - no course is restricted to either year.
Years 4 and 5: BMSc requirements for the Honors Specialization in Medical Sciences
3.0 courses* from: Anatomy and Cell Biology 3309, 3319, Biochemistry 3380G or 3387G, 3381A, 3382B, 3385A, 3386B, Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2200A/B, Medical Biophysics 3330F/G, 3336F/G, 3501F, 3503G, 3505F, 3507G, 3970Z, Microbiology and Immunology 2100A, 2500A/B, 3300A, 3400B, 3600G, Pathology 3240A, 3245B, Pharmacology 2060A/B, 3580Y, 3620, Physiology 3120, 3130Y, 3140A,
the former Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3330B, the former Medical
Biophysics 3302E, 3303E, the former Pharmacology 3550A/B, 3560A/B.
0.5 course from any faculty (see Notes above – may be delayed until Year 5)
* The following 'discipline requirement' must be satisfied with these 3.0 courses:
A minimum of 1.0 course must be taken from one of the Basic Medical Science disciplines (below), and
A minimum of 1.0 course must be taken from a different Basic Medical Science discipline
Basic Medical Science Disciplines: Anatomy and
Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Medical
Biophysics, Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology, Pharmacology, and
When selecting courses for Year 4, students are advised to consult
both the Undergraduate Course Information in the Academic Calendar to
ensure prerequisite requirements are met for anticipated 4000-level
courses, plus the BMSc website (www.schulich.uwo.ca/bmsc) for information about constraints (priority and restricted access) for all Basic Medical Science courses.
1.0 course: Medical Sciences 4900F/G, 4930F/G.
1.5 courses from: Anatomy and Cell Biology 4410A, 4411B, 4429A, 4451F/G, 4461B, Biochemistry 4400G, 4410A, 4420A, 4430B, 4435B, 4445F, 4450A, 4463G, 4465A, Medical Biophysics 4445A/B, 4455A/B, 4467A/B, 4475A/B, 4535A/B, 4600A/B, Medical Sciences 4100F/G, Microbiology and Immunology 4100A, 4200B, 4300A, 4700B, Pathology 4400A/B, 4500B, Pharmacology 4320A/B, 4340A/B, 4350A/B, 4360A/B, 4370A/B, 4380A/B, 4430A/B, 4540A/B, 4620A, 4630A, 4660A/B, Physiology 4420A/B, 4520A/B, 4530A/B, 4600A/B, 4610A/B, 4620A/B, 4630A/B, 4640A/B, 4650A/B, 4660A/B, 4670A/B, 4680A/B, 4690A/B, 4700A/B, 4710A/B, 4730B, the former Anatomy and Cell Biology 4451A, the former Biochemistry 4400F, 4420B, 4440A.
Note: Both the breadth and essay requirements of a BMSc degree must be
satisfied. See "Graduation Requirements for Honors Bachelor degrees".
Students registered in the combined degrees are expected to
abide by all guidelines associated with each of the individual degrees.
Students in these combined degrees must meet the following progression standards:
Students enrolled in first year HBA (Year 3)
must attain a minimum weighted rounded average of 78%. In Year 4,
students must attain a minimum weighted average of 75% in their
4000-level HBA courses and a minimum cumulative modular average of 75%
with no mark less than 60% in any modular courses required for the
Honors Specialization in Medical Sciences. In Year 5, students must
attain a minimum weighted average of 75% in their 4000-level HBA courses
and a minimum cumulative modular average of 70% with no mark less than
60% in any modular courses required for the Honors Specialization in
Failure to Meet Progression Standards
A student who fails to meet the progression standards in any
year must withdraw from the combined degrees. With permission from the
appropriate HBA Program Director and/or the Assistant Dean, Basic
Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education, Schulich School of Medicine &
Dentistry, the student may continue in one degree, and request
permission from the other School to complete the other degree at a later
A student who fails to meet the progression standards in
any year of the combined degrees may appeal the decision in writing to
either the HBA Program Director or the
Assistant Dean, Basic
Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry,
depending upon the degree in which the progression standards were not
met, in accordance with the University's policies on Academic Rights and
Dean's Honor List
Students are considered for the Dean's Honor List in the Faculty of Science in Year 1 and 2.
who take courses required for the Honors Specialization in Medical
Sciences module totaling at least six half courses in Year 4 and five
half courses in Year 5 of the combined degrees are considered for the
Dean's Honor List in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry in
each of those years on the basis of those courses.
At the Richard Ivey School of Business,
students are considered for the Dean's Honor List during their first
year of HBA. Students enrolled in Years 4 and 5 of the combined degree
program are considered for the Dean's Honor List in Year 5 only. Only
grades obtained in 4000-level Business courses will be used in
calculating averages for the purpose of determination of Dean's Honor
List standing. The Dean's Honor List for HBA2 typically includes the top
25% of all of HBA2 and is determined by vote of the teaching faculty.
Courses taken outside the Business School are excluded. Calculations for
Ivey Scholar and Gold Medals are completed in the same way.
Upon completion of the combined program, students will receive
two degrees: a BMSc (Honors) degree with an Honors Specialization in
Medical Sciences and a BA in Honors Business Administration.
Students pay the prevailing fees as determined by the University policy on combined degrees.
International Exchange Programs
Students in the combined BMSc/HBA program may be eligible to
participate in academic exchange programs (for HBA, only). Interested
students should discuss exchange options with the HBA Program Office and
the BMSUE Program Office.