An understanding of the tapestry of life comes not from a single discipline, but is woven from all of the Life Sciences: biochemistry, cell biology, genomics, developmental biology, neurobiology, psychology, ecology, and earth sciences. The avalanche of information available from these fields allows scientists to look at biological systems in unprecedented detail. The key is to integrate knowledge across disciplines in order to understand organisms and their place in the ecosystem.
The Life Sciences Gateway program is one of four science gateway programs at McMaster University. The Life Sciences Gateway program offers problem-based and inquiry learning experiences that will challenge you to think independently and to apply the knowledge you gain.
After completing your first year of Undergraduate studies in Life Sciences I, you will apply to and enter one of McMaster’s Honours programs – popular programs for Life Sciences I students are listed below.
Why Life Sciences at McMaster?
Life Sciences at McMaster prepares students for a variety of careers in science and elsewhere by giving them a firm foundation in traditional scientific disciplines, while exposing them to multidisciplinary approaches to solving pressing problems.
Many courses provide opportunities to apply scientific knowledge to the analysis of real-world situations in the various scientific fields. Experiential Placement courses provide students with the opportunity to explore career options and integrate academics with a community or professional experience.
Senior Independent Study courses provide the opportunity to conduct independent research (in an area of your choosing) under a faculty member’s supervision.
Students also participate in hands on learning in state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities.