The Faculty of Science at Western University is one of Canada’s finest institutions of advanced learning.
The Western Science undergraduate academic experience is unique in Canada, offering each student the opportunity to design a custom course of study that aligns best with their career aspirations. Western Science is home to an Integrated Science program as well as eight discipline-specific streams that allow students to craft an academic path that will guide them to the career they want. Whether students want to tackle the scientific challenges facing modern-day society from a multi-disciplinary perspective or explore specific science disciplines in depth, the Faculty of Science has an engaging learning path especially for them.
In combination with internship programs, field schools, summer research opportunities, capstone projects, and international study opportunities, the Faculty of Science's academic programs provide an authentic learning context that inspire and drive success. Students can choose from approximately 140 modules and 480 courses in Science and Basic Medical Sciences, combine modules across departments and faculties, and pursue dual degrees with professional schools, including Engineering and one of the finest business schools in the world.
In Genetics, students will study the most important alphabet on Earth — the four letter code of DNA. How hereditary information is conveyed using such a small code began to be understood by studying organisms in which something was wrong (mutants). Today this traditional approach is complemented by molecular genetics, which takes advantage of a wealth of DNA sequence information as well as technologies that allows one to easily disrupt and replace specific genes. Students can take a range of courses focused on gene structure, function and regulation that are taught using a range of animal, plant and microbial systems. Courses in genetic engineering, developmental genetics, behavioral genetics, and evolutionary genetics convey the importance of the smallest alphabet has an all aspects of life.
NOTE: Please note the English scores listed are minimum requirements. Meeting the minimums does not guarantee admission. Students with low English scores may be admitted to the English BOOST Program, a 9 week training program for conditional admission to their chosen program.