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DIRECT-ENTRY PROGRAMS


Direct entry programs include:

Honours Integrated Science (iSci) I
Honours Kinesiology I
Medical Radiation Sciences I

In contrast to the Level I ‘Gateway’ programs, students ‘enter directly’ into these programs and the first-year curriculum is a set of prescribed, required courses that must be completed before advancing to Level II of the program.

Gateway Programs


The Level I ‘Gateway’ programs include:

Chemical & Physical Sciences I
Environmental & Earth Sciences I
Life Sciences I
Mathematics & Statistics I

The Level I ‘Gateway’ programs provide Science students with a wide range of Level II program options. In fact, with careful first year course planning, students can potentially meet the admission requirements for almost all Honours B.Sc. programs that begin in Level II. At the end of first year, students apply to a maximum of FOUR Level II Honours programs. Students are reviewed separately for admission to each Honours program for which they apply. NOTE: Before selecting Level I courses, it is very important that students review the admission requirements for each of the Level II programs they are considering. Most students continue in a program from the same area of study (for example, an Environmental & Earth Sciences I student might select Honours Environmental Sciences or Honours Earth & Environmental Sciences for Level II); however, some students discover a new area of interest and change their original direction (for example, a Mathematics & Statistics I student may opt to move into Honours Physics).

Direct Entry Programs

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Select: the Direct Entry Program that best suits your academic interests and strengths. 1
Courses: your Level I courses will reflect the requirements of your program, complimented by electives. 2
Apply: Honours Integrated Science students may choose one of ten concentrations in Level II. Medical Radiation Sciences students apply to one of two specializations at the end of Level I. 3
1 Select: the Level I Gateway that best suits your academic interests and strengths.
2 Courses: your Level I courses will reflect the admission requirements of the Level II program(s) you are considering, complimented by electives.
3 Apply: Gateway students apply to four Level II programs, at the end of Level I.
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    For all academic inquiries, please contact the Office of the Associate Dean of Science (Academic) as science@mcmaster.ca.

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    Chemical & Physical Sciences Gateway

    Everything we know is either matter or energy. Understanding the ways in which matter and energy behave and interact is critical to understanding the universe at every level - from the submicroscopic constituents of matter to the macroscopic behaviour of galaxies and star clusters. This understanding comes through a mix of mathematical description, computational modeling, and experimental investigations. These techniques are covered in the Chemical & Physical Sciences Gateway.

     

    Gateway students complete courses in Level I that reflect the admission requirements of the Level II program(s) they are considering, complimented by electives.

     

    LEVEL I ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    • English
    • Advanced Functions 
    • Calculus & Vectors
    • Chemistry 
    • Physics

     

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    Environmental & Earth Sciences Gateway

    Human life and society depend critically on environmental resources we all too often take for granted: air, water, soil and the mineral and organic resources of the earth. With increasing attention to global warming and climate change, there have been dramatically more scientific research and employment opportunities in this area. The Environmental & Earth Sciences Gateway provides problem-based and inquiry learning experiences that will challenge you to think independently and apply the knowledge you gain. 

     

    Gateway students complete courses in Level I that reflect the admission requirements of the Level II program(s) they are considering, complimented by electives.

     

    LEVEL I ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    • English
    • 1 of Advanced Functions or Calculus & Vectors
    • 1 of Biology or Chemistry 
    • 1 of Advanced Functions, Calculus & Vectors, Biology, Chemistry or Physics

     

    UNDERGRADUATE CALENDAR

    Life Sciences Gateway

    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 offers problem-based and inquiry learning experiences that will challenge you to think independently, and to apply the knowledge you gain.

     

    Gateway students complete courses in Level I that reflect the admission requirements of the Level II program(s) they are considering, complimented by electives.

     

    LEVEL I ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    • English
    • Biology
    • 1 of Advanced Functions or Calculus & Vectors
    • 1 of Advanced Functions, Calculus & Vectors, Chemistry or Physics

     

    UNDERGRADUATE CALENDAR

    Mathematics & Statistics Gateway

    Mathematics and Statistics study patterns underlying diverse phenomena such as the weather, human and animal populations, stock markets, the form of a molecule, or the structure of the space and the time. Using mathematics, we discover subtle and sometimes unexpected features of these phenomena; as well , we can predict their behaviour, which is an extremely important component of our understanding of the world and the space that surrounds us. Statistics can help us make sense of large data sets and complex systems in areas such as astronomy, genomics, social networks, climate simulation, and medicine. Statisticians examine the patterns which arise in data with the goal of distinguishing true patterns from chance effects. The Mathematics & Statistics Gateway introduces students to the foundational tools and ideas of mathematics and statistics.

     

    Gateway students complete courses in Level I that reflect the admission requirements of the Level II program(s) they are considering, complimented by electives.

     

    LEVEL I ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    • English
    • Advanced Functions
    • Calculus & Vectors

     

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    Honours Integrated Science I

    The Honours Integrated Science (iSci) program is the country’s most innovative undergraduate science program, blending content from across the science disciplines, while focusing on the foundations of chemistry, earth science, life science, mathematics, and physics. Our students learn in a variety of situations – from formal lectures and tutorials to inquiry-based team and individual research projects that involve hands-on laboratories and fieldwork. iSci is an interdisciplinary, research-based science program that focuses on the development of self-directed learning skills in a supportive and collaborative environment.

     

    LEVEL I ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    • English
    • Advanced Functions
    • Calculus & Vectors
    • 2 of Biology, Chemistry or Physics

     

     UNDERGRADUATE CALENDAR

    Honours Kinesiology I

    McMaster’s Honours Kinesiology program involves the discovery, communication, and application of knowledge through the multi-disciplinary study of human movement, exercise, and the relationships between physical activity and health. Our Kinesiology program aims to inspire a passion for lifelong learning and discovery and strive to prepare our students to become leaders and valued members of society.

     

    LEVEL I ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    • English
    • Biology
    • 1 of Advanced Functions or Calculus & Vectors

     

    UNDERGRADUATE CALENDAR

    Medical Radiation Sciences I

    Medical Radiation Sciences (MRSc) encompasses the health professions that employ various forms of radiation in diagnostic and therapeutic care of patients, and is one of the fastest growing primary health care fields. The attainment of both an Advanced Diploma and Bachelor of Medical Radiation Sciences degree is achieved through a fully integrated program offered jointly through Mohawk College and McMaster University. The MRSc program promotes skills in its graduates to prepare them for lifelong, self-directed learning, critical thinking, and to become an integral part of the health care team.  After completing their first year, students are streamed into one of two professional specializations: ultrasonography or radiography. This program includes three, four month clinical field placements.

    LEVEL I ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    • English
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Advanced Functions
    • Calculus & Vectors

     

    UNDERGRADUATE CALENDAR