A collection of courses across departments and faculties that focuses on a specific, interdisciplinary topic. A pathway is not an official program of study, rather, it is a guide for course selection.
- To identify areas of study that might be interesting to Life Sciences students.
- To help Life Sciences students develop breadth and depth of knowledge within an area of interest.
- To help Life Sciences students build strong curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular records.
- Students that are exploring their interests inside and outside the field of science.
- Students who are exploring diverse career opportunities related to human health.
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- Concentration and depth within an area of expertise.
- Level II, III and IV courses that build on each other.
- Several courses in levels II, III and IV that are connected through related topics.
- Experiential learning (e.g., research, mentorship, community engagement) related to the area of focus.
- Co-curricular participation in clubs, societies and events that relate to the area of expertise.
- Extra-curricular (e.g., volunteer) and work experiences that relate to the area of expertise.
- The pathways presented here are not official programs of study. Rather, they are suggestions to help focus your course selection while in the Life Sciences Program.
- Some courses presented here have alternate prerequisites, which were excluded for simplicity. Please check the Undergraduate Calendar for complete course prerequisites.
- The pathways presented here do not guarantee you access to or a seat in any of the courses listed.
- The pathways presented here do not guarantee that you will be accepted into a professional postgraduate program.
- There are many more pathways beyond what is provided in this guide! You can make your own “pathway” by exploring McMaster’s Undergraduate Calendar.
- Academic Advising, Associate Dean of Science (Academic) Office
BSB 129, firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic policies and procedures, degree planning etc.
- Program Advising, School of Interdisciplinary Science
GSB 105, email@example.com
Program requirements & enrollment, course applications etc.
- Career Advising, Science Career and Cooperative Education Office
BSB 127, firstname.lastname@example.org
Career and postgraduate applications, co-op, experiential education etc.