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Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees (Formerly: Pre-Health Science)

Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees (Formerly: Pre-Health Science)

Program Code:PHS
Campus:King
Duration:2 semesters (1 Year)
Offered:Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Certificate

Program Description

This program is designed for applicants who have completed secondary school or mature students returning to school, who do not have the prerequisite science and mathematics courses to gain entry into a nursing program. Upon successful completion of this program, you'll be prepared to meet the entrance requirements of a postsecondary health sciences program. Completion of this program does not, however, automatically ensure acceptance into such programs.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Fees

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Your Career

Take the science, mathematics and English courses you need to be eligible for application to the Nursing – Collaborative BScN Degree program with Seneca College/ York University or the Practical Nursing program. Pre-Health students may not meet the admission requirements to other postsecondary institutions. If you wish to further your career at an institution other than Seneca, please check that institution’s admission requirements.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
BIO105 Biology
CHM101 Chemistry
EAC150 College English
MTH135 Foundations of Mathematics II
SCI101 Science of Self Care
 
Semester 2
BIO215 Human Biology
BIO216 Anatomy and Physiology of Wellness
CHM201 Chemistry
MTH177 Mathematics of Data Management
plus: General Education Course
 

Note: The general education courses taken for credit in the Pre-Health Science Certificate will be counted as general education credits in the Practical Nursing diploma program but not in the BScN program.

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
BIO105 Biology
CHM101 Chemistry
EAC150 College English
MTH135 Foundations of Mathematics II
PSY555 Creative Problem Solving
 
Semester 2
BIO205 Human Biology
CHM201 Chemistry
MTH177
or
PSY100
Mathematics of Data Management* or
Introduction to Psychology
plus: General Education Course
plus: General Education Course
 

* Mathematics of Data Management is required for admission to the BScN York/Seneca collaborative program, but may not be required for admission to other programs. We encourage applicants to check the admission requirements for the program of their choice.

Note: The general education subjects taken for credit in the Pre-Health Science Certificate will be counted as general education credits in the Practical Nursing diploma program but not in the BScN program.

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Shelley Ferguson
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55013
Shelley.Ferguson@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Lerna Francisco
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22758
Lerna.Francisco@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Shelley Ferguson
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55115
Shelley.Ferguson@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Cathy Hughes
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55313
Cathy.Hughes@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair (Acting): Biljana Bruce
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55002
Biljana.Bruce@senecacollege.ca
Additional Contacts:
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