• Application Deadline: 
    March 1, November 1
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  • Program Length: 
    2 years

Dreaming of a career in medicine, dentistry or health and life sciences? The Health and Life Sciences Profile is designed for students with a particular interest in biology and chemistry. 

The first year gives students a wide variety of courses in science disciplines. The second year allows students to go deeper into disciplines related to health science. They will take the prerequisite courses for medicine: Human Anatomy and Physiology; and Organic Chemistry. In addition, they will have guaranteed spots in courses related to health and environmental science for their Integrative Project. 

Students in this profile are part of a brilliant and curious learning community. Dawson’s Health and Life Sciences students are Quebec’s future leaders in medicine, research, industry and academia. 

Health and Life Sciences at Dawson was the perfect preparation for university. It gave me the opportunity to learn, become autonomous, have fun and make life-long memories and friendships.
— Sophie E.

What you will learn?

  • To think like a scientist
  • To employ a scientific method
  • To read and analyze scientific publications
  • To choose and appropriately use digital technologies to support learning, to present content, to model, to simulate and to program
  • To design and implement a scientific project
  • To collect, analyze and communicate experimental data
  • To solve complex problems

Where will this program lead you?

Graduates of this profile are well-prepared for a wide variety of university studies, such as medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, veterinary medicine, ecology, or environmental sciences.

What do you need to apply?

  • A Diploma of Secondary Studies (DES) or academic background judged equivalent to the DES
  • Sec V Mathematics – Technical & Scientific option or Science option 564-506 or 565-506
  • Sec V Chemistry 551-504
  • Sec V Physics 553-504

Conditional admission is based on Secondary IV final and Secondary V mid-term grades. Final admission into the Science program is contingent on obtaining a DES which includes the prerequisite courses with appropriate grades.

Application Deadline

March 1

November 1

Last Modified: November 8, 2023