Completion of first year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 70% in 3.0 principal courses, including:
2.5 courses: Biochemistry 2280A, Biology 2290F/G, Biology 2382A/B, Biology 2483A/B, Biology 2581A/B.
0.5 course: Chemistry 2213A/B.
0.5 course: Biology 2601A/B.
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B, Statistical Sciences 2244A/B.
4.0 courses at the 2200 level or above*, chosen from the Department of Biology and the Basic Medical Sciences disciplines (see below), of which at least 3.0 courses must be chosen from the Department of Biology. A maximum of 1.0 course may be at the 2200-2999 level and at least 1.5 of these courses must have a laboratory component.
1.5 courses from any 4000-level Biology course.
0.5 courses from the following: Biology 4920F/G, Biology 4944F/G, the former Biology 4930F/G, the former Biology 4931F/G (Students registered in Biology 4999E can satisfy this 0.5 credit with any 4000-level Biology course).
Basic Medical Sciences Disciplines: Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Medical Biophysics, Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology, Physiology, and Pharmacology.
Courses in History of Science are not included.
* The former Microbiology and Immunology 2100A and/or Pharmacology 2060A/B may be taken to satisfy this requirement.
1. Many 4000-level Biology courses require the completion of 1.5 Biology courses at the 3000-level or above.
2. Students with specific Biology interests should visit the departmental website for course recommendations in various disciplines or contact a Biology Academic Counsellor.