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Biotechnology - Specialist (Science)

Biotechnology - Specialist (Science)

Limited Enrolment — Enrolment in this program is limited. Students who wish to enrol at the end of first year (4.0 credits) must obtain a grade of at least C (63%) in both CHM110H5 and CHM120H5, and a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50 to qualify. Students who do not meet these criteria after first year can apply to enter the Specialist at the end of second year (8.0 credits) with the following new requirements: a grade of at least 70% in CHM242H5 and a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50. All students (including transfer students) must complete 4.0 UTM credits before requesting this program.

Note: CGPA for enrolment in this program is calculated based on a minimum of 4.0 credits completed at UTM with final percentage grades (i.e. CR/ NCR courses are not applicable).

15.0 credits are required, including at least 7.0 at the 300/400 level, of which 1.5 must be at the 400 level.

First Year: BIO152H5, BIO153H5; CHM110H5, CHM120H5; ( MAT132H5, MAT134H5) / MAT134Y5*/ ( MAT135H5, MAT136H5)/ MAT135Y5/​ MAT137Y5; MGM101H5**, MGM102H5**

Note*( MAT132H5, MAT134H5) - Calculus for Life Sciences is highly recommended.

Second Year: BIO200H5, BIO202H5/​ BIO203H5, BIO206H5, BIO207H5; CHM211H5, CHM242H5, CHM243H5; STA215H5

* STA215H5 will no longer be accepted as an appropriate course for this program AFTER 2022-2023 Academic year. Beginning 2023-2024 Academic year all students will be required to complete BIO259H5 as the statistics course for this program.

Third and Fourth Years:

  1. BIO314H5, BIO315H5, BIO360H5, BIO370Y5, BIO372H5, BIO374H5; CHM311H5, CHM361H5; JBC472H5
  2. 1.0 credit from: BIO304H5, BIO310H5, BIO312H5, BIO341H5, BIO342H5, BIO347H5, BIO362H5, BIO375H5, BIO380H5, BIO409H5; CHM333H5 (note: CHM231H5 is prerequisite for this course), CHM341H5, CHM345H5, CHM347H5, CHM362H5, CHM372H5, CHM373H5
  3. 1.0 credit from UTM CHM/BIO courses at the 400 level.

**Please note that while MGM101H and MGM102H are listed as first-year courses, students cannot enrol in these courses until they are admitted into the Specialist Program and therefore will be taking these courses in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th years of study

NOTE: No substitute statistics course will be allowed for BIO360H5.

It is recommended that students in this program consider taking a research project or internship course in either Biology ( BIO400Y5/​ BIO481Y5) or Chemistry ( CHM489Y5) or JCB487Y5. Other 4th-year courses directly relevant to this program are BIO443H5, BIO476H5, BIO477H5, CHM414H5 and CHM462H5.

Students may take no more than 2.0 credits combined in ROP, Internship Program, or Individual Project / Thesis courses at the 300/400-level for credit toward their Biology program.

Students must consult with the Undergraduate Advisor before enrolling in any St. George course that they wish to use for credit toward any Biology program.


ERSPE1118 | Program Area: Biology