Biotechnology - Specialist (Science)

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 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 credits at the 300/400 level, of which 1.5 must be at the 400 level.

First Year: BIO152H5, BIO153H5; CHM110H5, CHM120H5; ( MAT132H5 and MAT134H5*) or ( MAT135H5 and MAT136H5) or ( MAT137H5 and MAT139H5) or MAT137Y5; MGM101H5, MGM102H5

*Note: ( MAT132H5 and MAT134H5) Calculus for Life Sciences is highly recommended.

Second Year: BIO200H5, BIO202H5/​ BIO203H5, BIO206H5, BIO207H5, BIO259H5, CHM211H5, CHM242H5, CHM243H5

Third and Fourth Years:

  1. BIO314H5, BIO315H5, BIO360H5, BIO370Y5, BIO372H5, BIO374H5, CHM311H5, CHM361H5, JBC472H5
  2. 1.0 credit from: BIO304H5, BIO310H5, BIO312H5, BIO324H5, BIO341H5, BIO342H5, BIO347H5, BIO362H5, BIO368H5, BIO375H5, BIO380H5, BIO409H5, BIO429H5, CHM333H5 (note: CHM231H5 is a prerequisite for this course), CHM341H5, CHM345H5, CHM347H5, CHM362H5, CHM372H5, CHM373H5
  3. 1.0 credit from UTM CHM/BIO courses at the 400 level.

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 ( CPS489Y5) 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.