Bioinformatics - Specialist (Science)

Admissions to the Bioinformatics Specialist Program (ERSPE1868) are administratively suspended as of 2023-2024. Summer 2023 is the final opportunity for students to request enrolment in this subject post. Students enrolled in the program will be allowed to continue.

Limited Enrolment — Enrolment in this program is limited. Students who wish to enrol at the end of the first year (4.0 credits) must have passed all the courses listed for the first year, attained at least 60% in all 100-level computer science and mathematics courses, and have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0.


  1. Only CSC148H5 and MAT102H5, taken at the UTM campus, will be accepted.
  2. Transfer students who have completed any postsecondary studies outside of UTM (including studies at other divisions at the University of Toronto) are not eligible to pursue a Specialist and/ or Major in Computer Science at U of T Mississauga.

The Bioinformatics Specialist is a deregulated fees program and as such, tuition fees for students enrolled in this program are higher than for other regulated fee programs. Fees are charged on a program and not a per-course basis. See for more information on the fee structures.

14.0 credits are required.

First Year:

  1. BIO152H5 and BIO153H5
  2. CHM110H5 and CHM120H5
  3. CSC108H5 and CSC148H5
  4. MAT102H5
  5. [( MAT132H5 or MAT135H5 or MAT137H5 or MAT157H5) and ( MAT134H5 or MAT136H5 or MAT139H5 or MAT159H5)] or MAT134Y5 or MAT135Y5 or MAT137Y5 or MAT157Y5

Second Year:

  1. BIO206H5 and BIO207H5
  2. CHM242H5
  3. CSC207H5 and CSC236H5 and CSC263H5
  4. MAT223H5 or MAT240H5

Third Year:

  1. MAT232H5 and MAT244H5
  2. STA246H5 or STA256H5 or ECO227Y5

Fourth Year:

  1. BIO314H5 and BIO372H5 and BIO477H5
  2. CSC413H5 or CSC321H5 or CSC411H5 or CSC311H5
  3. CSC343H5 and CSC373H5
  4. MAT332H5
  5. At least 1.0 credit from the following list of recommended courses, of which at least 0.5 credit must be at the 400-level: BIO315H5 or BIO341H5 or BIO370Y5 or BIO371H5 or BIO380H5 or BIO443H5 or BIO481Y5 or CBJ481Y5 or CHM361H5 or CSC310H5 or CSC338H5 or CSC363H5 or JCP410H5 or STA302H5 or STA348H5


  1. If BIO477H5 is not offered in the fourth year of a student's studies, he or she must take an additional 0.5 credit from the recommended 400-level courses.
  2. Students intending to take CHM361H5 as one of their fourth year recommended courses must take CHM243H5 as a prerequisite course..