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Life Sciences (B.Sc.)

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Note Applicable to B.Sc. in Life Sciences

The B.Sc. in Life Sciences, as a second degree, may not be possible if the student’s first undergraduate degree is in Biochemistry, Biology, Environmental Sciences, or Psychology, Neurosciences & Behaviour. Students wishing further information should consult with the Office of the Associate Dean of Science (Academic).


Completion of an Level I program with a Grade Point Average of at least 3.5 including:

Program Notes

  1. Students who intend to complete Biochemistry courses or who wish to be eligible for a wider selection of Biology and Psychology courses must complete CHEM 1A03 , 1AA3 .
  2. Registration in the B.Sc. Life Sciences program does not guarantee access to all courses. Some courses have program restrictions and students are responsible to read course prerequisites carefully.
  3. Students registered in the B.Sc. Life Sciences program who are interested in transferring to Honours Life Sciences should meet with an Academic Advisor.
  4. For students who enrol prior to September 2017, completion of BIOLOGY 1A03 , 1M03 , and either PSYCH 1F03  or 1X03 , and 1XX3  is required by the end of Level II.
  5. Students who entered the program prior to September 2016 may use the following courses to satisfy Life Sciences Course List requirements: ASTRON 2B03 ; Levels II, III, IV Environmental Sciences; Levels II, III, IV Geography; MATH 2E03; MEDPHYS 2A03, 2D03 , 3A03, 3R03 , 4A03, 4L03 , 4SZ3 , 4XX3; ORIGINS 2LU3 , 3D03 , 3E03 , 3F03 ; Levels II, III, IV Science; STATS 2B03 .

Life Sciences Course List

Astronomy ASTRON 2B03  
Biochemistry Levels II, III, IV*
Biology Levels II, III, IV*
Biophysics BIOPHYS 2A03 , 2S03 , 3D03 3G03  
Chemistry CHEM 2E03 , 2OA3 , 2OB3 , 2P03 , 3BC3 3RC3 
Chemical Biology CHEMBIO 2A03 , 2P03 , 3BM3 , 3OA3 , 4OA3 , 4OB3  
Environmental Science ENVIRSC 2EI3 , 2GI3 , 3B03 , 3EE3 , 3GI3 , 3GV3 , 3L03, 3SR3 , 4HH3  
Geography GEOG 2EI3 , 2GI3 , 2HI3 , 2UI3 , 3EC3 , 3EE3 , 3ER3 , 3GI3 , 3GV3 , 3HH3 , 3HP3 , 3SR3 , 3UP3 , 4HH3  
Health Sciences HTHSCI 2G03 , 3DD3 , 3DD6 A/B , 3I03 , 3K03 , 4DM3 , 4II3 , 4O03  
Kinesiology KINESIOL 2Y03 , 2YY3  
Life Sciences Levels II, III, IV*
Mathematics MATH 3MB3  
Medical Physics MEDPHYS 2D03 , 4B03 , 4F03 , 4U03  
Molecular Biology Levels III, IV*
Origins Origins 2LU3, 3D03 , 3E03, 3F03
Physics PHYSICS 2G03 , 3L03  
Psychology PSYCH Levels II, III, IV*
Science Levels II, III*
* All Levels II, III, IV courses for which the prerequisites have been met are acceptable.



90 units total (Levels I to III), of which no more than 42 units may be Level I

Level I: 30 Units

30 units

(See Admission above.)

Levels II-III: 60 Units

24 units


  • the Life Sciences Course List of which at least 12 units must be Levels III, IV courses (See Admission Note and Program Notes 1 and 5 above.)

36 units

  • Electives of which at least nine units must be selected from the Faculty of Science (See Program Note 4 above.)

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