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Honours Life Sciences - Origins of Disease Specialization (B.Sc.)

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Enrolment in this program is limited and possession of the published minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Selection is based on academic achievement, but requires, as a minimum, completion of any Level I program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including:

Program Notes

  1. Registration in an Honours Life Sciences program does not guarantee access to all courses. Some courses have program restrictions. Students are advised to check prerequisites carefully.
  2. Students interested in completing a thesis or independent study course should consider completing LIFESCI 3RP3  in Level III.
  3. Students interested in graduate school may wish to consider completion of a thesis or independent study course (See LIFESCI 4A03 , 4B09 A/B S , 4C12 A/B S ). 
  4. LIFESCI 2G03  does not substitute for BIOLOGY 2C03  or MOLBIOL 2C03  for prerequisite purposes.
  5. This program does not have a Co-op option.
  6. Course planning is extremely important. Students must review and consider the requisites on Level II, III and IV courses when enrolling in the previous Levels.

Life Sciences Course List

Astronomy ASTRON 2B03  
Biochemistry Levels II, III, IV*
Biology Levels II, III, IV*
Biophysics BIOPHYS 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 2UU3 , 3MB3  
Medical Physics MEDPHYS 4B03 , 4F03 , 4U03  
Molecular Biology Levels III, IV*
Physics PHYSICS 2G03 , 3L03  
Psychology PSYCH Levels II, III, IV*
Science Levels II, III*

*All Levels II, III, IV courses for which prerequisites have been met are acceptable.


120 units total (Levels I to IV), of which no more than 48 units may be Level I

Level I: 30 Units

30 units

(See Admission above.)

Levels II-IV: 90 Units

15 units


  • Life Sciences Course List

36 units

  • Electives

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