Life Sciences (HBSc)

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Life Science will intrigue those who are interested in the natural world, the organisms and mechanisms that shape it, and the discovery process that unravels its complexities. Life science is made up of dynamic fields ranging from molecular biology, genetics, and biotechnology, to comparative physiology, neurology, and health science, to palaeontology, ecology, evolution, and extending to biomedical communications. The various programs will enable students to explore fascinating questions in the lab, in the field, with theoretical and computational models, in seminars with leading scientists, and through various research placements and internships.

UTM's small campus setting allows students to learn in small class sizes (fewer than 35 students in some cases) and get to know their professors. Most professors have active research programs, and our already stellar departments have added new professors who conduct research and teach classes in rapidly developing areas like behavioural genetics and landscape ecology. 

"Over the last two years, the tight-knit UTM community has served as a catalyst for my mental and academic growth. The flexibility to try new things, coupled with a support network, provided me with the optimal environment to cultivate my own authenticity."
- Ashley Mutasa, Lester B. Pearson scholar, Specialist in Neuroscience, Minor in Statistics and Biology

Programs & Requirements

OUAC Program Code: TML
Approximate Competitive Average: Low to mid 80s (based on six Grade 12 "U" or "M" courses, including English (ENG4U) or equivalent)
Program Course Prerequisites: Prerequisites vary depending on program. Please select a program below to view course prerequisites.

Note: Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee you admission to the University. Admission is subject to space availability and competition.

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Field Courses

Field courses are university credit courses that take place away from the university campus, usually at a research station in a rural or wilderness location. Most field courses have a very small class size.


Research Opportunity Program

The Research Opportunity Program (ROP) gives students in Biology real lab experience under the supervision of Biology Faculty while earning academic credit. Research Opportunities are available in all academic terms.

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Professional Development

BioPath is a two-year professional development program. A core part of this program is the development of an e-portfolio that will showcase student learning, academic work, and career development.