Integrative Biology

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Program summary

In today’s rapidly changing world, the development of solutions to combat some of the most pressing global challenges, such as climate change, emerging diseases, hunger, and species extinction, requires an integrative approach in which expertise is drawn from distinct biological and other disciplines. The Integrative Biology program provides the student with a solid understanding in core and foundational areas of biology while also providing a breadth of knowledge to support specialized studies and focused training in a range of disciplines. Students who complete this program will be well positioned for a career in many aspects of the biological sciences or further studies at the professional or graduate level.

The Biological Sciences at UTSC offer several distinct specialized programs. Students can choose from the Specialist Programs in Molecular Biology & BiotechnologyHuman Biology or Conservation & Biodiversity, or the Major Programs in BiologyHuman BiologyMolecular Biology, Immunology & Disease or Conservation & Biodiversity.


Interested in becoming a teacher? This program offers a combined degree option where you'll receive advanced admission to U of T's Master of Teaching program. You'll apply to the Master of Teaching combined degree option during your studies at U of T Scarborough. 

Interested in obtaining a Masters in Environmental Science (MEnvSc)? The Combined Degree Programs for UTSC Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc) with the Master of Environmental Science (MEnvSc) offered by the Graduate Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences allow exceptional students who are registered in one of the Specialist/Specialist Co-op programs identified below to apply during Year 3 of their studies, and be considered, for admission to the MEnvSc program.

Program Details

Degree Offered: Honours Bachelor of Science
Offered as Co-op: No
Program Options: Specialist

Program Admissions

Admissions Category: Life Sciences
Supplementary Application Form Required: No
Admissions Prerequisites: Advanced Functions, Biology, Calculus & Vectors, Chemistry, English
Approximate Grade Requirements: Mid 70s (Non Co-op)
OUAC Application Code: TSL

Student Experience

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