Animal Physiology Major (Science Program) - ASMAJ1538

Students learn to compare and contrast the physiological systems of different animal species, or of a single species under difference environmental conditions. This experimental science strives to understand how physiological systems allow animals to adapt to their individual and ever-changing environments. Through a systems-level approach, from molecules to organisms, students gain an understanding of how emergent properties arise when physiological components operate as a whole.

After foundational courses in first and second year, students participate in advanced lecture, seminar and laboratory courses, and are encouraged to apply for research project courses in the laboratories of the Department. Course offerings include neurophysiology, respiratory physiology, endocrinology, sleep physiology and comparative cellular physiology.

This is an open enrolment program. A student who has completed 4.0 credits may enrol in the program.

Students in this program have the option to request enrolment in the Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP) stream. Students can apply for the ASIP stream after Year 1 (Year 2 entry) or after Year 2 (Year 3 entry, starting Fall 2024). Full details about ASIP, including student eligibility, selection and enrolment, are available in the ASIP section of the Arts & Science Academic Calendar. Please note that the majority of students enter ASIP in Fall term of Year 2. Space is more limited for Year 3 entry. Students applying for Year 3 entry must have been admitted to the Animal Physiology Major in the Summer after Year 2.

(8.0 credits)

First Year:

1. BIO120H1, BIO130H1; ( CHM135H1, CHM136H1)/ CHM151Y1
2. 1.0 credit from JMB170Y1/​ MAT135H1/​ MAT136H1/​ MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1/​ PHY131H1/​ PHY132H1/​ PHY151H1/​ PHY152H1

Higher Years:

1. BIO220H1, BIO230H1/​ BIO255H1
2. BIO270H1, BIO271H1
3. CSB325H1
4. 0.5 credit from: CJH332H1, CSB343H1, CSB346H1
5. 1.5 credits (at least 0.5 credit must be at the 300+ level) from: BCH210H1; BIO260H1/​ HMB265H1; CJH332H1; CSB299Y1, CSB327H1, CSB328H1, CSB329H1, CSB330H1, CSB331H1, CSB343H1, CSB346H1, CSB348H1, CSB352H1, CSB397Y0; CSB399Y1; EEB263H1; PSY397H1; STA220H1
6. 0.5 credit at the 400-level from CSB426H1, CSB427H1, CSB430H1, CSB431H1, CSB432H1, CSB445H1, CSB447H1, CSB483H1, CSB492H1, CSB497H1, CSB498Y1, CSB499Y1; HMB430H1, HMB472H1, HMB496Y1, HMB499Y1; PSL432H1, PSL452H1

Students in this program have the option to complete the Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP) stream.