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.

Enrolment Requirements

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

Completion Requirements

(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