Environment & Health Specialist (Science Program) - ASSPE0365

From air pollution and water contamination to climate change, the anthropogenic impact on our environment has significant repercussions on human health. A collaboration between the School of the Environment and Human Biology, the objective of the Environment and Health program is to provide students with instruction in fundamental biological sciences and to integrate a broad understanding of the environmental determinants of health.

For more information, please email the School of the Environment’s Undergraduate Student Advisor, David Powell, at ug.office.env@utoronto.ca.

Enrolment Requirements

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

Completion Requirements

(14.0 credits, including 4.0 credits at the 300+ level, of which 1.0 credit must be at the 400-level)

To help students proceed through the program, it is recommended that the first year BIO and CHM requirements are completed before entering the program.

Year 1:

1. BIO120H1, BIO130H1

2. ( CHM136H1/​ CHM138H1 and CHM135H1/​ CHM139H1)/ CHM151Y1 (Only transfer credits that carry exclusions to CHM136H1/​ CHM138H1 and/or CHM135H1/​ CHM139H1 will be accepted)

3. 1.0 credit from: GGR100H1/​ JEG100H1/​ GGR101H1/​ MAT135H1/​ MAT136H1/​ JMB170Y1/​ PHY131H1/​ PHY132H1/​ PHY151H1/​ PHY152H1/​ PSY100H1

Year 2: Foundations of environment and health

4. BCH210H1/​ CHM247H1

5. BIO220H1, BIO230H1/​ BIO255H1

6. HMB265H1/​ BIO260H1

7. ENV221H1, ENV222H1

8. ENV234H1, ENV337H1

9. PHL273H1

Year 3: Selected topics in environment and health with greater depth.

10. STA220H1/​ STA288H1, STA221H1

11. BCH311H1/​ CSB349H1/​ LMP363H1/​ NFS284H1/​( PSL300H1 and PSL301H1)/ PSL350H1

12. JGE321H1, ENV341H1

13. 1.0 credit from: CHM210H1/​ ENV334H1/​(only one from ENV233H1/​ ESS261H1/​ GGR203H1/​ GGR303H1/​ GGR314H1/​ PHY231H1)

Years 3 & 4:

14. 1.5 credits from environment and health relevant courses: HMB302H1/​ HMB303H1/​ HMB312H1/​ HMB314H1/​ HMB322H1/​ HMB390H1/​ HMB496Y1/​ HMB499Y1/​ ANA300Y1/​ ANA301H1/​ BCH311H1/​ CSB349H1/​ PSL350H1/​ BCH370H1/​ CHM310H1/​ CSB325H1/​ CSB327H1/​ CSB328H1/​ CSB331H1/​ CSB346H1/​ CSB347H1/​ CSB350H1/​ CSB351Y1/​ EEB318H1/​ EEB319H1/​ EEB321H1/​ EEB328H1/​ EEB362H1/​ EEB375H1/​ EEB428H1/​ ENV315H1/​ ESS425H1/​ ENV316H1/​ ENV336H1/​ ESS463H1/​ GGR303H1/​ GGR305H1/​ GGR347H1/​ GGR348H1/​ GGR372H1/​ GGR433H1/​ HIS423H1/​ HST405H1/​ ESS311H1/​ ESS312H1/​ IMM334Y1/​ LMP301H1/​ LMP363H1/​ MGY377H1/​ NFS382H1/​ NFS386H1/​ NFS488H1/​ PSL372H1/​ PSL420H1/​ PSY435H1 or any other approved course for which the student has appropriate prerequisites. The 1.5 credits can be chosen to reflect the particular academic interests of each student.

Year 4: Advanced topics in environment and health with emphasis on primary research and critical analysis

15. ENV421H1/​ ENV491Y1*/ ENV492H1*/ ENV493H1* or a minimum of 0.5 credit from any approved departmental or college independent research project (*the research topic for these courses must be related to environment and health)

16. JEH455H1

E&H Specialist Program Note:

  • Not all non-ENV courses listed in requirement 14 above have priority enrolment for the Environment & Health Specialist. Students are responsible for checking the priority of courses, as well as meeting course prerequisites for courses they wish to take.