Immunology Specialist (Science Program) - ASSPE1002

Enrolment Requirements

This is a limited enrolment program. Students must have completed 4.0 credits and meet the requirements listed below to enrol.

Variable Minimum Grade and Variable Minimum Grade Average
Minimum grades combined with a minimum grade average in required courses or their equivalents are needed for entry, and these minimums change each year depending on available spaces and the number of applicants. The following courses must be completed:

To ensure that students admitted to the program will be successful, applicants with a final grade lower than 65% in each course, or a final grade average lower than 70% in these required courses will not be considered for admission. Please note that obtaining the minimum final grades and grade average does not guarantee admission to the program. While it is difficult to predict what will be competitive course marks and average in a given year, based on previous years, the estimate is: course marks = mid 70s; average = mid 70s. The underlying numeric final mark in each of your courses required for program enrolment will be used by the relevant academic unit to determine your eligibility.

Applications from students lacking numerical grades in one or more of the specified prerequisites, or students applying in their second or later years, may be considered on the basis of their entire academic record and the availability of space in the program. In addition to applying through ACORN, students applying in their second year or later are asked to please contact the department directly at, specify which program you would like to be considered for, and provide your student number.

Please consult the Arts & Science Program Toolkit for more information on program enrolment. Additional information is also available on the Immunology website at

Note: The Immunology Specialist cannot be combined with the Biochemistry Major or the Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Major.

Completion Requirements

(13.5 credits)

First Year:
BIO120H1; BIO130H1; ( CHM135H1, CHM136H1)/ CHM151Y1; ( MAT135H1, MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1

First Year or upper years:
( PHY131H1, PHY132H1)/ ( PHY151H1, PHY152H1) (Note 1)

Second Year:
1. BCH242Y1; BIO230H1; BIO260H1/​ HMB265H1; IMM250H1; STA288H1
2. One course from the following list: BIO220H1/​ TRN225Y1/​ TRN236H1/​ CHM220H1/​ CHM247H1/​ CHM249H1

Third Year:
1. BCH377H1; IMM341H1; IMM351H1; MGY311Y1; IMM360H1
2. MGY377H1/​ MGY378H1

Fourth Year:
1. IMM435H1
2. 1.0 credit from the following list: IMM428H1/​ IMM429H1/​ IMM430H1/​ IMM431H1/​ MIJ485H1
3. IMM450Y1 or 1.0 credit at the 400-level in ANA, BCH, IMM, LMP, MGY, CSB.


1. ( PHY131H1, PHY132H1)/ ( PHY151H1, PHY152H1) may be taken in the first year or subsequent years and are not required for entrance into the specialist program.
2. IMM435H1 is capped at 40 students. Priority will be given to Immunology Specialist students, followed by Immunology Major students.
3. Students considering graduate school are encouraged to take IMM385Y1.