Fundamental Genetics and its Applications Specialist (Science Program) - ASSPE1050

HMB: Fundamental Genetics and its Applications

The objective of the HMB: Fundamental Genetics and its Applications specialist and major programs are to provide students with a solid foundation in the biological sciences with a focus on genetics and its applications in medicine, environment and biotechnology.

Enrolment Requirements

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

Note there are different options depending on whether a student has completed between 4.0 and 8.5 credits, or 9.0 or more credits.

For students who have completed between 4.0 and 8.5 credits:

Variable Minimum Grade
A minimum grade is needed for entry, and this minimum changes each year depending on available spaces and the number of applicants. The following courses or their equivalents must be completed:

To ensure that students admitted to the program will be successful, applicants with a final grade lower than 65% in BIO130H1 will not be considered for admission. Please note that obtaining this minimum final grade does not guarantee admission to the program.

For students who have completed 9.0 or more credits:

Variable Minimum Grade
Minimum grades are needed for entry, and these minimums change each year depending on available spaces and the number of applicants. The following courses or their equivalents must be completed:

To ensure that students admitted to the program will be successful, applicants with a final grade lower than 65% in either BIO220H1 or ( BIO230H1/​ BIO255H1) will not be considered for admission. Please note that obtaining the minimum final grades does not guarantee admission to the program.

Students applying for admissions to the program utilizing transfer credits will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students entering from CEGEP or from another university should contact hmb.undergrad@utoronto.ca after their transfer credit assessment has been complete for program enrolment assessment. Please consult the Arts & Science Program Toolkit for more information on program enrolment.

Completion Requirements

Required Courses (12.0 credits, including at least 1.0 credit at the 400 level)

Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems

1. ( CHM135H1, CHM136H1)/ CHM151Y1
Transfer credits will be accepted in lieu of the chemistry requirements only if they carry a direct exclusion or equivalency to a pre-approved chemistry course

2. MAT135H1/​ PHY131H1/​ PHY151H1/​ CSC120H1/​ CSC148H1
3. BCH210H1

Biological Foundations of Living Systems

4. BIO120H1, BIO130H1
5. BIO220H1
6. BIO230H1/​ BIO255H1

Courses in Fundamental Genetics

7. HMB265H1/​ BIO260H1
8. HMB321H1

9. 1.5 credits from: HMB360H1/​ HMB385H1/​ HMB421H1/​ HMB435H1/​ HMB437H1/​ HMB474H1/​ BCH311H1/​ BCH350H1/​ BCH425H1/​ BCH426H1/​ BCH440H1/​ BCH445H1/​ BCH448H1/​ CSB328H1/​ CSB331H1/​ CSB340H1/​ CSB349H1/​ CSB351Y1/​ CSB353H1/​ CSB428H1/​ CSB429H1/​ EEB318H1/​ EEB323H1/​ EEB365H1/​ EHJ352H1/​ MGY314H1/​ MGY315H1/​ MGY340H1/​ MGY428H1/​ MGY441H1/​ MGY470H1/​ PSL350H1

Courses in Applied Genetics

10. HMB201H1
11. HMB301H1/​ HMB360H1/​ BCH311H1/​ CSB349H1/​ PSL350H1

12. 1.5 credits from: HMB301H1/​ HMB401H1/​ HMB431H1/​ HMB436H1/​ HMB441H1/​ HMB489H1/​ BCH311H1/​ BCH340H1/​ BCH441H1/​ BCH447H1/​ CSB352H1/​ CSB458H1/​ CSB459H1/​ CSB472H1/​ CSB473H1/​ CSB474H1/​ EEB325H1/​ EEB459H1/​ EEB460H1/​ NFS487H1/​ PHL384H1/​ PSL350H1/​ PSL404H1/​ PSY390H1

Data Analysis and Research-Based Courses

13. 0.5 credit in statistics: EEB225H1/​ STA220H1/​ STA288H1/​ PSY201H1
14. 0.5 credit from bioethics: HMB306H1/​ HMB406H1/​ PHL281H1
15. 0.5 credit from upper-year lab course: HMB311H1/​ HMB314H1/​ MGY314H1/​ MGY315H1
16. 0.5 credit from: HMB342H1/​ HMB360H1/​ HST373H1/​ MGY377H1/​ MGY378H1
17. 1.0 credit from project course: HMB490Y1/​ HMB491Y1/​ HMB496Y1*

* A research project from a different unit may be accepted with prior written approval from Human Biology if the course is not counting toward a different program.

Fundamental Genetics and its Applications Specialists Notes:
1.
Courses can only count toward one requirement, even if listed as options to multiple requisites of the program .
2. Not all courses listed have priority enrolment for Fundamental Genetics and its Applications specialists. Students are responsible for checking priority of courses and meeting course prerequisites for courses they wish to take.


Course Group

Fundamental Genetics and its Applications Centric Courses

HMB201H1, HMB301H1, HMB311H1, HMB321H1, EHJ352H1, HMB360H1, HMB401H1, HMB421H1, HMB431H1, HMB435H1, HMB441H1