Molecular Genetics And Microbiology Specialist: Microbiology Stream (Science Program) - ASSPE1389

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 75% in each course, or a grade average lower than 80% 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 constitute "competitive" course marks in a given year, based on previous years the estimate is: course marks = mid 80s; average = mid 80s.

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 by contacting the Undergraduate Coordinator.

Completion Requirements

(14.0 credits)

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

First or Second Year:
( PHY131H1, PHY132H1)/( PHY151H1, PHY152H1)

Second Year:
BCH242Y1, BIO230H1/​ BIO255H1, HMB265H1, MGY280H1, CHM247H1, STA220H1

Third Year (Microbiology Stream):
1. IMM341H1, IMM351H1, MGY311Y1, MGY377H1, MGY378H1, MGY380H1, MGY381H1

Fourth Year (Microbiology Stream):
2.5 credits from Microbiology Lists 1 and 2, distributed as follows:
1. At least 1.5 credits must be taken from list 1: MGY428H1, MGY440H1, MIJ485H1, BCH449H1, IMM428H1, IMM430H1, IMM435H1, LMP402H1, LMP403H1, LMP436H1, NFS485H1
2. Up to 1.0 credit may be taken from list 2: MGY360H1, MGY420H1, MGY425H1, MGY470H1, MGY480Y1/​one or both of ( MGY481H1 and MGY482H1), BCH350H1, BCH428H1, BCH441H1/​ CSB472H1, BCH445H1