Global Health Specialist (Science Program) - ASSPE2575

HMB: Global Health

The objective of the HMB: Global Health program is to provide students with instruction in fundamental biological sciences and to integrate a broad understanding of the socio-economic and cultural determinants of health to populations around the world.

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
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 BIO230H1/​ BIO255H1 will not be considered for admission. Please note that obtaining this minimum final grade 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 (13.5 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
  3. BCH210H1

Biological Foundations of Living Systems

4. BIO120H1, BIO130H1
5. BIO220H1
6. BIO230H1/​ BIO255H1
7. HMB265H1/​ BIO260H1
8. PSL300H1, PSL301H1
9. 1.0 credit from HMB302H1/​ ANA300Y1/​ ANA301H1/​ BCH311H1/​ CSB349H1/​ CSB351Y1/​ IMM340H1/​ IMM350H1/​ MGY377H1/​ MGY378H1/​ PSL350H1

Global Health Concentration Courses

10. HMB203H1
11. HMB323H1

12. 0.5 credit from: PHS100H1/​ GGR112H1/​ PSY100H1/​ INS201Y1/​ ANT100Y1/​ SOC101Y1/​ ECO100Y/ ECO101H1/​ SOC102H/ SOC100H1 Transfer credits from AP and IB psychology are not accepted.

13. 0.5 credit from Epidemiology Courses: HMB342H1/​ HST373H1

14. 2.0 credits from courses on the biological dimensions of Global Health: HAJ453H1/​ HMB323H1/​ HMB433H1/​ HMB436H1/​ HMB437H1/​ HMB440H1/​ HMB443H1/​ HMB453H1/​ HMB462H1/​ HMB473H1/​ HMB474H1/​ HMB496Y1*/ JEH455H1/​ CSB351Y1/​ EEB325H1/​ EHJ352H1/​ MGY350H1/​ MGY377H1/​ MGY378H1/​ MIJ485H1

15. 1.0 credit from courses on the social and ecological dimensions of Global Health: HMB303H1/​ HMB306H1/​ ANT345H1/​ ANT348H1/​ ANT358H1/​ ANT458H1/​ ANT460H1/​ ECO314H1/​ ECO324H1/​ ECO333H1/​ ECO334H1/​ ECO342H1/​ ECO369H1/​ ECO402H1/​ EEB428H1/​ ENV341H1/​ ENV430H1/​ ENV432H1/​ GGR433H1/​ GGR434H1/​ HST410H1/​ HST440H1/​ HST464H1/​ INS240Y1/​ INS250H1/​ INS350H1/​ INS355H1/​ JNH350H1/​ NEW352H1/​ AFR352H1/​ NEW353H1/​ AFR353H1/​ NEW453H1/​ AFR453H1/​ NFS490H1/​ PHS300H1/​ PSY320H1/​ PSY321H1

Data Analysis and Research-Based Courses

16. 0.5 credit in statistics: EEB225H1/​ STA220H1/​ STA288H1/​ PSY201H1
17. 0.5 credit in bioethics: HMB306H1/​ HMB406H1/​ PHL281H1
18. 1.0 credit from: HMB490Y1/​ 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.

Global Health 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 Global Health specialists. Students are responsible for checking priority of courses and meeting course prerequisites for courses they wish to take.
  3. Effective Fall 2021, courses associated with New College's African Studies program will have the new "AFR" designator.

Course Group

Global Health Centric Courses

HMB203H1, HMB303H1, HMB323H1, HMB342H1, JNH350H1, HMB433H1, HMB434H1, HMB443H1, HAJ453H1/​ HMB453H1, JEH455H1, HMB462H1