Biological Physics Specialist: Physiology Stream (Science Program) - ASSPE2738

Enrolment Requirements

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

Completion Requirements

Core Biological Physics Courses (11.5 credits):

First Year (3.0 credits): ( CHM135H1, CHM136H1)/ CHM151Y1, ( MAT135H1, MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1, PHY131H1/​ PHY151H1, PHY132H1/​ PHY152H1 ( PHY151H1, PHY152H1 recommended)

First or Second Year (1.0 credit): BIO130H1, MAT223H1

Second Year (3.0 credits): BCH210H1, ( MAT235Y1/​ MAT237Y1), MAT244H1, PHY250H1, PHY252H1

Second or Third Year (0.5 credit): BIO230H1/​ BIO255H1

Third Year (2.0 credits): PHY224H1, PHY254H1, PHY256H1, PHY354H1

Third or Fourth Year (2.0 credits):

1. PHY331H1
2. PHY324H1/​ BCH370H1/​ CHM327H1/​ PSL372H1
3. 1.0 credit, including at least 0.5 credit at the 400-level, from APM346H1/​ MAT334H1/​ MAT354H1/​ PHY 300-level courses/ PHY 400-level courses.

Additional Courses for the Physiology Stream (2.5 credits):

1. PSL300H1, PSL301H1
2. 1.5 credits, including at least 0.5 credit at the 400-level, from PSL304H1/​ PSL305H1/​ PSL372H1/​ PSL 400-level courses

Integrative, Inquiry-Based Activity Requirement

The choices in the program must satisfy the requirement for an integrative, inquiry-based activity by including at least one of the following courses: IMM435H1, PHY371Y1, PHY372H1, PHY396Y0, PHY397Y0, PHY398H0, PHY399Y0, PHY407H1, PHY424H1, PHY426H1, PHY428H1, PHY429H1, PHY471Y1, PHY472H1, PHY478H1, PHY479Y1, PSL304H1, PSL305H1, and PSL372H1


Students are encouraged but not required to enrol in the independent project courses PHY478H1/​ PHY479Y1. These students may be supervised by faculty in the Departments of Physics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Immunology, and Physiology. Students are required to have a B average in the program courses, identify a supervisor, and consult the Associate Chair of Physics (Undergraduate Studies) before enrolling in PHY478H1/​ PHY479Y1.

Students might wish to enrol in 300- and 400-level courses in the partner life science departments that are not listed above. These students will need approval to take these courses from the Associate Chair (Undergraduate Studies) prior to enrollment in the course.

On approval of the Department of Physics, students who take CHM222H1/​ CHM225Y1 will not have to take PHY252H1.