In Honours Life Sciences – Origins of Disease Specialization, students investigate the molecular mechanisms of pharmaceutical activity, biological assays and the manifestation of disease.
This specialization explores the molecular and cellular basis of the disease state and the principles of chemistry and biophysics that guide disease diagnosis and treatment.
A unique aspect to our programs involves the implementation of community-based projects and peer mentoring experiential opportunities that are tied to in-course experiences. This multi-disciplinary approach to studying the Life Sciences provides students with a broad perspective for problem-solving and to undertake post-graduate research in an emerging life science field.
Honours Bachelor of Science
Degree at Graduation
Enrollment in this program is limited.
Admission is by selection but requires, as a minimum, completion of any Level 1 program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including:
- BIOLOGY 1A03
- CHEM 1A03
- CHEM 1AA3
- 1 course from MATH 1A03, 1LS3
- 1 course from PHYSICS 1A03, 1C03
- 1 course from BIOLOGY 1M03, EARTHSC 1G03, ENVIRSC 1C03, PSYCH 1XX3, 1FF3
- 2 courses from the Science 1 Course List
Typical Second-Year Courses
Research Methods in Life Sciences
Living Systems Laboratory
Statistical Methods for Science
Explorations in Medical and Biological Physics
Biophysics of the Cell and Living Organisms
Organic Chemistry 1
Organic Chemistry 2