Human Biology is the scientific study of living organisms with an emphasis on humans and their interactions with their environment. Some of the sub-disciplines include morphology, taxonomy, physiology, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, evolution and ecology. Small group laboratory work is an integral component of the biology programs and allows for students to apply their scientific study to real life settings. The Human Biology Program is designed for students with a strong interest in the Health Sciences, incorporating biology, psychology, physical science and social science courses with a human health focus. This program provides great preparation for the MCAT and other Health Science aptitude tests. This creates the basic foundations required for health-related careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy and policy/management.
The Biological Sciences at U of T Scarborough offer several distinct specialized programs. Students can choose from the Specialist Programs in Integrative Biology, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology or Conservation & Biodiversity, or the Major Programs in Biology, Molecular Biology, Immunology & Disease or Conservation & Biodiversity.
New Health Sciences Stream
Pursuing a career as a doctor, nurse, physical therapist, dentist, physician assistant, pharmacist, or other health-care professional is a big goal. U of T Scarborough’s Health Sciences stream is designed to prepare you for career success and provide a competitive advantage.
Alongside your Bachelor of Science degree, you will earn a unique certificate* that will expand your knowledge and cultivate skills like leadership, communication, equity, and critical thinking—areas that are essential in health care.
The certificate can be paired with a co-op program which provides hands-on experience through paid co-op terms with some of the top hospitals, companies, and research institutes in the region, such as SickKids, CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health), University Health Network (UHN), and Baycrest.Bottom of Form
The Health Sciences stream and co-op opportunities are available with this program.
*Open to domestic high school applicants only. International and/or transfer students can apply for the non-health sciences stream option of this program.
Interested in becoming a teacher?
This program offers a combined degree option where you'll receive advanced admission to U of T's Master of Teaching program. You'll apply to the Master of Teaching combined degree option during your studies at U of T Scarborough.