Coming soon in 2024 - Health Sciences

Beginning in the 2024 academic year, the University of Toronto Scarborough will be launching the Scarborough Academy of Medicine and Integrated Health (SAMIH). Our expanded co-op program offerings reflect the real world need for healthcare professionals. 


Are you interested in becoming a doctor, physician assistant, physiotherapist, or other health professional? Consider UofT Scarborough. 

Nature Magazine ranked University of Toronto: 

  • 3rd in the world for health sciences research  

  • 2nd in the world for health sciences research among universities 

Source: Nature (June 2023) 


To succeed in the Life Sciences, you need the best foundation and a supportive environment.

The University of Toronto Scarborough Life Sciences program is designed to set you up for career success and give you a competitive advantage. Our program is like no other. Alongside your BSc degree, you can take a unique certificate that expands your knowledge while cultivating skills like leadership, communication and critical thinking—skills that are essential to a career in the health professions.  

You'll get 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, UHN and SHN. You'll take part in experiential learning programs that put your knowledge to practice in some of the best clinics and labs in North America. You’ll immerse yourself in the latest research and network with world-leading experts in specialties ranging from neuroscience to mental health. We also offer smaller class sizes, approachable instructors and close-knit learning communities to help you thrive. 

Our inclusive, intimate campus is located in the heart of a dynamic, diverse region and surrounded by nature. You'll study alongside medical students and other healthcare trainees in a new state-of-the-art hub that will house the Scarborough Academy of Medicine and Integrated Health which is training doctors, physiotherapists and other health professionals right here in Scarborough. And you'll earn a prestigious degree from one of the world's top-ranked universities. 

It’s an exciting time to be a science student at U of T Scarborough! We're the best gateway to a rewarding future in healthcare. Join our welcoming community, create lifelong friendships, and get the edge you need to make your dream possible.


2024 Health Sciences Co-op programs 


4, 8, or 12 months 

  • Molecular Biology, Immunology and Disease (Major)  

  • Plant Biology (Major)   

  • Biology (Major)  

  • Major Co-operative Program in Human Biology (Specialist and Major)   

  • Integrative Biology (Specialist and Major)   

  • Conservation & Biodiversity (Major)  

  • Evolutionary Anthropology  

  • Mental Health Studies (Major)   

  • Neuroscience (Major)   

  • Psychology (Major)