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Human Biology

The Human Biology programs integrate courses from the medical sciences, biological and social sciences, as well as the humanities. The goal of each program is to provide a broad education focused on an area of biological science relevant to humans. Students will receive a solid foundation in life science courses together with insight from the humanities and social sciences. Graduates will be equipped with a broad range of knowledge and skills to go into the job market or pursue further study in research, health sciences, biotechnology, law, education, and administration.



  • Fundamental Genetics and its Applications (specialist and major options)
  • Global Health (specialist and major options)
  • Health and Disease (specialist and major options)
  • Human Biology (major option)
  • Neuroscience (specialist and major options)


First-Year Courses

  • The Human Biology program does not offer any courses at the first-year level


Advice for First Year

Students who are interested in studying human biology should complete courses in biology (BIO 120H1 and BIO130H1), chemistry (CHM 135H1 and CHM136H1), and calculus (MAT 135H1 and MAT136H1) physics, (PHY131H1 and PHY132H1) and psychology (PSY100H1) [especially Neuroscience].  Not all courses are required for all specialist and major programs. Please verify program requirements in current Arts & Science calendar. 


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