Life Sciences Admission Category

You've shown an interest in pursuing a program of study in the Life Sciences Admission Category in the Faculty of Arts & Science. Learn more about this area of study, and the many other programs in this admission category below.

Things You Need to Know

OUAC Admission Code: TLG (Life Sciences)
Approximate Admission Range: Low to mid 80s

Admission

Required High School Courses

Recommended Minimum Range for High School Courses

Recommended Minimum Range for Required High School Courses

Ontario High School & Other Canadian Provinces 
Admission Requirements

 

English, Calculus  Low to mid 80s English – low to mid 80s
Calculus – low to mid 80s

US High School Admission Requirements

English, Calculus (AP Calculus, SAT Subject Test Math II, Grade 12 Pre-Calculus, or IB Math HL or SL) Low to mid 80s English – low to mid 80s
Calculus – low to mid 80s

International Baccalaureate (IB) Admission Requirements

English HL or SL, Math: Analysis and Approaches HL or SL, Math: Applications and Interpretations HL  (Math Studies not acceptable) Low to mid 30s English HL or SL - 5 to 7
Math HL or SL – 5 to 7

British Patterned Admission Requirements

English GCSE, Math (GCE: A Level, Cambridge Pre-U: Advanced Level Math or Principle Subject)

"A"s and "B"s or 9s to 6s at GCSE level

Predicted “A"s and "B"s at A level

English: "A" or "B" or 9 to 6 at GCSE 
Mathematics: "A" or "B" at A level

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Admission Requirements

English, Math (Integrated or Pure Mathematics) “I”s and “II”s English CSEC or CAPE: A, I or II
Mathematics: I or II 

Other International School Admission Requirements

English, Calculus N/A  N/A

Note: While we look at your overall average for admission, we will also look specifically at your most recent English and mathematics/calculus grade.

Reference letters, personal statements, or supplemental applications are not required for admission into Life Sciences.

Since you are admitted to the general Life Sciences admission category, during your first year you will not be enrolled in a specific program. This means that during your first year, you are able to explore a number of different areas of study. You apply to a program (e.g. major in psychology) at the end of your first year, and can combine programs outside of your own admission category, excluding programs in Rotman Commerce.

It is important to note that in addition to the courses required for admission into the Life Sciences admission category listed above (English and mathematics/calculus), some programs of study may require you to take additional specific high school subjects in order to take specific courses in first year, or for entry into that program in second year.  

For example, if you are interested in psychology, you will not only need English and mathematics/calculus (which are required for admission into Life Sciences), but you will also need grade 12 biology or equivalent to be able to enrol in the psychology program of study at the end of your first year. 

Step 1: Search for your desired program of study (e.g. psychology), under Program Area in the Academic Calendar

Step 2: Find the prerequisite courses you will need to take in your first year

Step 3: Find the program admission averages

Note: You can often locate the prerequisite courses and program admission averages under the following sections:

  • enrolment requirements in the program accordions
  • high school pre-requisites and first-year requirements
  • program requirements
 

Life Sciences (H.B.Sc.) Program List

Legend: Bio: Biology; C: Calculus and Vectors; Ch: Chemistry; Ph: Physics

Program

Subject(s) Required in Addition to English

Animal Physiology C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)
Anthropology: Evolutionary C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)
Biochemistry C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)
Biodiversity and Conservation Biology C, Bio
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology C, Bio, Ch
Biological Chemistry C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)
Biological Physics C, Bio, Ch, Ph
Biology C, Bio, Ch (Ch not Req’d for minor)
Biology (offered jointly with the National University of Singapore) C, Bio
Biomedical Toxicology C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)
Cell and Molecular Biology C, Bio, Ch, Ph (Ph rec not Req’d for major)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology C, Bio, Ch
Environment and Behaviour C (Rec. Bio)
Environment and Energy C, Ch (Rec. Ph)
Environment and Health C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)
Environment and Toxicology C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)
Environmental Biology C, Bio, Ch (Ch not Req’d for minor)
Environmental Chemistry C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)
Environmental Geosciences C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)
Environmental Science C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)
Forest Conservation Science C, Bio (Rec. Ch)
Genome Biology C, Bio, Ch
Human Biology C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)
Human Biology: Fundamental Genetics and its Applications C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)
Human Biology: Global Health C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)
Human Biology: Health and Disease C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)
Human Biology: Neuroscience C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)
Immunology C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)
Nutritional Sciences C, Bio, Ch
Pathobiology C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)
Pharmaceutical Chemistry C, Bio, Ch, Ph
Pharmacology C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)
Pharmacology and Biomedical Toxicology C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)
Physical and Environmental Geography C (Rec. Ch, Bio, Ph)
Physiology C, Bio, Ch (Rec. Ph)
Psychology C, Bio (Rec. Ch, Ph)
Psychology Research C, Bio (Rec. Ch or Ph)