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What will I learn?

The Human Biology Program is an undergraduate collaborative program between the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Faculty of Medicine. Our programs examine the biology of our species through interdisciplinary lenses by integrating topics from the biological and medical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. The overall structure of the collaborative program is designed to expose students to the transdisciplinary field of human biology with opportunities to specialize in selected areas of inquiry in the field.

A central objective to the Human Biology Program (HMB) is to facilitate to the development of core competencies in our students: critical and creative thinking, self-directed learning, quantitative and analytical reasoning, and effective communication and research. HMB aims to prepare students for future careers where an interdisciplinary education in biological and health sciences would be an asset. HMB offers diverse experiential learning opportunities for students which includes a faculty that is at the cutting-edge of teaching innovation, strong academic relationships with other department and faculties at the University, service learning with organizations in Toronto, and undergraduate research in laboratories on campus and affiliated hospital research institutes.

Human Biology is a transdisciplinary field concerned with the study of human health from a biological, sociological, and evolutionary perspective. Research in human biology focuses on impact that genetic variations, development, physical fitness, and nutrition have on the general health of populations and how this compares across cultures and through history. The objective of the HMB: Human Biology major program is to provide students with a solid foundation in the life sciences as it relates to human biology and to facilitate the integration of concepts from across the social sciences and humanities, and to equip them with quantitative skills essential to research and success in this field.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$59,320.00 (US$ 43,017) per year
Start date

9 January 2023

Venue

University of Toronto

St. George Campus,

27 King's College Circle,

TORONTO,

Ontario (ON),

M5S 1A1, Canada

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$59,320.00 (US$ 43,017) per year
Start date

9 January 2023

Venue

Scarborough Campus (UTSC)

1265 Military Trail,

TORONTO,

Ontario (ON),

M1C 1A4, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

English Language Requirements: International English Language Testing System (IELTS): The minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The minimum scores required for the different TOEFL tests are: Internet-based Test: Minimum Requirement: total score of 100 + 22 on Writing; Discretionary Range: total score 89-99 + 22 on Writing. Cambridge Assessment English C1: Advanced or C2: Proficiency: A minimum overall score of 180, with at least 170 in each component. Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): The minimum score required to meet our English facility requirement is an overall score of 70 and no part below 60. Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST): The minimum requirement is a total score of 4.5, and no part below 4.

For international students

Students from different countries should have qualifications equivalent to Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Six 4U/M courses, including:

  • Biology (SBI4U)
  • Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U)
  • Chemistry (SCH4U)
  • English (ENG4U)
  • Physics (SPH4U) is recommended

English language requirements

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): The minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The minimum scores required for the different TOEFL tests are:

Internet-based Test:

Minimum Requirement: total score of 100 + 22 on Writing

Discretionary Range: total score 89-99 + 22 on Writing

Cambridge Assessment English C1: Advanced or C2: Proficiency: A minimum overall score of 180, with at least 170 in each component.

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): The minimum score required to meet our English facility requirement is an overall score of 70 and no part below 60.

Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST): The minimum requirement is a total score of 4.5, and no part below 4.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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