Program Information

School: University of Toronto – St. George
Faculty: Arts and Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Molecular Genetics
Microbiology and Immunology
Description: Molecular Genetics and Microbiology examines the molecular basis of genetics, the study of heredity, and of microbiology, which is the study of bacteria and viruses. Developments in genetics and microbiology have contributed greatly to our understanding of the fundamental processes of life as well as to the treatment of genetic and infectious diseases. Students can focus on either genetics or microbiology while studying the basic science of both disciplines.

Career opportunities for graduates include employment in research institutes, universities and other educational institutions, and industry. The program provides an excellent preparation for post-graduate research and professional programs such as medicine, law, business, and education. Graduates may find employment in research, industry, or hospital laboratories. Students often continue their studies at the graduate level (M.Sc. or Ph.D.), a requirement for research and teaching at universities and colleges.

URL: Molecular Genetics and Microbiology (HBSc) at University of Toronto – St. George
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $49,800

Cost per year is based on the 2018-2019 academic year.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80 to 100

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 

Applicants are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma: Grade 12 English (ENG4U) and Calculus (MCV4U) plus four additional U/M courses. Program prerequisites include Grade 12 Biology (SBI4U) and Chemistry (SCH4U); Physics (SPH4U) is recommended.