Program Information

School: University of Toronto – Scarborough
Faculty: Life Sciences
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Botany/Plant Biology
Description: Plants and fungi play critical roles in ecosystems and are used for food, fiber, oil, antibiotics, and pharmaceuticals, and they also can be employed to produce novel molecules of agronomic/economic interest. This Major program in Plant Biology allows students to explore life on Earth from the molecular to the supra-organismal level, with a focus on plants and fungal systems and processes that underpin growth and development, stress physiology, nutrition and metabolism, molecular genetics, ecology and evolution, and biodiversity. This educational experience will allow students to recognize the unique niche of plants within the natural world and students will develop the cognitive and technical skills that are used to address local and global challenges. The program encourages active learning through its capstone course and by promoting participation in research activities.

URL: Plant Biology (HBSc) at University of Toronto – Scarborough
Course Based: Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

The cost listed is effective for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 77 to 100
Prerequisites:*

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

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

Applicants are required to have a High school diploma (OSSD), at least six (6) Grade 12 “U” or “M” courses.