Life Sciences at the University of Toronto
If you attend a high school in Ontario, you simply apply by choosing this program in your OUAC 101 application in October/November of your grade 12 year.
Prerequisite Courses: English, Calculus, Biology, Chemistry (Physics is only recommended NOT required)
Anticipated Admission Range: Low to mid 80s
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Given that the University of Toronto is the largest university in Canada, there are a number of opportunities available to gain skills and experiences outside of the classroom. Not only does UofT have numerous labs on campus, its affiliations with many of the hospitals and research institutions in downtown Toronto provide further opportunities to explore.
Most life science students start by volunteering in a lab and/or applying for work-study positions in labs. Moreover, students usually apply for summer student research grants to work in a lab during the summer.
The pharmacology & toxicology and pharmaceutical chemistry POSts are the only life science streams that offer co-op, known as a professional experience year (PEY) in research and the pharmaceutical industry.
The most popular pathways following graduation are:
Over your undergraduate years, you’ll come to learn more about possible career paths after graduation. There’s careers out there you don’t even know exist right now!