Undergraduate Program Requirements

Please note that program requirements are revised periodically. The requirements below are based on the 2017-2018 calendar.  Students should follow the program requirements published in the Faculty of Arts and Science Calendar from the year in which they registered in the program.

  • Pharmacology Specialist Program
  • Biomedical Toxicology Specialist Program
  • Specialist in Pharmacology and Biomedical Toxicology
  • Environment and Toxicology Specialist Program
  • Pharmacology Major Program
  • Biomedical Toxicology Major Program

Students enter our program in the 'General' stream with second year courses being similar across the Specialist or Major Programs.

Pharmacology Specialist Program:

Enrollment in this program is limited and will be based on student’s grades in the following courses: BIO120H/BIO130H/CHM138H/CHM139H/CHM151Y1 and from 1 FCE from any of the following MAT135H1; MAT136H1; MAT137Y1; PHY131H1/PHY151H1; PHY132H1/PHY152H1. 
Successful completion of required pre-requisite courses is required to further enroll in upper level program courses. Students may not transfer to the Major program from the Specialist stream after completion of the PCL472Y1 course. 

(14.5 full courses or their equivalent)

  • First Year: BIO120H1; BIO130H1; CHM138H1; CHM139H1 (or CHM151Y1); and 1 FCE from any combination of MAT135H1; MAT136H1; MAT135Y1; PHY131H1/PHY151H1; PHY132H1/PHY152H1 (see NOTE 1)
  • Second Year: BCH210H1; BIO230H1/(BIO240H1, 241H1); BIO260H1/HMB265H1; STA288H1; CHM247H1/CHM249H1; PCL201H1; PSL300H1; PSL301H1 (or PSL302Y1 however PSL201Y1 is not acceptable). 
  • Third Year: BCH311H1; PCL302H1; PCL366H1
  • Third or Fourth Year: PCL469H1 and 3.5 full-course equivalents with at least 1.5 from PCL courses: ANA300Y1/ BCH340H1/BCH370H1/CSB328H1(See NOTE 3)/ PSL372H1/PCL345H1/PCL389H1/PCL461H1/PCL475Y1/PCL477H1/PCL484H1/PCL486H1/PCL491H1.
  • Fourth Year: PCL470H1/PCL470Y1; PCL402H; PCL472Y1 (see NOTE 2)

NOTES

  1. Any PHY/MAT courses should be completed during the first year and included for program enrollment. 
  2. Enrollment in the Research Project Course (PCL472Y1) is limited and requires permission from the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Students must receive prior consent of an approved supervisor according to Departmental guidelines before the  Department will register them in the course. It is the student’s responsibility to make all necessary preparations before the session starts (see course description. 
  3. Some of the choices listed above are only available to students who are enrolled in a POSt sponsored by the department or unit offering the course, and/or who have completed specified prerequisites.  

Pharmacology Major Program: 

Enrollment in this program is limited and will be based on student’s grades in the following courses: BIO120H/BIO130H/CHM138H/CHM139H. 
(8 full courses or their equivalent, including two 300-series courses and one 400-series course)

  • First Year: Required: BIO120H1; BIO130H1; CHM138H1; CHM139H1 (or CHM151Y1)
  • Second Year: Required: BCH210H1; BIO230H1/(BIO240H1,241H1); PCL201H1; CHM247H1/249H1; PSL300H1, PSL301H1 (or PSL302Y1; however, PSL201Y1 is not acceptable)
  • Third Year: Required: PCL302H1; BCH311H1
  • Third or Fourth Year Electives: PCL469H1 and 1.0 full course equivalent from: BCH370H1/PCL345H1/PCL389H1/PCL402H1/PCL475Y1/PCL477H1/PCL484H1/PCL486H1
  • Fourth Year: Required: PCL470H1/PCL470Y1

NOTES

  1. This elective course will count towards the 1.0 FCE electives which are required for your program.
  2. Students are not allowed to enroll concurrently in the Major Program in Pharmacology and the Major Program in Toxicology.
  3. Students are not allowed to enroll concurrently in the Major Program in Pharmacology and a Specialist Program in Toxicology.
  4. Students are not permitted to take PCL472Y or PCL474Y.

Biomedical Toxicology Specialist Program:

Enrollment in this program is limited and will be based on student’s grades in the following courses: BIO120H/BIO130H/CHM138H/CHM139H and from 1 FCE from any of the following MAT135H1; MAT136H1; MAT137Y1/MAT157Y1; PHY131H1/PHY151H1; PHY132H1/PHY152H1.
Successful completion of required pre-requisite courses is required to further enroll in upper level program courses. Students may not transfer to the Major program from the Specialist stream after completion of the PCL474Y1 course.

(14.5 full courses or their equivalent)

  • First Year: BIO120H1; BIO130H1; (CHM138H1, CHM139H1/CHM151Y1; and 1 FCE from any combination of MAT135H1; MAT136H1; MAT137Y1; PHY131H1/PHY151H1; PHY132H1/PHY152H1 (see NOTE 1)
  • Second Year: BCH210H1; BIO230H1/(BIO240H1, 241H1); BIO260H1/HMB265H1; CHM247H1/CHM249H1; PCL201H1; STA288H1; PSL300H1; PSL301H1; (or PSL302Y1 however PSL201Y1 is not acceptable).
  • Third Year: PCL302H1; PCL362H1; PCL366H1
  • Third or Fourth Year: LMP363H1 and two and a half (2.5 FCE) full-credit equivalent with at least one-full credit equivalent from PCL courses: ANA301H1/BCH370H1/CHM310H1/ESS463H1/LMP301H1/PCL345H1/PCL389H1 /PCL465H1/PCL475Y1/PCL477H1/PCL484H1/PCL486H1/PCL491H1.
  • Fourth Year: PCL473Y1; PCL474Y1 (see NOTE 2); PCL481H1; PCL402H1

NOTES

  1. Any PHY/MAT courses should be completed during the first year and included for program enrollment.
  2. Enrollment in the Research Project Course (PCL474Y1) is limited and requires permission from the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Students must receive prior consent of an approved supervisor according to departmental guidelines before the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology will register them in the course. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate all necessary preparations before the session starts (see course description).

Biomedical Toxicology Major Program:

Enrollment in this program is limited and will be based on student’s grades in the following courses: BIO120H/BIO130H/CHM138H/CHM139H.
(8 full courses or their equivalent, including two-300 series courses and one 400-series course).

  • First Year: Required: BIO120H1; BIO130H1; CHM138H1; CHM139H1 (or CHM151Y1)
  • Second Year: Required: BCH210H1; BIO230H1/(BIO240H1,241H1); PCL201H1; CHM247H1/249H1; PSL300H1; 301H1 (or PSL302Y1 however PSL201Y1 is not acceptable).
  • Third Year: Required: PCL302H1; PCL362H1 (see NOTE 1)
  • Third or Fourth Year Electives: One full-course equivalent from: ANA301H1/BCH370H1/LMP301H1/LMP363H1/PCL345H1/PCL389H1/PCL402H1/PCL469H1/PCL470H1/PCL475Y1/PCL477H1/PCL481H1
  • Fourth Year: Required: PCL473Y1

NOTES

  1. Although LMP301H1 (Introduction to the Biochemistry of Human Disease) and LMP363H1 (Principles of Pathobiology) are not prerequisites to enroll in PCL473Y1, students are recommended to enroll in at least one of these courses.
  2. Students are not allowed to enroll concurrently in the Major Program in Toxicology and the Major Program in Pharmacology.
  3. Students are not allowed to enroll concurrently in the Major Program in Toxicology and a Specialist Program in Pharmacology.

Specialist in Pharmacology and Biomedical Toxicology:

Enrollment in this program is limited and will be based on student’s grades in the following courses: BIO120H/BIO130H/CHM138H/CHM139H and from 1 FCE from any of the following MAT135H1; MAT136H1; MAT135Y1; PHY131H1/PHY151H1; PHY132H1/PHY152H1.
Successful completion of required pre-requisite courses is required to further enroll in upper level program courses. Students may not transfer to the Major program from the Specialist stream after completion of the PCL472Y1/474Y1 course. Students are allowed to enroll in only one of the two project courses (PCL472Y/PCL474Y) and only one of the two PCL laboratory courses (PCL461H or PCL465H1) offered by the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

(15 full courses or their equivalent)

  • First Year: BIO120H1; BIO130H1; CHM138H1; CHM139H1 (or CHM151Y1); and 1 FCE from any combination of MAT135H1; MAT136H1; MAT137Y1/MAT157Y1; PHY131H1/PHY151H1; PHY132H1/PHY152H1 (see NOTE 1)
  • Second Year: BCH210H1; BIO230H1/(BIO240H1, 241H1); BIO260H1/HMB265H1; CHM247H1/CHM249H1; PCL201H1; PSL300H1: PSL301H1 (or PSL302Y1 however PSL201Y1 is not acceptable).
  • Third Year: BCH311H1; PCL302H1; PCL362H1; PCL366H1
  • Third or Fourth Year: LMP363H1, PCL469H1, and a one and half (1.5 FCE) full-credit equivalent from the following courses:LMP301H1/PCL345H1/PCL389H1/PCL461H1/PCL465H1/PCL475Y1/PCL477H1/PCL484H1/PCL486H1/PCL491H1. Additional courses that may strengthen your background in this program can be taken, but will not count towards your program: ANA300Y1/ANA301H1/BCH340H1/BCH370H1/CHM310H1/CSB328H1(see NOTE 3)/ESS463H1/PSL372H1
  • Fourth Year: PCL470H1/PCL470Y1; PCL473Y; PCL472Y1/PCL474Y (see NOTE 2); PCL481H1.

NOTES

  1. Any PHY/MAT courses should be completed during the first year and included for program enrollment.
  2. Enrollment in the Research Project Course (PCL472Y1/474Y1) is limited and requires permission from the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Students must receive prior consent of an approved supervisor according to Departmental guidelines before the Department will register them in the course. It is the student’s responsibility to make all necessary preparations before the session starts (see course description.
  3. Some of the choices listed above are only available to students who are enrolled in a POSt sponsored by the department or unit offering the course, and/or who have completed specified prerequisites.

Environment and Toxicology Specialist Program:

This program is jointly sponsored by the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and the Centre for Environment. For additional information see “Centre for Environment” or consult either www.environment.utoronto.ca or www.pharmtox.utoronto.ca.
The Environment and Toxicology Specialist is a Type 2L program and can only accommodate a limited number of students. Admission into this program is determined by a student’s average in the following courses: BIO120H1, BIO130H1, CHM138H1, CHM139H1, and one of PHY131H1, MAT135H1, or GGR100H1. 
Entry into the program requires completion of BIO 120H1, 130H1; CHM 138H1, 139H1, one of PHY131H, MAT135H, or GGR100H and 0.5 FCE from among the other first year course requirements. Completion of the program requires completion of all 4 FCE of the first year required courses. 

(15 full courses or their equivalent, including 4.0 300+-level courses, 1.0 of which must be at the 400-level).

  • First Year: BIO120H1; BIO130H1; CHM138H1; CHM139H1 ; and at least 0.5 FCE from PHY131H; MAT135H; GGR100H
  • First or Second Year: At least 1.5 FCE from GGR100H1 (if not counted in First Year, 2 above); GGR101H1; MAT135H1 (if not counted in First Year, 2 above); MAT136H1/JMB170Y1; PHY131H1 (if not counted in First Year, 2 above); PHY132H1
  • Second Year: BCH210H1; BIO230H1/(BIO240H1, 241H1); ENV221H1; ENV222H1, PCL201H1 and CHM247H1. One FCE from BIO(270H1,271H1) or PSL(300H1, 301H1) or PSL302Y1 (see NOTE 1)
  • Third and Fourth Years: BIO 220H1; ENV234H1l JGE321H1; ENV334H1; CHM210H1; PCL302H1; PCL362H1; PCL473Y1. 
  • One from STA288H1/STA220H1/STA221H1/EEB225H1 (see NOTE 2).  
  • One from ENV421H1/PCL366H1+PCL465H/PCL474Y1 (see NOTE 2). 
  • At least 1.0 FCE from: ENV341H1;ENV235H;PHY231H1;JGE236H1/JEE337H1; CHM310H1; ESS463H1; PCL477H1;PCL481H1; PCL484H1; PCL486H1; LMP301H1;LMP363H1 (see NOTE 3)

NOTES

  1. PSL300H1 and PSL301H1 require MAT100 series/PHY100 -series
  2. PCL302H1 is a required co-requisite of PCL365Y1, PCL201H, PCL302H1 and PCL376H1 are pre-requisites for students intending to take PCL474Y1. Students intending to take PCL474Y1 must obtain permission from the Undergraduate Student Advisor of the Centre for Environment 3 months prior to the intended date of enrolment. Students must also consult with the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at least 3 months prior to the intended date of enrolment as the student is responsible for arranging for a supervisor.
  3. Students taking PCL481H1 must take BCH210H1, PCL302H1 and PCL362H1 as prerequisites. Students taking PCL477H must take BCH210H prior. Students taking ENV421H must take 1.5 FCE from group 7 to have 15 FCE program credits
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