Pharmacology and Toxicology

Undergraduate Program Requirements

Students wishing to enroll in the Biomedical Toxicology Specialist (ASSPE2573) or in the Pharmacology Specialist (ASSPE2082) will initially apply to the joint Pharmacology and Biomedical Toxicology Specialist (ASSPE2340). After completion of first year pre-requisite courses and during the spring of their second year of study (and completion of PCL201H1) students can then choose to stay in the joint Pharmacology and Biomedical Toxicology Specialist or choose to apply to the Biomedical Toxicology Specialist or the Pharmacology Specialist.

Students wishing to enroll in the Biomedical Toxicology Major (ASMAJ2573) or in the Pharmacology Major (ASMAJ2082) will initially apply to a general departmental Major (ASMAJ2675) and then after completion of first year pre-requisite courses and during the spring of their second year of study (and completion of PCL201H1) will select the focus for their future studies (Biomedical Toxicology or Pharmacology).

Students wishing to enroll in the Environment and Toxicology Specialist (ASSPE0605) will apply directly to the program after completion of first year pre-requisite courses.

Please note that program requirements are revised periodically. The requirements below are based on the 2019-2020 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.

Joint Pharmacology and Biomedical Toxicology Specialist (ASSPE2340)

Enrolment Requirements:

This Type 3 Program can only accommodate a limited number of students. Eligibility is competitive and based on a student’s marks in the 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCE) of required first-year courses. Students must achieve an average of at least 70% on these 3.0 FCEs and a final mark of at least 60% in each course. Achieving these estimated marks does not guarantee admission to the program in any given year.

Students must apply to this program through the Faculty of Arts & Science. Students cannot combine this Specialist with either departmental Major programs (Biomedical Toxicology or Pharmacology). Students wishing to enroll after their second year who have taken PCL201H1 will be considered on a case by case basis. 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 after completion of PCL474Y1 or PEY.

Completion Requirements:

Students will follow the calendar year in which they initially enter one of our programs.

15 full courses or their equivalent

  • First Year: BIO120H1; BIO130H1; (CHM135H1, CHM136H1)/CHM151Y1; and 1 FCE from any combination of (MAT135H1, MAT136H1); PHY131H1/PHY151H1; PHY132H1/PHY152H1 (see NOTE 1)
  • Second Year: BCH210H1; BIO230H1/BIO255H1; BIO260H1/HMB265H1; CHM247H1/CHM249H1; STA288H1; PCL201H1; ( PSL300H1, PSL301H1) (NOTE: PSL201Y1 is not acceptable)
  • Third Year: BCH311H1/PSL350H1; PCL302H1; PCL362H1; at least 0.5 FCE from PCL367H1 or PCL368H1 (see NOTE 2)
  • Third or Fourth Year: LMP363H1, PCL469H1, and 1.5 FCE from the following courses: JPM300H1/PCL345H1/PCL367H1 or PCL368H1 (see NOTE 2)/PCL389H1/PCL475H1/PCL476H1/PCL475Y1/PCL477H1/PCL484H1/PCL486H1/PCL490H1/JPM400Y1/LMP301H1. Additional courses that may strengthen your background in this program can be taken, but will not count towards your program: ANA300Y1/ANA301H1/BCH340H1/CHM310H1/ESS463H1
  • Fourth Year: PCL402H1; PCL470H1/PCL470Y1; (PCL482H1, PCL483H1)/PCL473Y1; PCL472Y1/PCL474Y1/JPM400Y1 (see NOTE 3); PCL481H1
  • An Integrative, Inquiry-Based Activity: PCL297H1/PCL389H1/PCL397Y0/PCL472Y1/PCL474Y1/JPM400Y1/Professional Experience Year.

NOTES:

  1. Any PHY/MAT courses should be completed during the first year and included for program enrolment.
  2. At least 0.5 FCE from PCL367H1 or PCL368H1 is required for the program, however if desired the alternative course can be taken as a program elective.
  3. Enrolment in PCL472Y1/PCL474Y1 or JPM400Y1 is limited and requires permission from the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Students must receive prior consent from the course coordinator according to Departmental guidelines before the Department will register them in the course. Students can take either course as their required independent project, or they may take JPM400Y1 as an additional elective. It is the student’s responsibility to make all necessary preparations before the session starts (see course description).

Biomedical Toxicology Specialist (ASSPE2573)

Enrolment Requirements:

This Type 3 Program can only accommodate a limited number of students. Eligibility is competitive and based on a student’s marks in the 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCE) of required first-year courses. Students must achieve an average of at least 70% on these 3.0 FCEs and a final mark of at least 60% in each course. Achieving these estimated marks does not guarantee admission to the program in any given year.

Students must apply to this program through the Faculty of Arts & Science. Students wishing to enroll in the Biomedical Toxicology Specialist will initially apply to the Specialist in Pharmacology and Biomedical Toxicology (ASSPE2340). After completion of first year pre-requisite courses and during the spring of their second year of study (and completion of PCL201H1) students can then choose to apply to the Biomedical Toxicology Specialist. First and second year courses are the same for all Specialist programs within the Department.

Students cannot combine this Specialist with either departmental Major programs (Biomedical Toxicology or Pharmacology). Students wishing to enroll after their second year who have taken PCL201H1 will be considered on a case by case basis. 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 after completion of PCL474Y1 or PEY.

Completion Requirements:

Students will follow the calendar year in which they initially enter one of our programs (for the majority of students that will be ASSPE2340).

14.5 full courses or their equivalent

  • First Year: BIO120H1; BIO130H1; (CHM135H1, CHM136H1)/CHM151Y1; and 1 FCE from any combination of (MAT135H1, MAT136H1); PHY131H1/ PHY151H1; PHY132H1/PHY152H1 (see NOTE 1)
  • Second Year: BCH210H1; BIO230H1/BIO255H1; BIO260H1/HMB265H1; CHM247H1/CHM249H1; STA288H1; PCL201H1; (PSL300H1, PSL301H1) (NOTE: PSL201Y1 is not acceptable)
  • Third Year: PCL302H1; PCL362H1; at least 0.5 FCE from PCL367H1 or PCL368H1
  • Third or Fourth Year: LMP363H1 and 2.5 FCE with at least 1.5 FCE: JPM300H1/PCL345H1/PCL367H1 or PCL368H1 (see NOTE 2)/PCL389H1/PCL475H1/PCL476H1/PCL475Y1/PCL477H1/PCL484H1/PCL486H1/PCL490H1/JPM400Y1/ANA301H1/CHM310H1/ESS463H1/LMP301H1
  • Fourth Year: PCL402H1; (PCL482H1, PCL483H1)/PCL473Y1; PCL474Y1/JPM400Y1 (see NOTE 3); PCL481H1
  • An Integrative, Inquiry-Based Activity: PCL297H1/PCL389H1/PCL397Y0/PCL472Y1/PCL474Y1/JPM400Y1/Professional Experience Year

NOTES:

  1. Any PHY/MAT courses should be completed during the first year and included for program enrolment.
  2. At least 0.5 FCE from PCL367H1 or PCL368H1 is required for the program, however if desired the alternative course can be taken as a program elective.
  3. Enrolment in PCL474Y1 and JPM400Y1 is limited and requires permission from the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Students must receive prior consent from the course coordinator according to Departmental guidelines before the Department will register them in the course. Students can take either course as their required independent project, or they may take JPM400Y1 as an additional elective. It is the student’s responsibility to make all necessary preparations before the session starts (see course description).

Pharmacology Specialist (ASSPE2082)

Enrolment Requirements:

This Type 3 Program can only accommodate a limited number of students. Eligibility is competitive and based on a student’s marks in the 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCE) of required first-year courses. Students must achieve an average of at least 70% on these 3.0 FCEs and a final mark of at least 60% in each course. Achieving these estimated marks does not guarantee admission to the program in any given year.

Students must apply to this program through the Faculty of Arts & Science. Students wishing to enroll in the Pharmacology Specialist will initially apply to the Specialist in Pharmacology and Biomedical Toxicology (ASSPE2340). After completion of first year pre-requisite courses and during the spring of their second year of study (and completion of PCL201H1) students can then choose to apply to the Pharmacology Specialist. First and second year courses are the same for all Specialist programs within the Department.

Students cannot combine this Specialist with either departmental Major programs (Biomedical Toxicology or Pharmacology). Students wishing to enroll after their second year who have taken PCL201H1 will be considered on a case by case basis. 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 after completion of PCL474Y1 or PEY.

Completion Requirements:

Students will follow the calendar year in which they initially enter one of our programs (for the majority of students that will be ASSPE2340).

14.5 full courses or their equivalent

  • First Year: BIO120H1; BIO130H1; (CHM135H1, CHM136H1)/CHM151Y1; and 1 FCE from any combination of (MAT135H1, MAT136H1); PHY131H1/PHY151H1; PHY132H1/PHY152H1 (see NOTE 1)
  • Second Year: BCH210H1; BIO230H1/BIO255H1; BIO260H1/HMB265H1; CHM247H1/CHM249H1; STA288H1; PCL201H1; (PSL300H1, PSL301H1)/ (NOTE: PSL201Y1 is not acceptable)
  • Third Year: BCH311H1/PSL350H1; PCL302H1; at least 0.5 FCE from PCL367H1 or PCL368H1
  • Third or Fourth Year: PCL469H1 and 3.5 FCE with at least 1.5 FCE from PCL courses: JPM300H1/PCL345H1/PCL367H1 or PCL368H1 (see NOTE 2)/PCL389H1/PCL475H1/PCL476H1/PCL475Y1/PCL477H1/PCL484H1/PCL486H1/PCL490H1/JPM400Y1/ANA300Y1/BCH340H1/BCH350H1
  • Fourth Year: PCL402H1; PCL470H1/PCL470Y1; PCL472Y1/JPM400Y1 (see NOTE 3)
  • An Integrative, Inquiry-Based Activity: PCL297H1/PCL389H1/PCL397Y0/PCL472Y1/PCL474Y1/JPM400Y1/Professional Experience Year

NOTES:

  1. Any PHY/MAT courses should be completed during the first year and included for program enrolment.
  2. At least 0.5 FCE from PCL367H1 or PCL368H1 is required for the program, however, if desired the alternative course can be taken as a program elective.
  3. Enrolment in PCL472Y1 and JPM400Y1 is limited and requires permission from the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Students must receive prior consent from course coordinator according to Departmental guidelines before the Department will register them in the course. Students can take either course as their required independent project, or they may take JPM400Y1 as an additional elective. It is the student’s responsibility to make all necessary preparations before the session starts (see course description).

Environment & Toxicology Specialist (ASSPE0605)

Enrolment Requirements:

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 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCE) of required first-year courses. It is expected that a cumulative average 70% in the selected courses will be required for admission; however, achieving that mark does not necessarily guarantee admission to the program in any given year. See the Faculty of Arts & Science for application procedures.

NOTE: Students cannot combine a Biomedical Toxicology Major program with an Environment and Toxicology Specialist program for their degree.

Students who wish to enroll in the program after their second year will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Successful completion of required prerequisite courses is required to enroll in further upper-level program courses.

Completion Requirements:

14 full courses or their equivalent, including 4.0 FCE of 300+-level courses, 1.0 of which must be at the 400-level

  • First Year: BIO120H1; BIO130H1; CHM135H1; CHM136H1; and at least 1.0 FCE from PHY131H1; PHY132H1; MAT135H1; MAT136H1
  • Second Year: BCH210H1; BIO230H1/BIO255H1; ENV221H1; ENV222H1, PCL201H1 and CHM247H1. One FCE from (BIO270H1, BIO271H1)/(PSL300H1, PSL301H1) (see NOTE 1)
  • Third and Fourth Years: BIO220H1; ENV234H1; JGE321H1; ENV334H1; CHM210H1; PCL302H1; PCL362H1; (PCL482H1, PCL483H1)/PCL473Y1
    • One from STA220H1/STA221H1/STA288H1/EEB225H1 (see NOTE 2)
    • One from ENV421H1/PCL367H1/PCL474Y1 (see NOTE 2)
    • At least 1.0 FCE from: ENV341H1; PHY231H1; ENV337H1/JEE337H1; CHM310H1; ESS463H1; JPM300H1; PCL477H1; PCL481H1; PCL484H1; PCL486H1; PCL490H1; LMP301H1; LMP363H1 (see NOTE 3)
  • An Integrative, Inquiry-Based Activity: PCL297H1/PCL367H1/PCL397Y0/ENV421H1/PCL474Y1/Professional Experience Year

NOTES:

  1. PSL300H1 and PSL301H1 require MAT100/PHY100-series courses.
  2. PCL201H1, and PCL302H1 are pre-requisites for students intending to take PCL474Y1. Students intending to take PCL474Y1 must obtain permission from the Undergraduate Student Advisor of the School of the 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.
  3. Students taking PCL481H1 must take PCL302H1 and PCL362H1 as prerequisites. Students taking PCL477H1 must take BCH210H1 prior. Students taking ENV421H1 or PCL367H1 must take 1.5 FCE from program electives requirement list of courses to ensure 15 FCE program credits.

Biomedical Toxicology Major (ASMAJ2573)

Enrolment Requirements:

This is a limited enrolment program that can only accommodate a limited number of students. Eligibility will be competitive and based on a student’s marks in the 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCE) required first-year courses with an average of at least 70% on these 2.0 FCEs and a final mark of at least 60% in each course. Achieving these estimated marks does not guarantee admission to the program in any given year.

Students must apply to this program through the Faculty of Arts & Science. Students wishing to enroll in this program will initially apply to a general departmental Major (ASMAJ2675) after their first year and during the spring of their second year of study (and completion of PCL201H1) students will select the focus for their future studies (Biomedical Toxicology or Pharmacology). First and second year courses are the same for all Major programs within the Department.

Students wishing to enroll after their second year who have taken PCL201H1 will be considered on a case by case basis. Successful completion of required pre-requisite courses is required to further enroll in upper-level program courses.

Completion Requirements:

Students will follow the calendar year in which they initially enter one of our programs (for the majority of students that will be ASMAJ2675).

8 full courses or their equivalent

  • First Year: BIO120H1; BIO130H1; (CHM135H1, CHM136H1)/CHM151Y1
  • Second Year: BCH210H1; BIO230H1/BIO255H1; PCL201H1; CHM247H1/CHM249H1; (PSL300H1, PSL301H1) (NOTE: PSL201Y1 is not acceptable)
  • Third Year: PCL302H1; PCL362H1
  • Third or Fourth Year: 1.0 FCE with at least 0.5 FCE from PCL courses: JPM300H1/JPM400Y1/PCL345H1/PCL367H1/PCL368H1/PCL389H1/PCL402H1/PCL475H1/PCL476H1/PCL475Y1/PCL477H1/PCL481H1/PCL484H1/PCL486H1/PCL490H1/ANA301H1/LMP301H1/LMP363H1
  • Fourth Year: (PCL482H1, PCL483H1)/PCL473Y1

NOTES

  1. Students are not allowed to enroll concurrently in the Major Program in Pharmacology and the Major Program in Toxicology.
  2. Students are not allowed to enroll concurrently in the Major Program in Pharmacology and a Specialist Program in Toxicology.
  3. Students are not permitted to take PCL472Y1 or PCL474Y1.

Pharmacology Major (ASMAJ2082)

Enrolment Requirements:

This is a limited enrolment program that can only accommodate a limited number of students. Eligibility will be competitive and based on a student’s marks in the 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCE) required first-year courses with an average of at least 70% on these 2.0 FCEs and a final mark of at least 60% in each course. Achieving these estimated marks does not guarantee admission to the program in any given year.

Students must apply to this program through the Faculty of Arts & Science. Students wishing to enroll in this program will initially apply to a general departmental Major (ASMAJ2675) after their first year and during the spring of their second year of study (and completion of PCL201H1) students will select the focus for their future studies (Biomedical Toxicology or Pharmacology). First and second year courses are the same for all Major programs within the Department.

Students wishing to enroll after their second year who have taken PCL201H1 will be considered on a case by case basis. Successful completion of required pre-requisite courses is required to further enroll in upper-level program courses.

Completion Requirements:

Students will follow the calendar year in which they initially enter one of our programs (for the majority of students that will be ASMAJ2675).

8 full courses or their equivalent

  • First Year: BIO120H1; BIO130H1; (CHM135H1, CHM136H1)/CHM151Y1
  • Second Year: BCH210H1; BIO230H1/BIO255H1; PCL201H1; CHM247H1/ CHM249H1; (PSL300H1, PSL301H1) (NOTE: PSL201Y1 is not acceptable)
  • Third Year: PCL302H1; BCH311H1/ PSL350H1
  • Third or Fourth Year: PCL469H1 and 1.0 FCE from: JPM300H1/JPM400Y1/PCL345H1/PCL367H1/PCL368H1/PCL389H1/PCL402H1/PCL475H1/PCL476H1/PCL475Y1/PCL477H1/PCL484H1/PCL486H1/PCL490H1
  • Fourth Year: PCL470H1/PCL470Y1

NOTES:

  1. Students are not allowed to enroll concurrently in the Major Program in Pharmacology and the Major Program in Toxicology.
  2. Students are not allowed to enroll concurrently in the Major Program in Pharmacology and a Specialist Program in Toxicology.
  3. Students are not permitted to take PCL472Y1 or PCL474Y1.