The Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Major program offers students fundamental and flexible training in molecular genetics and microbiology. Students tailor their own program and may focus on a microbiology major, a genetic major, or a combination; they choose a path to suit their specific interests. Students take several advanced courses in these disciplines, but the Major allows them to choose the breadth of their training by combining the MGY Major with another Major of interest (see the Frequently Asked Questions page to see examples of how Majors can be combined).


First Year:

  1. BIO120H1, BIO130H1
  2. (CHM135H1/CHM136H1)/(CHM138H1, CHM139H1)/CHM151Y1
  3. (MAT135H1, MAT136H1)/MAT135Y1/ MAT137Y1

Second Year:

  1. BCH210H1
  2. BIO230H1/BIO255H1, BIO260H1/HMB265H1, MGY200H1

Third and Fourth Years:

  1. BCH311H1/CSB349H1/MGY311Y1
  2. 2.5 full-course equivalents from MGY314H1; MGY315H1; MGY340H1; MGY350H1; MGY360H1; MGY377H1; MGY378H1; MGY379Y1; MGY420; MGY425H1, MGY428H1,MGY432H1, MGY434H1, MGY440H1, MGY451H1, MGY452H1, MGY470H1, MIJ485H1 

(at least 0.5 FCE must be a laboratory course and at least 0.5 FCE must be a 400-level course, 0.5 credit additional are given if taking MGY311Y1 in lieu of BCH311H1/CSB349H1)