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Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (Specialist)

Please check the Arts & Science Calendar for program requirements: https://artsci.calendar.utoronto.ca/section/Cell-and-Systems-Biology

The genomic and post-genomic era brings opportunities for new insight into all aspects of biology and medicine, based on the computational analysis of very large datasets in a biological context. The Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program is an interdepartmental, interdisciplinary Program of Study that balances computer-science and life-science courses towards that goal. As a Specialist Program it is designed to prepare students for graduate studies in the field.

The Program is formally administered by the Department of Cell and Systems Biology and co-sponsored by the Departments of Biochemistry, Computer Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Molecular Genetics; all sponsoring Departments have clear trajectories to extend the Program into graduate studies in the respective Department.

Note: this program has deregulated fees, which are incurred after enrolment in the program. Please refer to Arts & Science Registration Instructions for more information.

Selection Criteria

  • Selection is based on the average of BIO130H1 and best of CSC108 or CSC148H1 OR the average of BIO230H1 + CSC236H1
  • Completing the above courses does not guarantee you entry into the program; it only makes you eligible to apply. If you are an university transfer student, an approved transfer credit for one of the above prerequisite courses will be considered. A transcript will be required (AP and IB courses are not accepted).

Cell and Systems Biology offers several courses that may be used towards the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology specialist program.  More detailed information about this program is available at https://bcb.csb.utoronto.ca/.