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The Major in Plant Biology provides a broad education in all areas of contemporary biology, and affords students an opportunity to concentrate on courses in upper years that are focused on plant biology. This program is suitable for students with an interest in the biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, physiology, and/or development of plants.
Students apply to the Major Program in Plant Biology after completing a minimum of 4.0 full credits, including 1.0 credit in Biology (excluding BIOA11H3), 1.0 credit in Chemistry, and 0.5 credit in Mathematics (excluding MATA02H3) or Statistics. Students are admitted on the basis of academic performance.
Application for admission is made to the Office of the Registrar through ACORN, in April/May and July/August. See the UTSC Office of the Registrar's website for more information on program selection.
Students are required to complete a total of 8.5 credits.
Required Courses and Suggested Course Sequence:
6. 2.0 credits as follows:
BIOC31H3 Plant Development and Biotechnology
BIOC37H3 Plants: Life on the Edge
BIOC40H3 Plant Physiology
[ BIOC15H3 Genetics or BIOC17H3 Microbiology or BIOC50H3 Macroevolution]
Third/ Fourth Year
7. 0.5 credit from the following:
BIOC61H3 Community Ecology and Environmental Biology
BIOD21H3 Advanced Molecular Biology Laboratory
BIOD37H3 Biology of Plant Stress
BIOD62H3 Species and Speciation
BIOD26H3 Fungal Biology and Pathogenesis
8. 0.5 credit from the following:
[ BIOD30H3 Plant Research and Biotechnology: Addressing Global Problems or [any of the following research-based courses if the research utilizes plants: BIOC99H3, BIOD95H3, BIOD98Y3 or BIOD99Y3]]