Combined Degree Programs


The University of Toronto Scarborough offers a number of Combined Degree Programs (CDPs). A CDP allows students to be registered in two degree programs (one undergraduate and one graduate) at the same time, creating one approved program combination. Students complete the requirements for both degrees in a manner that provides a benefit that would not be available to students registering in each degree program separately.


COMBINED DEGREE PROGRAMS, BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION / MASTER OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

The Combined Degree Programs for UTSC Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with the Master of Accounting and Finance (MAccFin) offered by the Graduate Department of Management allow exceptional students who are registered in one of the Specialist/Specialist Co-op programs identified below to apply during Year 2 of their undergraduate studies, and be considered, for admission to the MAccFin program. They are designed for students with no prior work experience who are interested in pursuing careers in account management, wealth management, consultancy, and entrepreneurship.

Contact Information:
Email: Maccfin@utsc.utoronto.ca

The Combined Degree Programs options are:

  • Management and Accounting (Specialist), Bachelor of Business Administration/ Master of Accounting and Finance
  • Management and Accounting (Specialist Co-op), Bachelor of Business Administration/ Master of Accounting and Finance

Application Process:

  • Applicants must apply to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program, the MAccFin program, and the CDP.
  • Qualified student in Year 2 of their BBA degree program apply to the MAccFin program and their chosen CDP through the SGS Online Admission Application system:
    • Students may apply after they have completed up to 10.0 credits; however, students who have completed more than 10.0 credits may not be considered for admission to the Program.
  • Applicants must:
    • Complete a standardized application form with customized fields through the SGS Online Application System;
    • Provide official transcripts;
    • Provide at least two reference letters; and
    • Provide a resume.
  • Applicants will be scored on each admission requirement and then ranked based on their overall score. Top ranked applicants will be invited for an interview.

Minimum Admission Requirements:
Admission to the program is extremely competitive, and all aspects of the application are considered. Meeting minimum grade requirements does not guarantee admission. To be considered for conditional admission to the MAccFin program and the selected CDP, applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Be admitted to the BBA degree and one of the Management and Accounting Specialist programs at UTSC.
  • Meet the minimum admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies and the MAccFin program.
  • Be enrolled full-time and in good standing in the BBA program:
    • have a B+ average (CGPA of 3.3) or higher in Year 2;
    • carry a full course load of 5.0 credits each year (i.e., complete 5.0 credits over the three academic sessions - Fall, Winter, Summer); where necessary, exceptions will be made for students in Co-op programs.

Program Requirements and Path to Completion:

  • Complete all of the requirements of the Management and Accounting Specialist programs, with the following modifications:
    • MGEC08H3 replaces "1.0 credit in C-level Economics courses" (see component 3 of the program requirements);
    • Students are exempted from MGEB12H3 and MGAD70H3;
    • Students must complete MGFC35H3 (0.5 credit in Finance courses);
    • In the Summer terms of Year 3 of their undergraduate studies, students must complete 1.0 FCE in graduate courses as described below. The 1.0 FCE in graduate courses will be graded as graduate courses, as per the University Assessment and Grading Practices Policy, 2012 (section B.4.1.2). The 1.0 FCE in graduate courses will count towards both the BBA degree and the MAccFin program and degree:
      • MAF 2001H
      • MAF 2002H
    • Students must complete all of the following advanced accounting courses, which are necessary for CPA designation: MGAD20H3, MGAD40H3, MGAD45H3, MGAD50H3, MGAD65H3.
  • Year 4: BBA degree requirements
    • students must complete all BBA program requirements, with the modifications described above, and degree requirements;
    • students are expected to carrry a full course load of 5.0 credits over the three academic sessions (Fall, Winter, Summer) of each year; where necessary, exceptions will be made for students in Co-op programs.
  • Session 1: MAccFin program and degree requirements, with the following modifications:
    • students who have successfully completed MAF 2001H as part of their BBA requirements, do not need to repeat it;
    • students who have successfully completed MAF 2002H as part of their BBA requirements, do not need to repeat it.
  • Session 2-4: remaining MAccFin program and degree requirements.

COMBINED DEGREE PROGRAMS, HONOURS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE / MASTER OF ENGINEERING

The Combined Degree Programs for UTSC Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc) and Master of Engineering (MEng) allow exceptional students who are registered in one of the Specialist/Specialist Co-op programs identified below to apply during Year 3 of their studies, and be considered, for admission to the Faculty of Engineering & Applied Chemistry MEng programs in either Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry or Civil Engineering.

Contact Information:
Mandy Meriano(416-208-2775)
Email:  mmeriano@utsc.utoronto.ca

Combined Degree Programs options are:

  • Global Environmental Change (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Master of Engineering
  • Global Environmental Change (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Master of Engineering
  • Global Environmental Change (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Civil Engineering, Master of Engineering
  • Global Environmental Change (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Civil Engineering, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Civil Engineering, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Civil Engineering, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Geoscience (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Geoscience (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Geoscience (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Civil Engineering, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Geoscience (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Civil Engineering, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Physics (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Physics (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Physics (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Civil Engineering, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Physics (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Civil Engineering, Master of Engineering

Application Process:

  • UTSC students in Year 3 of one the identified HBSc programs who are interested in one of the identified CDPs must contact Professor M. Meriano before the end of the Fall session.
  • Qualified UTSC students will be able to apply to their selected CDP.
  • UTSC students who are accepted to the CDP will receive a conditional offer to start the Master of Engineering (MEng) program upon completion of their HBSc program requirements.

Minimum Admission Requirements:

  • Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the HBSc program, the School of Graduate Studies, and the MEng program.
  • Applicants to the HBSc program must:
    • be enrolled full-time and in good standing;
    • have a B+ average (CGPA of 3.3) or higher in Year 2;
    • carry a full course load of 5.0 credits each year (i.e., complete 5.0 credits over the three academic sessions - Fall, Winter, Summer).
  • Applicants to the MEng program must:
    • maintain a B+ average (CGPA of 3.3) or higher in Year 3 and Year 4 of their HBSc program;
    • complete the requirements of their HBSc program;
    • be conferred with the HBSc degree.

Program Requirements and Path to Completion: 

  • Year 1 to 4: HBSc degree requirements:
    • students must complete all HBSc program requirements and degree requirements;
    • students are expected to carry a full course load of 5.0 credits over the three academic sessions (Fall, Winter, Summer) of each year;
    • in Year 3, qualified students may apply to the CDP and may be offered conditional admission to the MEng program;
    • in Year 4, students who receive a conditional offer of admission to the CDP and MEng:
      • must complete two prescribed undergraduate engineering half courses (1.0 credit) as part of the HBSc degree requirements;
      • may complete up to 1.0 credit in graduate courses with the permission of either the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry or Department of Civil Engineering (depending on the selected CDP); these courses can be counted towards the completion of both the HBSc degree requirements and the MEng program and degree requirements.
    • by the end of Year 4, fulfill both the undergraduate program requirements and the undergraduate degree requirements.
  • Year 5: Remaining MEng program and degree requirements:
    • conditions of admission are removed;
    • complete 5.0 credits in MEng courses; students who have completed up to 1.0 credit in MEng courses in Year 4 may subtract those courses from the total 5.0 credits required.

COMBINED DEGREE PROGRAMS, HONOURS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE / MASTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

The Combined Degree Programs for UTSC Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc) with the Master of Environmental Science (MEnvSc) offered by the Graduate Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences allow exceptional students who are registered in one of the Specialist/Specialist Co-op programs identified below to apply during Year 3 of their studies, and be considered, for admission to the MEnvSc program. They are designed for students interested in pursuing a career in environmental sciences within the green-sector, geosciences, industry, consulting, government and policy organizations. These Combined Degree Programs give students the opportunity to: (1) begin exploring their academic interests in Year 4 of their studies; (2) complete 1.0 credit in courses that may be counted towards both degrees; and (3) enrol in the MEnvSc in the Summer session between Years 4 and 5 in order to complete either a two-month academic or internship opportunity, in addition to the mandatory four-month academic or internship opportunity completed in the MEnvSc program alone.

Contact Information:
Combined Degree Programs Coordinator
Email: cdp.utsc@utoronto.ca

The Combined Degree Programs options are:

Department of Biological Sciences

  • Conservation and Biodiversity (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Environmental Science
  • Integrative Biology (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Environmental Science

Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences

  • Global Environmental Change (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Environmental Science
  • Global Environmental Change (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Environmental Science
  • Environmental Chemistry (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Environmental Science
  • Environmental Chemistry (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Environmental Science
  • Environmental Geoscience (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Environmental Science
  • Environmental Geoscience (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Environmental Science
  • Environmental Physics (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Environmental Science
  • Environmental Physics (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Environmental Science

Application Process:

  • Applicants must apply to the Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc) program, the MEnvSc program, and the CDP.
  • Qualified students in Year 3 of their HBSc degree program apply to the MEnvSc program and their chosen CPD through the SGS Online Admission Application system:
    • students will select one of the three fields of study within the MEnvSc program at the time of application:
      • Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation
      • Conservation and Biodiversity, or
      • Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems
    • those accepted will receive a conditional offer to start the MEnvSc program upon completion of their HBSc program and degree requirements.

Minimum Admission Requirements:

To be considered for conditional admission to the MEnvSc program and the selected CDP, applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Be admitted to the HBSc degree and one of the above listed undergraduate programs at UTSC.
  • Meet the minimum admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies and the MEnvSc program.
  • Be enrolled full-time and in good standing in the HBSc program:
    • have a B+ average (CGPA of 3.3) or higher in Year 2;
    • carry a full course load of 5.0 credits each year (i.e., complete 5.0 credits over the three academic sessions - Fall, Winter, Summer); where necessary, exceptions will be made for students in Co-op programs.
  • Complete the following undergraduate courses as part of the HBSc degree requirements:
    • Students in the Specialist in Conservation and Biodiversity or the Specialist in Integrative Biology:
      • BIOC63H3 Conservation Biology (0.5 credit)
      • BIOD54H3 Applied Conservation Biology (0.5 credit)
    • Students in the Specialist/Specialist Co-op programs in Global Environmental Change, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Geoscience, or Environmental Physics:
      • EESC24H3 Advanced Readings in Environmental Science (0.5 credit)
      • EESD10Y3 Research Project in Environmental Science (1.0 credit)

To be given full, unconditional admission to the MEnvSc program, applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Maintain a B+ average (CGPA of 3.3) or higher in their final year of study in the HBSc program or over upper-level (C- and D-level) courses.
  • Achieve at least a grade of B- (70%) in both of the graduate courses taken in Year 4 of undergraduate study; these courses must be chosen in consultation with the Graduate Program Supervisor:
    • for the field in Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation: EES 1133H Climate Change Science and Modelling (0.5 credit), plus an additional 0.5 credit;
    • for the field in Conservation and Biodiversity: EES 3002H Conservation Policy (0.5 credit), plus an additional 0.5 credit;
    • for the field in Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems: 1.0 credit.
  • Be conferred with the HBSc degree.

Program Requirements and Path to Completion:

  • Year 4: HBSc degree requirements
    • students must complete all HBSc program requirements and degree requirements;
    • students are expected to carry a full course load of 5.0 credits over the three academic sessions (Fall, Winter, Summer) of each year; where necessary, exceptions will be made for students in Co-op programs;
    • students who receive a conditional offer of admission to the CDP must complete the following undergraduate courses:
      • students in the Specialist in Conservation and Biodiversity or the Specialist in Integrative Biology:
        • BIOC63H3 Conservation Biology (0.5 credit)
        • BIOD54H3 Applied Conservation Biology (0.5 credit)
      • students in the Specialist/Specialist Co-op programs in Global Environmental Change, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Geoscience, or Environmental Physics:
        • EESC24H3 Advanced Readings in Environmental Science (0.5 credit)
        • EESD10Y3 Research Project in Environmental Science (1.0 credit)
    • students must complete 1.0 credit in graduate courses, chosen in consultation with the Graduate Program Supervisor, as follows:
      • for the field in Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation: EES 1133H Climate Change Science and Modelling (0.5 credit), plus an additional 0.5 credit;
      • for the field in Conservation and Biodiversity: EES 3002H Conservation Policy (0.5 credit), plus an additional 0.5 credit;
      • for the field in Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems: 1.0 credit.
  • Optional registration in the Summer session prior to Year 5:
    • students complete one of the following opportunities:
      • EES 4001H Internship Training (0.5 credit)
      • EES 4003H Academic Training (0.5 credit)
  • Year 5: Remaining MEnvSc program and degree requirements.

COMBINED DEGREE PROGRAMS, HONOURS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE / MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK

The Combined Degree Programs for UTSC Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc) with the Master of Social Work (MSW) offered by the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work allow exceptional students who are registered in the UTSC Specialist or Specialist Co-op programs in Mental Health Studies to apply during Year 3 of their studies, and be considered, for admission to the FIFSW Master's program in Social Work. These CDPs offer a rich intellectual pathway for exceptional undergraduate students by providing access to social work research before the completion of the undergraduate degree, and give students an opportunity to become equipped for evidence-informed social work practice, through a research course in Year 4 with a FIFSW co-supervisor.

Contact Information: 
Department of Psychology
Email: psychology-undergraduate@utsc.utoronto.ca

Combined Degree Programs options are:

  • Mental Health Studies (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Social Work
  • Mental Health Studies (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Social Work

Application Process:

  • Applicants must apply to the HBSc program, the MSW program, and the CDP.
  • Qualified students in Year 3 of their HBSc program can apply to the MSW program; those accepted will receive a conditional offer to start the MSW program upon completion of their HBSc program and degree requirements.

Minimum Admission Requirements:

  • Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the HBSc program, the School of Graduate Studies, and the MSW program.
  • Applicants to the HBSc program must:
    • be enrolled full-time and in good standing;
    • have a B+ average (CGPA of 3.3) or higher in Year 2;
    • carry a full course load of 5.0 credits each year (i.e., complete 5.0 credits over the three academic sessions - Fall, Winter, Summer).
  • Applicants to the MSW program must:
    • maintain a B+ average (CGPA of 3.3) or higher in Year 3 and Year 4 of their HBSc program;
    • complete the requirements of their HBSc program;
    • be conferred with the HBSc degree.

Program Requirements and Path to Completion:

  • Year 1 to 4: HBSc degree requirements:
    • students must complete all HBSc program requirements and degree requirements;
    • students are expected to carry a full course load of 5.0 credits over the three academic sessions (Fall, Winter, Summer) of each year;
    • in Year 3, qualified students may apply to the MSW program and the CDP and may be offered conditional admission;
    • in Year 4, students who receive a conditional offer of admission to the CDP must complete 1.5 credits as follows:
      • PSYD98Y3 Thesis in Psychology, under the supervision of a UTSC Psychology faculty member in consultation with a FIFSW faculty member (1.0 credit);
      • PSYD37H3 The Social Context of Mental Health and Illness, which will be taught by a FIFSW faculty member (0.5 credit).
    • by the end of Year 4, fulfill the HBSc program requirements and HBSc degree requirements.
  • Year 5 to 6: MSW program and degree requirements:
    • MSW Year 1:
      • conditions of admission are removed;
      • students must complete 4.0 credits (see the School of Graduate Studies Calendar: Specialist or Specialist Co-op)
      • students must complete the Year 1 practicum (SWK 4701H)
      • by the end of Year 1 of the MSW program, students must select one of the following fields of specialization: Children and Their Families, Gerontology, Health and Mental Health; Social Justice and Diversity, Social Service Administration
    • MSW Year 2:
      • students must complete 1.0 credits in elective courses;
      • students must complete the Year 2 practicum (SWK 4702Y);
      • students must complete additional courses in their chosen field of specialization (see the School of Graduate Studies Calendar: Specialist or Specialist Co-op)

COMBINED DEGREE PROGRAMS, HONOURS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE OR HONOURS BACHELOR OF ARTS / MASTER OF TEACHING

The Combined Degree Programs for UTSC Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc)/ Honours Bachelor of Arts (HBA) with the Master of Teaching (MT) offered by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education are designed for students who are interested in a career in Education. They allow exceptional students who are registered in one of the 50 identified Specialist and Major programs to gain early admission to the MT, which is a full-time professional program that leads to both a Master's degree and eligibility to become a certified teacher in Ontario. Students who successfully complete one of the Combined Degree Programs listed below will earn two University of Toronto degrees (HBA/ HBSc and MT), and be recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers for a Certificate of Qualifications as elementary or secondary school teachers.

Contact Information:
Combined Degree Programs Coordinator
Email: cdp.utsc@utoronto.ca

The Combined Degree Programs options are:

Department of Anthropology

  • Evolutionary Anthropology (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Evolutionary Anthropology (Major), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Socio-Cultural Anthropology (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Arts/ Master of Teaching
  • Socio-Cultural Anthropology (Major), Honours Bachelor of Arts/ Master of Teaching

Department of Arts, Culture and Media

  • Theatre and Performance Studies (Major), Honours Bachelor of Arts/ Master of Teaching

Department of Biological Sciences

  • Biology (Major), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Conservation and Biodiversity (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Conservation and Biodiversity (Major), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Human Biology (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Human Biology (Major), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Integrative Biology (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Molecular Biology, Immunology and Disease (Major), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Plant Biology (Major), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching

Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences

  • Mathematics (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Mathematics (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Mathematics (Major), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Mathematics (Major Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching

Department of English

  • English (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Arts/ Master of Teaching
  • English (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Arts/ Master of Teaching
  • English (Major), Honours Bachelor of Arts/ Master of Teaching
  • English (Major Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Arts/ Master of Teaching

Department of Language Studies

  • French (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Arts/ Master of Teaching
  • French (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Arts/ Master of Teaching
  • French (Major), Honours Bachelor of Arts/ Master of Teaching
  • French (Major Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Arts/ Master of Teaching

Department of Historical and Cultural Studies

  • History (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Arts/ Master of Teaching
  • History (Major), Honours Bachelor of Arts/ Master of Teaching

Department of Human Geography

  • Human Geography (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Arts/ Master of Teaching
  • Human Geography (Major), Honours Bachelor of Arts/ Master of Teaching

Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences

  • Medicinal and Biological Chemistry (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Medicinal and Biological Chemistry (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Biochemistry (Major), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Biochemistry (Major Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Chemistry (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Chemistry (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Chemistry (Major), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Chemistry (Major Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Global Environmental Change (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Global Environmental Change (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Environmental Chemistry (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Environmental Chemistry (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Environmental Physics (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Environmental Physics (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Physics and Astrophysics (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Physics and Astrophysics (Major), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Physical and Mathematical Sciences (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching

Department of Sociology

  • Sociology (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Arts/ Master of Teaching
  • Sociology (Major), Honours Bachelor of Arts/ Master of Teaching

Students applying to the MT must have two teaching subjects regardless of the concentration they are applying to (Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate, or Intermediate/Senior), and must have completed at least 6.0 credits in their first teaching subject and at least 3.0 credits in their second teaching subject (note: both French as a Second Language and Science require at least 6.0 credits in university courses even when they are a second teaching subject). Each of the programs listed below includes a minimum of 6.0 credits in courses that can be applied towards the completion of the prerequisites for the identified OISE teaching subject(s).

UTSC Programs Fit With OISE MT Teaching Subjects:

UTSC ProgramMT Teaching Subjects - Required Number of Courses/Credits Completed
- Specialist/ Specialist Co-op in Medicinal and Biological ChemistryScience - Chemistry, or
Science - Biology, or
Science - General
- Specialist/Specialist Co-op in Molecular Biology and BiotechnologyScience - Biology, or
Science - General
- Major/Major Co-op In Biochemistry
- Major in Biology
- Specialist in Conservation and Biodiversity
- Major in Conservation and Biodiversity
- Specialist in Human Biology
- Major in Human Biology
- Specialist in Integrative Biology
- Major in Molecular Biology, Immunology and Disease
- Major in Plant Biology
- Specialist/Specialist Co-op in Global Environmental Change

Science - Biology

 

- Specialist/Specialist Co-op in Chemistry
- Major/Major Co-op in Chemistry
- Specialist/Specialist Co-op in Environmental Chemistry
Science - Chemistry
- Specialist/Specialist Co-op in Environmental Physics
- Specialist in Physics and Astrophysics
- Major in Physics and Astrophysics
- Specialist in Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Science - Physics
- Specialist/Specialist Co-op in Mathematics
- Major/Major Co-op in Mathematics
Mathematics
- Specialist in Evolutionary Anthropology
- Major in Evolutionary Anthropology
- Specialist in Socio-Cultural Anthropology
- Major in Socio-Cultural Anthropology
- Specialist in Sociology
- Major in Sociology
Social Science - General
- Major in Theatre and Performance StudiesDramatic Arts
- Specialist/Specialist Co-op in English
- Major/Major Co-op in English
English
- Specialist/Specialist Co-op in French
- Major/Major Co-op in French
French (Second Language)
- Specialist in History
- Major in History
History
- Specialist in Human Geography
- Major in Human Geography
Geography

Application Process:

  • Applicants must apply to the Honours Bachelor of Arts (HBA)/ Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc) program, the MT program and the CDP.
  • Qualified students in Year 3 of their HBA/ HBSc degree program apply to the MT program; those accepted will receive a conditional offer to start the MT program upon completion of their HBA/ HBSc program and degree requirements.

Minimum Admission Requirements:

To be considered for conditional admission to the MT program and the selected CDP, applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Be admitted to the HBA/ HBSc degree and at least one of the above-listed undergraduate programs at UTSC.
  • Meet the admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies and the MT program.
  • Be enrolled full-time and in good standing in the HBA/ HBSc program(s):
    • have a B+ average or higher in Year 2;
    • carry a full course load of 5.0 credits each year (i.e., complete 5.0 credits over the three academic sessions - Fall, Winter, Summer); where necessary, exceptions will be made for students in Co-op programs.
  • Have completed at least half of the teaching subjects' prerequisite courses - i.e., 3.0 credits in the first teaching subject and at least 1.5 credits in the second teaching subject (or 3.0 credits if the second teaching subject is French as a Second Language or Science) - by the end of Year 3.
  • Provide at least two letters of reference (see: http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/mt/Home.html).
  • Provide a Statement of Intent indicating their preferred concentration (Primary/Junior, Junior Intermediate, or Intermediate/Senior) and describe three significant teaching and/or teaching-related experiences they have had, especially with groups of children; with reference to these experiences, applicants should identify insights gained about teaching and learning, and explain how, based on these insights, they might contribute to the education of students in today's schools. On their resumé, applicants must list, in chart form, the extent of their teaching experiences; the chart should include dates, location of the experience, applicants' role, and number of hours working with students.
  • Meet other qualifications as specified by the MT program, including: a police record check, relevant teaching experiences, academic and professional references, and satisfying teaching subject prerequisites.

To be given full, unconditional admission to the MT program, applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Maintain a B+ average or higher in their final year of study in the HBA/ HBSc program, or over upper-level (C- and D-level) courses.
  • Achieve at least a B+ average in 1.0 credit in graduate courses taken in Year 4.
  • Regardless of the concentration to which they are applying (Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate, Intermediate/Senior), complete the prerequisites for both the first and second teaching subjects; students are encouraged to consult often with their HBA/HBSc Program Supervisor, as well as the Combined Degree Programs Coordinator.
  • Be conferred with the HBA/ HBSc degree.

Program Requirements and Path to Completion:

  • Year 1 to 4: HBA/ HBSc degree requirements:
    • students must complete all of the HBA/ HBSc program and degree requirements;
    • students are expected to carry a full course load of 5.0 credits over the three academic sessions (Fall, Winter, Summer) of each year;
    • in Year 3, qualified students may apply to the MT and the CDP and may be offered conditional admission to the MT;
    • by the end of Year 3 students must complete at least 3.0 credits required for the first teaching subject, and at least 1.5 credits for the second teaching subject (or 3.0 credits if the second teaching subject is French as a Second Language or Science);
    • in Year 4, students who receive a conditional offer of admission to the CDP must complete any two of the graduate elective half courses recommended by OISE for CDP students; these courses (1.0 credit) are counted towards the completion of both the HBA/ HBSc degree and the MT program and degree; CDP students are graded as graduate students in these courses and are required to meet graduate expectations;
    • by the end of Year 4, students must complete all HBA/ HBSc program requirements and degree requirements, including at least 6.0 credits required for the first teaching subject, and  at least 3.0 credits for the second teaching subject (or 6.0 credits if the second teaching subject is French as a Second Language or Science).
  • Year 5 and 6: Remaining MT program and degree requirements:
    • students must complete 11.0 credits as identified by OISE.

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