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Honours Biology and Pharmacology Co-op

(B. H. Sc)

NOTE - Effective September 2018, the program will be administered by the Faculty of Health Sciences and future students will graduate with a B.H.Sc. For more information, click here .


Admission to Biology and Pharmacology Co-op will be after the completion of any Level II program. This program is a five-year co-op program with three terms spent in work related to biology or pharmacology placements. Students combine courses from the Department of Biology and the Faculty of Health Sciences.


Future Pathways

Graduate Studies

Analytical Chemistry


Biomedical Science



Professional School (Medical, Law, Dental, etc.)

Healthcare Science

Examples of

Upper Year Courses

BIOCHEM 3G03 - Proteins and Nucleic Acids

BIOLOGY 3P03 - Cell Physiology

PHARMAC 3A06 A/B - Introduction to Pharmacology

PHARMAC 3B06 A/B - Methods in Pharmacology

PHARMAC 4D03 - Drug Design

PHARMAC 4E03 - Social Pharmacology

PHARMAC 4T12 - Senior Thesis

Notable Professors

Nancy Renee Labiris - Drug targeting in the lung, pharmacokinetics, pulmonary pharmacology


Ram Mishra - Relationship between genetic, biochemical and molecular mechanisms and neuropsychiatric disorders


Ashok Kumar Grover - Coronary artery, calcium pumps and oxidative stress


Alison Holloway - Impact of chemical toxicants in the environment on animal and human health

Academic and Work Terms for Biology and Pharmacology

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Enrolment in this program is limited. Selection is based on academic and other achievements and an interview but requires, as a minimum, submission of the online application by the stated deadline, completion of any Level II program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 and completion of the following courses:


3 units

BIOLOGY 2A03 - Integrative Physiology of Animals


3 units from the following:

BIOLOGY 2C03 - Genetics

MOLBIOL 2C03 - Genetics


6 units from the following:

CHEM 2OA3 - Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 2OB3 - Organic Chemistry II


6 units from the following:

BIOLOGY 2B03 - Cell Biology

BIOLOGY 2D03 - Plant Biodiversity and Biotechnology

BIOLOGY 2EE3 - Introduction to Microbiology and Biotechnology

BIOLOGY 2F03 - Fundamental and Applied Ecology

CHEMBIO 2A03 - Introduction to Bio-Analytical Chemistry

CHEMBIO 2P03 - Applications of Physical Chemistry

3 units from the following:

PHYSICS 1A03 - Introductory Physics

PHYSICS 1C03 - Physics for the Chemical and Physical Sciences


1 course

SCIENCE 2C00 - Skills for Career Success in Science

For more information, please visit the Academic Calendar below:

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