Major Program in Immunology

Sidney Smith Hall

(8 full courses or their equivalents, including two 400-series courses)

The Immunology Major Program is a Type 3 program. Only students with an average of 70% or higher in all of the required first-year courses and a minimum of 60% in each of these courses will be considered for entrance into the major program. Enrolment is limited and selection is based on performance in the following first-year required courses: BIO120, BIO130, CHM135 (formerly CHM139), CHM136 (formerly CHM138). Students may combine the immunology major program with another major program within Science, Social Sciences, or Humanities.

First Year:

  • BIO120H1
  • BIO130H1
  • CHM135H1 (formerly CHM139H1)
  • CHM136H1 (formerly CHM138H1)

Second Year:

  • BCH210H1
  • BIO230H1
  • IMM250H1
  • BIO260H1/HMB265H1
  • One course from the following list:
    • BIO220H / STA220H / TRN225Y/ TRN236H/ CHM247H1/ CHM249H1

Third Year:

  • IMM340H
  • IMM350H
  • CSB349H1/BCH311H1
  • One full-course equivalent from the following list:
    • BCH370H1/MGY377H1/ MGY378H1/ PHL281H1

Fourth Year¹:

  1. One full-course equivalent from the following list
  • IMM428H1/IMM429H1/IMM430H1/ IMM435H1²/MIJ485H1³

¹ Students considering graduate school are encouraged to add the additional non-compulsory IMM450Y research course, if space permits.
² This course is capped at 40 students. Priority will be given to Immunology Specialist students, followed by Immunology Major students.
³ MIJ485H1 requires MGY377H1 & MGY378H1 as pre-requisites.

The emphasis of the Specialist and Major programs are to provide students with a sound theoretical understanding of the cellular and molecular basis of non-self recognition, together with sufficient laboratory experience to enable the students to consider embarking on a career in the discipline.