University of Toronto - St. George

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Biological Physics (HBSc)

University of Toronto - St. George

Faculty:Arts and Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Biophysics
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,100
International: $57,020


The Biological Physics specialist program focuses on the physical principles that organize complex biological phenomena. How do cells use chemical energy to generate motion? How does diffusion limit the ability of cells to measure the concentration of chemicals? How do neurons transmit and process information? How does blood flow through a beating heart? Biological Physics deals with problems at the interface of Physics, Molecular Biology, and Physiology, and covers the full range of scales, from the molecular, to the organismic. Students in this program will be trained to think rigorously and quantitatively about a wide range of interdisciplinary problems, will be well prepared to work in a variety of fields such as medicine and biotechnology, and will be ready to undertake graduate work in the fast-emerging field of Biological Physics and its related specialties including Immunology, Physiology, Neuroscience, and Bioengineering.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80 to 100
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Physics 
Applicants are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, and six 4U/M courses, including: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), English (ENG4U), and Physics (SPH4U).

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 27, 2021