Admission Requirements & Application Process

Admission Requirements
The Pharmaceutical Chemistry Specialist Program is a limited enrolment POSt that can accommodate a maximum of 40 students per academic year. Eligibility will be based on a student’s marks in the required courses. The precise mark thresholds outlined below are an estimate of what will be required in the coming POSt admission cycle. Achieving those marks does not necessarily guarantee admission to the POSt in any given year.

BIO120H1, BIO130H1, CHM (136H1/138H1, 135H1/139H1)/151Y1; PHY (131H1, 132H1)/(151H1, 152H1) with an average of at least 70% in these 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a final mark of at least 60% in each course.  Final grades in the required courses in the Pharmaceutical Chemistry program will also be considered.

Admission Procedure
Prospective students wishing to apply for admission to the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Specialist program must first be enrolled as University of Toronto students. There are several admission categories available i.e., first-time student, transfer student, non-degree student, etc. Please refer to the University of Toronto’s Enrolment Services website for more information about enrolling in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Once admitted, students must have or be in the process taking the following pre-requisite courses we applying to the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Specialist program:

BIO120H1 – Adaptation and Biodiversity and BIO130H1 – Molecular and Cell Biology

CHM136H1/CHM138H1 – Introductory Organic Chemistry I and CHM135H1/CHM139H1 – Chemistry: Physical Principles or CHM151Y1 – Chemistry: The Molecular Science

PHY131H1 and PHY132H1 – Introduction to Physics, or PHY151H1 and PHY152H1 – Foundations of Physics

University of Toronto students can apply through ACORN in the spring during the first and second request periods after completing (or being close to completing) the first or second year of courses listed in the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Specialist program. Students from other subject POSts who would like to change programs will go through the same process.