Change of Major

Changes of Major and Transfers into a Biology Program

(Biology, Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Environmental Biology, iBSc Biology)

1. If you are already in one of the above programs

We normally approve all “Bio to Bio” requests assuming all admission requirements and standing requirements are satisfied*. This refers to the following requests:

From:

BSc Biology (all streams Biology, Biomedical Science, Biotechnology), BSc Biochemistry or BSc Environmental Biology or iBSc Biology (all streams)

To:

BSc Biology (all streams Biology, Biomedical Science, Biotechnology), BSc Biochemistry or BSc Environmental Biology or iBSc Biology (all streams)

Note: if you are switching into double major or major/minor programs, approval of the department of the other major/minor will also be required.

2. If you wish to transfer into a Biology Program from other programs or to add a Biology major/minor to your current program

Approval for all requests depend on program capacity and academic standing.

When we are accepting requests the following criteria will apply:

To be considered: students must meet the general requirements for the program (i.e. grade 12 requirements, academic standing requirements), have completed 24 credits at YorkU, completed or have transfer credits for BIOL 1000 3.00 and BIOL 1001 3.00, and have an overall GPA greater or equal to 5.

To be approved:

If space permits, students meeting requirements to be considered (see above) who have an overall GPA greater than or equal to 7 will be approved.

Possible approval:

For students meeting requirements to be considered with an overall GPA equal to or greater than 5 and less than 7, requests will be reviewed in early June and late August and approved based on capacity, courses taken and GPA. Only a few are likely to be approved because of limits in program capacity.