Immunology looks at the structure and processes of our immune system, which protects us from external agents such as pathogenic microorganisms like bacteria and viruses. Since immunology is a key area of biomedical research and is critical to our understanding of many diseases, the Interdepartmental Honours program in Immunology provides an excellent foundation for students interested in pursuing a career in biomedical research and/or medicine.
The program involves the Departments of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, and Physiology, and incorporates elements from each of these disciplines. You will take courses in cell and molecular biology, as well as in microbiology, immunology, biochemistry and physiology.
Many who study immunology go on to become immunologists: research scientists or medical doctors who specialize in the immune system and study its normal and abnormal functioning, and who analyze and/or treat immune system disorders and diseases. The program also provides an excellent foundation for students interested in pursuing a career in biomedical research and/or medicine. You could become a professional:
- Immunology research scientist
- Pediatric Immunologist
Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.
Minors that complement this program:
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For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Science.
See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.