Our Arts & Sciences Pathobiology Specialist program is a Type 3 Collaborative Life Science Program.

Admission to our program requires both a request from the student and acceptance into the program by the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology.

Eligibility requirements

This is a restricted enrolment program that can only accommodate a limited number of students.

Eligibility is competitive and based on your marks in the 3.0 credit required first-year courses.

The following courses must be completed:

The underlying numeric final mark in each of your courses required for program enrolment will be used by the relevant academic unit to determine your eligibility.

Applications from students lacking numerical grades in one or more of the specified prerequisites, or students applying in their second or later years, may be considered on the basis of their entire academic record and the availability of space in the program.

Please contact the department directly at, specify which program you would like to be considered for, and provide your unofficial transcript.

How to apply

Step 1: Submit request on ACORN

  • Log on to ACORN
  • Select Academics –‘Enrol & Manage’– Program
  • Select 'Add a Program' and enter Program Code (ASSPE2025)
  • Confirm your request. The status should change to 'Requested'.

Step 2: Beginning on the “Check Results” date, log into ACORN to check your status

  • Invited: you have been offered admission into the program
  • Refused: you have been denied admission
  • Requested: application request is still pending. Check back again later.

Step 3: Accept the invitation to enrol in the program

If you have been invited, you can accept or decline the invitation.

  • Active: is listed if you are enrolled in the program

The Sidney Smith Commons Program Toolkithas further information. The Sidney Smith Commons (SSC) website is dedicated to supporting the academic needs of undergraduate Arts & Science students.

When to apply

You normally apply during the subject post enrollment period during the Fall/Winter session in your first year of undergraduate study.

The Faculty of A&S guidelines and deadlines are available on the The Sidney Smith Commons (SSC) website.

Transfer Credits

You may be able to receive transfer credits from other academic institutions (including UTM and UTSc) that can be used towards your degree.

Transfer credits are evaluated by the Office of the Faculty Registrar

Contact us

For enquiries about admissions, contact:

Louella D'Cunha
Undergraduate Life Sciences Program Administrator


Brandon Wells
Graduate and Life Sciences Education Officer