|Field of Study:||Immunology
|Description:||Microbiologists study small cells (microorganisms) and viruses. Among other things, immunologists want to know how larger organisms (such as humans) respond to foreign objects, many of which are very small. These two disciplines are thus inextricably linked, and when taken together comprise a major strength of the Dept. Another focus of the department is cancer biology, a natural fit with other interests, as cancers can be thought of as foreign objects, and many are caused by bacteria and viruses.
The 120 credit hour Major is suited to students who want to focus on Microbiology and Immunology, but wish to have a program that is somewhat less constrained than the Honours program. Microbiology and Immunology Majors complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in program courses above the 1000 level. Certain specified courses from other departments (BIOC, BIOL, CHEM, NESC) count as program courses (see below). Research and other experiential learning opportunities are available through laboratories, and through direct research and experiential classes.
|Cost per year:*||
Cost per year is based on the 2017-2018 academic year and includes the cost of tuition and incidental fees.