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The Human Biology Program seeks to provide a rigorous undergraduate education in the interdisciplinary field of human biology. We aim to prepare our students for future careers where an interdisciplinary education would be an asset, such as academic research and teaching, health professions, and public policy on research, health, education, and the environment. The broad learning objectives for Faculty of Arts and Science programs are to: attain a critical depth of understanding in a subject area; cultivate a breadth of knowledge reflecting the range of concepts, processes, and structures across different areas of knowledge; develop core competencies in learning and applying this knowledge; and integrate the skills and knowledge acquired during the degree program by engaging in inquiry-based activities. To achieve these objectives, we have adopted the following set of core competencies, which includes: critical and creative thinking, self- directed learning, quantitative and analytical reasoning, effective communication, scholarship and research.

The following statistics are drawn from the 2013-14 academic year, except where noted by *.

Total number of students enrolled November 2013: 3271
% female: 64
% male: 36
Number of students entering the program in 2nd year (November 2013): 1193
Number of students in specialist programs (years 2-4): 218
Number of students in major programs (years 2-4): 3053




Number of unique HMB courses: 53
Number of courses taught by U of T faculty: 50
Number of HMB course unions: 2
Number of student executives: 21


Number of research project courses (year 3 and 4): 4
Number of students enrolled in a research project course (year 3 and 4): 115

Number of courses with a service learning component: 3

Number of students engaged in a service learning opportunity: 103

* Data drawn from 2014-15 academic year



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