The Life Sciences First-Year Learning Communities (FLCs) are for students academically interested in the Life Sciences. Each of the University’s seven colleges host Life Science FLCs, and the Learning Communities Central Office hosts one Life Science FLCs. Along with learning the fundamental FLC curriculum, the Life Sciences FLC will provide you with opportunities to learn about research and writing norms in the Sciences, strategies to navigate U of T Libraries, how-to find research roles at the University and volunteer positions with local hospitals as well as the many program options available to a student in the Life Sciences.
If you are accepted into the Life Sciences FLC, you will be automatically enrolled into the same first-year courses (and accompanying labs and tutorials) as the other members of your FLC. These courses form a part of the Life Sciences program:
|BIO120H1-F: Adaptation and Biodiversity||BIO130H1-S:Molecular and Cell Biology|
|MAT135H1-F:Calculus I A||MAT136H1-S: Calculus I B|
|CHM135H1: Chemistry: Physical Principles||CHM136H1: Introductory Organic Chemistry I|
|Life Science FLC: Tuesdays 2:00-3:30 p.m. OR Thursdays 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.|
For the first two weeks of class, you will meet in your FLC during the scheduled meeting time (Tuesdays 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. OR Thursdays 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.). After this initial period, your FLC will move to a bi-weekly schedule. Your FLC will meet 13 times over the course of the academic year. To receive the FLC notation on your transcript, you will need to attend 10 of the 13 FLC sessions.
In Arts & Science know things are evolving and with that in mind we’re planning for a flexible approach that will provide students with choices to learn in-person or online. We hope to be able to provide you with a timetable for your FLC-related courses in mid- to late-June. You can view descriptions of the FLC-related courses you will be enrolled in under the “Overview” section.
Before submitting your FLC application, please review the available timetable(s) below for your College and Learning Communities Central. When you complete your online application, you will be asked to indicate your preference to be in a FLC at your College or at Central. In cases where your College offers more than one FLC, you will also be asked in your application to indicate your preference for either a Tuesday or Thursday FLC.
Please note these timetables are subject to change if a Department makes changes to when and how their course is being offered.
If you are admitted to the FLC program before Thursday 23 July 2020, you will be automatically enrolled into the schedule below. If you are admitted after Thursday 23 July 2020, you will only be enrolled into the FLC section and you are responsible for enrolling yourself in the other courses outlined below.
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- First-year students in the Faculty of Arts & Science who have been admitted to the Life Sciences admission category on the St. George Campus.
- The Life Sciences FLCs are open to first-year students living off-campus and students living in a university residence.
- Registration & Notification: Apply to FLC before the deadline of Monday 13 July 2020 at 9:00 a.m. You will receive notification if you have been accepted to the program by Monday 13 July 2020.
- Enrolment: Before Thursday 23 July 2020, students admitted to the Life Sciences FLC will be automatically enrolled into the core courses outlined above and their FLC session.
- Your Other Courses: Starting on Thursday 23 July 2020, you will begin enrolling in other first-year courses at your scheduled course enrolment time.