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Life Sciences




One of the most appealing aspects of the Major in Life Sciences (Biological and Agricultural) is its comprehensive nature. Students who enroll in the Major will receive a well-rounded education that encompasses many life sciences fields, including environmental, health, biotechnology and agricultural, any of which constitute a viable career option upon graduation.

The Major has two notable components that will benefit students tremendously in future careers: scientific writing courses and extensive lab work. The former will sharpen students’ report writing skills, the latter will reinforce in a hands-on manner material learned in the classroom. The recommended Specializations listed below give students the option of either focusing on a specific discipline or exploring a wide range of courses in the life sciences area.

For more information, please contact the bsc-advisor [dot] agenvscatmcgill [dot] ca (student advisor).


Suggested Specializations

Course Requirements

  • What courses would I be taking?

    The Life Sciences Major consists of a core of 42 credits plus a 24-credit Specialization.

  • To view the list of courses, please see the Electronic Course Calendar

Career Paths

  • What career paths can I follow after graduation?

    Career paths include:
    • Health sciences and medical programs
    • Veterinary science and medicine
    • Food and fermentation industries
    • Bioscience and pharmaceutical industries
    • Agricultural biotechnology
    • Environmental sciences
    • Forensic sciences