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Issues to consider when selecting programs

Students selecting a program should choose an area that fits their general academic interests and background. The Bachelor's degree is intended to serve as a general preliminary step in the pursuit of major career goals. Students in the Bachelor of Science degree may, in addition to their first program, choose from a large number of Minor and Minor Concentrations approved by the Faculty of Science. Undecided students should consider their basic strengths and weaknesses when considering the following:

Transfer Requirements and Instructions

The Faculty of Science welcomes transfer applications to the B.A. & Sc. and the B.Sc. degrees. The Minerva application will be available as of March 2014 and the deadline to apply for a transfer for Fall 2014 is May 15th. At the time of your application you must have already met the minimum requirements to transfer.

If you are currently registered at McGill in a degree program and wish to transfer for the Fall 2014 term into the B.A. & Sc. or the B.Sc.

Transfer credits

You are granted transfer credits for coursework satisfactorily completed elsewhere according to the regulations and procedures approved by the Faculty of Science as outlined below.

A. Which institutions are approved by transfer credits:

Transfer credits are accepted from institutions that meet the following criteria:

1. The host university is accredited by a college board or a government ministry.


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Summer Studies at a University Outside Québec

If you would like to take a summer course at another Quebec University please see Study at Another Quebec University.

Studying at another university during the summer months allows you the opportunity to take a few courses away from McGill while experiencing a new city or culture.


U3 STUDENTS: As of the Summer 2011, if you are taking any courses outside of McGill during the Summer months and you are graduating, YOU WILL NOT be able

Internships for B.A.&Sc. students

This page provides internship and study away information that would be frequently sought by students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts and Science degree. Please choose from the items below for suitable information.

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Continuing Education courses

Registering for a Continuing Education course for credit toward your B.A. & Sc. degree:

  • Continuing Education courses with subject numbers that do not start with a C can be taken for credit towards your B.A. & Sc. degree.

    The exceptions to this rule are:
    CHEM 18X World of Chemistry X
    CEAP 250 Research Essay & Rhetoric
    CESL 150 English as a Second Language
    CESL 200 ESL: Academic English 1
    CESL 299 ESL: Academic English Seminar
    CESL 300 ESL: Academic English 2

Limits on non-Arts or Science courses

There are limits on how many credits students in the B.A.&Sc. degree take outside of the Faculties of Arts and Science. The regulations for these limits are covered  B.A.&Sc. eCalendar.

Integrative course

The B.A. & Sc. degree includes a required integrative course (BASC 201, 3 credits).

The Integrative course may also be used to fulfill the requirements of one of the B.A. & Sc. programs or may be considered as elective credit.

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Advising and registration for currently registered students

Below please find important information and advice on upcoming events for all students who intend to return to McGill for the 2012-2013 academic year:

B.A.&Sc. General Info

This page provides links to general degree requirements in the eCalendar that are frequently sought by students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts and Science. Please choose from the items below for suitable information.

 B.A.& Sc e-Calendar 

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