Academic Programs

Macdonald Campus offers a personal and supportive educational experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels—an experience that allows students the opportunity to get to know professors and learn in a collaborative environment. If you are looking to upgrade your professional skills in the fields of agriculture, food safety, nutrition, water resources management and environmental sciences, then the Continuing Professional Development program may be what you are looking for.

Students at Macdonald benefit from a lower student/teacher ratio, and their classrooms include world-class active learning facilities. Courses in all programs have significant ‘hands-on’ components, whether it’s field courses, an engineering design project, or a laboratory on food safety.  The Dietetics program, for example, includes an internship in institutions such as schools, hospitals, industry, or government; Food Science provides the opportunity to work within the food industry. These experiences give our students a competitive edge after they graduate and transition into careers.

In addition to excellence in academic programs, students can take advantage of innovative research, from disease and epigenetics, wildlife conservation, obesity in children, ecotoxicology, biofuels, or biotechnology.  Students can access local or international internship opportunities, take part in entrepreneurial initiatives, and engage with a host of student-led clubs and activities. Students can expand their learning by taking one of the many field semesters, or studying abroad through an exchange program. McGill’s Macdonald Campus offers a learning environment for everyone that is challenging, innovative, and unique.


Diploma of Collegial Studies (DEC)

Farm Management & Technology Program


Undergraduate Programs (Bachelor degree)

Degree programs at the undergraduate level in the Faculty may lead to a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in:

or a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degree in Bioresource Engineering.

The Faculty also offers students the possibility to do concurrent B.Sc. degrees in both Food Science and Nutritional Sciences.


Field Studies and Exchanges Abroad

Opportunities for field studies, internships or study abroad programs exist in many of our programs. The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences participates in all university-student exchange programs available at McGill.

International exchanges help students develop the life skills they need in adapting to the rapid pace of change in the global environment. McGill students can study on exchange while paying McGill tuition and earning credits toward their degrees.


Post-Baccalaureate Certificates and Diplomas

The Faculty offers the following post baccalaureate certificates:


Graduate Programs

The Faculty offers MSc, MSc Applied and PhD programs in the areas of Agricultural Sciences, Biological Sciences, Bioresource Engineering, Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences, Food Science, and Nutritional Sciences. Additionally, the Faculty does offer some Graduate Certificates and Diplomas. Click here for a complete list of programs.

Many of the graduate programs offered at Macdonald give students access to the Neotropical Environment Option or the Graduate Option in the Environment offered by the McGill School of the Environment.