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Freshman Course Selection

Below you will find links to the complete list of required Freshman courses for the various Macdonald Campus undergraduate degrees; note that for most students, this is the standard full-time set of courses in freshman year. It is certainly not advisable to take any additional courses beyond what appears in this list, as these courses already constitute a full load.

AP credits, transfer credits and such, are dependent upon the receipt of the appropriate documentation; such credits are normally determined by the beginning of the fall semester, and are reflected in your Minerva record. Until such time, you should register for the standard set of courses listed below. In any case, time blocks are set aside during Orientation week when you may speak with your with your freshmanadvisor.macdonald [at] (Freshman Program Advisor) before finalizing your course choices.)

B.Sc. (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences):

Learn more about the Majors: Life Sciences  |  Environmental Biology  |  Agro-Environmental Sciences  |  Global Food Security  |  Agricultural Economics

For a complete list of courses:
(* students entering the Agricultural Economics Freshman Program: please scroll down the list to the Agricultural Economics section for your list of courses)

Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Freshman Program (30 Credits)


B.Sc. (Nutritional Sciences) and
Concurrent Degrees: B.Sc.(Food Science)/B.Sc.(Nutritional Sciences)

BSc (Nutritional Sciences):

Learn more about studying in Nutritional Sciences

For a complete list of courses:

Bachelor of Science (Nutritional Sciences) (B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.)) - Freshman Program (30 Credits)

NOTE for those planning to continue in the BSc(NutrSc) Dietetics Major: Students in the Freshman Program who wish to do the major in Dietetics must apply to transfer. Entry into the Dietetics program is very competitive. Students applying to transfer must have at least a 3.3 CGPA to be considered. This CGPA is a minimum and it is likely the final cut-off will be higher. For all students who were required to provide proof of English proficiency when applying for admission to McGill, a Communications Skills interview will be required. For more information see:

BSc (Food Science)/BSc(Nutritional Sciences):

Learn more about the concurrent degree

For a complete list of courses:

Concurrent Bachelor of Science Food Science (B.Sc. (F.Sc.)) and Bachelor of Science Nutritional Sciences (B.Sc. (Nutr.Sc.)) - Freshman Program (Concurrent) (30 Credits)


B.Sc. (Food Science)

Learn more about studying in Food Science

For a complete list of courses:

Bachelor of Science (Food Science) (B.Sc.(F.Sc.)) - Freshman Program (30 Credits)


B.Eng. (Bioresource)

Learn more about studying in Bioresource Engineering

For a complete list of courses:

Bachelor of Engineering (Bioresource) (B.Eng.(Bioresource)) - Freshman Program (30 Credits)



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