BSc(NutrSc): Major in Nutrition

The BSc (NutrSc) Nutrition Major is a 90-credit undergraduate degree. At its core, it deals with how diet and nutrition affect human health and disease risk. It offers you exciting opportunities to specialize in one of 5 concentrations, to incorporate research experience, travel for field studies, or a Minor in your program. It does not lead to professional licensure as a Dietitian/Nutritionist. However, it is excellent preparation for many careers including medical school, veterinary school and other professional schools, for graduate school, or for work in the food, pharma or other industry, government or NGO, or global health organizations.

 

Concentrations

The BSC (NutrSc) offers you the possibilty to specialize in one of five concentrations:

Food Function and Safety

This concentration covers many aspects of human nutrition and the impact of food on health.  It offers a core emphasis on the scientific fundamentals of nutrition and metabolism throughout the lifespan. The specialization on food ranges from health effects of phytochemicals and food toxicants, food chemistry and analysis, food safety, product development and influence of constituents of food on health. Graduates are qualified for careers in pharmaceutical and/or food industries, government laboratories, the health science communications field, and national or international food support programs. Graduates often continue on to graduate studies preparing for careers in food science, research, medicine, and dentistry or as specialists in nutrition.

Global Nutrition

This concentration covers many aspects of human nutrition and food and their impact health and society at the community, and international level.  It offers a core emphasis on the scientific fundamentals of nutrition and metabolism throughout the lifespan. The specialization in global nutrition emphasizes the importance of the interaction of nutrition, diet, water, environment and infection. Graduates are qualified for careers in national and international governmental and non-governmental food and health agencies, in world development programs, in the food sector, and the health science communications field. Graduates often continue on to graduate studies preparing for careers in public health, epidemiology, research, medicine, and dentistry or as specialists in nutrition.

Sports Nutrition

This concentration covers many aspects of human nutrition and physical activity on health.  It offers a core emphasis on the scientific fundamentals of nutrition, metabolism and physiology throughout the lifespan. This specialization integrates the influence of exercise, and physical activity on health and chronic disease prevention. Graduates are qualified for careers in pharmaceutical and/or food industries, government laboratories, the health science communications field, and national or international food support programs. Graduates often continue on to graduate studies preparing for careers in research, education, medicine, and dentistry or as specialists in nutrition.

Nutritional Biochemistry

This Major offers a core emphasis on the scientific fundamentals of nutrition and metabolism throughout the lifespan from the molecular to the organismal level. This specialization in nutritional biochemistry links nutrigenomics, nutrigenetics and biotechnology with human health, regulation of metabolism and the pathophysiology of inherited and chronic disease. Graduates are qualified for careers in the biotechnology field, pharmaceutical and/or food industries, government laboratories, and the health science communications field. Graduates often continue on to graduate studies preparing for careers in research, medicine, and dentistry or as specialists in nutrition.

Health and Disease

This Major offers a core emphasis on the scientific fundamentals of nutrition and metabolism throughout the lifespan. This specialization emphasizes the influence of diet and nutrition on human health and the pathophysiology of chronic disease. Graduates are qualified for careers in health research, pharmaceutical and/or food industries, government laboratories, and the health science communications field. Graduates often continue on to graduate studies preparing for careers in research, medicine, and dentistry or as specialists in nutrition.

Courses by semester

Download the appropriate course sheet for term-by-term course lists and complementary and elective courses:

Nutrition Major Advising Sheet (new students Fall 2017)
Nutrition Major Advising Sheet (students started 2016 and prior)

Food Function and Safety

Bachelor of Science (Nutritional Sciences) (B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.)) - Major Nutrition - Food Function and Safety(90 Credits)

    Offered by:Human Nutrition
    Degree:B SC (Nutritional Science)

Program Requirement:

This Major offers a core emphasis on the scientific fundamentals of nutrition and metabolism throughout the lifespan from the molecular to the organismal level. The concentration in food function and safety covers the ranges from health effects of phytochemicals and food toxicants, food chemistry and analysis, food safety, product development and influence of constituents of food on health. This degree does not lead to professional licensure as a Dietitian/Nutritionist. Graduates are qualified for careers in the biotechnology field, pharmaceutical and/or food industries, government laboratories, and the health science communications field. Graduates often continue on to graduate studies preparing for careers in research, medicine, and dentistry or as specialists in nutrition.

Refer to "Faculty Information and Regulations" > "Minimum Credit Requirements", in this eCalendar for prerequisites and minimum credit requirements.

For information on academic advising, see: http://www.mcgill.ca/macdonald/studentinfo/advising

Required Courses (60 credits)

All required courses must be passed with a minimum grade of C.


  • AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • ANSC 234 Biochemistry 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • ANSC 323 Mammalian Physiology 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • ANSC 424 Metabolic Endocrinology 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • FDSC 200 Introduction to Food Science 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • FDSC 251 Food Chemistry 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • FDSC 300 Principles of Food Analysis 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • FDSC 305 Food Chemistry 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • LSCI 204 Genetics 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • LSCI 211 Biochemistry 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • LSCI 230 Introductory Microbiology 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 207 Nutrition and Health 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 214 Food Fundamentals 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 307 Metabolism and Human Nutrition 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 322 Applied Sciences Communication 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 337 Nutrition Through Life 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 344 Clinical Nutrition 1 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 401 Emerging Issues in Nutrition 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 450 Research Meth: Human Nutrition 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NUTR 512 Herbs, Foods&Phytochemicals 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Complementary Courses (15 credits)

15 credits of complementary courses are selected as follows:



    Common Complementary Courses

    At least 6 credits from the following courses:


    • ANSC 433 Animal Nutrition & Metabolism 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • ANSC 551 Carbohydrate&Lipid Metabolism 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • ANSC 552 Protein Metabolism&Nutrition 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • ANSC 560 Biology of Lactation 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • FDSC 537 Nutraceutical Chemistry 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • FDSC 545 Advances in Food Microbiology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • NUTR 501 Nutrition in Dev Countries 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • NUTR 503 Bioenergetics and the Lifespan 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • NUTR 511 Nutrition & Behaviour 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • NUTR 545 Clinical Nutrition 2 4 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • NUTR 546 Clinical Nutrition 3 4 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • NUTR 551 Analysis of Nutrition Data 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PARA 438 Immunology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer


    At least 9 credits from the following courses:


    • AGRI 510 Professional Practice 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • ANSC 350 Food-Borne Pathogens 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • FDSC 315 Separation Tech in Food Anal 1 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • FDSC 319 Food Commodities 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • FDSC 330 Food Processing 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • FDSC 334 Anal of Food Toxins&Toxicants 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • FDSC 405 Food Product Development 3 CreditsRequires departmental approval prior to registration
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • FDSC 442 Food Microbiology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • FDSC 516 Flavour Chemistry 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • FDSC 520 Biophysical Chemistry of Food 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • FDSC 525 Food Quality Assurance 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • FDSC 535 Food Biotechnology 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • FDSC 537 Nutraceutical Chemistry 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • FDSC 540 Sensory Evaluation of Foods 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • NUTR 430 Directed Studies:Diet & Nutr 1 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • NUTR 551 Analysis of Nutrition Data 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer


    Elective Courses (15 credits)

    15 credits of electives are taken to meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree. Reciprocal agreement allows all students to take a limited number of electives at any Quebec university. With prior approval students can take electives at any Canadian or international university.



       

      Global Nutrition

      Bachelor of Science (Nutritional Sciences) (B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.)) - Major Nutrition - Global Nutrition(90 Credits)

        Offered by:Human Nutrition
        Degree:B SC (Nutritional Science)

      Program Requirement:

      This Major covers many aspects of human nutrition and food and their impact on health and society at the community and international level. It offers a core emphasis on the scientific fundamentals of nutrition and metabolism throughout the lifespan. The specialization in global nutrition emphasizes the importance of the interaction of nutrition, diet, water, environment, and infection. This degree does not lead to professional licensure as a Dietitian/Nutritionist. Graduates are qualified for careers in national and international governmental and non-governmental food and health agencies, in world development programs, in the food sector, and the health science communications field. Graduates often continue on to graduate studies preparing for careers in public health, epidemiology, research, medicine, and dentistry or as specialists in nutrition.

      Please refer to "Faculty Information and Regulations" > "Minimum Credit Requirements" in this eCalendar for prerequisites and minimum credit requirements.

      For information on academic advising, see: http://www.mcgill.ca/macdonald/studentinfo/advising

      Required Courses (60 credits)

      All required courses must be passed with a minimum grade of C.


      • AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • ANSC 234 Biochemistry 2 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • ANSC 323 Mammalian Physiology 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • ANSC 424 Metabolic Endocrinology 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • FDSC 200 Introduction to Food Science 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • FDSC 251 Food Chemistry 1 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • FDSC 305 Food Chemistry 2 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • LSCI 204 Genetics 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • LSCI 211 Biochemistry 1 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • LSCI 230 Introductory Microbiology 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • NUTR 207 Nutrition and Health 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • NUTR 214 Food Fundamentals 4 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • NUTR 307 Metabolism and Human Nutrition 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • NUTR 322 Applied Sciences Communication 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • NUTR 337 Nutrition Through Life 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • NUTR 344 Clinical Nutrition 1 4 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • NUTR 401 Emerging Issues in Nutrition 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • NUTR 450 Research Meth: Human Nutrition 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • NUTR 501 Nutrition in Dev Countries 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • NUTR 512 Herbs, Foods&Phytochemicals 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      Complementary Courses (15 credits)

      15 credits of complementary courses are selected as follows:



        Common Complementary Courses

        At least 6 credits selected from:


        • ANSC 433 Animal Nutrition & Metabolism 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ANSC 551 Carbohydrate&Lipid Metabolism 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ANSC 552 Protein Metabolism&Nutrition 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ANSC 560 Biology of Lactation 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • FDSC 537 Nutraceutical Chemistry 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • FDSC 545 Advances in Food Microbiology 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • NUTR 503 Bioenergetics and the Lifespan 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • NUTR 511 Nutrition & Behaviour 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • NUTR 545 Clinical Nutrition 2 4 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • NUTR 546 Clinical Nutrition 3 4 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • NUTR 551 Analysis of Nutrition Data 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PARA 438 Immunology 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer


        Revision, May 2018. Start of revision.

        At least 9 credits selected from:


        • AGEC 330 Agriculture and Food Markets 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • AGEC 442 Econ of Int'l Agric Dvlpmnt 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • AGRI 340 Princ of Ecological Agricult 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • AGRI 411 Global Issues on Dev, Food&Agr 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ANSC 560 Biology of Lactation 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ANTH 227 Medical Anthropology 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ANTH 302 New Horizons in Medical Anth. 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ENVR 203 Knowledge, Ethics&Environment 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • GEOG 303 Health Geography 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • GEOG 403 Global Health & Envir. Change 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • NRSC 221 Environment and Health 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • NRSC 340 Global Perspectives on Food 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • NUTR 341 Global Food Security 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • NUTR 430 Directed Studies:Diet & Nutr 1 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • NUTR 505 Public Health Nutrition 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • NUTR 551 Analysis of Nutrition Data 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PARA 410 Environment and Infection 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PARA 515 Water, Health and Sanitation 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PPHS 501 Population Health&Epidemiology 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PPHS 511 Fundamentals of Global Health 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PPHS 529 Global Env Hlth&Burden/Disease 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer


        Revision, May 2018. End of revision.

        Elective Courses (15 credits)

        15 credits of Electives are taken to meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree. Reciprocal agreement allows all students to take a limited number of electives at any Quebec university. With prior approval students can take electives at any Canadian or international university.



           

          Sports Nutrition

          Bachelor of Science (Nutritional Sciences) (B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.)) - Major Nutrition - Sports Nutrition(90 Credits)

            Offered by:Human Nutrition
            Degree:B SC (Nutritional Science)

          Program Requirement:

          This Major offers a core emphasis on the scientific fundamentals of nutrition and metabolism throughout the lifespan from the molecular to the organismal level. The concentration in sports nutrition integrates the influence of exercise and physical activity on health and chronic disease prevention. This degree does not lead to professional licensure as a Dietitian/Nutritionist. Graduates are qualified for careers in the biotechnology field, pharmaceutical and/or food industries, government laboratories, and the health science communications field. Graduates often continue on to graduate studies preparing for careers in research, medicine, and dentistry or as specialists in nutrition.

          Refer to "Faculty Information and Regulations" > "Minimum Credit Requirements", in this eCalendar for prerequisites and minimum credit requirements.

          For information on academic advising, see: http://www.mcgill.ca/macdonald/studentinfo/advising

          Required Courses (60 credits)

          All required courses must be passed with a minimum grade of C.


          • AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ANSC 234 Biochemistry 2 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ANSC 323 Mammalian Physiology 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • ANSC 424 Metabolic Endocrinology 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • FDSC 200 Introduction to Food Science 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • FDSC 251 Food Chemistry 1 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • FDSC 305 Food Chemistry 2 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • LSCI 204 Genetics 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • LSCI 211 Biochemistry 1 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • LSCI 230 Introductory Microbiology 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • NUTR 207 Nutrition and Health 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • NUTR 214 Food Fundamentals 4 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • NUTR 307 Metabolism and Human Nutrition 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • NUTR 322 Applied Sciences Communication 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • NUTR 337 Nutrition Through Life 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • NUTR 344 Clinical Nutrition 1 4 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • NUTR 401 Emerging Issues in Nutrition 1 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • NUTR 450 Research Meth: Human Nutrition 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • NUTR 503 Bioenergetics and the Lifespan 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer

          • NUTR 512 Herbs, Foods&Phytochemicals 3 Credits
              Offered in the:
            • Fall
            • Winter
            • Summer


          Complementary Courses (15 credits)

          15 credits of complementary courses are selected as follows:



            Common Complementary Courses

            At least 6 credits from the following:


            • ANSC 433 Animal Nutrition & Metabolism 3 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • ANSC 551 Carbohydrate&Lipid Metabolism 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • ANSC 552 Protein Metabolism&Nutrition 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • ANSC 560 Biology of Lactation 3 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • FDSC 537 Nutraceutical Chemistry 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • FDSC 545 Advances in Food Microbiology 3 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • NUTR 501 Nutrition in Dev Countries 3 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • NUTR 511 Nutrition & Behaviour 3 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • NUTR 545 Clinical Nutrition 2 4 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • NUTR 546 Clinical Nutrition 3 4 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • NUTR 551 Analysis of Nutrition Data 3 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • PARA 438 Immunology 3 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer


            At least 9 credits from:


            • ANAT 214 Systemic Human Anatomy 3 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • EDKP 261 Motor Development 3 CreditsIf appropriate, may be included in the academic concentration.
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • EDKP 330 Physical Activity and Health 3 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • EDKP 395 Exercise Physiology 3 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • EDKP 444 Ergonomics 3 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • EDKP 445 Exercise Metabolism 3 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • EDKP 446 Physical Activity and Ageing 3 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • EDKP 448 Exercise and Health Psychology 3 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • EDKP 449 Exercise Pathophysiology 2 3 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • EDKP 485 Exercise Pathophysiology 1 3 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • EDKP 495 Scientific Princ of Training 3 CreditsIf appropriate, may be included in the academic concentration.
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • EDKP 542 Environmental Exercise Physiol 3 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • NUTR 430 Directed Studies:Diet & Nutr 1 3 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • NUTR 551 Analysis of Nutrition Data 3 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer


            Elective Courses (15 credits)

            15 credits of electives are taken to meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree. Reciprocal agreement allows all students to take a limited number of electives at any Quebec university. With prior approval, students can take electives at any Canadian or international university.



               

              Nutritional Biochemistry

              Bachelor of Science (Nutritional Sciences) (B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.)) - Major Nutrition - Nutritional Biochemistry(90 Credits)

                Offered by:Human Nutrition
                Degree:B SC (Nutritional Science)

              Program Requirement:

              This Major offers a core emphasis on the scientific fundamentals of nutrition and metabolism throughout the lifespan from the molecular to the organismal level. This concentration in nutritional biochemistry links nutrigenomics, nutrigenetics, and biotechnology with human health, regulation of metabolism, and the pathophysiology of inherited and chronic disease. This degree does not lead to professional licensure as a dietitian/nutritionist. Graduates are qualified for careers in the biotechnology field, pharmaceutical and/or food industries, government laboratories, and the health science communications field. Graduates often continue on to graduate studies preparing for careers in research, medicine, and dentistry or as specialists in nutrition.

              Refer to "Faculty Information and Regulations" > "Minimum Credit Requirements," in this eCalendar for prerequisites and minimum credit requirements.

              For information on academic advising, see: http://www.mcgill.ca/macdonald/studentinfo/advising

              Required Courses (60 credits)

              All required courses must be passed with a minimum grade of C.


              • AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • ANSC 234 Biochemistry 2 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • ANSC 323 Mammalian Physiology 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • ANSC 424 Metabolic Endocrinology 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • BTEC 306 Experiments in Biotechnology 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • FDSC 200 Introduction to Food Science 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • FDSC 251 Food Chemistry 1 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • FDSC 305 Food Chemistry 2 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • LSCI 204 Genetics 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • LSCI 211 Biochemistry 1 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • LSCI 230 Introductory Microbiology 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • NUTR 207 Nutrition and Health 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • NUTR 214 Food Fundamentals 4 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • NUTR 307 Metabolism and Human Nutrition 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • NUTR 322 Applied Sciences Communication 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • NUTR 337 Nutrition Through Life 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • NUTR 344 Clinical Nutrition 1 4 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • NUTR 401 Emerging Issues in Nutrition 1 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • NUTR 450 Research Meth: Human Nutrition 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • NUTR 512 Herbs, Foods&Phytochemicals 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer


              Complementary Courses (15 credits)

              15 credits of complementary courses are selected as follows:



                Common Complementary Courses

                At least 6 credits from the following:


                • ANSC 433 Animal Nutrition & Metabolism 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • ANSC 551 Carbohydrate&Lipid Metabolism 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • ANSC 552 Protein Metabolism&Nutrition 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • ANSC 560 Biology of Lactation 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • FDSC 537 Nutraceutical Chemistry 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • FDSC 545 Advances in Food Microbiology 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • NUTR 501 Nutrition in Dev Countries 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • NUTR 503 Bioenergetics and the Lifespan 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • NUTR 511 Nutrition & Behaviour 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • NUTR 545 Clinical Nutrition 2 4 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • NUTR 546 Clinical Nutrition 3 4 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • NUTR 551 Analysis of Nutrition Data 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • PARA 438 Immunology 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer


                At least 9 credits from the following courses:


                • ANAT 262 Intro Molecular &Cell Biol 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • ANSC 324 Devel. Biology & Reproduction 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • ANSC 400 Eukaryotic Cells and Viruses 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • ANSC 420 Animal Biotechnology 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • ANSC 551 Carbohydrate&Lipid Metabolism 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • ANSC 552 Protein Metabolism&Nutrition 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • BINF 301 Intro to Bioinformatics 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • BIOC 312 Biochemistry of Macromolecules 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • BIOL 300 Molecular Biology of the Gene 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • BTEC 535 Functional Genomics:Model Org. 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • EXMD 401 Physiol&Biochem Endocrin Sys 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • EXMD 502 Advanced Endocrinology 1 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • EXMD 503 Advanced Endocrinology 02 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • MICR 341 Mechanisms of Pathogenicity 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • MIMM 314 Intermediate Immunology 3 Credits*
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • MIMM 414 Advanced Immunology 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • NUTR 430 Directed Studies:Diet & Nutr 1 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • NUTR 551 Analysis of Nutrition Data 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • PARA 438 Immunology 3 Credits*
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                * Note: Students take either PARA 438 or MIMM 314


                Elective Courses (15 credits)

                15 credits of electives are taken to meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree. A reciprocal agreement allows all students to take a limited number of electives at any Quebec university. With prior approval students can take electives at any Canadian or international university.



                   

                  Health and Disease

                  Bachelor of Science (Nutritional Sciences) (B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.)) - Major Nutrition - Health and Disease(90 Credits)

                    Offered by:Human Nutrition
                    Degree:B SC (Nutritional Science)

                  Program Requirement:

                  This Major offers a core emphasis on the scientific fundamentals of nutrition and metabolism throughout the lifespan. This concentration emphasizes the influence of diet and nutrition on human health and the pathophysiology of chronic disease. This degree does not lead to professional licensure as a dietitian/nutritionist. Graduates are qualified for careers in heath research, pharmaceutical and/or food industries, government laboratories, and the health science communications field. Graduates often continue on to graduate studies preparing for careers in research, medicine, and dentistry or as specialists in nutrition.

                  Refer to "Faculty Information and Regulations" > "Minimum Credit Requirements", in this eCalendar for prerequisites and minimum credit requirements.

                  For information on academic advising, see: http://www.mcgill.ca/macdonald/studentinfo/advising

                  Required Courses (60 credits)

                  All required courses must be passed with a minimum grade of C.


                  • AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • ANSC 234 Biochemistry 2 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • ANSC 323 Mammalian Physiology 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • ANSC 424 Metabolic Endocrinology 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • FDSC 200 Introduction to Food Science 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • FDSC 251 Food Chemistry 1 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • FDSC 305 Food Chemistry 2 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • LSCI 204 Genetics 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • LSCI 211 Biochemistry 1 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • LSCI 230 Introductory Microbiology 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • NUTR 207 Nutrition and Health 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • NUTR 214 Food Fundamentals 4 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • NUTR 307 Metabolism and Human Nutrition 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • NUTR 322 Applied Sciences Communication 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • NUTR 337 Nutrition Through Life 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • NUTR 344 Clinical Nutrition 1 4 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • NUTR 401 Emerging Issues in Nutrition 1 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • NUTR 450 Research Meth: Human Nutrition 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • NUTR 512 Herbs, Foods&Phytochemicals 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • PARA 438 Immunology 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer


                  Complementary Courses (15 credits)

                  15 credits of complementary courses are selected as follows:



                    Common Complementary Courses

                    At least 6 credits from the following:


                    • ANSC 433 Animal Nutrition & Metabolism 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • ANSC 551 Carbohydrate&Lipid Metabolism 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • ANSC 552 Protein Metabolism&Nutrition 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • ANSC 560 Biology of Lactation 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • FDSC 537 Nutraceutical Chemistry 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • FDSC 545 Advances in Food Microbiology 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • NUTR 501 Nutrition in Dev Countries 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • NUTR 503 Bioenergetics and the Lifespan 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • NUTR 511 Nutrition & Behaviour 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • NUTR 545 Clinical Nutrition 2 4 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • NUTR 546 Clinical Nutrition 3 4 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • NUTR 551 Analysis of Nutrition Data 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer


                    At least 9 credits from the following courses:


                    • ANAT 214 Systemic Human Anatomy 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • ANAT 261 Intro to Dynamic Histology 4 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • ANSC 312 Animal Health and Disease 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • ANSC 560 Biology of Lactation 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • MICR 341 Mechanisms of Pathogenicity 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • MIMM 414 Advanced Immunology 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • NUTR 430 Directed Studies:Diet & Nutr 1 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • NUTR 551 Analysis of Nutrition Data 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • PATH 300 Human Disease 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • PHAR 300 Drug Action 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • PHAR 301 Drugs and Disease 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • PHAR 303 Principles of Toxicology 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • PHGY 311 Channels, Synapses & Hormones 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • PHGY 312 Resp.,Renal,&Cardio Physiology 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • PHGY 313 Blood,GI,Imm.Syst.Physiol 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer

                    • WILD 424 Parasitology 3 Credits
                        Offered in the:
                      • Fall
                      • Winter
                      • Summer


                    Elective Courses (15 credits)

                    15 credits of electives are taken to meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree. A reciprocal agreement allows all students to take a limited number of electives at any Quebec university. With prior approval students can take electives at any Canadian or international university.


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                      Research Experience

                      There are at least two ways to get research experience. Both involve matching your interests to a professor's research area. Professors may or may not need assistance at a particular time. You should always have a professional curriculum vitae or resumé ready so that, when opportunities arise, you can demonstrate your qualifications.

                      SUMMER RESEARCH: The first way to get research experience is to get a scholarship to work with a stipend as part of a professor’s research group over the summer. The most common scholarship is the NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award is highly competitive and requires a CGPA of at least 3.7. You should investigate how to match up with a professor’s research program at the beginning of U2 winter term.

                      DIRECTED STUDIES COURSE: The second way is to get course credit through a Directed Studies 3-credit course. This would involve at least a 120-hour commitment over a term or in the summer and not involve a stipend. Rather you and the professor write a contract detailing the work to be done and the performance criteria to receive a grade in the course. This final year course involves initiative on your part and is dependent on the supervisor’s research needs.

                      Minors

                      Minor programs that synergize with Nutrition include:

                      Field Studies Minor

                      Field Studies - Minor Field Studies(18 Credits)

                        Offered by:Science
                        Degree:Bachelor of Science

                      Program Requirement:

                      Students participating in any one of the field study semesters, i.e., the Africa Field Study Semester, the Barbados Field Study Semester, the Barbados Interdisciplinary Tropical Studies (BITS) Field Study Semester, McGill Arctic Field Study Semester, or the Panama Field Study Semester may complete the 18-credit Minor in Field Studies.

                      The Minor consists of the 15 credits of a field study semester plus three additional complementary credits chosen by the student in consultation with their departmental adviser and/or the Field Study Minor adviser.

                      For students in the B.Sc. Liberal Program, the Field Studies Minor can serve as the breadth component.

                      Program descriptions for each of the field study semesters are provided below.

                      Note: The field study semesters are not degree programs. Credits may be counted toward McGill degrees with the permission of program advisers. Students who complete a field study semester may consult the Field Study Minor adviser about completing the Minor program as part of their McGill degree.

                      Africa Field Study Semester (15 credits)

                      The Africa Field Study Semester (AFSS) is run through McGill's Canadian Field Study in Africa Program (CFSIA).

                      The AFSS provides one term of integrated field study in East Africa, with emphasis on environmental conservation, culture change, and sustainable development. Students investigate challenges of sustaining biological diversity and social justice in African environments subject to cultural change, economic development, and environmental stress. Cultural and ecological variation is examined in highland, montane, rangeland, desert, riverine, salt- and fresh-water lake, coastal, and urban settings.



                        Africa Field Study Semester - Required Courses

                        6 credits

                        Students select one course titled "Research in Society and Development in Africa" and one course titled "Research in Ecology and Development in Africa" from the courses below.


                        • ANTH 451 Res in Society & Dev in Africa 3 Credits
                            Offered in the:
                          • Fall
                          • Winter
                          • Summer

                        • BIOL 451 Res in Ecol&Develop in Africa 3 Credits
                            Offered in the:
                          • Fall
                          • Winter
                          • Summer

                        • GEOG 451 Res in Society & Dev in Africa 3 Credits
                            Offered in the:
                          • Fall
                          • Winter
                          • Summer

                        • NRSC 451 Res in Ecol&Develop in Africa 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
                            Offered in the:
                          • Fall
                          • Winter
                          • Summer


                        Africa Field Study Semester - Complementary Courses

                        9 credits from:

                        * Note: Courses marked with an asterisk ("*") are offered on a rotational basis, at least 3 credits annually.


                        • ANTH 411 Primate Studies & Conservation 3 Credits
                            Offered in the:
                          • Fall
                          • Winter
                          • Summer

                        • ANTH 416 Environment/Dev: Africa 3 Credits
                            Offered in the:
                          • Fall
                          • Winter
                          • Summer

                        • BIOL 428 Biological Diversity in Africa 3 Credits
                            Offered in the:
                          • Fall
                          • Winter
                          • Summer

                        • BIOL 429 East African Ecology 3 Credits
                            Offered in the:
                          • Fall
                          • Winter
                          • Summer

                        • GEOG 404 Environmental Management 2 3 Credits*
                            Offered in the:
                          • Fall
                          • Winter
                          • Summer

                        • GEOG 408 Geography of Development 3 Credits
                            Offered in the:
                          • Fall
                          • Winter
                          • Summer

                        • GEOG 423 Dilemmas of Development 3 Credits
                            Offered in the:
                          • Fall
                          • Winter
                          • Summer

                        • HIST 413 Independent Research 3 Credits
                            Offered in the:
                          • Fall
                          • Winter
                          • Summer

                        • NRSC 405 Natural History of East Africa 3 Credits
                            Offered in the:
                          • Fall
                          • Winter
                          • Summer

                        • NUTR 404 Nutr. Field St. in East Africa 3 Credits
                            Offered in the:
                          • Fall
                          • Winter
                          • Summer

                        • REDM 405 Natural History of East Africa 3 Credits
                            Offered in the:
                          • Fall
                          • Winter
                          • Summer

                        • WILD 420 Ornithology 3 Credits*
                            Offered in the:
                          • Fall
                          • Winter
                          • Summer




                          Barbados Field Study Semester (15 credits)

                          The Barbados Field Study Semester (BFSS) provides one term of integrated field study for students with an interest in global issues related to natural resource use as affected by socio-economic, management, urban, and physical constraints. Offered at the Bellairs Research Institute in Barbados, this program challenges students to be more effective environmental decision makers, policy makers, and managers. There is a growing need for professionals with such skills at all levels of government, within NGOs, and in the private sector. The overall goal of the BFSS is to equip future leaders to address the complexity of issues associated with the formulation and implementation of organizational strategies compatible with the societal goal of sustainable use and development of our natural resources.

                          The BFSS is intended for senior undergraduate students from across the University. Students must apply to participate in the program. Selection will be based on the student's Academic Standing and demonstrated interests and involvement in international issues related to natural resource use.



                            Barbados Field Study Semester - Required Courses

                            6 credits


                            • URBP 507 Planning and Infrastructure 3 Credits
                                Offered in the:
                              • Fall
                              • Winter
                              • Summer

                            • URBP 520 Globaliz: Planning & Change 3 Credits
                                Offered in the:
                              • Fall
                              • Winter
                              • Summer


                            Barbados Field Study Semester - Complementary Courses

                            9 credits

                            Students select one 3-credit course titled "Water Resources in Barbados" and one 6-credit course titled "Sustainable Development Plans" from the list below.


                            • AGRI 452 Water Resources in Barbados 3 Credits
                                Offered in the:
                              • Fall
                              • Winter
                              • Summer

                            • AGRI 519 Sustainable Development Plans 6 Credits
                                Offered in the:
                              • Fall
                              • Winter
                              • Summer

                            • CIVE 452 Water Resources in Barbados 3 Credits
                                Offered in the:
                              • Fall
                              • Winter
                              • Summer

                            • CIVE 519 Sustainable Development Plans 6 Credits
                                Offered in the:
                              • Fall
                              • Winter
                              • Summer

                            • URBP 519 Sustainable Development Plans 6 Credits
                                Offered in the:
                              • Fall
                              • Winter
                              • Summer




                              Barbados Interdisciplinary Tropical Studies Field Semester (15 credits)

                              The Barbados Interdisciplinary Tropical Studies (BITS) Field Semester is an activity-filled, hands-on experience for students with an interest in international studies with a Caribbean flavour. The focus is on sustainable agri-food, nutrition, and energy production on a tropical island with a tourist-based economy. It is offered annually (in the Summer). It consists of two 2-hour orientation sessions conducted on the Macdonald campus and at the Bellairs Research Institute in Barbados, followed by three 3-credit and one 6-credit project courses at Bellairs Research Institute. This program integrates intensive course work with group project work and contributes to the formation of professionals with planning, managing, decision-making, and communication skills. The program addresses a global need for experienced professionals capable of interacting with various levels of government, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. BITS welcomes applications from senior undergraduate students from across the University.



                                Barbados Interdisciplinary Tropical Studies Field Semester - Required Courses

                                15 credits


                                • AEBI 421 Trop. Horticultural Ecology 3 Credits
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer

                                • AEBI 423 Sustainable Land Use 3 Credits
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer

                                • AEBI 425 Tropical Energy and Food 3 Credits
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer

                                • AEBI 427 Barbados Interdisc Project 6 Credits
                                    Offered in the:
                                  • Fall
                                  • Winter
                                  • Summer




                                  Panama Field Study Semester (15 credits)

                                  This program is offered in Panama with the support of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI).

                                  Hands-on experience is gained through research projects organized around multidisciplinary environmental issues. The nature of these projects will centre on practical environmental problems/questions important for Panama. Students will form teams that will work with Panamanian institutions (NGO, governmental, or research).

                                  There is a one- or two-day period of transition and 13 weeks of course attendance in Panama. Field trips will be integrated into each of the courses offered.



                                    Panama Field Study Semester - Required Courses

                                    9 credits


                                    • BIOL 553 Neotropical Environments 3 Credits
                                        Offered in the:
                                      • Fall
                                      • Winter
                                      • Summer

                                    • ENVR 451 Research in Panama 6 Credits
                                        Offered in the:
                                      • Fall
                                      • Winter
                                      • Summer


                                    Panama Field Study Semester - Complementary Courses

                                    6 credits

                                    Complementary courses change from year to year. Students will register for the 6 credits offered the Winter of their participation in the field study semester.

                                    First Winter semester complementary courses:


                                    • AGRI 550 Sustained Tropical Agriculture 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
                                        Offered in the:
                                      • Fall
                                      • Winter
                                      • Summer

                                    • GEOG 498 Humans in Tropical Envirnmnts 3 Credits
                                        Offered in the:
                                      • Fall
                                      • Winter
                                      • Summer


                                    Second Winter semester complementary courses:


                                    • GEOG 404 Environmental Management 2 3 Credits
                                        Offered in the:
                                      • Fall
                                      • Winter
                                      • Summer

                                    • HIST 510 Enviro. Hist. of L. Am (Field) 3 Credits
                                        Offered in the:
                                      • Fall
                                      • Winter
                                      • Summer


                                    McGill Arctic Field Study Semester



                                      Required Courses (15 credits)

                                      9 credits


                                      • ATOC 373 Arctic Climate & Climate Chge 3 Credits
                                          Offered in the:
                                        • Fall
                                        • Winter
                                        • Summer

                                      • EPSC 373 Arctic Geology 3 Credits
                                          Offered in the:
                                        • Fall
                                        • Winter
                                        • Summer

                                      • GEOG 373 Arctic Geomorphology 3 Credits
                                          Offered in the:
                                        • Fall
                                        • Winter
                                        • Summer


                                      and 6 credits from


                                      • ATOC 473 Artic Field Research 6 Credits
                                          Offered in the:
                                        • Fall
                                        • Winter
                                        • Summer

                                      • EPSC 473 Arctic Field Research 6 Credits
                                          Offered in the:
                                        • Fall
                                        • Winter
                                        • Summer

                                      • GEOG 473 Arctic Field Research 6 Credits
                                          Offered in the:
                                        • Fall
                                        • Winter
                                        • Summer




                                        Minor Field Studies - Complementary Course

                                        In consultation with their departmental adviser and/or the Field Study Minor adviser, students who have completed one of the field study semesters described above may select a 3-credit complementary course to complete the requirements for the Minor and ask for it to be added to their academic records.



                                          Psychology Minor

                                          Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Minor Psychology(24 Credits)

                                            Offered by:Psychology
                                            Degree:Bachelor of Science

                                          Program Requirement:

                                          A minor program in Psychology is available to students registered in any B.Sc. program other than Psychology. This program is intended to complement a student's primary field of study by providing a focused introduction to specialized topics in psychology.

                                          A separate minor concentration exists for students registered in a program in the Faculty of Arts.

                                          The Minor program for Science students requires the completion of 24 credits, of which no more than 6 may overlap with the primary program. All courses in the Minor program must be passed with a minimum grade of C. A prerequisite to the program is PSYC 204 or equivalent.

                                          Complementary Courses (24 credits)



                                            at least 3, but no more than 6, credits selected from:


                                            • PSYC 211 Intro Behavioural Neuroscience 3 Credits
                                                Offered in the:
                                              • Fall
                                              • Winter
                                              • Summer

                                            • PSYC 212 Perception 3 Credits
                                                Offered in the:
                                              • Fall
                                              • Winter
                                              • Summer

                                            • PSYC 213 Cognition 3 Credits
                                                Offered in the:
                                              • Fall
                                              • Winter
                                              • Summer

                                            • PSYC 215 Social Psychology 3 Credits
                                                Offered in the:
                                              • Fall
                                              • Winter
                                              • Summer


                                            18-21 credits selected from Psychology courses at the 300 level or above.



                                              International Agriculture Minor

                                              Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Minor International Agriculture(24 Credits)

                                                Offered by:Agricultural & Env.Sc.-Dean
                                                Degree:B SC Agricu and Environm Sc

                                              Program Requirement:

                                              Students enter this minor to acquire a global and applied understanding of agriculture as a fundamental tool to help rural development, alleviate poverty and reach food security, especially in the developing world. This program provides students with a combination of coursework at McGill together with a hands-on experience in a developing country, meeting locals and attending courses with McGill professors and/or local instructors. The costs of these field experiences may vary. The field experience (semester, short course or internship) includes developing projects in local communities, observing subsistence agriculture in situ and participating in various activities which contribute to sensitizing the students to the challenges that developing countries face. Students study water resources, sustainable development, nutrition, planning and development, and a host of other fascinating topics, allowing them to sharpen their skills for future career opportunities.

                                              For information on academic advising, see: http://www.mcgill.ca/macdonald/studentinfo/advising

                                              Required Courses (6 credits)


                                              • AGEC 442 Econ of Int'l Agric Dvlpmnt 3 Credits
                                                  Offered in the:
                                                • Fall
                                                • Winter
                                                • Summer

                                              • AGRI 411 Global Issues on Dev, Food&Agr 3 Credits
                                                  Offered in the:
                                                • Fall
                                                • Winter
                                                • Summer


                                              Complementary Courses (18 credits)

                                              Students select 18 credits from either Option A or Option B



                                                Option A

                                                18 credits from the following:


                                                • AGEC 333 Resource Economics 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • AGEC 430 Agric, Food & Resource Policy 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • AGRI 215 Agro-Ecosystems Field Course 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • AGRI 325 Sustainable Agr&Food Security 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • AGRI 499 Agri. Development Internship 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • BREE 510 Watershed Systems Management 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • ENVB 437 Assessing Environmental Impact 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • FDSC 525 Food Quality Assurance 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • NUTR 501 Nutrition in Dev Countries 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • PARA 410 Environment and Infection 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • PARA 515 Water, Health and Sanitation 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer

                                                • PLNT 300 Cropping Systems 3 Credits
                                                    Offered in the:
                                                  • Fall
                                                  • Winter
                                                  • Summer


                                                Option B

                                                15 credits from any of the McGill Field Study Semesters:

                                                African Field Study Semester
                                                Barbados Field Study Semester
                                                Barbados Interdisciplinary Tropical Studies Field Semester
                                                Panama Field Study Semester



                                                  Plus 3 credits from the list in Option A



                                                    Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Minor

                                                    Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) (B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)) - Minor Agribusiness Entrepreneurship(18 Credits)

                                                      Offered by:Agricultural & Env.Sc.-Dean
                                                      Degree:B SC Agricu and Environm Sc

                                                    Program Requirement:

                                                    This Minor is a collaboration by the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Desautels Faculty of Management. It provides students with an understanding of how to conceptualize, develop, and manage successful ventures in the agricultural, ag-tech, bioresource engineering, environmental, and food sectors - including for-profit private companies and social enterprises - and how to champion intrapreneurship activities in larger organizations. The program covers the essentials of management and is interdisciplinary and integrative. Many courses include a diverse set of students from multiple McGill faculties.

                                                    Within this Minor, 18 credits must be unique (only count for the Minor and do not overlap with the Major or Specialization), except for students enrolled in programs with more than 72 credits of required and complementary courses, who can count up to 6 credits of courses in the Major or Specialization.

                                                    Students in this Minor are not permitted to take the Desautels Minors in Management, Marketing, Finance or Operations Management (for non-Management students).

                                                    Minimum requirements: U2 or above; minimum 3.0 CGPA. This Minor has limited enrolment. Students should contact the program director to apply.

                                                    Required Courses (12 credits)


                                                    • FAES 310 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    • INTG 201 Integrated Mgmt Essentials 1 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    • INTG 202 Integrated Mgmt Essentials 2 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    • MGPO 362 Fundls of Entrepreneurship 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer


                                                    Complementary Courses (6 credits)

                                                    6 credits from the following:


                                                    • BUSA 465 Technological Entrepreneurship 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    • FAES 300 Internship 2 3 Credits*
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    • MGPO 364 Entrepreneurship in Practice 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    • MGPO 438 Social Entrepreneur&Innovation 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    * Note: To be counted towards the Minor in Agribusiness Entrepreneurship, the placement in FAES 300 must be approved by the program coordinator as having entrepreneurial focus.


                                                    Kinesiology Minor

                                                    Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Minor Kinesiology(24 Credits)

                                                      Offered by:Kinesiology and Physical Ed
                                                      Degree:Bachelor of Science

                                                    Program Requirement:

                                                    The Minor Kinesiology is designed to provide students in B.Sc. programs with basic but comprehensive knowledge of scientific bases of human physical activity and its relationship with health and well-being.

                                                    Students registered in the Minor Kinesiology may not take additional courses outside the Faculties of Arts and of Science.

                                                    This minor program requires an application due to limited enrolment space. Please see http://www.mcgill.ca/isa/faculty-advising/minor-programs for procedures and deadlines.

                                                    Required Courses (15 credits)


                                                    • EDKP 206 Biomechanics of Human Movement 3 CreditsIf appropriate, may be included in the academic concentration.
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    • EDKP 261 Motor Development 3 CreditsIf appropriate, may be included in the academic concentration.
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    • EDKP 395 Exercise Physiology 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    • PHGY 209 Mammalian Physiology 1 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    • PHGY 210 Mammalian Physiology 2 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer


                                                    Complementary Courses (9 credits)

                                                    9 credits, three of the following courses:


                                                    • EDKP 330 Physical Activity and Health 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    • EDKP 394 Historical Perspectives 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
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                                                    • EDKP 396 Adapted Physical Activity 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
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                                                    • EDKP 405 Sport in Society 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    • EDKP 444 Ergonomics 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
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                                                    • EDKP 445 Exercise Metabolism 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    • EDKP 446 Physical Activity and Ageing 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    • EDKP 447 Motor Control 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    • EDKP 448 Exercise and Health Psychology 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    • EDKP 449 Exercise Pathophysiology 2 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
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                                                    • EDKP 485 Exercise Pathophysiology 1 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    • EDKP 495 Scientific Princ of Training 3 CreditsIf appropriate, may be included in the academic concentration.
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    • EDKP 498 Sport Psychology 3 CreditsIf appropriate, may be included in the academic concentration.
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    • EDKP 542 Environmental Exercise Physiol 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer

                                                    • EDKP 566 Advanced Biomechanics Theory 3 Credits
                                                        Offered in the:
                                                      • Fall
                                                      • Winter
                                                      • Summer


                                                    Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Minor

                                                    Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Minor Interdisciplinary Life Sciences(24 Credits)

                                                      Offered by:Science
                                                      Degree:Bachelor of Science

                                                    Program Requirement:

                                                    The Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Minor will allow students from the earth, physical, math, and computational science areas to broaden their studies with some basic life sciences, health social science, and empirical technological science. The Minor is 24 credits and allows students flexibility in their course selections. Students must take 9 credits from an extensive list of basic life science courses, 3 credits from an extensive list of health and social science courses, and 3 credits from an empirical and technological science list. The remaining 9 credits may be taken from courses listed in any of the three categories.

                                                    Please note: Students studying in Anatomy and Cell Biology; Biochemistry; Honours Immunology; Microbiology and Immunology; Neuroscience; Pharmacology; and Physiology are not permitted to complete this Minor.

                                                    Interested students should contact the Interdisciplinary Programs Adviser.

                                                    Complementary Courses (24 credits)

                                                    The 24 credits required for this program must satisfy the following criteria:

                                                    At least 18 credits must be outside the student's main discipline.

                                                    Depth requirement:
                                                    at least 6 credits must be at the 300 level or above.

                                                    Breadth requirement:
                                                    at least 9 credits must be taken from the Basic Life Sciences List,
                                                    at least 3 credits from the Health Social Sciences List,
                                                    at least 3 credits from the Empirical Science and Technology List.

                                                    The remaining 9 credits may be selected from any of the lists.



                                                      Basic Life Sciences

                                                      At least 9 credits from:

                                                      * Students take either ANAT 212 or BIOC 212, but not both.


                                                      • ANAT 212 Molec Mechanisms of Cell Funct 3 Credits*
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • ANAT 214 Systemic Human Anatomy 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • ANAT 261 Intro to Dynamic Histology 4 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • ANAT 262 Intro Molecular &Cell Biol 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • ANAT 321 Circuitry of the Human Brain 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • ANAT 365 Cellular Trafficking 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • ANAT 381 Experimental Embryology 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • BIOC 212 Molec Mechanisms of Cell Funct 3 Credits*
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • BIOC 311 Metabolic Biochemistry 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • BIOC 450 Protein Structure and Function 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • BIOC 458 Membranes & Cellular Signaling 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • BIOL 200 Molecular Biology 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • BIOL 201 Cell Biology & Metabolism 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • BIOL 202 Basic Genetics 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • BIOL 300 Molecular Biology of the Gene 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • BIOL 301 Cell and Molecular Laboratory 4 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • BIOL 303 Developmental Biology 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • BIOL 306 Neural Basis of Behaviour 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                        • Summer

                                                      • BIOL 314 Molecular Biology of Oncogenes 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • BIOL 320 Evolution of Brain & Behaviour 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
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                                                      • BIOL 370 Human Genetics Applied 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
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                                                      • CHEM 212 Intro Organic Chemistry 1 4 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
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                                                      • CHEM 222 Intro Organic Chemistry 2 4 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
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                                                      • CHEM 302 Intro Organic Chemistry 3 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
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                                                      • CHEM 502 Advanced Bio-Organic Chemistry 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
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                                                      • CHEM 503 Drug Discovery 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • CHEM 504 Drug Design 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
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                                                      • EXMD 401 Physiol&Biochem Endocrin Sys 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • MIMM 211 Introductory Microbiology 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • MIMM 214 Intro Immun: Elem of Immunity 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • MIMM 314 Intermediate Immunology 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
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                                                      • MIMM 323 Microbial Physiology 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • MIMM 324 Fundamental Virology 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • MIMM 387 The Business of Science 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
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                                                      • MIMM 465 Bacterial Pathogenesis 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
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                                                      • MIMM 466 Viral Pathogenesis 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • NSCI 201 Intro. to Neuroscience 2 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
                                                        • Summer

                                                      • NUTR 307 Metabolism and Human Nutrition 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
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                                                      • PATH 300 Human Disease 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
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                                                      • PHAR 300 Drug Action 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
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                                                      • PHAR 301 Drugs and Disease 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • PHAR 303 Principles of Toxicology 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
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                                                      • PHAR 503 Drug Discovery & Development 1 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • PHAR 504 Drug Discovery & Development 2 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • PHGY 209 Mammalian Physiology 1 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
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                                                      • PHGY 210 Mammalian Physiology 2 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • PHGY 311 Channels, Synapses & Hormones 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • PHGY 312 Resp.,Renal,&Cardio Physiology 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • PHGY 313 Blood,GI,Imm.Syst.Physiol 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • PHGY 314 Integrative Neuroscience 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • PSYC 211 Intro Behavioural Neuroscience 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • PSYC 311 Human Cognition and the Brain 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • PSYC 317 Genes and Behaviour 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • PSYC 318 Behavioural Neuroscience 2 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
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                                                      • PSYC 342 Hormones & Behaviour 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                        • Summer


                                                      Health Social Science

                                                      At least 3 credits from:


                                                      • ANTH 204 Anthropology of Meaning 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
                                                        • Winter
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                                                      • ANTH 227 Medical Anthropology 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • ANTH 302 New Horizons in Medical Anth. 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • ANTH 314 Psychological Anthropology 01 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • ECON 440 Health Economics 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • GEOG 221 Environment and Health 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • GEOG 303 Health Geography 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • HIST 249 Health&the Healer in West Hist 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
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                                                      • HIST 335 Science and Medicine in Canada 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • HIST 350 Science and the Enlightenment 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • HIST 381 Colonial Africa 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • HIST 424 Gender, Sexuality & Medicine 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • HSEL 308 Issues in Women's Health 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • HSEL 309 Women's Reproductive Health 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
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                                                      • PHIL 237 Contemporary Moral Issues 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
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                                                      • PHIL 343 Biomedical Ethics 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • POLI 417 Health Care in Canada 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • PSYC 215 Social Psychology 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
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                                                      • PSYC 304 Child Development 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
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                                                      • PSYC 333 Personality & Social Psych 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
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                                                      • PSYC 412 Developmental Psychopathology 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
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                                                      • PSYC 413 Cognitive Development 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
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                                                      • PSYC 414 Social Development 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
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                                                      • SOCI 225 Medicine&Health in Mod Society 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • SOCI 309 Health and Illness 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • SOCI 310 Sociology of Mental Disorder 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
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                                                      • SOCI 338 Intro to Biomedical Knowledge 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • SOCI 365 Health and Development 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • SOCI 390 Gender and Health 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
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                                                      • SOCI 515 Medicine and Society 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
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                                                      • SOCI 525 HlthCare Systems in Comp Persp 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
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                                                      • SOCI 538 Sel Top in Soc of Biomed Know 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
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                                                      Empirical Science and Technology

                                                      At least 3 credits from:

                                                      * Students who have already received credit for MATH 324 will NOT receive credit for GEOG 202, MATH 203, PSYC 204, BIOL 373, MATH 204, or PSYC 305.

                                                      Credit given for statistics courses is subject to certain restrictions. Students should consult the "Course Overlap" information in the "Course Requirements" section for the Faculty of Science.


                                                      • BIOL 309 Mathematical Models in Biology 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
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                                                      • BIOL 373 Biometry 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
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                                                      • COMP 202 Foundations of Programming 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • COMP 364 Comp. Tools for Life Sciences 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
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                                                      • COMP 462 Computational Biology Methods 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
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                                                      • GEOG 202 Statistics & Spatial Analysis 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
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                                                        • Summer

                                                      • MATH 203 Principles of Statistics 1 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
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                                                      • MATH 204 Principles of Statistics 2 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
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                                                      • MATH 323 Probability 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
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                                                        • Summer

                                                      • MATH 324 Statistics 3 Credits*
                                                          Offered in the:
                                                        • Fall
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                                                      • PSYC 204 Intro to Psychological Stats 3 Credits
                                                          Offered in the:
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                                                      • PSYC 305 Statistics for Exper Design 3 Credits
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                                                      Neuroscience Minor

                                                      Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Minor Neuroscience(25 Credits)

                                                        Offered by:Science
                                                        Degree:Bachelor of Science

                                                      Program Requirement:

                                                      This Minor is intended to provide students with a basic understanding of how the nervous system functions. The Minor is composed of 24-25 credits: 9 required and 15-16 complementary. For the 15-16 complementary credits, at least 12-13 must be from outside the student's home department and at least 6 of the 12-13 must be at the 400 or 500 level.

                                                      All course selections for the Minor must be approved by the program’s adviser, Ryan Bouma(Email: ryan.bouma [at] mcgill.ca; Office: Dawson Hall, Rm 405). Note 1: A maximum of 6-7 credits can be counted for both the student's primary program and for the Minor in Neuroscience.



                                                        Required Courses (9 credits)


                                                        • BIOL 200 Molecular Biology 3 Credits
                                                            Offered in the:
                                                          • Fall
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                                                        • NSCI 200 Intro. to Neuroscience 1 3 Credits
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                                                        • NSCI 201 Intro. to Neuroscience 2 3 Credits
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                                                        Complementary Courses (16 credits)

                                                        15-16 credits selected as follows:

                                                        - At least 12-13 credits must be from outside the student's home department.

                                                        - At least 6 of the 12-13 credits have to be at the 400 or 500 level.



                                                          0-10 credits from the following list of 200- and 300-level courses:

                                                          * Students may select ANAT 212 or BIOC 212 or BIOL 201.

                                                          ** Students may select either BIOL 306 or PHGY 314.

                                                          Note 2: Since CHEM 212 is a prerequisite/corequisite for NSCI 200 and BIOL 200, students must take CHEM 212 if they have not yet done so.


                                                          • ANAT 212 Molec Mechanisms of Cell Funct 3 Credits*
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                                                          • BIOC 212 Molec Mechanisms of Cell Funct 3 Credits*
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