As a Freshman student, you must select your Arts and Science courses from those listed below.
Note: The most up-to-date list of course offerings is in Class Schedule on Minerva. You should also consult Class Schedule on Minerva for changes in course offerings and for times and locations of courses. All courses have limited enrollment.
Note: Some of the courses listed below are not suitable for first term as they require university-level prerequisites. Please click on the course titles for further information about appropriate background before registering.
Placement tests: All language courses have limited enrollment and, as such, may require departmental approval (issued by the department offering the course). Consult the McGill Calendar and/or the class schedule for information about placement tests or departmental approval, if necessary. Placement tests for French and English Second Language courses and for English for Academic Purposes will be held during the week prior to the beginning of classes in September.
Courses with numbers ending in D1 and D2 are taught in two consecutive terms (usually fall and winter). Students must register for the same section of both the D1 and D2 components. No credit will be given unless both components (D1 and D2) are successfully completed in consecutive terms, e.g., fall 2018 and winter 2019.
No more than one 6-credit or 9-credit language at an introductory level should be taken during the Freshman year. Students with prior knowledge of a language may take higher-level courses with permission from the department.
A 6-credit intensive language course given in one term is permitted - this is equivalent to two courses both in the number of credits as well as the workload.
Note: If you intend to follow a psychology program, you should not register in SOCI-216 (Social Psychology). PSYC-215 (Social Psychology) is more appropriate. Credit will not be given for both courses.
Note: Some of the courses listed below are not suitable for first term as they require university level prerequisites. Please click the course titles for further information about appropriate background before registering. Some Science Courses require students to also register for a mandatory lab component. For courses with a lab component, Students must register and pass both the lecture and lab components in order to obtain credits.
Special Note for Freshman Registration
Since B.Sc. U0 students begin registering after several other faculties start registering, science usually restrict access to some of their Freshman Science courses for part of the summer, and open them to everyone once our students have had a chance to register. This is to ensure that students who need these courses have equal access to places in the courses.
Click here for detailed registration dates for the Science Freshman courses affected by the restriction.