B.Sc. Global Designation

What is the B.Sc. Global Designation?

The Faculty of Science B.Sc. Global Designation recognizes Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) students who have gone beyond a typical B.Sc. experience by broadening their horizons through participation in language classes, the performance of independent research, and including the "real-world" (global-related study and/or non-McGill study or work experience) in their program. Eligible students will have the mention "B.Sc. Global Designation" added to their student record and transcript at graduation.


To receive the B.Sc. Global Designation on their transcript upon graduation, a student must satisfy two required elements and one complementary element, subject to the grade requirements listed below:

Required elements (both of the following)
  • Language Course: At least 3 credits of a McGill language course, studying any language (including French and English as a Second Language courses) that is not the student's first language.


  • Research Course: At least 3 credits of research from any research course which is on the list of approved research courses for the McGill Faculty of Science's Dean's Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research List (DMURL).

Complementary element (at least one of the following)

In addition to the required elements, students must complete at least one of the following complementary elements:

Grade requirements

Furthermore, considering all qualifying B.Sc. Global Designation courses on your transcript at graduation time:

  • Every qualifying course must have been completed with a grade of C or above;


  • The average GPA over all qualifying courses must be 3.0 or above.

Transfer credits and the B.Sc. Global Designation?

Courses taken at other institutions may be considered for application towards the B.Sc. Global Designation only if they have been officially accepted as Transfer Credits by McGill. Please contact the B.Sc. Global Designation Coordinator for more information.

How to apply and application deadline

In order to apply for the B.Sc. Global, you must first apply for graduation. Then proceed to submit the web form, in which you detail how you have satisfied the two required and one complementary requirements. Here are the deadlines:

If you expect to complete your studies by the end of: Graduate at end of: Graduation: Apply for B.Sc. Global by: Decision by:
December Fall term February November 1 February 1
April Winter term May February 1 May 1
August Summer term October July 1 October 1

B.Sc. Global designation at a glance

B Sc global designation

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Contact information

The B.Sc. Global Designation will be administered by the Internships and Field Studies Office:

ifso.science [at] mcgill.ca (Internships & Field Studies Office)
Faculty of Science
Burnside Hall room 720
805 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal Quebec H3A 0B9
Tel.: 1-514-398-1063 or 514-398-8365

Office hours
Monday through Friday
8:00am to 12:30pm
2:00pm to 4:00pm

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