Programs and Teaching in Science

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Programs and Teaching in Science

The Faculty of Science is committed to providing outstanding teaching and research facilities. The Faculty draws on its involvement in cutting-edge research to ensure teaching excellence at the undergraduate level. Professors who spearhead projects that change people's understanding of the world teach regularly at the undergraduate level. Also, research-based independent study courses offer you the opportunity to contribute to your professors' work, rather than just learn about it.

In an effort to supplement classroom learning with real life experience, the Faculty of Science has increased opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in fieldwork. All B.Sc. programs can include an internship component. This is on top of the many undergraduate students the Faculty hires for Work Study projects and other research programs. As a McGill Science student, you have an opportunity to get involved in the structuring of your own education.

The Faculty of Science offers programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.). Admission is selective; fulfilment of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Admission criteria are described in the Undergraduate Admissions Guide, found at

There are also two Diploma programs offered in Science. The Diploma in Environment, under Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculties & Schools > McGill School of Environment > Undergraduate > Diploma in Environment (30 credits), is a 30-credit program available to holders of a B.Sc. or B.A. or equivalent. The Diploma in Meteorology is a one-year program available to holders of a degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, and other appropriate disciplines who wish to qualify for a professional career in Meteorology; see Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC) > Diploma in Meteorology (30 credits). All credits for these diplomas must be completed at McGill.

The Concurrent B.Sc. and B.Ed. program is designed to provide you with the opportunity to obtain both a B.Sc. and a B.Ed. after a minimum of 135 credits of study. For more information, see Science or Mathematics for Teachers and Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculties & Schools > Faculty of Education.

In addition to the Major program in Software Engineering offered in the Faculty of Science, there is also a Bachelor of Software Engineering program offered jointly with the Faculty of Engineering (refer to Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculties & Schools > Faculty of Engineering > Undergraduate > Academic Programs > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering).

Finally, the Faculties of Arts and Science jointly offer the Bachelor of Arts and Science (B.A. & Sc.), which is described under Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculties & Schools > Bachelor of Arts & Science.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2013-2014 (last updated Mar. 27, 2013) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Science—2013-2014 (last updated Mar. 27, 2013) (disclaimer)