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Group : Biological, Biomedical & Life Sciences
Can be taken as: Major, Minor, Honours

One of the greatest challenges in the biomedical sciences today is to understand disease processes and to develop new therapies. Pharmacology is the multidisciplinary science that deals with all aspects of drugs and their interactions with living organisms. It has developed its own set of principles and methods to study the mode of action of drugs, in addition to utilizing many techniques and approaches from several disciplines, including: biochemistry, physiology, anatomy, and cell and molecular biology.

The Minor in Pharmacology is intended for students registered in a complementary B.Sc. program who are interested in a focused introduction to specialized topics in pharmacology to prepare them for professional schools, graduate education, or entry into jobs in industry or research institutes. The Major Program provides a solid background in pharmacology and allied disciplines, which is excellent preparation for graduate studies in biomedical or environmental sciences, or professional programs, including: medicine, dentistry, nursing, and veterinary sciences. The Honours Program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a research career, and are considering subsequent graduate studies in pharmacology. It provides an opportunity for hands-on research experience - the student becomes affiliated with one of our pharmacology research laboratories and will carry out and interpret experiments on a designated project.

Note: If you are interested in becoming a licensed pharmacist, please read the following important information:

A degree in Pharmacology will not lead to a license to practice Pharmacy as a pharmacist. The Pharmacology Program (what we offer here at McGill) and a Pharmacy Program (not offered at McGill) are two very distinct programs that lead to different careers. To become a licensed pharmacist in Canada, please access this link: Canadian Faculties and Schools in Pharmacy

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Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Pharmacology (67 Credits)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Minor Pharmacology (24 Credits)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Honours Pharmacology (76 Credits)