Anatomy & Cell Biology

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
29.30 overall R-Score
Prerequisite courses:
  • Biology NYA (00UK) 01Y5;
  • Chemistry NYA (00UL), 01Y6; Chemistry NYB (00UM);
  • Math NYA (00UN), 01Y1; Math NYB (00UP) 01Y2; Math NYC (00UQ), 01Y4;
  • Physics NYA (00UR), 01Y7; Physics NYB (00US), 01YF; Physics NYC (00UT), 01YG.
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours
Liberal Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Ontario high school
Previous year's cutoff:
94.90% top 6 average
Prerequisite courses:
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school;
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors;
  • Two of 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours
Liberal Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other Canadian high school
Previous year's cutoff:
94.90% top 5 average
Prerequisite courses:
  • Grade 12 English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school;
  • Grade 12 math (precalculus or calculus)
  • Two of Grade 12 Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours
Liberal Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

U.S. high school
Previous year's cutoff:
A- average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite courses:
  • Courses must include: Pre-calculus; two of biology, chemistry or physics
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2021):
    • ACT, or
    • SAT and two SAT Subject tests (Subject tests must include two from: Math,
    • Biology, Chemistry or Physics).
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours
Liberal Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other
Previous year's cutoff:

While the minimum requirement for McGill is the equivalent of a B+ average, most programs will have higher requirements. See the complete admissions requirements for more information applicable to your situation.

Prerequisite courses:
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours
Liberal Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

See the complete requirements

Overview

Are you fascinated with the human body and how it works? Curious to explore its different components, down to the fundamental units of life, and to examine human cells at the molecular level?

In the Anatomy and Cell Biology Major you can study the various systems that form the human body and the qualities of human cells, from structure to function, as well as their processes, from division to deterioration.

The program provides training in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and physiology, along with concentrated training in anatomy and cell biology. Complementary courses allow you to customize your degree according to your subjects of interest within the various areas of anatomy, cell biology and related biomedical sciences.


Careers

The Anatomy and Cell Biology Major will provide you with excellent preparation for technical and administrative positions in university laboratories, research institutions, hospitals, and pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries. You may also wish to pursue graduate studies in the field.

You could become a professional:

  • Anatomist
  • Cell Biologist
  • Bacteriological or Pathology Technician
  • Biostatistician
  • Health Educator
  • Health and Social Policy Developer
  • Researcher

Students working in a lab

Student experience

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology combines a rich history in the teaching of anatomical sciences with leading research and ground-breaking discoveries in the field, like the development of Stem Cell Renewal Theory, going back over 150 years.

The department offers innovative teaching and research techniques and opportunities, with the goal of contributing to the advancement of knowledge and discovery in the fields of cell biology, medicine, proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics, and dentistry.


Possible minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

Minors that complement this program:

Learn more about how majors and minors work


Related majors

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Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Science in the Biological, Biomedical & Life Sciences group.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.

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