Animal Biology

Quebec CEGEP
Average or previous year's cutoff:
25.50 overall R-Score
Average of the lowest R-Scores admitted over the last THREE years.
Prerequisites:
  • Biology NYA (00UK) 01Y5;
  • Chemistry NYA (00UL), 01Y6; Chemistry NYB (00UM);
  • Math NYA (00UN) 01Y1; Math NYB (00UP) 01Y2;
  • Physics NYA (00UR), 01Y7; Physics NYB (00US), 01YF; Physics NYC (00UT), 01YG

Students may be considered for admission with a minimum of 3 pre-requisites. Please click below for details.

Language requirements:
Location:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor
Specialization

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

Ontario high school
Average or previous year's cutoff:
79.70% top 6 average
Average of the lowest Top 6 averages admitted over the last THREE years.
Prerequisites:
  • 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:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor
Specialization

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

Other Canadian high school
Average or previous year's cutoff:
79.70% top 5 average
Average of the lowest Top 5 averages admitted over the last THREE years.
Prerequisites:
  • 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:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor
Specialization

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

U.S. high school
Average or previous year's cutoff:
B average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisites:
  • Courses must include: Pre-calculus; two of biology, chemistry or physics
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2022):
    • ACT or SAT
Language requirements:
Location:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor
Specialization

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

Other
Average or 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.

Prerequisites:
Language requirements:
Location:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor
Specialization

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

See the complete requirements

Overview

This program will teach you the basic biology of large mammals and birds. You’ll study animal physiology and function, reproduction, nutrition, immunology, genetics, biotechnology and its uses with animals. 

Many courses in this program have a hands-on learning component. You will have teaching activities on the Macdonald Campus Farm, and the Small and Large Animal Research units. 

If you're majoring in Life Sciences, you can complement your studies with a Specialization in Animal Biology. Other students can take the same courses as a Minor in Animal Biology. This program will qualify you to apply to most veterinary colleges in North America, to study in a variety of postgraduate biology programs, and to work in many laboratory settings. 


Careers

Upon graduation, you can pursue a variety of careers in areas like research and conservation. You may also wish to pursue graduate studies or a secondary degree in a professional program like Veterinary Medicine.

Possible careers include:

  • Veterinarian  
  • Animal biotechnologist  
  • Zoo educator  
  • Researcher  

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.

Check the full admission requirements for information about deadlines and whether supporting documents are required as part of your application. 

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