Animal Production

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
25.50 overall R-Score
Prerequisite courses:
  • 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
Language requirements:
Location:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Specialization

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

Ontario high school
Previous year's cutoff:
80.00% 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:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Specialization

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

Other Canadian high school
Previous year's cutoff:
80.00% 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:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Specialization

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

U.S. high school
Previous year's cutoff:
B 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:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Specialization

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:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Specialization

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

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Overview

The Specialization in Animal Production will teach you how to improve livestock production efficiency at national and international levels. 

You will learn about animal nutrition, reproduction and breeding in a context that respects environmental concerns and animal-welfare issues. In upper-level courses, you’ll be introduced to the latest advancements in various animal industries (dairy, beef, swine, sheep and poultry). 

These courses are complemented by enriching learning activities. You’ll attend instruction at the Macdonald Campus Farm and field trips to many production facilities throughout Québec. When taken in conjunction with the Major in Agro-Environmental Sciences and the Specialization in Professional Agrology, it fulfils the eligibility requirements of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec (OAQ). 


Careers

Graduates from the Animal Production program may wish to pursue careers in federal and provincial government agricultural agencies (e.g., Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, MAPAQ) or private industry (e.g., feed companies, breeding and genetic companies). You may also choose to pursue graduate studies in the field. 

You could become a:

  • Professional Agrologist
  • Farm and Livestock Manager
  • Consultant
  • Researcher

Student experienceScientist in lab coat working at a machine

Throughout this program, there are hands-on sessions with animals on our teaching and research farm, including cows, sheep and poultry. You will also go on field trips to learn more about animals and veterinary medicine. 

You can also expand your skills and enrich your studies by pursuing research opportunities. 


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.

Complementary minors for this program include:

Learn more about how majors and minors work

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Agricultural 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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