Updated: Mon, 07/22/2024 - 15:29

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

Biology and Mathematics


Put simply, biology is the study of life. It aims to address fundamental questions about the origin, evolution, development, and behaviour of living organisms. Understanding biology helps us understand the past, present, and future of the natural world that surrounds us, and better appreciate our own place within it. Mathematical biology uses theoretical analysis and mathematics to better understand these living organisms, allowing us to study biology from a different perspective.

This Joint Major program combines mathematics and biology courses and lets you choose from three different focus streams: Ecology and Evolutionary Ecology, Molecular Evolution, and Neurosciences. You will graduate with skills and knowledge in both fields, opening various career paths and opportunities for further study.


A Biology and Mathematics degree at McGill combines in-depth scientific knowledge and experience with universal skills such as research, critical thinking, communication and teamwork, opening a wide variety of career options in both industry and academic settings. You may also wish to pursue graduate studies in the life sciences, mathematics, or in medicine.

You could become a professional:

  • Conservationist
  • Population ecologist
  • Biostatistician
  • Mathematical biology researcher

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Science in the Bio-Physical-Computational Sciences group.

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

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