Biotechnology

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
27.50 overall R-Score
Prerequisite courses:
  • 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:
Minor

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

Ontario high school
Previous year's cutoff:
91.50% top 6 average
Prerequisite courses:
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors
  • 4U Physics
  • 4U Chemistry
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor

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

Other Canadian high school
Previous year's cutoff:
91.50% 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)
  • Grade 12 Physics
  • Grade 12 Chemistry
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor

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; Chemistry and Physics
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2021):
    • ACT, or
    • SAT and two SAT Subject Tests (Subject Tests must include Math and one of Chemistry or Physics)
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor

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:
Minor

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

See the complete requirements

Overview

Biotechnology is the science of understanding, selecting, and promoting useful organisms and specific gene products for commercial and therapeutic purposes. It demands a broad comprehension of biology and engineering as well as detailed knowledge of at least one basic subject, such as molecular genetics, protein chemistry, microbiology, or chemical engineering.

You can enter the Biotechnology minor when studying in any program within the Faculty of Engineering or Science, but the curriculum especially complements the Chemical Engineering major.


Careers

Biotechnology is a multidisciplinary field that touches many industries. As the goal of biotechnology is developing new products and treatments, most work in the field is research-based. 

You can become a professional:

  • Biomedical engineer
  • Biochemist
  • Researcher
  • Microbiologist

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Engineering or the Faculty of Science.

See full admission requirements for more information about deadlines and whether supporting documents are required for your application. 

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