Chemistry (Faculty of Engineering)

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

Chemistry is a central science—biochemistry, medical research and even theoretical physics would not be possible without it. The production of most consumer goods and infrastructures around us rely on a knowledge of chemistry.

McGill offers a variety of pathways to study in Chemistry, including Atmosphere and Environment, Bio-organic, Materials, Measurement, and even a minor in Biochemical Engineering.

As a chemist, you can tackle some of the greatest challenges of our times. Issues like global warming, scarcity of fossil resources, energy efficiency, food production and health all rely on the expertise of chemists. If your dream is to teach science, you can even pursue a joint B.Sc. / B.Ed. degree.


Careers

Studying chemistry can open doors in many industries, including pharmaceutical, healthcare, pulp and paper, food and beverage processing, petrochemicals, energy and advanced materials, mining, environmental engineering, as well as production and manufacturing.

It can also prepare you to excel in graduate studies and research.

You can become a professional: 

  • Analytical chemist
  • Chemical engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Mining engineer
  • Production manager

 

Ready to apply?

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

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

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