Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

Quebec CEGEP
Average or previous year's cutoff:
29.20 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; 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:
Major
Honours
Liberal Program
Minor

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

Ontario high school
Average or previous year's cutoff:
92.80% 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:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours
Liberal Program
Minor

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:
92.80% top 5 average
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:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours
Liberal Program
Minor

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:
A- 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:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours
Liberal Program
Minor

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:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours
Liberal Program
Minor

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

See the complete requirements

Overview

Chemistry is often referred to as the 'central science’ — it plays a crucial role in our survival and day-to-day activities and is at the heart of the production of most of our consumer goods and infrastructure. Chemistry is also at the forefront of research that seeks to solve humanity's most daunting challenges, including global warming, the scarcity of fossil resources, energy efficiency, food production, and health.

Studying chemistry sharpens your aptitudes within and beyond the lab, helping you develop strong research and problem-solving skills. The collaborative nature of chemistry also teaches you how to work and communicate effectively as part of a team – skills essential for project management.


Careers

As a chemistry graduate, you may choose to pursue graduate studies, positions in industry and teaching, or further studies in professional programs in medicine, law, business administration, and public health.

You could become a professional:

  • Forensic scientist
  • Toxicologist
  • Pharmaceutical chemist
  • Hazardous materials management chemist

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Science in the Physical, Earth, Math & Computer Sciences group.

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

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