Earth Sciences and Economics

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
28.30 overall R-Score
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:
Domain

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

Ontario high school
Previous year's cutoff:
92.00% top 6 average
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:
Domain

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

Other Canadian high school
Previous year's cutoff:
92.00% 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:
Domain

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
Prerequisites:
  • 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:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Domain

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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.

Prerequisites:
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Domain

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Overview

This domain explores the way in which the resources necessary for human society are extracted from the earth, used as raw materials in our factories and refineries, and then returned to the earth as waste. Geological processes have formed the resources we depend on; as well, they determine the fate of waste returned to the environment. Understanding Earth’s geologic processes provides us with the knowledge to mitigate many of society’s environmental impacts caused by resource extraction and waste disposal. As well, it is important to understand the role that economics plays – in determining which types of energy we use, and in managing, treating, and disposing of our waste.

This Domain covers the fundamentals of both disciplines. Students learn of minerals, rocks, soils and waters – and how they interact with each other, and with the atmosphere. Economic theory and the economic effects of public policy related to resource industries, methods of waste disposal, and the effects of climate change on the global economy are also explored.


Careers

This degree can lead you to exciting careers in industry, government, and academic research. Possible careers include:

  • Land Use Planner
  • Sustainable Development Professional
  • Environmental Economist
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Journalist / Science Communicator

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.


Related majors

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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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