Food Production and Environment (Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
25.50 overall R-Score
Prerequisite courses:
  • Biology NYA (00UK) 01Y5;
  • Chemistry NYA (00UL), 01Y6; Chemistry NYB (00UM);
  • Math NYA (00UN) 01Y1; Math NYB (00UP) 01Y2;
  • Physics NYA (00UR), 01Y7; Physics NYB (00US), 01YF; Physics NYC (00UT), 01YG.
Language requirements:
Location:
Macdonald 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:
80.00% top 6 average
Prerequisite courses:
  • 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:
Macdonald 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:
80.00% 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);
  • Two of Grade 12 Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Language requirements:
Location:
Macdonald 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:
B average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite courses:
  • 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:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Domain

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:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Domain

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

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Overview

You can't talk about food production without talking about the environment. Conventional means of food production often equals large scale environmental degradation, and land-use competition.

As world populations grow, and as diets change, potentially negative interactions between agricultural systems and other facets of the environment will become more frequent. In the same way, urban sprawl will make conflicts between agriculture and urbanites more common. As the available land resource decreases, land-use competition for what remains will grow more fierce, making increasingly critical the need for smart and informed decision-making related to food production.

Modern agriculturalists must strike a delicate balance between trying to provide food for themselves, their families, and urban dwellers and trying to minimize environmental damage, and within this domain, you will learn how to work towards achieving this.


Careers

Students who pursue an environmental science degree have many options when it comes to jobs and may work in a variety of settings. 

Some examples include:  

  • Land Use Planner
  • Research Analyst
  • Sustainability Advisor 
  • International Development Planner 

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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

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