General Science

Quebec CEGEP
Average or previous year's cutoff:
Not applicable
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:
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:
Not applicable
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:
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:
Not applicable
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:
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:
Not applicable
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:
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:
Liberal Program
Minor

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

See the complete requirements

Overview

The Minor in General Science is restricted to students in the BSc. Liberal program and may be used for the breadth component in this option.

The BSc. Liberal program is a flexible program where you combine a core science component (CSC) in one discipline with a breadth component. A CSC is less specialized than a Major. You should consider the Liberal program and the General Science Minor if you do not want to overly specialize – and as a bonus, you’ll have plenty of room left over for elective courses.


Careers

The General Science Minor and the BSc. Liberal program give you the opportunity to tailor your degree to your specific interests, allowing you to pursue a wide a range of career options. No matter what topics you focus on, you will gain valuable skills in areas like research and critical thinking.

You could become a professional:

  • High school Science teacher
  • Science technician
  • Pharmaceutical sales and marketing representative
  • Science and technology writer

Ready to apply?

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

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

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