History and Philosophy of Science

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
25.80 overall R-Score
Prerequisite courses:

English 603 (or French 601 for French CEGEP applicants)

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor Concentration

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

Ontario high school
Previous year's cutoff:
86.80% top 6 average
Prerequisite courses:

4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor Concentration

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

Other Canadian high school
Previous year's cutoff:
86.80% top 5 average
Prerequisite courses:

Grade 12 English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor Concentration

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: English
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2021):
    • ACT, or
    • SAT and two SAT Subject Tests (in any two different subjects)
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor Concentration

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 Concentration

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

See the complete requirements

Overview

For centuries, society’s best and brightest have made ground-breaking scientific discoveries that have radically changed the way we live. Looking back on this history can help us not only to better understand parts of history, but also to gain insight into how to think outside the box and make innovative discoveries ourselves.  

The History and Philosophy of Science Minor will provide you with a deeper understanding of science as you study its historical development and some of the fundamental philosophical principles upon which it rests. 

As an Arts student, you can explore the world of scientific thought and practice, while Science students can deepen their knowledge of the historical and conceptual evolution of science.  


Careers

Due to the nature of the program, studying History and Philosophy of Science adds an extra dimension to any number of Major Concentrations that you wish to take at McGill. Therefore, the program aids in whatever career path you’re seeking. 

Some examples include:  

  • Lawyer 
  • Medical Doctor 
  • Psychologist 
  • Researcher 
  • Educator 

Ready to apply?

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

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

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