Life 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:
Specialization

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:
Specialization

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:
Specialization

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:
Specialization

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:
Specialization

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

See the complete requirements

Overview

The Life Sciences Major is a cross-disciplinary program that features core courses in fundamental biological sciences (animal, plant, microbiology, cell, and molecular) and specializations that range from concentrations in pure biology to multidisciplinary and applied life sciences. You will enjoy small class sizes and a great variety of laboratory and field-based courses for practical experience, including internships and research projects.  

The Major in Life Sciences (Multidisciplinary) at McGill offers a unique, comprehensive learning experience. You can tailor an education in the life sciences that truly fits your interests. Depending on the courses you choose, the program can be as broad or specialized as you’d like. 

Choose from courses in agriculture, environment, food sciences, biology, animal health, among others. Whichever path you choose, scientific writing courses and extensive lab work will prepare you for a rewarding career or future studies. 


Careers

Life sciences is a broad field and can lead you to a variety of career paths. You can work in research and development or one of many areas of applied science. You may also wish to pursue graduate studies or a secondary degree in a professional program like veterinary science or medicine.  

  • Veterinarian  
  • Doctor  
  • Pharmaceutical researcher  
  • Agricultural biotechnologist  
  • Forensic scientist  
  • Food scientist

Ready to apply?

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

Check the full admission requirements for information about deadlines and whether supporting documents are required as part of your application. 

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