Microbiology and Immunology

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
29.30 overall R-Score
Prerequisite courses:
  • 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:
Major
Honours
Liberal Program

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

Ontario high school
Previous year's cutoff:
94.90% 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:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours
Liberal Program

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

Other Canadian high school
Previous year's cutoff:
94.90% 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:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours
Liberal Program

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
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:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours
Liberal Program

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:
Major
Honours
Liberal Program

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

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Overview

Microbiology is the study of microorganisms like bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa and parasites. Microorganisms play an important role in the environment and in human, animal and plant life and disease. Immunology studies our immune system's structure and processes. If you’re interested in microbiology and how the body fights infection and disease, the BSc. Microbiology and Immunology Major might be the right program for you. 

The curriculum provides a substantial background in microbiology, immunology and related disciplines (chemistry, biology, biochemistry), which will prepare you for professional schools, graduate education, or entry into jobs in industry or research institutes.


Careers

As a graduate from the Microbiology and Immunology Major, you can pursue careers in scientific research or acquire job positions in health, research, clinical, and medical institutes. You may also wish to pursue graduate studies in the field. 

You could become a professional: 

  • Forensic laboratory technician
  • Laboratory assistant
  • Pharmaceutical sales representative
  • Food technologist
  • Medical technologist
  • Biological researcher

Students working in a lab

Student experience

Thanks to the launch of the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity, now is an exciting time to work in microbiology and immunology at McGill.

This initiative brings together over 250 researchers, clinicians and clinician-scientists from across the McGill academic network to tackle infectious and immune threats to human health. It includes innovative discovery research, cutting-edge scientific platforms and ambitious interdisciplinary translational research projects that deliver solutions to the populations that need them the most.


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.

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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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