Microbiology & Molecular Biotechnology

Quebec CEGEP
Average or previous year's cutoff:
25.50 overall R-Score
Average of the lowest R-Scores admitted over the last THREE years.
Prerequisites:
  • 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

Students may be considered for admission with a minimum of 3 pre-requisites.  Please click below for details.

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
Average or previous year's cutoff:
79.70% top 6 average
Average of the lowest Top 6 averages admitted over the last THREE years.
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:
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
Average or previous year's cutoff:
79.70% top 5 average
Average of the lowest Top 5 averages admitted over the last THREE years.
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:
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
Average or previous year's cutoff:
B average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisites:
  • Courses must include: Pre-calculus; two of biology, chemistry or physics
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2022):
    • ACT or SAT
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
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:
Macdonald Campus
Can be taken as:
Specialization

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. Molecular biotechnology seeks to create solutions to complex biological and health issues.  

This interdisciplinary specialization combines pure and applied microbiology with the complementary area of molecular biotechnology. You can develop expertise in environmental microbiology, molecular genetics, microbial pathogenesis, cellular and molecular biology genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and biotechnology.  

This specialization must be taken with a major in the BSc(AgEnvSc). The recommended major is Life Sciences (Biological and Agricultural).


Careers

Careers in the life sciences require strong grounding in biology, genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology, all of which you will develop as a student in this program. You may also wish to pursue graduate studies in the field.

You could become a professional:

  • Health Scientist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Pharmaceutical researcher
  • Plant and Agricultural Biotechnologist
  • Forensic 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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