Planetary Sciences

Quebec CEGEP
Average or previous year's cutoff:
29.20 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; 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:
Honours

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

Ontario high school
Average or previous year's cutoff:
92.80% 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:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Honours

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:
92.80% 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:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Honours

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:
A- 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:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Honours

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:
Honours

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

See the complete requirements

Overview

Curious to learn about the ins-and-outs of the Earth’s surface and its hydrosphere? What about those of neighbouring terrestrial planets?

Earth and Planetary Science is a broad discipline that allows you to study the solid Earth, its hydrosphere, and our neighbouring terrestrial planets. It is a multidisciplinary field in which the principles of chemistry, physics, and mathematics are applied to real-world problems to understand how planets work. You will examine these issues in the context of the past, present, and future.

The Honours in Planetary Sciences program curriculum is designed to equip you with a rigorous foundation within the physical sciences. You will learn about subjects like petrology, cosmochemistry, structural geology, and more. The program also provides you with the flexibility to create your own individualized program that allows you to focus on your studies on your own interests and strengths.

Visit the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences website for more info.


Careers

As a graduate from the Planetary Sciences program, you will have a wide variety of career opportunities to choose from. There is presently a high demand for graduates with expertise in the many disciplines of the field. Our students are recruited for employment in areas like the petroleum and mining industries and the environmental sector. You may also choose to pursue further education in a field like astronomy to further expand your careers options.

  • Petroleum Chemist
  • Astronomer
  • Geophysicist
  • Observatory technician
  • Physical Oceanographer
  • Soil Scientist

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.

Minors that complement this program:

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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