Sustainability, Science & Society (Bachelor of Arts and Science)

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
28.80 overall R-Score
Prerequisites:
  • English 603 (or French 601 for French CEGEP applicants);
  • 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
Interfaculty Program

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

Ontario high school
Previous year's cutoff:
89.50% top 6 average
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
Interfaculty Program

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

Other Canadian high school
Previous year's cutoff:
89.50% top 5 average
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
Interfaculty Program

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
Prerequisites:
  • Courses must include: English, 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:
Honours
Interfaculty 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.

Prerequisites:
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Honours
Interfaculty Program

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

See the complete requirements

Overview

The grand challenge of the 21st century is sustainable well-being; that is, to improve human well-being while maintaining the Earth's life-support systems. As individuals, sometimes tackling these sustainability challenges seems daunting.

The Sustainability, Science & Society (SSS) program recognizes individuals must come together to solve our grand challenges, through an interdisciplinary approach. The curriculum aims to provide students with integrative and coherent knowledge across a range of disciplines such as Science and Technology, Economics, Policy, and Governance, as well as Ethics, Equity, and Justice, which constitute the pillars of the program. Through this program, you will learn the skills required to effectively understand and address complex challenges from a multi-dimensional -scientific-technological, socio-economic, political-institutional, ethical, and human behavioural- approach, while charting a transition to sustainability.

The SSS program uniquely aims to cultivate the leadership skills necessary for solving sustainability challenges through what we call core competencies. Minor and elective requirements can both provide additional depth in particular areas of studies.


Careers

SSS graduates find work in a variety of sectors, depending on the issues to which they want to apply their sustainability knowledge. Graduates can expect to be competitive for jobs in:

  • the public sector, working for governmental bodies or agencies
  • non-governmental organizations (NGOs) at the local, national, and international level
  • multi-national organizations like development banks or the United Nations
  • private sector businesses or consulting, in which there is growing demand for practicing sound sustainability practices.

Recent graduates have worked at The Nature Conservancy, Cities for People in Montreal, and more.


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 Bachelor of Arts and Science.

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

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