Water Environments and Ecosystems (Biological Stream) (Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental 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:
Domain

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:
Domain

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:
Domain

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:
Domain

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:
Domain

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

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Overview

To educate students in both the ecological and physical facets of the water environment, this domain offers two streams, allowing you to study one or the other facet. The Biological Stream will concentrate on the mechanisms regulating the different forms of life in water bodies. You will acquire a good understanding of the physical mechanisms controlling water properties.

If you are interested in studying the transport and transformation mechanisms of water on the planet, from rivers to the oceans and atmosphere, you should select the Physical Stream. You will acquire a solid background in the biological processes taking place in water bodies.

Graduates of this Domain are qualified to enter the workforce or to pursue advanced studies in fields such as marine biology, geography, physical oceanography and atmospheric science.


Careers

Students who pursue an environmental science degree have many options when it comes to jobs and may work in a variety of settings. 

Some examples include:  

  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Hydrologist
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Policy analyst

Ready to apply?

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

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

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