McGill University

Biology: Biological Diversity and Systematics

Program Information

School:McGill University
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Field of Study:Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
Description:The immense variety of living things is one of the defining features of the natural world. The study of biological diversity is a scientific discipline in its own right, closely connected to ecology and evolutionary biology.

Biodiversity science addresses how new species are formed, the ecological processes that maintain such a wide variety of different kinds of organisms, and why organisms become extinct. It is concerned with the characteristics of different organisms, and emphasizes the detailed study of particular groups. Our knowledge of diversity is organized through the study of systematics which seeks to understand the history of life through the phylogenetic and genetic relationships of living things. An appreciation of diversity and a knowledge of the principles and procedures of systematics are essential in ecology and evolutionary biology, and underlie all work in resource utilization and conservation biology.
URL:Biology: Biological Diversity and Systematics at McGill University
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $38,124

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  • 3 of   Mathematics 
  • 2 of   Chemistry 
  •   Biology 
  • 3 of   Physics 

Applicants must have Biology - NYA (00UK); Chemistry - NYA, NYB (00UL, 00UM); Mathematics - NYA, NYB, NYC (00UN, 00UP, 00UQ); Physics - NYA, NYB, NYC (00UR, 00US, 00UT).

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 08, 2016