McGill University

Biology and Mathematics

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Program Information

School:McGill University
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Field of Study:Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Mathematics, General
Description:Biology is the study of life. The programs offered by the Department of Biology provide students with an introduction to the broad spectrum of Biological Sciences in contrast to more specialized programs in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physiology and Anatomy and Cell Biology. This Joint Major program is built on a selection of mathematics and biology courses that recognize mathematical biology as a field of research, with three streams within biology: Ecology and Evolutionary Ecology, Molecular Evolution, and Neurosciences. This program provides a solid background for those interested in careers related to environmental protection, wildlife management, biotechnology and genetic engineering. A B.Sc. degree in Biology can also lead to post-graduate studies, entry to professional schools in medicine, veterinary science, dentistry, agriculture, nursing, education and library science, and research careers in universities, research institutes, hospitals, and industrial or governmental laboratories.
URL:Biology and Mathematics at McGill University
Length:3 Year(s)
Careers:BiologistsMathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*93

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

  •  Grade12 Mathematics  or  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  •  Grade12 Fran├žais  or  Grade12 English 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Biology 

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).

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 577] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90]

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* 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 August 16, 2021