Program Information

School: McMaster University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Environmental Science
Description: Honours Biology and Environmental Sciences is a flexible program that focuses on interdisciplinary studies among these two fields. Jointly offered by the Department of Biology and the School of Geography and Earth Sciences, this program enables students to select courses according to their interests; to develop broad knowledge, and understanding of the linkages between biological and environmental processes; and to apply these to questions of biological, biomedical, or environmental interests. This program prepares students for graduate studies, careers in industry or academic research laboratories.
URL: Biology and Environmental Sciences at McMaster University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $28,505

Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.

Careers: Biologists,Environmental Impact Analysts

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 82 to 85
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions  or  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Precalculus  or  Grade12 Biology 

Applicants are required to have at least six Grade 12 U/M level courses, including: ENG4U, one of: MHF4U, MCV4U, one of: SBI4U, SCH4U, and one of: MHF4U, MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U, SPH4U. Note: Applicants without MCV4U will be required to take an equivalent Calculus course in Level I.

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]

Students who have been asked to meet McMaster’s English Language Proficiency requirement must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster: IELTS: 6.5, CAE: 176, PTE: 60, CAEL: 70, MELAB: 85, TOEFL (iBT): 86