Program Information

School: McGill University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Animal Behavior and Ethology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Description: Understanding the diverse ways in which animals navigate their physical and social environments and process information to maximize survival and reproductive success constitutes the subject matter of behaviour.

Multiple approaches are used to study these questions, frequently being employed together. Some focus on the ecological consequences and determinants of animal behaviour, linking behaviour and environment. Others focus on the physiological, neural, genetic, and developmental mechanisms of behaviour, and still others on the evolution of behaviour. Consequently, many courses from the fields of ecology, evolutionary biology, neurobiology, psychology and anthropology will be relevant. Some courses that focus on a particular taxonomic group such as birds (Natural Resource Sciences WILD 420), amphibians and reptiles (BIOL 427) and marine mammals (BIOL 335) include a significant amount of behaviour as well.

URL: Biology: Animal Behaviour at McGill University
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $42,173
Careers: Biologists

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).

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] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]