Program Information

School: McGill University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Conservation Biology
Description: Conservation biology is the study and protection of biological diversity. It is a scientific discipline closely connecting ecology and evolutionary biology with applications in public policy and management.

Conservation biology focuses on protecting biological diversity and keeping normal evolutionary processes working within a functional ecological context. As a science, it deals with issues of how the wide variety of organisms and ecosystems can be maintained and prevented from declining. It considers population and habitat viability and complexity in the face of threats and perturbations. Cognizance of biological diversity, knowledge, and expertise in both ecology and evolutionary biology, and appreciation for the political, social, and economic contexts of the biodiversity crisis underlie all work in conservation biology.

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

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]