Program Information

School: McGill University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Molecular Genetics
Description: The discoveries that have fueled the ongoing biomedical and biotechnology revolution have been derived from the fusion of a number of fields of biological investigation, including molecular biology, genetics, cellular and developmental biology and biochemistry.

A substantial amount of this research has been conducted upon model eukaryotic organisms, such as yeast, the fruit fly (Drosophila), the nematode (C. elegans) and the mustard weed (Arabidopsis). In the molecular genetics and development concentration students will obtain a comprehensive understanding of how these “model eukaryotes” have advanced our knowledge of the mechanisms responsible for cellular function and organismal development. Graduates from this concentration will be well prepared to pursue higher degrees in the fields of basic biology, biotechnology, and biomedicine or to assume a wide variety of positions in government, universities, and medical and industrial institutions.

URL: Biology: Molecular Genetics and Development 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]