Program Information

School: McGill University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Chemistry, General
Description: Chemistry has been taught continuously at McGill since it opened in 1829. At that time the Professor of Chemistry was in the Medical School. Subsequent developments in the young country of Canada, particularly in mining, led in 1872 to the formation of a School of Applied Science with separate studies of Chemistry and Mineralogy. The stone facade of McGill’s Macdonald Chemistry Building still retains that inscription “Chemistry and Mining”. In 1912, these separate branches were amalgamated into a single department, which rapidly became recognized for its teaching and research; in 1992, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Rudolph Marcus who received both his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in our Department. This was our second Nobel Prize; Frederick Soddy received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1921 for his work on radioactive decay with Ernest Rutherford. In the last decade, Canadians have won four Nobel Prizes in Chemistry, by far the largest number in any discipline.
URL: Chemistry (B.A. and B.Sc.) at McGill University
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $20,619
Careers: Chemists

Admission Requirements


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

  • 2 of   Mathematics 
  • 4 of   Science 

Applicants must have Mathematics – NYA, NYB, (00UN, 00UP) (Applicants with Social Science Mathematics – 103, 203 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.) Minimum of four science courses from the following: Biology – NYA, General Biology II (00UK, 00XU); Chemistry – NYA, NYB (00UL, 00UM); 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]