McGill University

Environmental Biology: Plant Biology

Program Information
School: McGill University
Faculty: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Environmental Biology
Plant Molecular Biology
Description: The Plant Biology specialization emphasizes the study of plants from their cellular structure to their role in the ecosystem. You will examine the structure and development of plants in the context of their function as the primary producers on earth. You will learn about the physiology and biochemistry of plants from the basics of photosynthesis to the production of chemical compounds used for defense against herbivores, pests and pathogens. You will also develop skills in plant identification, plant propagation, and molecular methods for studying plants and fungi. You will learn how natural selection has shaped the diversity of plants, explore the dynamics of plant communities in the ecosystem, and appreciate the role of plants in society as the source of food, fiber, fuel, medicinal compounds, poisons, and recreation.

Most courses offer laboratory classes that expand on the lecture material and introduce students to the latest techniques in plant biology. Many laboratory exercises use the excellent research and field facilities at the Morgan Arboretum, McGill Herbarium, Lods Centre, the Horticultural Centre and the Plant Science greenhouses, as well as McGill field stations. Students may undertake a research project under the guidance of a member of the Plant Science Department as part of their studies.
Website: Environmental Biology: Plant Biology at McGill University
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Provincial: $3,710
National: $8,078
Admission Requirements

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

  • Grade 12 Biology
  • 2 of: Grade 12 Chemistry
  • 2 of: Grade 12 Mathematics
  • 3 of: Grade 12 Physics

Applicants must have Biology - NYA (OOUK), Chemistry - NYA, NYB (OOUL, OOUM), Mathematics - NYA, NYB (OOUN, OOUP), and Physics - NYA, NYB, NYC (OOUR, OOUS, OOUT).

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 30, 2014

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