These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
Applicants must hold a B.Sc. degree (or equivalent) from a recognized institution and are expected to have attained a high scholastic standing equivalent to, or better, than the minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 (out of 4.0 at McGill University) or 3.2 in the last two years of completed studies.
A background in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, physiology, microbiology is preferred. In examining a candidate's transcripts, the admissions committee looks for:
a general background in organic and physical chemistry;
two terms of cellular and molecular biology;
two terms of metabolic biochemistry (including biosynthesis of macromolecules);
adequate laboratory experience;
at least one advanced level course in each of two 'core' areas of protein structure and function (including enzymology) and nucleic acid structure and function.