McGill University

Environment: Food Production and Environment (B.Sc.)

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Program Information

School:McGill University
Faculty:Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences / McGill School of Environment
Field of Study:Environmental Studies
Description:The business of food production is an area of human activity with a large and intimate interaction with the environment. Modern agriculturalists must strike a delicate balance between trying to provide food for themselves, their families and urban dwellers while trying to minimize environmental damage. When negative effects due to agricultural activities do occur, they are not usually the classic point source effects that we have come to associate with industry or large cities.

Rather, the effects are over extremely large land areas cumulating, perhaps, in pollution of river systems or lakes some distance away. As world populations grow, and as diets change, potentially negative interactions between agricultural systems and other facets of the environment will become more frequent. In the same way, urban sprawl will make conflicts between agriculture and urbanites more common.
URL:Environment: Food Production and Environment (B.Sc.) at McGill University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $4,318
National: $9,494
International: $42,173
Careers:Environmental Impact Analysts

Admission Requirements


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

  •   Biology 
  • 2 of   Chemistry 
  • 3 of   Mathematics 
  • 3 of   Physics 

This Domain is open only to students in the BSc and BSc (Ag.Env.Sc.) Major in Environment programs. 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]

* 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 June 28, 2018