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Program Information

School:McGill University
Faculty:Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Pharmacology and Toxicology
Description:The Major and Honours in Pharmacology have been designed specifically to provide students with training in subjects necessary to understand the principles and practices of pharmacology. Initially, students take introductory-level courses in mammalian physiology (including labs), molecular biology, and organic chemistry to ensure the requisite foundation for subsequent studies in pharmacology. Next, students are required to take a number of intermediate-level courses in three fundamental areas of pharmacology research: Drug Action, Drugs and Disease, and Principles of Toxicology. Students must also complete complementary courses in metabolic biochemistry and genetics, as well as a laboratory course in cell and molecular biology. In their final year, students must take advanced courses in Drug Design and Development; Neuropharmacology; Endocrine, Cardiovascular, Cancer Pharmacology and Pharmacology Research Topics. In the Major program, students may have the opportunity to enroll in a research project course, allowing them to focus their studies on a topic of pharmacology of greatest personal interest. This is a required component of the Honours program. Through the three year curriculum, students will also choose from a defined list of complementary courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, anatomy and cell biology, biotechnology, experimental medicine, microbiology and immunology, neuroscience, physiology, and psychology. This program gives students a comprehensive education in pharmacology, enabling them to pursue future careers in biomedical or environmental sciences or professional programs in medicine, dentistry, and veterinary sciences.
URL:Pharmacology at McGill University
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $4,318
National: $9,494
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.

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

Acceptance into the Honours program takes place in the Winter term of U2 and requires a CGPA of 3.50. Students who wish to enter the Honours program should follow the Major program; those who satisfactorily complete the first three terms with a CGPA of at least 3.50 and a mark of B+ or higher in core Pharmacology courses (PHAR 300, PHAR 301, and PHAR 303) are eligible for admission.

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 29, 2018