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What will I learn?

The BSc (AgEnvSc) is offered on our beautiful Macdonald Campus, located in the picturesque town of Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, on the western tip of the Island of Montreal. The campus is spread over 1600 acres of land containing research facilities, bike paths, an arboretum with walking and ski trails, working farm, greenhouses and much more. When you are not in class, you can spend time exploring all the west island has to offer. A free intercampus shuttle and good public transit links means the thriving metropolis of Montreal is also just a 40 minute bus or car ride away.

Over the course of three years (U1, U2 and U3), students will complete a 90-credit degree. For students from high schools outside Quebec, a 30-credit freshman year (called U0) will be added at the start of your studies (making this a four-year, 120-credit degree).

Program Requirements

This specialization is offered for students wishing to understand general animal physiology and function; the susceptibility of animals to various diseases; methods for limiting and controlling potential outbreaks; and the resulting implications for the animal, the consumer and the environment. It is an ideal choice for students interested in the care of animals, or in working in laboratories where diseases are being researched.

Required Courses (18 credits)

ANSC 312 Animal Health and Disease (3 credits)
ANSC 323 Mammalian Physiology (3 credits)
ANSC 350 Food-Borne Pathogens (3 credits)
ANSC 424 Metabolic Endocrinology (3 credits)
MICR 341 Mechanisms of Pathogenicity (3 credits)
PARA 424 Fundamental Parasitology (3 credits)

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

6 credits of complementary courses selected from:

ANSC 234 Biochemistry 2 (3 credits)
ANSC 251 Comparative Anatomy (3 credits)
ANSC 303 Farm Livestock Internship (2 credits)
ANSC 324 Developmental Biology and Reproduction (3 credits)
ANSC 433 Animal Nutrition and Metabolism (3 credits)
FAES 371 Special Topics 01 (1 credit)

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 years or 4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$21,786.60 (US$ 17,120) per year
CAN $726.22 per credit hour
Start date

2 September 2021


Macdonald Campus

21111 Lakeshore Road,


Quebec (QC),

H9X 3V9, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: Pearson Test of English (Academic) with the minimum score of 85; Cambridge English (Advanced) with a grade B or better ; or Cambridge English: Certificate of Proficiency in English with a grade C or better; MELAB SCORE OF 85 and Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) with overall score of 60.

For international students

Students must have Canadian high school or its equivalent.

English Language Scores:

  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (formerly Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)) - Certificate awarded with a Grade C or better.
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (formerly Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)) - Certificate awarded with a Grade B or better.
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - Overall band score of 70 or better; individual component scores of 60 or better.
  • Duolingo English Test (DET) - Score of 115 or better
  • IELTS: A band score of 6.5 or better; individual component scores of 6.0 or better.
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): Overall score of 65 or better; individual component scores of 60 or better
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - Internet-based composite score (iBT) 90

Application Deadline: January 15.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.