The Science College offers highly motivated students in any of the sciences a multidisciplinary program that prepares you for a life of scientific thought and research. In this program — while majoring in your own discipline — you also participate in scientific research projects in each of your three undergraduate years. You’ll take courses that highlight the interrelated nature of the sciences, and you and other Science College students will wrestle with scientific problems, talk with professors and propose new ideas for discussion. This is a challenging program. Usually, Science College students appear as co-authors on papers based on their research.
Minor in Multidisciplinary Studies in Science (24–30 credits)
This minor is only available to students enrolled in the following programs (Specialization, Honours or Major):
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Psychology (BSc or BA in Cognitive Science)
Mathematics and Statistics (excluding Actuarial Mathematics)
Students in the College must obtain a minimum grade of “B-” in all courses of their major, specialization or honours program and in all courses offered by the College. Please note that some courses may be repeated twice for credit in this program, provided the subject matter is different each time.
The Minor in Multidisciplinary Studies in Science, consists of 30 of the 90 credits normally required for a BSc degree. These courses have been developed specifically for the College with the intention of providing a unique, integrated program of education in science. In addition to completing the core curriculum, students are responsible for satisfying their particular degree requirements by completing a departmental Honours, Specialization, or Major program leading to a BSc or BA (Psychology-cognitive science).
United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.
University Transfers (internal/external): B+ overall, B+ in math / sciences
Bacc. français: 14 overall, 15 in math / science
International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 31 overall, 5 math, 6 science
Course requirements for admission
CEGEP STUDENTS: Calculus 1 and Calculus 2 and Linear Algebra – Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism and Wave, Optics and Modern Physics – General Chemistry and Chemistry of Solutions – General Biology OR Natural Science DEC OR DEC intégré en sciences, lettres et arts.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: one math and two of either biology, chemistry or physics
BACC FRANÇAIS STUDENTS: Science programs require the completion of Série S (Sciences) Bacc. français
IB STUDENTS: one math, one science (HL preferred but SL acceptable). SL grade requirement may vary. Science HL or SL acceptable.
UNIVERSITY TRANSFERS: one math, one science (if courses are completed during previous studies, they may be considered as the basis of admission)
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
We consider complete applications year round and we give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines. Late applications will be considered if places are still available.
March 1 (Canadian citizen or permanent resident) February 1 (International students)
November 1 (Canadian citizen or permanent resident) September 1 (International students)
We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.
After your degree
Thanks to Concordia's emphasis on taking an interdisciplinary approach to your field of study, you'll graduate with a depth of knowledge informed by an understanding of how your subject connects to the wider world. You'll be ideally positioned to succeed in a professional role that demands rigorous analytical thinking, sharp communication skills and the ability to approach problem-solving from multiple dimensions.
Get inspired by life. Immerse yourself in the study of life at all levels: from the edge of biochemistry through cell biology and the physiology of multicellular organisms to the interactions between organisms and their environment.