Mar 25, 2019  
Undergraduate Calendar 2018-2019 
Undergraduate Calendar 2018-2019

Environmental and Earth Sciences Gateway


Prior to registration, Level I students must review the admission requirements of the Level II programs they are considering. Courses must be selected carefully to meet the admission requirements for entry to Level II of a specific program. For details of the various admission requirements see Faculty of Science program descriptions in this section of the Calendar. Students are also encouraged to review the McMaster Academic Planner (MAP) at Additionally, in late June and early July, Academic Advisors from the Office of the Associate Dean of Science (Academic) are readily available to provide Level I students with academic advice and registration assistance. To maximize the selection of Level II programs from the disciplines of Environmental and Earth Sciences, students should complete the courses recommended below.

Program Notes

  1. Students without Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors U must complete MATH 1F03 .
  2. Students who did not complete Grade 12 Biology U must complete BIOLOGY 1P03  in Level I. BIOLOGY 1P03  serves as the prerequisite for BIOLOGY 1A03  and 1M03  for those students who did not complete Grade 12 Biology U.
  3. CHEM 1R03  serves as the prerequisite for CHEM 1A03  for those students who did not complete Grade 12 Chemistry U. CHEM 1A03  is required for admission to Level II Honours Earth and Environmental Sciences.
  4. PHYSICS 1A03  may be taken by students who did not complete Grade 12 Physics U.
  5. WHMIS 1A00 , a one-hour mandatory on-line Introduction to Health and Safety course, is a co-requisite to Level I courses with a lab component and must be completed prior to the first lab.
  6. BIOSAFE 1BS0 , a mandatory on-line introduction to bio-safety lab training, is a co-requisite to BIOLOGY 1A03  and must be completed prior to the first lab.

Recommended Courses: 30 Units

15 units


  • the Science I Course List

6 units

  • Electives (See Program Notes 1, 2, 3 and 4 above.)