Office of International Affairs

General Certificate of Education (GCE) Specific Program Requirements

Program Requirements Note
Arts & Science English

The Mandatory Supplementary Application, due February 1, 2018 is available on-line.
Minimum final grades of 'B' in all subjects are required for this program. 

Mathematics (A Level)
Bachelor of Technology English **Either Chemistry or Physics must be presented at the A Level.
Minimum final grades of 'C' in all subjects are required for this program. 
Chemistry**
Physics**
Mathematics (A Level)
Business English  Minimum final grades of 'B' in all subjects are required for this program. 
Mathematics (A Level)
Computer Science (Co-op and Regular) English **Either Biology, Chemistry or Physics must be presented at the A Level.
Minimum final grades of 'B' in all subjects are required for this program. 
Mathematics (A Level)
Two of: Biology, Chemistry, Physics**
Engineering (Co-op and Regular) English OUAC Application Deadline: January 15, 2018
Mandatory Supplementary Application, due mid- February 2018 is available on-line.

**Either Chemistry or Physics must be presented at the A Level.
Minimum final grades of 'A' in all subjects are required for this program.

Mathematics (A Level)
Chemistry**
Physics**
Environmental & Earth Sciences English **Either Biology or Chemistry must be presented at the A Level.
Minimum final grades of 'B' in all subjects are required for this program.
Mathematics (A Level)
One of: Biology, Chemistry**
One of: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Health Sciences English Mandatory Supplementary Application, due February 1, 2018 is available on-line.
**Either Chemistry or Biology must be presented at the A Level.
Minimum final grades of 'A' in all subjects are required for this program. 
Mathematics (A Level)
Biology**
Chemistry**
One non-math/non-science examination
Humanities English (A Level) Minimum final grades of 'C' in subjects are required for this program.
Applicants to Fine Arts must arrange a Portfolio Interview (held from February to March) with the School of the Arts. Applicants must contact the School of the Arts to arrange an interview: (905) 525-9140 ext. 27671 or via e-mail at: sota@mcmaster.ca.
Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences English

Five required subjects, 2 of which must be at the GCE Advanced Level(A2)/ International A Level. Mathematics and either Chemistry or Physics must be presented at the Advanced Level (A2)/ International A Level. The remaining prerequisite courses must be presented at the GCSE "O" level.
Please note:
GCSE-level English as a Second Language will not satisfy the academic English course requirement

Mandatory Supplementary Application, due January 15, 2018 is available on-line.
A minimum grade of "A" in all subjects is required for consideration.

Mathematics
All: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Integrated Business & Humanities  English

English at the GCSE or A2 level (GCSE level English as a Second Language will not satisfy the academic English course requirement). Mathematics at the A2/International 'A' Level

Required Supplementary Application: Due February 1, 2018.
A minimum average of 88% is required for admission. 

Mathematics 
 
Integrated Sciences English Mandatory Supplementary Application, due February 1, 2018.
**Either Chemistry, Biology or Physics must be presented at the A2 Level.
Minimum final grades of 'A' in all subjects are required for this program. 
Mathematics (A Level)
Two of: Biology, Chemistry or Physics**
Kinesiology English  Minimum final grades of 'A' in all subjects are required for this program. 
Mathematics (A Level)
Biology (A Level)
Life Sciences English  Minimum final grades of 'A' in all subjects are required for this program.
Mathematics (A Level)
Biology (A Level)
One of: Chemistry, Physics
Mathematics & Statistics English  Minimum final grades of 'B' in all subjects are required for this program.
Mathematics (A Level)
Music English Minimum final grades of 'C' in all subjects and a successful audition are required for this program.
Music auditions will be at McMaster February-May. Applicants must contact the School of the Arts to arrange an audition as soon as possible at: (905) 525-9140 ext. 24246 or via email at: sota@mcmaster.ca. Special arrangements will be made for out-of-province students.
Nursing English **Either Biology or Chemistry must be presented at the A Level.
Minimum final grades of 'B' in all subjects are required for this program.
Mathematics (A Level)
Biology**
Chemistry**
Social Sciences English The equivalent of Advanced Functions or Calculus are strongly recommended for students planning to enter programs in Economics or Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behavior (PNB). Biology is recommended for PNB.
Minimum final grades of 'C' in all subjects are required for this program.
Mathematics (A Level)
Studio Art English  Minimum final grades of 'C' in all subjects are required for this program.