Office of International Affairs

International Baccalaureate Subject-specific Requirements

Program Requirements Note
Arts & Science English The Mandatory Supplementary Application, due February 1, 2017.
Available on-line.
A minimum score of 35 is required for consideration.
One of: Math (HL) or Math (SL), Math Studies
Bachelor of Technology English A minimum score of 28-29 is required for consideration.
Chemistry
Physics
Math (HL) or Math (SL)
Business English A minimum score of 32-33 is required for consideration.
One of: Math (HL) or Math (SL), Math Studies
Chemical & Physical Sciences English A minimum score of 31-33 is required for consideration.
Math (HL) or Math (SL)
Physics
Chemistry
Computer Science (Co-op and Regular) English A minimum score of 33-35 is required for consideration.
Math (HL) or Math (SL)
Two of: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Engineering English (Co-op and Regular) A minimum score of 35-36 is required for consideration.
OUAC Application Deadline: January 15, 2018
The Mandatory Supplementary Application due mid-February, 2018. 
Math (HL) or Math (SL)
Chemistry
Physics
Environmental & Earth Sciences English A minimum score of 31-33 is required for consideration.
Math (HL) or Math (SL), Math Studies
Chemistry or Biology
One of: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math (HL) or Math (SL)
Health Sciences English The Mandatory Supplementary Application, due February 1, 2018.
Available on-line.
A minimum score of 36 is required for consideration.
One of: Math (HL) or Math (SL), Math Studies
Biology
Chemistry
One non-math/non-science course
Humanities English A minimum score of 28-29 is required for consideration.
Applicants to Fine Arts must arrange a Portfolio Interview (held from January to May) 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. Special arrangements will be made for out-of-province students.
Biology is recommended for students planning to enter Cognitive Science of Language. 
Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences

English

Mandatory Supplementary Application, due January 15, 2018 is available on-line.
A minimum score of 36 is required for consideration.
One of: Mathematics (HL), Math (SL)
All:Chemistry, Biology, Physics
Integrated Business & Humanities English Required Supplementary Application: Due February 13, 2018
A minimum average of 88% is required for admission. 
One of: Mathematics (HL), Math (SL)
 
Integrated Sciences (iSci) English The Mandatory Supplementary Application, due February 1, 2018.
Available on-line.
A minimum score of 35 is required for consideration.
Math (HL) or Math (SL)
Two of: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Kinesiology English A minimum score of 34-36 is required for consideration.
One of: Math (HL) or Math (SL), Math Studies
Biology
Life Sciences English A minimum score of 34-35 is required for consideration.
One of: Math (HL) or Math (SL), Math Studies
Biology
One of: Chemistry, Physics, Math (HL), or Math (SL)
Mathematics & Statistics English A minimum score of 31-33 is required for consideration.
Math (HL) or Math (SL)
Music English Music auditions will be at McMaster February-May, 2018.
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.
A minimum score of 28-29 is required for consideration.
Nursing English Students must complete the CASPer online assessment. Details are listed at www.fhs.mcmaster.ca/nursing/education_undergrad_bscn.htm
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018.
A minimum score of 33 is required for consideration.
One of: Math (HL) or Math (SL), Math Studies
Biology
Chemistry
Social Sciences English Math (HL) or Math (SL) are recommended for students planning to enter programs in Economics or Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour. Biology is also recommended for students planning to enter Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour.
A minimum score of 28-29 is required for consideration.
Studio Art English

A minimum score of 28-29 is required for consideration.
Applicants to Studio Art must arrange a Portfolio Interview (held from January to April) 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. Special arrangements will be made for out-of-province/out-of-country applicants.