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Level I Programs

Gateway Programs

The Level I 'Gateway' programs provide Science students with a wide range of Level II program options. Careful course planning can help students meet the course requirements for almost all Honours B.Sc. programs that begin in Level II. At the end of Level I, students rank order and apply to up to four Honours programs.

The Faculty of Science offers the following Level I 'GATEWAY' programs:

CHEMICAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCES I

Chemical and Physical Sciences

ENVIRONMENTAL & EARTH SCIENCES I

Environmental and Earth Sciences

LIFE SCIENCES I

Life Sciences

MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS I

Mathematics and Statistics

*All GATEWAY programs lead to Honours Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees

For instruction on how to apply to the Level II programs of your choice, see the 'Level II Program Selection' section of this website.

NOTE: Before selecting Level I courses, it is very important that students review the admission requirements for each of the Level II programs that they are considering. Most students continue in a program from the same area of study (for example, an Environmental & Earth Sciences I student might select Honours Environmental Sciences or Honours Earth & Environmental Sciences for Level II); however, some students discover a new area of interest and change their original direction (for example, a Mathematics & Statistics I student may opt to move into Honours Physics).

Direct Entry Programs

In contrast to the Level I 'Gateway' programs, students enter directly into these programs and the first-year curriculum is a set of prescribed, required courses that must be completed before advancing to Level II of the program.

The Faculty offers the following Level I DIRECT-ENTRY programs (and degrees):

HONOURS INTEGRATED SCIENCE I

Honours Integrated Sciences 1

HONOURS KINESIOLOGY I

Honours Integrated Sciences 1

MEDICAL RADIATION SCIENCES I

Honours Integrated Sciences 1

*DIRECT-ENTRY Programs lead to the Honours Bachelor of Science degree (for Integrated Science), Honours Bachelor of Science Kinesiology degree, or the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Sciences degree.

For more information about Level I programs please visit the McMaster Undergraduate Calendar and the McMaster Academic Planner (M.A.P.)

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

McMaster University
Burke Sciences Building (BSB), Room 129
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.27590
Email Inquiries:
science@mcmaster.ca

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

McMaster University
Burke Sciences Building (BSB), Room 129
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
(905) 525-9140 ext. 27590
Email Inquiries:
science@mcmaster.ca