Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture (Truro) / Department of Business and Social Sciences
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Plant Sciences, General
Description: The BSc (Agr) Honours program provides an innovative research experience for academically strong students that will prepare them for a research-driven employment opportunity or admission to graduate study. Students who take the Honours program will be able to apply scientific methods in an individual research project, research a scientific question, design and conduct experiments to address a scientific question, develop a critical synthesis of scientific results and communicate experimental concepts effectively both in writing and orally.

The BSc (Agriculture) in Plant Science is designed to provide you with a solid understanding of the ideas, achievements and methods in biological, physical and behavioural sciences. You’ll acquire a very sound knowledge of plants, along with practical and life-long learning skills while studying at Dalhousie’s beautiful Agricultural Campus in Truro, NS. The Plant Science program builds on plant-soil environment and ecosystem relationships to include production, storage, and use of plants as food, medicine, nutraceuticals, and emerging fibre sources—as well as for ornamental purposes. As you become more deeply involved with the discipline of Plant Science, you’ll strive to find useful, creative, and innovative solutions to real-world problems, such as food security and safety issues, both at home and abroad.

URL: Agriculture – Plant Science (BSc (Agr)) at Dalhousie University
Course Based: Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $22,007

Cost per year is based on the 2018-2019 academic year and includes the cost of tuition and incidental fees.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Precalculus  or  Grade12 Calculus 

Applicants are required to have English 12, Pre Calculus Math 12 or Calculus 12, and three other acceptable university-preparatory courses at the grade 12 level. It is recommended that applicants also take Biology 12, and where available at the high school level, courses in Agriculture or Food Science.

Additional Admission Requirements:

    Students must apply for admission to the Honours programs. Students considering Honours should consult with an academic advisor early in their studies. To enter the program, students enrolled in the BSc (Agr) program must: have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher after their second year of study, and identify and gain the support of a thesis supervisor at the start of their third year of studies