Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Description: What’s the meaning of life? Well, we’ll leave that one up to you. But we can help you understand life at the chemical and molecular levels. Biochemistry and molecular biology encompass the structure and function of large molecules such as proteins and DNA, the ordered chemical and energetic transformations (metabolism) of living systems and the molecular basis of heredity, cellular communications and cell fate.

The 120 credit hour Major is suited to students who want to focus on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, but wish to have a program that is somewhat less constrained than the Honours program. Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology Majors complete a minimum of 45 credit hours in program courses above the 1000 level. Research and other experiential learning opportunities are available through laboratories, and through direct
research and experiential classes. Although Dalhousie University does not require formal application for its 120 credit hour Major programs, this Department requires that all those registering with a view to completing
such a degree must first consult with an undergraduate advisor from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

URL: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BSc) at Dalhousie University
Course Based: Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $19,457

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

Careers: Biologists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 75

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.