Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op
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 Double Major degree program allows students to combine a study of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with another subject. The other subject may be any discipline from the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Computer Science or the College of Sustainability. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology may be the primary subject (defined as the subject with the larger number of credits), or the secondary subject. If the primary subject area is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the degree granted will be a BA.

URL: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BSc) (Double Major) 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
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.

Additional Admission Requirements:

    A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for admission and for continuation in the Co-op program. Students must be eligible to work in Canada.