Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study: Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Description: Biology is the study of life and living things. You’ll examine the physical and biological processes that affect the life and death of genes, cells, individuals, populations, species, and ecosystems. Depending on your interests and the courses you take, you might learn how to identify indigenous flowering plants, go scuba diving to conduct underwater experiments, or venture out on the ocean to study minke and humpback whales. You’ll look at the simplest forms of plants and animals—think algae and one-celled organisms—as well as the highly complex.

The 120 credit hour Major is suited to students who want to focus on Biology, but wish to have a program that is somewhat less constrained than the Honours program. It provides a four-year survey of Biology, and is designed for students not anticipating subsequent experimental graduate-level training in Biology or related disciplines. Biology Majors complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in BIOL or BIOL-equivalent courses above the 1000 level. Biology Majors do not have thesis (or related) requirements. Research and other experiential learning opportunities are available through laboratories, special topics and experiential courses. Students should plan their programs carefully and, if required, obtain advice from an academic advisor.

URL: 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.

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.