|Faculty:||Faculty of Science|
|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.
Students who wish to study Biology in conjunction with another subject may wish to pursue a Combined Honours degree program. The other subject may be any discipline from the Faculty of Science (other than
|URL:||Biology (BSc or BA) (Combined Honours) at Dalhousie University|
|Cost per year:*||
Cost per year is based on the 2018-2019 academic year and includes the cost of tuition and incidental fees.
|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.
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:||
Students considering Honours should consult with a Biology Honours Advisor early in their studies. To be admitted, students must: have a minimum B+ average (GPA of 3.3) in the core Biology courses with no grade less than C (a maximum of two of these core courses may be repeated to achieve this requirement); have a minimum B average (GPA of 3.0) across all courses.; identify and gain the support of a thesis supervisor during their third year of studies (see Honours webpage for supervisor eligibility); and with the supervisor’s input, draft and submit a thesis proposal to the Honours Committee no later than May 15th of their third year of studies.