Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
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 want a challenging program resulting in a broad background in Biology, including an independent research experience may want to enroll in an Honours program. Students interested in eventually pursuing graduate studies are particularly encouraged to consider Honours.

URL: Biology (BSc or BA) (Concentrated Honours) 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:

    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.