Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study: Chemistry, General
Description: All matter around us – every atom, molecule and ion – is composed of chemicals. Studying chemistry helps us protect our environment and influence people’s daily lives. In 1863, Dalhousie’s first full-time chemistry professor, George Lawson, was one of two chemistry professors in Canada. Today, with 22 professors, 70 graduate students and 3,000 undergraduates taking our courses, we remain one of the strongest university chemistry programs in Canada.

The 120 credit hour Major is suited to students who want to focus on Chemistry, but wish to have a program that is somewhat less constrained than the Honours program. Chemistry Majors complete a minimum of 45 credit hours in Chemistry courses above the 1000 level. Research and other experiential learning opportunities are available through laboratories and research project classes. Like the Honours degree, the 120 credit hour Major program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry.

URL: Chemistry (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.

Scholarships: 1
Careers: Chemists

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 Calculus  or  Grade12 Precalculus 

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.