Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
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.

Students who wish to study Chemistry 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, the Faculty of Dalhousie University 1498 Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Computer Science, or the College of Sustainability. Chemistry may be the primary subject (defined as the subject with the larger number of honours credits), or the secondary subject. The Combined Honours program is not accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry.

URL: Chemistry (BSc or BA) (Combined 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.

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 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 must apply for admission to Honours programs. Students considering Honours in Chemistry should consult with a Chemistry Academic Advisor early in their studies.