Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study: Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Description: Examine the diets of grey seals, apply statistics to prevent overfishing, learn about aquaculture, run underwater experiments, or analyze DNA—in Dalhousie’s Marine Biology program, the sea’s the limit. If your passion is the sea, Dal is one of the best places in the world to study, and we’re a national leader in marine biology education. You’ll learn in classrooms and labs—and you could be out on the open water, studying the behaviour of sperm whales, running your own underwater experiments, tracking the movements of fishes, and assessing the diversity of marine birds.

The 120 credit hour Major is suited to students who want to focus on Marine Biology, but wish to have a program that is somewhat less constrained than the Honours program. It provides a four-year survey of Marine Biology, and is designed for students not anticipating subsequent experimental graduate-level training in Marine Biology or related disciplines. Marine Biology Majors complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in Marine Biology courses above the 1000 level and 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: Marine 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 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.