Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor
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 Double Major degree program allows students to combine a study of Marine Biology with another subject. The other subject may be any discipline from the Faculty of Science (other than Biology), the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Computer Science or the College of Sustainability. Marine Biology may be the primary subject (defined as the subject with the larger number of credits), or the secondary subject. If the primary subject area is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the degree granted will be a BA.

URL: Marine Biology (BSc) (Double Major) 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 

Students must apply for admission to Honours programs. Students considering Honours should consult with a Marine Biology Honours Advisor early in their studies. To be admitted, students must: have a minimum B+ average (GPA of 3.3) in core 2nd year 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.