Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study: Immunology
Microbiology, General
Description: Dalhousie’s Microbiology and Immunology programs will help you understand the disease-causing potential of bacteria and viruses, and the responses of the immune system. Microbiology is the study of microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria and parasites, and the roles they play in our lives. Immunology is the study of how the body protects itself from microbes that cause infectious disease and tumours. This includes the study of immune disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), multiple sclerosis (MS), and asthma.

Students who want a challenging program that results in a broad and in-depth background in Microbiology and Immunology, and includes 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. Honours students complete a minimum of 54 credit hours above the 1000 level in Microbiology and Immunology subject courses, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and write a research-based Honours thesis. The Honours thesis and Qualifying Examination requirements are satisfied through completion of MICI 4900.06.

URL: Microbiology and Immunology (BSc) (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: Microbiologists

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:

    Students who wish to enrol in a Microbiology and Immunology Honours program should apply for admission after receiving their 2nd year Fall term grades. To be admitted, students must have: consulted with a departmental academic advisor; completed the required 1000 level classes; and a GPA of B+ at the time of application. A minimum GPA of 3.3 is required for admission and for continuation in the Co-op program as is a grade of B+ in MICI 2100.03. Students must be eligible to work in Canada.