Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op
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.

The 120 credit hour Major is suited to students who want to focus on Microbiology and Immunology, but wish to have a program that is somewhat less constrained than the Honours program. Microbiology and
Immunology Majors complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in program courses above the 1000 level. Certain specified courses from other departments (BIOC, BIOL, CHEM, NESC) count as program courses. Research and other experiential learning opportunities are available through laboratories, and through direct research and experiential classes.

URL: Microbiology and Immunology (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: 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:

    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.