Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Description: The ocean controls climate, feeds the planet, and connects people and economies around the world. The best way to learn about these vital functions is to experience the ocean environment firsthand—and Dalhousie, with a world-wide reputation for excellence in ocean education and research, is just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean. Societies around the globe are striving to develop and protect valuable ocean resources. Addressing this dual challenge requires a new generation of scientists able and willing to explore multi-faceted and interconnected ocean processes.

Students who want a challenging program that results in a broad and in-depth background in Ocean Sciences, 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 Ocean Sciences with a minimum GPA of 3.3 and write a research-based Honours thesis. The Honours Qualifying Examination requirement is satisfied through completion of OCEA 4201.03 and OCEA 4202.03.

URL: Ocean Sciences (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.

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 considering Honours should consult with an Ocean Sciences Honours Advisor early in their studies.