B.Sc. On Campus


Mount Saint Vincent University

48 months
19534 CAD/module
8415 CAD/module
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Through lessons carefully planned by experienced faculty, you will learn about genetics, cellular and molecular biology, morphology (form) and physiology (function), development, and ecology. As a Biology student of Mount Saint Vincent University , you will also enjoy a close-knit community of students and faculty, small class sizes, and life in Halifax.

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Program Options

As a Biology  student of Mount Saint Vincent University you will graduate with a BSc or a BSc Honours degree after four years of study. Biology may also be taken as a combined major, concentration or minor. You will develop a solid background in natural sciences such as chemistry and physics as well as transferable skills like:

  • Analytical and scientific thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Analysis and interpretation of data sets
  • Summarizing data and communicating results through written reports or verbal presentations

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Human Reproduction, Growth and Maturation
  • General Microbiology
  • Plants: Form and Function
  • Animals: Form and Function 
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology 
  • Microbial Diversity 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


20 alternative credits

The term used for the Mount’s credit system. 0.5 unit is the equivalent to three semester hours of credit and 1.0 unit is equivalent to six semester hours of credit.


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • In general, secondary school applicants have an average of 70% (5 best scoring academic subjects considered) during their final year of schooling. Applicants looking to transfer from another post-secondary institution must demonstrate an overall GPA of 2.0.
  • British System applicants need grades of A, B or C in five subjects, including two A (Advanced) levels or four AS (Advanced Subsidiary) levels and three O (Ordinary) level courses, or the equivalent in Scottish Highers or Welsh Baccalaureate. Program specific requirements also need to be met.
  • Mount Saint Vincent University welcomes applicants holding the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma. Students enrolled in the IB program may receive transfer credit for a maximum of five credits for Higher Level IB courses with final grades of five, six or seven upon presentation of the completed diploma. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19534 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19534 CAD per module during 48 months.
  • National

    8415 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8415 CAD per module during 48 months.
  • Nat: (10 courses) $8,415 – $8,833
  • Int: (10 courses) $19,534- $19,951

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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