B.A. On Campus


Dalhousie University

48 months
6538 CAD/year
4596 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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When studying Biology at Dalhousie University, you’ll study the physical and biological processes that affect the life and death of genes, cells, individuals, populations, species and entire ecosystems.


Depending on your interests you may learn how to identify indigenous flowering plants or venture out on the ocean to study minke and humpback whales. You’ll look at the simplest forms of plants and animals, as well as the highly complex.

What will I learn?

Dalhousie University offers the largest selection of biology-focused courses in the Atlantic region. You'll discover in-depth topics such as cell biology, evolution, environmental ecology, conservation biology, parasitology, behavioural biology, animal physiology and much more. You’ll also learn valuable skills in writing, oral presentation, computer literacy, research methods, and problem solving.  

Careers and future study

A Biology degree from Dalhousie is a good starting point for careers in a variety of areas related to the study of life on earth. You could pursue a career as one of the following (further study may be required):

  • researcher or professor
  • zoologist
  • environmental scientist
  • terrestrial ecologist
  • genetic counsellor

Future study possibilities are abundant with a degree in Biology and may include graduate level programs such as a Master of Science (MSc), Master of Resource and Environmental Management (MREM) or a PhD. You’ll also have the foundation to pursue further studies in professional programs such as medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy, veterinary studies and more.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Evolution
  • Conservation Biology
  • Microbial Ecology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of secondary school (Grade 12)
  • A minimum overall average of 70% in five academic Grade 12 courses
  • A final grade of at least 70% in Grade 12 academic English and any other required subject
  • Complete an application for admission (online)
  • $70 CAD application fee
  • Official transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6538 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6538 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4596 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4596 CAD per year during 48 months.

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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