Dalhousie University

Microbiology and Immunology (BSc)

Program Information

School:Dalhousie University
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study:Immunology
Microbiology, General
Description:Microbiologists study small cells (microorganisms) and viruses. Among other things, immunologists want to know how larger organisms (such as humans) respond to foreign objects, many of which are very small. These two disciplines are thus inextricably linked, and when taken together comprise a major strength of the Dept. Another focus of the department is cancer biology, a natural fit with other interests, as cancers can be thought of as foreign objects, and many are caused by bacteria and viruses.

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 (see below). 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 2017-2018 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 

Applicants are required to have: English 12; Pre-Calculus Math 12; and three other acceptable university-preparatory courses at the grade 12 level. Minimum final grades: English, Math - 65%; other subjects - 60%; overall average - 75%. It is recommended that students take two science subjects.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 15, 2017