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Bachelor of Arts in Marine Biology (Co-op Optional) Dalhousie University Dalhousie University, Canada

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CAD 31900

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 115 CAD 70

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48 months


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Program Overview

Why study Marine Biology at Dal?
If you’re passionate about the ocean, Dalhousie is where you want to be. We’re a national leader in marine biology education and research. You’ll learn in the classroom, lab and out in the field. You could find yourself on the water studying the behaviour of sperm whales, running your own underwater experiments, examining the diet of grey seals or assessing the diversity of marine birds.

What will I learn?
There’s no better place to learn about the ocean than right here in Halifax, Nova Scotia. You’ll venture out to the ocean, both on shore and on the water. You’ll observe examples of Atlantic Canada’s spectacular marine life. You’ll get first-hand experience in various research methods, like gathering live samples and collecting and assessing data. These are just a few of the advantages of studying marine biology at Dalhousie.

During your first two years, you’ll take general biology courses and foundation-building science courses. In third and fourth year, you’ll explore the ecology, diversity, physiology and other aspects of marine animals and plants in greater depth. Many marine biology students combine their studies with courses in chemistry or physics of the ocean, which are offered through the Department of Oceanography.

Marine biology students are offered a co-op education option. Students who take advantage of the co-op option will be able to complete three work terms in industry, government or university laboratories, or ecotourism.

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Additional Information

Program Level 4-Year Bachelor's Degree

College/University Processing Time 42

Program Intensity Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 90 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 61 - With no score less than - 50

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Required high school courses:
      • English
      • pre-calculus or calculus
      • 3 additional university preparatory courses
    • Recommended high school courses:
      • Biology
      • Chemistry

6.5 IELTS Score
90 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
61 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
70% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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CAD 115 CAD 70

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12000 Per year

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