College of Arts & Science

Faculty of Science


Life Sciences Centre (Biology)
1355 Oxford Street
8th Floor, Room 827
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

Phone: (902) 494-2373
Fax: (902) 494-1123


I. Introduction

Dalhousie’s Faculty of Science is the primary centre in the region for science education and research. The principal mission of the Faculty is the discovery, organization, dissemination and preservation of knowledge and understanding of the natural world. The Faculty is dedicated to excellence in the pursuit of this mission. Students in the Faculty of Science develop a capacity for inquiry, logical thinking and analysis; cultivate an ability to communicate with precision and style; and acquire skills and attitudes for lifelong learning.

We offer students the opportunity to pursue undergraduate degrees in 16 different Science programs, including disciplines in the life sciences, physical sciences, and mathematical or economic sciences. In addition, students may combine studies across science disciplines, or with subject areas from other faculties, including the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, the Faculty of Computer Science or the College of Sustainability. Other opportunities include the Co-op Education in Science option, where paid work terms are integrated into academic programs, opportunities to participate in research projects led by internationally renowned scientists, and the chance to work toward Certificates that recognize particular skill sets or training obtained as part of a science undergraduate education.

Details concerning particular programs of study are found in the departmental and program entries in the current Dalhousie University Undergraduate Calendar.

II. Departments and Programs of the Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science offers 16 undergraduate programs:
• Actuarial Science
• Biochemistry and Molecular Biology * c
• Biology c
• Chemistry c
• Earth Sciences c
• Economics c
• Environmental Science c
• Marine Biology c
• Mathematics c
• Medical Sciences **
• Microbiology and Immunology * c
• Neuroscience
• Ocean Sciences
• Physics c
• Psychology
• Statistics c

* Departments belong to the Faculty of Medicine
** Offered in cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine
c Co-operative Education option available


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