2014 Undergraduate VIEWBOOK | NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA
WE’VE SEEN ALMOST
EVERYTHING. EXCEPT YOU.
Welcome to a school where a proud history and confident future live side-by-side.
orld-class academic programs. Award-winning professors. In the heart of Nova Scotia, steps away from the Atlantic Ocean. This is Dalhousie, one of Canada’s most historic universities. Here, you’ll find a warm East Coast vibe and a host of internationally-recognized programs on our urban campuses in Halifax and our smaller Agricultural Campus in Truro. Management, English, engineering, law, medicine, ocean sciences, agriculture, nursing, dentistry or architecture – take your pick. Whatever you study, you’ll find flexible, comprehensive degree programs (the most in Atlantic Canada) in a place where
academic tradition blends with breakthrough thinking and research. Here, you’ll get to know renowned professors whose passion for what they do shows, both in and out of the classroom. And you’ll meet fellow students from across Canada and around the globe who’ll become a big part of your Dal experience. For almost 200 years, this place has shaped and informed generations of Dalhousie minds, including former prime ministers, astronauts, writers, scientists and 87 Rhodes Scholars so far.
We can’t wait to meet our 88th.
OLD SCHOOL Founded in 1818 by George Ramsay, Scotland’s ninth Earl of Dalhousie and Nova Scotia’s Lieutenant-Governor of the day, Dalhousie was modelled after the University of Edinburgh.
For a school that’s almost 200 years old, we’re surprisingly unstuffy. It must be the ocean air. At Dalhousie, you’ll experience intimate campuses and friendly Maritime charm. Not to mention approachable faculty, unique programs and outstanding academic quality. Here, you can count on a big university experience without getting lost in the crowd.
SONYA LEE Marine Biology and International Development Studies
5 Dalhousie offers more than 4,000 courses in over 180 degree programs – more than many large Canadian universities. It’s also the only place in Atlantic Canada where you’ll find programs like medical sciences, community design, recreation management, international food business, informatics and a School of Performing Arts. Our environment, sustainability and society program was a Canadian first. Our Faculty of Agriculture, in a relaxed, small town about an hour from Halifax, is the only one east of Montreal. And Dal is the only university on the continent to offer costume studies. For a complete program listing, see pages 14 and 15, or visit dal.ca/programs. Dalhousie is big enough to offer you an array of academic choices, but flexible enough to ensure
your degree reflects who you are – and want to be. Besides, where does it say you can’t combine music and math? Russian and environmental science? Or business and biochemistry? At Dal, there are countless degree combinations and more than 60 minors to choose from. For example, you can choose a program in a faculty such as Management, Arts and Social Sciences, Science, Computer Science, or Architecture and Planning and combine it with our environment, sustainability and society program. So go ahead, explore new areas and follow your passions at the same time. Whatever you choose, you can count on learning valuable career-based skills and gaining new knowledge along the way.
“I’ve explored interests I didn’t even know I had. The flexible degree options were exactly what I was looking for.” Ellen Chappell, Science Calgary, Alberta
Looking for a leading research university? Look no further. Despite our laid-back East Coast style, we take research very seriously. As a member of the elite U15, comprised of Canada’s top research-intensive universities, we’re affiliated with more than 40 research centres, institutes and technical facilities, spreading research throughout the community, the country and around the globe. You’ll have access to top researchers, including 51 Canada Research Chairs who work and teach at Dalhousie, leading global efforts to protect our planet and expand our understanding of the world. Every year, we conduct over $140 million in funded research, gaining new insights into climate change, the ocean, fruit biochemistry, medical treatments, literary history, sustainable energy, political science, development economics, and much more.
“There’s nothing better than sitting in class and then two hours later sitting in a meeting with the same professor planning an event. Experiences like this allow me to engage with my professors on a personal level – amazing!” Christopher Parent, Science Saint John, New Brunswick
This may be the most successful long-term relationship of your life.
Study Marine Biology IN a place that actually has marine biologY.
Not sure what to do after your undergrad? We have a few ideas. Dalhousie offers 90 master’s degrees and 40 doctoral degree programs, including interdisciplinary programs in areas like international development, e-commerce, engineering, health informatics, marine management, ocean sciences and environmental studies. We’re also internationally recognized for our many professional programs, including medicine, dentistry and law. Dalhousie leads the way when it comes to preparing students for professional school, advanced educational programs, and careers in research and the academic world. In fact, many of Dalhousie’s graduate and professional program students complete their undergraduate work right here.
Dalhousie is a world leader in marine biology and ocean-related studies. Which makes sense, when you consider that the ocean is just a stone’s throw away from our Halifax campuses. Thanks to our unique location, students can study the behaviour of seals, run underwater experiments, track fish movements, and much more – both in the classroom and out on the open water. Further inland, our Agricultural Campus lets you learn about plants and animals like dairy cattle, sheep, mink and poultry – in modern barns, labs and greenhouses. Here, you’ll find superb facilities for education and research; accessible, world-renowned faculty who love to teach; and incredible hands-on opportunities.
Alastair Wood Mechanical Engineering
ONE UNIVERSITY, TWO LOCATIONS
A lively coastal city of almost 400,000 people, Halifax is the perfect size – offering a blend of everything you want in an urban setting with a friendly, small-town feel. Halifax boasts a youthful spirit, rich history and a scenic waterfront just a quick walk from campus. Combine that with our legendary Maritime charm, and Nova Scotia’s capital city will quickly become your second home. With a thriving local music and arts scene, Halifax often plays host to world-class cultural events, and indoor and outdoor concerts. The Halifax Mooseheads give fans lots to cheer about and the city hosts some of the country’s top sporting events.
When you’re five minutes from the ocean, weekend getaways don’t have to wait for the weekend.
COOL COFFEE SHOPS – over 26 0 restaurants Awesome Nightlife. Head to the Argyle Entertainment District for a night out on the town. Grab a bite, check out a band, or sit back and relax on an outdoor patio (great for people watching).
Bud the Spud.
This city regular is no ordinary chip truck. You can usually spot the lineup directly across the street from Dal’s Faculty of Architecture and Planning.
400,000 GET OUTSIDE Point Pleasant Park: Enjoying the fresh East Coast air is easy when you’ve got 185 acres of parkland overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, just a 10-minute walk from campus.
Waterfront: Stroll along the scenic Halifax harbourside and get in on the action. Find buskers, artists, food, music and much more.
How long is my flight? Flying times to Halifax from: Vancouver 6.5 hours Calgary 5 hours Toronto 2 hours Montreal 1.5 hours Boston 1.5 hours New York 2 hours Washington, D.C. 2 hours
Photo: Nova Scotia Tourism Agency
Photo: Nova Scotia Tourism Agency
Truro Our Agricultural Campus sits just outside Truro, a scenic town of 12,500 that’s known as the “Hub of Nova Scotia.” Just an hour from Halifax, the campus and nearby town offer plenty of recreational activities. From a relaxed stroll through beautiful Victoria Park to an adrenaline filled tidal rafting experience on the Shubenacadie River (one of Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Canadian Adventures), you’ll find the Agricultural Campus is a great place to live and learn. Whether you’re studying at Dalhousie’s beautiful, tree-lined urban campus or our picturesque Agricultural Campus, everything is practically self-contained. You can walk almost anywhere and even your profs are just down the road.
Victoria Park: Close to the Agricultural Campus, these 400 acres wind through a tree-covered gorge complete with waterfalls and walking trails. FARMERS MARKET: Fair trade coffee, live music and lots of local products. You won’t want to miss Truro’s weekly farmers’ market.
What’s the deal with the weather? Nova Scotia is a coastal province with a temperate climate, which means every season presents new exciting outdoor adventures. The ocean is a big part of life here, so sailing and water sports are enjoyed throughout the spring, summer and fall. And year-round surfing and hiking are popular along the coast. Spring is a beautiful time of year when everything comes back to life, and summer’s warm temperatures and sun-drenched days get everyone outside. If fall is your thing, there’s hardly a better place to be as cooler temperatures transform our trees and woodlands into a vivid blanket of red, yellow and gold. Winter is crisp and fresh, perfect for skiing and outdoor skating.
Average temperatures in Nova Scotia range from
10 °C to - 5 °C fall to WINTER
4 °C to +20 °C
EARLY SPRING TO SUMMER
Life at Dal – Inside the Classroom
At Dal, the professors won’t forget your name. And you won’t forget theirs. What makes a really great class? Simple. A really great professor. And with award-winning professors across our faculties, you’ll engage with exceptional teachers in a dynamic learning environment. Our professors are experts in their fields. Friendly and accessible, they are brilliant minds who will engage, motivate and inspire you. And they are leaders who love to share their passion for discovery and innovation in the classroom. The professors you encounter here will help shape the direction of your life. But most importantly, they love what they do. And it shows.
“My professors offer a wealth of knowledge and, as a student, I have direct access to them because the environment is so welcoming and friendly.”
Alexis Stevenson, Computer Science Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Sean Myles Faculty of Agriculture
Sean Myles brings a whole new meaning to ‘an apple a day.’ A Canada Research Chair in agricultural genetic diversity, Prof. Myles leads a large team of scientists and students examining the DNA of apples. Their work, supported by $1 million in research funding, could make it possible to predict the commercial success of apple trees while they’re still seedlings, and has implications for grape growers, as well.
Interested in understanding how climate change affects marine life? You might want to enroll in one of Sara Iverson’s biology courses. Prof. Iverson studies changes in fur seals – creatures that weigh up to 270 kg – and brings her research right into the classroom, ensuring students learn from real-life findings. Prof. Iverson is also scientific director for the Ocean Tracking Network Canada, part of a global effort to assess and understand adaptations in marine life around the world.
Just how much do students like Prof. Sampalli? The Computer Science Society got together, created an annual teaching award on behalf of students in the Faculty, and named it after him. They gave him the very first Srini Award for Teaching Excellence. You’ll find Prof. Sampalli teaching and researching in the areas of security, quality of service and research management in wireless networks. You’ll also find him greeting his students with a big smile.
Robert Huish doesn’t just encourage students to create change; he actually builds an activism component into every course he teaches. An assistant professor of international development studies who teaches courses like Global Poverty and Human Rights, he encourages students to embrace their ability to make a positive difference in the world. In recent years, Prof. Huish’s students raised $9,000 for earthquake relief in Haiti as part of their study of global food issues.
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Computer Science
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Joan Conrod Faculty of Management
When Joan Conrod returns students’ tests she often includes more than a grade. An improved score may warrant a chocolate bar; messy work may come with sour candy. A long-time accounting prof, Conrod’s classes include learning, interaction and personal development. Her unique teaching style hasn’t gone unnoticed. She’s a nine-time Commerce Professor of the Year, has won teaching awards from Dalhousie and the Atlantic Association of Universities, and was recently named a 3M National Teaching Fellow – one of Canada’s top teaching honours.
Life at Dal – Outside the Classroom
The best thing about life at Dal? Great academics and vibrant student life. Maybe you’re into movies. Magic. The great outdoors. International development. Water polo. Trivia. Or all of the above. Whatever it is, we’ve probably got a club for that. And if we don’t, you’re welcome to start your own. Your Co-Curricular Record will track your accomplishments, on-campus activities and community involvement giving future employers a complete picture of everything you did at university. Getting involved in student societies, clubs and activities is a great way to meet people, try new things and learn about the world around you. Join in our annual campus mawio’mi, a traditional Mi’kmaq gathering celebrated with dance and music. The best kind of learning is always the fun kind. So what are you waiting for?
“It’s rare to have such a strong sense of community at a school the size of Dal, but that community stems from lots of student involvement and a passion for doing what we love.” Ali Calladine, Arts and Social Sciences Whistler, British Columbia
Get Involved And the Winner Is Voted “Best Trivia Night” in The Coast’s annual Best of Halifax issue, check out the T-Room at Sexton Campus, where students hang out and test their trivia skills.
There’s a whopping 280-plus student clubs and organizations at Dalhousie. Get your groove on with the Swing Dance Society. Experience diverse cultures with the Dalhousie International Students’ Association. Or ride off into the sunset with the equestrian club. The opportunities are endless.
Go DAL! The spirit of the Dal Tigers and Rams is university-wide, both on and off the playing field. On the Halifax campus, try out for or cheer on varsity Tigers teams in soccer, cross-country, track and field, swimming, basketball, volleyball and hockey. On the Agricultural Campus, root or play for varsity Rams soccer, badminton, cross-country, basketball, volleyball and rugby teams. Or be part of our award-winning woodsmen teams.
Programs Want to learn lots of new things? Youâ€™re in luck. Faculty of Agriculture* (programs available on the Agricultural Campus only) Bachelor of Agriculture (with CAH Vilentum) International Food Businesss Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) Agricultural Business Agricultural Economics Animal Science Aquaculture Environmental Sciences Integrated Environmental Management Plant Science Diploma in Engineering (available in Halifax and on the Agricultural Campus) Pre-Veterinary Medicine Technology Diplomas Veterinary, Managed Landscapes, Plant Science, Business Management Faculty of Architecture and Planning Bachelor of Community Design Environmental Planning Environment, Sustainability and Society Urban Design Studies Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Bachelor of Arts Canadian Studies Classics Contemporary Studies Costume Studies (Theatre) Early Modern Studies English Environment, Sustainability and Society European Studies French Gender and Womenâ€™s Studies German History History of Science and Technology International Development Studies Italian Studies Music Philosophy Political Science Religious Studies Russian Studies Sociology and Social Anthropology Spanish and Latin American Studies Theatre Acting, Costume Studies, Scenography, Theatre Studies Bachelor of Music
Faculty of Computer Science Bachelor of Computer Science (Co-op option) Environment, Sustainability and Society Bachelor of Informatics (Co-op program) Environment, Sustainability and Society Faculty of Engineering Diploma in Engineering (available in Halifax and on the Agricultural Campus) Bachelor of Engineering (Co-op option) Chemical Civil Electrical Environmental Industrial Materials Mechanical Mineral Resource Bachelor of Engineering concurrent with Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Computer Science Faculty of Health Professions Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion) Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology) Bachelor of Science (Nursing) Bachelor of Science (Recreation) Bachelor of Health Science Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Nuclear Medicine Technology Radiological Technology Respiratory Therapy Bachelor of Science (Recreation) / Bachelor of Management combined Faculty of Management Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op program) Accounting Entrepreneurship Finance International Business Managing People and Organizations Marketing Logistics Marketing Management
Bachelor of Management (Internship option) Entrepreneurship and Innovation Environment, Sustainability and Society Knowledge Management Leadership and Organizations Management and Globalization Public Sector Management Sustainable Resource and Environmental Management Bachelor of Management / Bachelor of Science (Recreation) combined Faculty of Science Bachelor of Science Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Co-op option) Biology (Co-op option) Chemistry (Co-op option) Earth Sciences (Co-op option) Economics (Co-op option) Environment, Sustainability and Society Environmental Science (Co-op option) Marine Biology (Co-op option) Mathematics (Co-op option) Microbiology and Immunology (Co-op option) Neuroscience Ocean Sciences Physics and Atmospheric Science (Co-op option) Psychology Statistics (Co-op option) Bachelor of Science (Medical Sciences)** Additional areas of study Many subjects in the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences & Science can be added to an Arts, Science, Management or Computer Science Degree. Abrahamic Religions, American Studies, Applied Ethics, Arabic Studies, Bioethics, Business, Chinese Studies, Community Design, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Film Studies, Food Science, Geography, Health Studies, Hispanic Cultures, Hispanic Literature, Journalism, Law and Society, Management, Middle East Studies and Popular Culture For more information about programs, majors, and minors visit dal.ca/programs. * Please see dal.ca for a complete list of certificates, diplomas, and programs offered on our Agricultural Campus. ** Subject to final MPHEC approval.
Come for your undergrad. stay for more learning. Save on moving expenses. Programs available following one or more years of university study or the completion of an undergraduate degree: Architecture (Co-op program) Audiology Business Administration Dental Hygiene Dentistry Environmental Landscape Horticulture* Environmental Design Studies Law Library and Information Studies Medical Laboratory Technology
Medicine Meteorology Occupational Therapy Pharmacy Physiotherapy Planning (Co-op program) Public Administration Speech Language Pathology Social Work
* Admission is based on a combination of academic study and work experience.
â€œInteracting with others who share common interests but hold different viewpoints has been really interesting and led to many strong friendships.â€? Shelby Danilowicz Providence, Rhode Island Environment, Sustainability and Society
Life at Dal – Outside the Classroom
Nova Scotia is almost completely surrounded by water, so Dal students have lots of ocean-related activities to choose from, like scuba diving, year-round surfing, rowing, sailing and sea kayaking.
Photo: Nova Scotia Tourism Agency
Most faculties and programs also have their own societies, like the Pre-Vet Club or the German Society. Dal is also home to North America’s oldest student newspaper, The Gazette, a great way to explore your journalistic side. Interested in international development? Protecting the environment? How about building homes with Habitat for Humanity? At Dal, giving back is one of the most popular and rewarding experiences you can have. And there are lots of ways you can do it. Check out the Dal chapters of groups like Spread the Net, the Stephen Lewis Foundation, and the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research.
Going Green Our commitment to sustainability is evident all over campus: a bike-loan program, locally-sourced food, bins for recycling and organics, and a switch from oil to natural gas. In fact, Dalhousie was the first university in the country to win an Energy Star® award from the Government of Canada.
Enviro-Chic Architecture The new Dalhousie Ocean Sciences Building features an electric car charging station, bicycle tire pumps and efficient lighting. In the Mona Campbell Building you’ll find a rooftop garden, a solar wall and organic food offerings.
Dalhousie Arts Centre Take in a concert or an art exhibit. Or check out the latest production as music, theatre and costume studies students bring their learning to life on stage. Student productions draw audience members from across the campus and throughout Halifax.
Work It Out Whether you’re a member of a Dal varsity squad, an intramural athlete or someone who just likes to keep fit, all students can stay active and get involved. Hit one of the gyms on campus or sweat outdoors at Wickwire Field. For a bit of everything, check out Dalplex. It features an Olympic-size swimming pool, squash courts, fitness machines, exercise classes and indoor rock climbing. Work the cardio machines at Langille Athletic Centre on our Agricultural Campus. And if intramurals are more your style, join a team and compete for supremacy in all kinds of sports, from Ultimate to dodgeball.
CANINE CUDDLES Our puppy room – an idea brought to life by the Dalhousie Student Union – gives you a great opportunity for some fur-filled stress relief before exams.
Endless Opportunities Whoever said you can’t go to school and travel the world at the same time? Dalhousie will not only take you places after you graduate, but while you earn your degree. Our co-op programs, internships, volunteer placements, exchanges and study-abroad courses let you travel to fascinating cities and countries, and open the door to a world of exciting opportunities. Each year, hundreds of Dalhousie students take part in our network of more than 70 international exchange and study-abroad programs in more than 60 countries. Destinations are as varied as England, Norway, Argentina, Korea and Cuba. Lend a hand with an ecological project on a Caribbean island. Choose an academic adventure at Kyungpook National University in South Korea. Discover a land of rugged beauty at the University of Iceland. Or take advantage of an award-winning undergraduate program at the Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England.
Our students learn in non-traditional environments ˘ around the world. In the historic city of Cesky ´ Krumlov in the Czech Republic, classes are held in an actual castle. Not only is it a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but bears live in the surrounding moat.
Yes, itâ€™s exactly like getting paid to go to school. Co-op programs really do give you the best of both worlds. By alternating classroom learning with workplace experience, you can develop practical skills, make some money and gain valuable career contacts while you earn your degree. Imagine working at the Bermuda Aquarium, where you get to feed octopuses every day. Interning with the Ministry of Health in Botswana. Collaborating on a food security initiative in Ethiopia. Or conducting cancer research in a Boston lab.
Though there are plenty of international opportunities, many co-op placements are closer to home, on or near campus or in other parts of Canada. Apply your business skills with Export Development Canada. Or help develop new games for Wii, Xbox and PlayStation at EA Video Games. Co-op degrees are available in select undergraduate programs in the following faculties: Architecture, Computer Science, Engineering, Management and Science. Check out dal.ca/coop for more information.
With our international exchange programs, you get to be the hot foreign exchange student.
Photo: Sonya Lee
Marine Biology co-op, Bermuda
Life at Dal – Your Home Away from Home The right residence for you. You can choose from a variety of accommodations at Dalhousie – including on-campus residences, mini residences, and off-campus housing. Many new undergrad students choose to live in traditional style residences like Howe Hall, Risley Hall or Shirreff Hall. For a cozier feel, check out our mini residences: Lyall House, Colpitt House and DeMille House. All three back onto the same courtyard and share common spaces and laundry facilities. There are 49 single rooms in total, many of which are available to first-year students. Gerard Hall and O’Brien Hall are two downtown Sexton Campus residences, just a short 20-minute walk from the main campus where most first-year classes are held. These residences are also close to the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Architecture and Planning. On the Agricultural Campus – Chapman, Fraser and Trueman residences are all centrally located and close to everything – classes, dining, the farm and the athletic centre. For more information on residence options, visit dal.ca/residence.
Now That’s Convenient
Living off-campus can also be a great experience. Many students live close to the university – at home, with friends or by themselves. Dal’s off-campus housing office gives you access to an up-to-date database with rental listings to help make your housing search easier. We don’t inspect the apartments or flats listed, but we can provide advice to help you find a great place. For more information, visit dal.ca/livingoffcampus.
Most of Halifax is easily accessible by walking, biking or public transit. The MetroTransit U-Pass included in Dal fees allows unlimited bus and ferry trips in the fall and winter semesters, so you’ll never have to scramble for exact change again. On our Agricultural Campus, you’re within walking distance to everything the town of Truro has to offer. And, when you’re ready for a visit to the city, it’s only an hour away.
Dalhousie is one of the few universities with a computer store – right on the Halifax campus. PCPC is not only close, but it has some of the best prices in town. Missing your birthday cake from mom? Dal has a concierge service that lets families order cakes or send flowers to current Dalhousie students. Our Books in Rez program lets students in residence order textbooks from home that will be waiting when they arrive.
Meal plans so good, you’ll call our cooks ‘Mom’ or ‘Dad’. But they’d prefer it if you didn’t. We’ve Got You Covered
No More Dishpan Hands
From the minute you land on campus, you’ll be surrounded by all the support you need for a smooth transition from home, and for a great post-secondary experience. Dalhousie Student Services will help you settle in during the first days, weeks and months of university. They offer a Studying for Success Office, first-year advising, a writing centre, black student advising, native education counselling, health services, student accessibility services, a women’s centre and a multi-faith centre – just to name a few. And when you’re ready to talk career, Dalhousie’s Career Services Centre will help connect you with employers and experts. Visit dal.ca/studentservices.
Talk about easy. A meal plan in a traditional residence means that we’ll do all the shopping, cooking and dishes. You’ll get to choose from nutritionally-balanced foods, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten and dairy-free options, and a variety of delicious and healthy meals. Our menus include multicultural cuisine and there’s even an on-campus dietitian.
The Residence Experience Living in residence is a great way to become part of the Dalhousie community and make lifelong friends. And the benefits are practically endless: it’s safe, hasslefree, close to classes and gives you lots of opportunities to get involved in social and recreational activities. Enjoy all the comforts of home and your very own space at the same time. And the best part? You get to choose what works for you: single or double room, moderate, low-key or quiet floor, and how many meals per week. All residence rooms feature high-speed internet service, cable TV access and local telephone service with voice mail, so it’s easy to keep in touch with friends and family.
Safe and Secure With full-time Residence Life Managers, Residence Assistants on each floor and 24-hour campus-wide security, Dal staff give you ongoing support to create a secure living environment. Most residences are centrally located so you’re never far from classes, the library and other on-campus services.
We’ll Save You A Spot Every new Dal undergraduate student who completes the residence application process and pays the deposit by June 30, 2014, is guaranteed a place in residence. That’s right, you get a guaranteed room. More than 70 per cent of our rooms are singles but we have plenty of double rooms if you prefer to share. So how do you apply? Just pay your admission deposit, submit an online residence application and pay your residence application fee. Check out page 24 for further admission details.
Admission Requirements From courses you had to take, to courses youâ€™ll want to take. You can be admitted to many Dalhousie programs directly from high school. The subjects required for admission to various programs are listed below, as well as the minimum required Grade 12 averages. Admission to programs at Dalhousie can be competitive; meeting the minimum entrance average does not guarantee admission. Normally, 70 per cent or higher is necessary in all required subjects for early admission consideration.
All courses are Grade 12 academic or advanced. Ontario: 4U or 4M courses. Bachelor of: English Math Science
Additional Minimum Academic Subjects Overall Average
4 other courses
4 other courses
3 other courses
3 other courses
3 other courses
3 other courses
3 other courses
2 other courses
3 other courses
1 other course
3 other courses
3 other courses
1 other course
4 other courses
3 other courses
1 Science Chemistry and Physics
Health Professions: Health Promotion
Biology or Chemistry
Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound
Physics and Biology
1 other course
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Physics and Chemistry
1 other course
Radiological Technology 3 3*
Physics, and one of Biology or Chemistry
1 other course
Respiratory Therapy 3 3*
Chemistry, and one of Biology or Physics
1 other course
2 other courses
3 other courses
Biology and Chemistry
Agriculture Programs: Agriculture / Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Agriculture / International Food Business
Technology Diplomas â€“ Veterinary, Managed Landscapes, Plant Science and Business Management 4
Students applying to Music are also required to demonstrate proficiency as instrumental or vocal performers in an audition/interview, and knowledge of the basic rudiments of music theory (equivalent to Grade II theory, Royal Conservatory of Music) and aural dictation through written diagnostic tests. Students who wish to complete first year in the Integrated Science Program must apply to the Bachelor of Science program and select the Integrated Science option on the application form. In addition to meeting the English and Math requirements for the BSc, students must also complete two of Chemistry, Biology or Physics, and one additional university preparatory course. Subject to final MPHEC approval. See dal.ca/admissions for specific diploma admission requirements.
Math courses that fulfill the admission requirements.
*Required Math (one of)
**Required Math (one of)
Applied Math 30, Pure Math 30, Math 31, Math 30-2, Math 30-1
Pure Math 30, Math 31, Math 30-1
Applications of Math 12, Principles of Math 12, Calculus 12, Foundations of Math 12, Pre-Calculus 12
Principles of Math 12, Calculus 12, Pre-Calculus 12
Applied Math 40S, Pre-Calculus 40S
Trig and 3-Space 121/122, Adv. Math w/Intro to Calculus 120, Foundations of Math 12
Adv. Math w/Intro to Calculus 120 Pre-Calculus 12A and 12B
Math 3204, 3205, 3207, Academic Math 3201, Advanced Math 3200, Intro to Calculus 3208
Math 3207, Advanced Math 3200, Intro to Calculus 3208
Math 12, Adv. Math 12, Pre-Calculus 12, Calculus 12
Pre-Calculus 12, Calculus 12
Data Mgmt (MDM4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)
Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)
Math 621A, 621B, 611B
Math 621B, 611B
CEGEP Calculus I and II
Math B30, Math C30, Calculus 30, Foundations of Math 30, Pre-Calculus 30
Math C30, Calculus 30, Pre-Calculus 30
Senior Level Math
Senior Level Math (Pre-Calculus or Calculus)
Standard or Higher Level Math (Math Studies does not meet Math requirements)
Standard or Higher Level Math
Do you want recognition for your hard work? YOU GOT IT. International Baccalaureate (IB) Students who complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma must receive a minimum of 26 points as well as meet the subject requirements listed on page 22. Those who complete HL subjects may be eligible for university credit. We also offer a second-year credit for TOK to eligible students. Diploma candidates are eligible for IB scholarships, along with general entrance scholarships and awards. To be considered, students must submit anticipated IB grades.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses Students may be eligible for university credit for AP courses. Completed AP courses are also considered during entrance scholarship assessments.
Transfer students If you have attended another post-secondary institution, you may be able to transfer to Dalhousie and receive credit for the courses you completed. Normally, a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 is required to transfer. Some programs may require higher GPAs. For details, visit dal.ca/transfercredits.
SAT or ACT scores To apply with a U.S.-based curriculum, students require SAT results with a total score of 1650. ACT results are also acceptable with a composite score of at least 23 and no individual score of less than 20. Home-schooled students can present a SAT or ACT score for admission and scholarship consideration.
HOW TO APPLY Step 1: Submit your application
Step 4: Confirm your spot
(print or online)
To confirm your place in a program, submit an admission deposit as per the instructions in your acceptance package. You may also be asked to officially confirm acceptance of specific scholarships you have been offered. Scholarship offers are normally sent out in mid-April.
To apply visit dal.ca/applynow and indicate up to three program choices. Apply by March 15 to be eligible to apply for entrance awards. Some programs and awards have earlier application deadlines and may require separate forms – see dal.ca and dal.ca/moneymatters for details.
Step 2: Send official transcripts Have your official transcripts sent from your high school, college and/or university to the Registrar’s Office. Ontario students who have included an OUAC number on the application form are not required to submit official transcripts. Some applicants may need to submit other information or documents. Read the application carefully as it will indicate any additional required documentation.
Step 3: Check your status If you applied online, you can check your application status by logging into the account you used to submit your application at dal.ca/applynow. All applicants (online or paper) who submit complete applications will receive an official letter in response to that application.
Step 5: Apply to residence As a new Dalhousie undergraduate student, you are guaranteed a place in residence if you complete the residence application process and pay your deposit by June 30. Apply online at dal.ca/online. Phone: 902.494.2450 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EARLY ADMISSION (October 15 to December 31) – We begin considering applications in mid-October. If you apply directly from high school, you can apply for early admission by self-reporting your grades before completing first semester courses. Your application will be considered based on Grade 11 final grades and anticipated Grade 12 courses. To self-report your grades, complete the online application. Include a list of your Grade 11 courses, the corresponding grades and a list of planned Grade 12 courses.
Your Timeline October 15 - December 31 Early admission period
March 15 Scholarship deadline Application deadline for Nursing
February 15 Application deadline for Health Sciences January Regular admission begins
February 28 Application deadline for Vet Tech
Explore Dal.ca for info on: Program options Campus life Study abroad Halifax Attend a university fair or Dalhousie high school visit Attend Dalhousie’s Open House
Take a campus tour Choose a program and apply Attend an info session Apply for scholarships Consider residence
ESTIMATED COSTS 2012/2013 Investing In You
Have you made a difference? Worked hard to make your community a better place? Have you dedicated yourself to a sport or activity that has become a passion? Are you a leader? Have you encountered and overcome challenges? We want to hear about it. Dalhousie supports students who have the potential to shape our campus community. Our financial assistance program recognizes not only academic achievement but also your unique skills and abilities. High school students who apply for September admission and submit complete admissions and scholarship applications by March 15 are eligible to apply for awards valued up to $40,000. For information, visit dal.ca/moneymatters.
Estimated costs Fall and Winter Term
Tuition and incidental fees*
Books and supplies
Residence (lodging and food)** Canadian Student Total
For International Students Tuition and incidental fees*
Books and supplies
Residence (lodging and food)**
Differential fee Health insurance International Student Total
Based on courses in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Fees vary by program. All Nova Scotia students are eligible for a $1,283 bursary from the Province of Nova Scotia; other Canadian students are eligible for a $261 bursary. Bursary amounts are based on a full course load.
** Based on the average residence rate for a double room. *** Based on 2013/14 rate and subject to change.
Despite careful planning, students sometimes run into financial hardship. Hundreds of Dalhousie students receive non-repayable bursaries every year. Others are provided with temporary loans.
The Canada Student Loans Program
For details specific to your province $8,202 or territory’s student loan office, visit $491*** dal.ca/moneymatters.
Tuition and incidental fees are based on approved rates for the 2013/14 academic year. *
Bursaries and temporary loans
U.S. student loan programs The U.S. Department of Education recognizes Dalhousie for the Direct Stafford and Plus Loan programs. Dalhousie is also recognized by some private lending agencies. Find information about the student loan application process for U.S. students attending a foreign school at dal.ca/moneymatters.
Building a budget If you’ve never budgeted before, now is a great time to start. Find helpful budgeting tips and suggestions at dal.ca/moneymatters.
April 15 Scholarship offers sent out
Early June First year course registration opens Residence rooms assigned May 15 Admission deposit due
Early September Residence opens for new students, Classes start June 30 Application deadline for residence
Say ‘yes’ to your admission offer Follow the Next Steps guide Choose your classes Attend a Dalhousie welcome session Watch for info from Dal about classes and residence
Move into residence Attend orientation Begin classes Meet with advisors
Final thoughts TAKE THE TOUR
Decisions, Decisions. OK, so youâ€™ve read our viewbook cover to cover. Now what? Well, if youâ€™re thinking Dal might be the place for you, there are lots of ways you can learn more. We host many events to help future students get acquainted. Join us at an information session, our annual open house or check out dal.ca to get a better sense of our campuses and residences.
COME SEE FOR YOURSELF. The best way to get a feel for life at Dalhousie is to explore our campus with a Dal student as your guide. Eat in a dining hall, meet with an admissions advisor, or even attend a class.
Student population: Student body: 55% female, 45% male International students: Over 2,400, from more than 110 countries Student clubs and organizations: More than 280
Spirit School mascots: Tiger and Ram School colours: Black and gold
Number of varsity teams: 23
Academic All-Canadian Student Athletes: over 100
Faculty: 1,080 professors Percentage of faculty with a Ph.D.: More than 90
Over $40 million per year in scholarships, bursaries, student jobs
Campus space Halifax campus: 32 hectares; Agricultural Campus: 61 hectares
Places to live: 2,475 student housing spaces
87 Rhodes Scholars. Alumni
More than 110,000 and counting Notables: Elizabeth May, Peter MacKay, Alexa McDonough, Ian Hanomansing, Scott Brison, Danny Williams
World leader in scientific research.
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Degree programs: More than 180 Study abroad: More than 70 exchange programs in over 60 countries World-class researchers: 51 Canada Research Chairs Research funding: More than $140 million annually
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Itâ€™s a no-brainer.
Agricultural campus Student population:
Our Agricultural Campus sits on a scenic bluff overlooking the Salmon River, outside the town of Truro. Among its many innovative facilities is a two-acre, on-site organic demonstration farm that provides produce for on-campus consumption. The property includes the campus, dykelands and fields, Perennia Innovation Park and several research facilities.
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