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Combining programs

How to mix Biology with another field of study

A Bachelor of Arts with a second major in Biology? You can do that at Dalhousie. It might surprise you to discover that you can combine completely different fields of study into one degree.

There are a variety of ways to combine a major in Biology with many other academic programs, and you'll end up with two formidable skill sets to take into the job market.

Combinations to consider:


Bachelor of Science

Double major or combined honours: As part of a double major or combined honours program, Biology can be combined with any other Faculty of Arts or Science major or honours subjects, with the exception of Environmental Science. If it is combined with an Arts subject, a larger number of credits must be taken in Biology.

Minors: There are also a number of minor programs that can be combined with Biology through the Bachelor of Science program. These are: Business, Canadian Studies, Community Design, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, Food Science, Journalism Studies, Law and Society, and Management.

Bachelor of Engineering

Bachelor of Science students can complete a Bachelor of Engineering degree concurrently with their science program. Students in this program complete the equivalent of a three-year Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Bachelor of Engineering in a period of five to six calendar years, depending on whether or not a co-op program is selected for Engineering.

Bachelor of Arts

In the Bachelor of Arts program, Biology can be combined with most of the Arts or Science major or honours subjects, with the exception of Environmental Science.


Video: Biology major Sagar Jha talks about his experience at Dal

Sagar Jha is living proof that you can take a wide range of courses and still fulfill the requirements of your degree major. "The flexibility with the degree has really enabled me put myself in little pockets everywhere all over campus," he says. Watch the video and find out how many different subjects Sagar has explored.